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Is there any disadvantage to overspecing a PSU other than monetary savings? According to EVGA’s Power Meter estimating tool 700 watts would be sufficient for what I have. If one had the financial reserves seems like a “too big” would allow for expandability and possibly be more reliable or cooler. Maybe it’s the opposite?

Not sure I see any way to move cables from front the front toward the back. CPU and GPU power are going about where they have to be. Good suggestion on the SSD cables. I’ll try that later today! Rotating the fans towards the mobo is also a good suggestion! This is my first build in 16 years and my first water cooling build ever. It’s been running a couple of weeks now and I haven’t tweaked anything and your suggestions are good ones.

Also, I have too much tubing. I was figuring and learning as I went along which isn’t ideal, but was really fun. I went from Corsair cooling for CPU to nabbing a 1080 and wanting to water cool it such that I acquired a EKWB all in one cpu cooler which I added a prefilled 1080 water block. The quick disconnects are nice, but all the precut tubing leaves excess. Some 90 degree elbows would really help.

I realize the rear fan is obstructed such that it may be operating at 40% or so, but seems like it’s helping exhaust the case. Is your point that if the top radiator is doing its job the rear fan is moot?

I was just educating myself last night regarding sealing the radiator bracket. I believe specifically I was reading about michael-ocn and his experiences. I’ll be looking at this today as well, I hope.

And thanks for directing my attention to the digram/pic by doyll, very nice.
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You failed to mention the mismatched fans for push/pull on a radiator that does not really benefit from push/pull. Losing the Noctuas would likely actually help the situation.

Thanks for the suggestion ciarlatano. The mismatch really stands out. As I accumulated the extra fans during the build I figured why not. It seems to me that fans likely perform differently depending on whether they are pushing or pulling such that one would needed to experiment with operating rpms of the push fans and pull fans to get the maximum flow. In other words, we’re not actually able to assume that the best scenario is setting the push fans to the same rpm is the pull fans, right? If that’s true, then having matched fans might make the process somewhat more straightforward, but isn’t an empirically demonstrated push/pull truism. I can imagine settings where the Noctua fans are working against the EKWB fans such that I’d be better off without them, but seems unlikely if the Noctuas are “working” as hard or harder than the EKWB fans. It does occur to me, however, that a) getting the setting just right for a push/pull setup, whether matching or not, seems like an iffy proposition with marginal gains and b) losing the Noctua fans would reduce the overall case obstruction level and help to clear the rear fan somewhat. Finally, as I reread your statement I realize I may not have any idea what you are suggesting as you say I have a radiator that does not really benefit from push/pull. Thank you for your thoughts and advice.
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I just got a phanteks evolv atx tg and I was wondering has anyone figured out the fan controller? I tried using it and it seamed all the fans just ran full power all the time making my computer really loud. Is there a way to fix this because I connected everything properly. Everything is plugged in and its on the right fan header on the motherboard but I can't seem to control it or add a curve. If no one has any ideas I guess i'll just have to make an arduino fan controller. Also what the best way for controlling all the rgb lights besides the case controller? Arduino?
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I just got a phanteks evolv atx tg and I was wondering has anyone figured out the fan controller? I tried using it and it seamed all the fans just ran full power all the time making my computer really loud. Is there a way to fix this because I connected everything properly. Everything is plugged in and its on the right fan header on the motherboard but I can't seem to control it or add a curve. If no one has any ideas I guess i'll just have to make an arduino fan controller. Also what the best way for controlling all the rgb lights besides the case controller? Arduino?

It sounds like you have it connected to a voltage regulated header. What MB are you using, and which header are you connecting to?
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It doesn't bother me much because it's only for visuals, and the board functions oerfectly fine without it. It's no more of a "mod" than removing a heatsink, really. Tajes about three minutes to carefully install or remove.

What I was referring to was that the ASUS RVE10 costs ~$600. Part of that cost is for the side LED's and solid, albeit 1/2 backplate. If you're gonna go that far, why not get a Strix (savings of $262) or a Deluxe II (savings of $181)? I realize you're giving up other things as well with those boards, but... I don't know, for me $600 is a bunch of cash to spend on a motherboard. I don't want to have to 'take things off of it' just to make it fit a case, ya know?! That's me though, so... I guess for me, it'll be either the case or the board. smile.gif
Edited by Testing12 - 7/11/16 at 9:20am
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I am using a z97 mark 2 mobo from asus. I have the fan controller plugged into my cpu header.
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What I was referring to was that the ASUS RVE10 costs ~$600. Part of that cost is for the side LED's and solid, albeit 1/2 backplate. If you're gonna go that far, why not get a Strix (savings of $262) or a Deluxe II (savings of $181)? I realize you're giving up other things as well with those boards, but... I don't know, for me $600 is a bunch of cash to spend on a motherboard. I don't want to have to 'take things off of it' just to make it fit a case, ya know?! That's me though, so... I guess for me, it'll be either the case or the board. smile.gif
Well, as I said before: it's still 100% functional. Between LED strips used on the Aura header and the rest of the LED's on the board, there is already plenty of bling. I also want a monochromatic build for the core components. The Deluxe II has, although very minimal, blue accents (and one of tge translucent PCIe retention clips doesn't like up which bothers me a lot more than taking some LED's off my board), and the STRIX has permanent orange accents. Also, I didn't have to pay full price for the RVE10. If anything, the audio and 5.25" piece for a bay is the biggest waste of the RVE10 for me, as I already have a far superior external amp/DAC. Like I said, I made it fit with, for me anyways, small compromises. I'll keep the backplate in a box for if they ever update the case. But even if I do, it might not worth taking the loop/build apart just to have some more LED's when I'll ready have plenty. smile.gif

If I were you though, and you're dead set on not compromising, I'd say choose the case, and get a different board. Most people can love with a compromised/"ugly" motherboard, but no body loves their build if it's in a case they don't like.
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Also, I didn't have to pay full price for the RVE10.
Lucky you! smile.gif
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If I were you though, and you're dead set on not compromising, I'd say choose the case, and get a different board. Most people can love with a compromised/"ugly" motherboard, but no body loves their build if it's in a case they don't like.
I really love the board though (sigh)... and I tend to keep my systems for quite a while (my current system is running a purchased new i7 2600K).
The Evolv ATX TG is just about perfect for me. On the other hand, I can't think of anything I'd change about the mobo.
post #14189 of 19123
Woohoo.

Finally I received an shipping confirmation for the order of the parts I need to do the change to my Primo. Sad case is still waiting by itself in my storage for a few weeks now..

I noticed that I over ordered mayhems x1 clear concentrate though. Got 4 instead of 2. Oops biggrin.gif

Will start the build log this week to show the goodies and my first try at rigid.
    
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I am using a z97 mark 2 mobo from asus. I have the fan controller plugged into my cpu header.

Ok, two things - first, make sure your CPU header is set for PWM in BIOS (page 3-7 in your manual - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1150/SABERTOOTH_Z97_MARK2/E8886_sabertooth_z97_m2_WEB.pdf?_ga=1.266215431.962925399.1435973972). Second, install Thermal Radar and use the fan tuning. That should get you all straightened out.
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