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Ok, so same block I was looking at. From what I'm seeing, the advantage of the acetal portion is appearance. I don't see any cooling bebefits so likely I'll go for the shorter block which should allow me to fit that card into the Enthoo on the board's 3rd PCIe. Fingers crossed cause I really like that res mount - don't want to have to remove it.

For the next version of the Enthoo I would recommend that they move that video card indent portion of the res mount lower.. that would give people more flexibility because as it is now you can't run more than 2 high end video cards without liquid cooling them.

I don't have my case yet, but from the looks of it, its removable. If I can't fit my cards in, I will most likely fire up the saw and "make it fit". From what I've read, it's just aluminum and plastic. Shouldn't be hard to cut and then pull out a can of spray paint, or wrap it with some contact paper.

But I've also read (I think), that they plan on changing that. Maybe they can offer a retro kit for it.
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I don't have my case yet, but from the looks of it, its removable. If I can't fit my cards in, I will most likely fire up the saw and "make it fit". From what I've read, it's just aluminum and plastic. Shouldn't be hard to cut and then pull out a can of spray paint, or wrap it with some contact paper.

But I've also read (I think), that they plan on changing that. Maybe they can offer a retro kit for it.

I considered the dremel approach myself but I'd rather not mutilate the case unless absolutely necessary. I already made one modification but it's an easily hidden one (I moved the pump mount from the back to the front right below the res mount but I needed to orient it in a particular way which needed an extra hole drilled. Worked out well in the end but cutting into the res mount is way more in your face than I'd like.

It would be excellent if they would create a retrofit kit for it. I mean, in the end it would just mean sending people out a new res mount with the indent positioned lower.
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Hello all. My apologies if this has already been answered - I'm working my way gradually through this thread and am still at the early stages.

I'm planning on putting a 240mm rad in front and a 360mm in top, and was wondering whether it would be possible to mount the front rad direct to the chassis while leaving the 140mm fans in place. I know it's a bit unorthodox, but I'm considering my options in retaining as many of the stock fans as possible while purchasing a minimum of new 120mm ones. The reason I am considering this is to move the top 140 to the bottom, have 4x140 as intakes, 3x120 and 1x140 as exhaust and maintain good positive pressure.

Having not seen one of these cases in the flesh, so to speak, I'm not sure about the mounting holes or clearances to see if this is possible.

Thanks all.
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Hello all. My apologies if this has already been answered - I'm working my way gradually through this thread and am still at the early stages.

I'm planning on putting a 240mm rad in front and a 360mm in top, and was wondering whether it would be possible to mount the front rad direct to the chassis while leaving the 140mm fans in place. I know it's a bit unorthodox, but I'm considering my options in retaining as many of the stock fans as possible while purchasing a minimum of new 120mm ones. The reason I am considering this is to move the top 140 to the bottom, have 4x140 as intakes, 3x120 and 1x140 as exhaust and maintain good positive pressure.

Having not seen one of these cases in the flesh, so to speak, I'm not sure about the mounting holes or clearances to see if this is possible.

Thanks all.

You could do a pull config, with the fans sort of ghetto mounted onto the rad, but I wouldn't recommend it...
    
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post #1695 of 18701
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its removable. If I can't fit my cards in, I will most likely fire up the saw and "make it fit". From what I've read, it's just aluminum and plastic. Shouldn't be hard to cut and then pull out a can of spray paint, or wrap it with some contact paper.

^^^^This.

It's unfortunate that Phanteks didn't realize that extra 1" clearance in that particular position would be so important to literally their entire exact demographic, but as far as flaws go it's rather easily remedied. I stressed about it for eons, then it took me approximately 10 minutes, a dremel, and some electrical tape to fix it. Once you get the case filled up with hardware, you totally can't see that edge anyway.
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

its removable. If I can't fit my cards in, I will most likely fire up the saw and "make it fit". From what I've read, it's just aluminum and plastic. Shouldn't be hard to cut and then pull out a can of spray paint, or wrap it with some contact paper.

^^^^This.

It's unfortunate that Phanteks didn't realize that extra 1" clearance in that particular position would be so important to literally their entire exact demographic, but as far as flaws go it's rather easily remedied. I stressed about it for eons, then it took me approximately 10 minutes, a dremel, and some electrical tape to fix it. Once you get the case filled up with hardware, you totally can't see that edge anyway.
Can we see a picture of it?

Guys do you think it would be possible to mount a rad to the front of the case or will there be absolutely no airflow?
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quick question

in order to run 780 ti sli in this case I will need to remov ethe reservoir mounting plate completely right?
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Does anyone know if this case cools better than the Silverstone FT02/RV02 case?
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My case came in 10 days early!

I'm out but when I get home, boy I'm going to have fun with this thing wink.gif
    
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Does anyone know if this case cools better than the Silverstone FT02/RV02 case?

With just the five included 140mm fans the Enthoo Primo is no slouch when it comes to air cooling, but it is a case primarily designed for watercooling. You could easily add many more fans to make it a wind tunnel if you wanted. The Enthoo Primo has mounting locations for up to eleven 140mm fans or sixteen 120mm fans in all.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

That said, unless I'm mistaken, the Silverstone cases you mentioned are those with the mobo turned 90 degrees with the expansion slots facing up and three 180mm fans at the bottom, making them some of the most, if not the most, efficient air cooling designed cases ever made.

If it was completely outfitted with as many fans as possible, it would probably put an Enthoo Primo very close to air cooling performance as the Silverstones, maybe even better, but then you'd have added noise and total cost to consider also.

You're wanting to compare apples to oranges. There's not a real comparison that can be made imho.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/2/13 at 7:04am
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