Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › [Official] Case PHANTEKS Case Club for lovers & owners
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] Case PHANTEKS Case Club for lovers & owners - Page 171

post #1701 of 19123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunreeper View Post

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?

I'll check tonight to see if I took a picture of the dremel'ed edge before I installed everything (you really can't see it now, it's hidden behind the reservoir). I literally just dremel'ed the notched section of the reservoir mount to come down about an inch lower, it wasn't hard at all. I will admit, though, it's not the 'cleanest' mod in the world (I'm far from an 'expert' metalworker lol), but like I said, you can't see it at all.

You could mount a 240 rad in the front, but there's a designated mounting spot for a 240 rad on the side that makes it unnecessary to do so (I don't think you could do both, they would conflict with each other)
post #1702 of 19123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

The screws fit through all mounting areas:

There are a few spots the bottom pedestal blocks screws, this might be solved by moving the rad one way or the other but by the time I found out I had cut all the tubing to length.


The rad is very snug in there, it scraped the paint off when I forced it down. As far as I know, the UT60 white is no different than the Monsta of regular UT60 as far as width (it is for 120mmfans).


Again.... on my top 420 rad, I used screws to hold it up in the air.....if I didn't it would fall down on my components smile.gif .....If I was installing in the bottom, I think I'd let gravity do the holding smile.gif The screws work fine in the fans. I like the socket head screws byt I think Alphacool should:

1. Give ya 4 copper washers for each 120/140 of rad
2. Give ya 8 copper screws of each size for each 120/140 of rad.

But I can't blame Phanteks for that, that's on Alphacool..... but all the rad manufacturers are guilty of item 2

So if it's snug enough on one side that ya scraped off paint, I assume you have an extra 20mm of space on the other side ?

I also removed the grommets BTW when installing the 140mm wide UT60.....out them back in though afterwards.


Quote:
From what I'm seeing, the advantage of the acetal portion is appearance. I don't see any cooling benefits 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.

The EK 780 block fits with only one of the two acetal blocks..... ya want the "no circles one.

GPU Water Block - EK ASUS GeForce 780 GTX DCII VGA Liquid Cooling Block - Nickel (EK-FC780 GTX DCII - Nickel)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21270/ex-blc-1529/EK_ASUS_GeForce_780_GTX_DCII_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_Block_-_Nickel_EK-FC780_GTX_DCII_-_Nickel.html?tl=c613s1928b133

GPU Water Block Backplate - EK ASUS GeForce 780 GTX DCII VGA Liquid Cooling RAM Backplate - Black CSQ (EK-FC780 GTX DCII Backplate - Black)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21273/ex-blc-1532/EK_ASUS_GeForce_780_GTX_DCII_VGA_Liquid_Cooling_RAM_Backplate_-_Black_CSQ_EK-FC780_GTX_DCII_Backplate_-_Black.html?tl=c613s1928b133

While both are "full cover", the no circles" one leaves teh last inch of the board uncovered



The one with the EK circles on it goes all the way to the end and will hit the bracket if installed in Slot No. 5 (Covering Slots Nos 5 & 6)



Here's the pic installed with the "no circles" block with an M6F



And here's the layout on the MoBo



The Reference TI ones look just like the Asus 780 ones except the top is all acrylic




Quote:
Originally Posted by COMBO2 View Post

Oh well, kind of glad I shelled out the extra $200. For the drivers + shadowplay I guess it'll be worth it, that is of course apart from performance alone! tongue.gif

Prolly also saved 120mm of rad too per card smile.gif

Should be noted again that Phanteks is working on "Res Bracket 2.0". Dunno when they be done tho.


Quote:
Originally Posted by unclejim View Post

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.

It's in the manual (pg 25)....also see Jesse's FAQ on ModZoo ....a 45mm think rad will fit behind the front fans with the HD caged in the "back" position

Id recommend a 420 on top unless ya already have the 360.

I don;t know why using the provided fans would be unorthadox....they kick ass.....last year SPCR tested the field and the 120mm fans romped over the 140s....this year the 140s took the top 5 outta 5 spots with the Phanteks fan at the top of the list. I am showing a delta T of 10C with 4770k at 4.6GHz, pump at 25% speed, and twin 780s w/ a 32% overclock ...... and a "grand total" of 5 Phanteks rad fans. I had planned on 10, but just installed them in push so far on the 420 and 280. Given the 10C I see no reason to get the pull fans.

I would not use inside the case fans to cool ya rads....why use hot air ?

Right now I have (2) Front going in, (5) Rad going in, (2) right side going out, (1) rear going out. Under stress testing water temp is 31.2, ambient is 21.2 .... I didn't have case temp sensor hooked up while testing but right now it's same temp as 2nd Rad Out @ 24.8

Here's the review which was done on large air coolers, which if anything put a higher SP on fans with thier tight fin spacing than they'll see on todays 11-12 fpi rads

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page7.html

Phantels beat both the Gentle Typhoons and the Corsair SP 120's

Positive pressure is a "red herring" ..... I never worry about it .... much more simply put.....as long as ya have filters on all air inlets (whether they be fans or grilles) , you won't accumulate dust. Besides with all ya rad fans blowing in, you will definitely have positive pressure.

Not that the Phanteks SP140 fans (25mm) that come with the case and the Phanteks SP140s ones ya buy extra (27mm) are not the same thickness....so don't mix the two on same side of Rad ..... if ya use say a 280 on the bottom, put the two fans under there so it don't wobble or mount them on the right side panel and use new 140 mm fans for on the rads.....The thickness difference is caused by the vibration isolators which the boxed fans have. As an alternate to buying new If ya B & M (***** and moan) to Phanteks, they prolly send ya some


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunreeper View Post

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?

Sure, see page 25 of the manual.... 45mm thick fits.


Quote:
Originally Posted by oicwutudidthar View Post

in order to run 780 ti sli in this case I will need to remov ethe reservoir mounting plate completely right?

See above pic.... if the Ti uses the EK 780 WB, 1 of the 3 blocks they make for the DCII (which has longer PCB) fits. A 10.5" long card will fit with 7mm to spare with a 60mm res..... with SLI'd card in Expansion Slot Nos 5 and 6


Quote:
Originally Posted by magicase View Post

Does anyone know if this case cools better than the Silverstone FT02/RV02 case?

In every review I have read, the Phanteks came out on top..... tho it is a water cooler's case, it will do just fine with up to 16 fan mounts (not counting the PSU).
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 12/2/13 at 9:25am
911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
  hide details  
Reply
911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1703 of 19123
My radiator has no space on either side, dunno where this 20mm is coming from. Not sure how you would fit a radiator for 140mm fans at all. The 120 is up against both sides.
post #1704 of 19123
I hope I can get me 3.175mm between my 360 and the case wall. I think I am going to line the inside of my case with 1/8" acrylic ... either in white or orange. That will make the internal lighting "pop".
post #1705 of 19123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

My radiator has no space on either side, dunno where this 20mm is coming from. Not sure how you would fit a radiator for 140mm fans at all. The 120 is up against both sides.

The bottom only takes 120mm variants; the top has plenty of space for 140mm.
post #1706 of 19123
Quote:
Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

I hope I can get me 3.175mm between my 360 and the case wall. I think I am going to line the inside of my case with 1/8" acrylic ... either in white or orange. That will make the internal lighting "pop".

The only place where that might be a problem would be the bottom radiator space. I had to literally take out the cable management hole gasket to squeeze my 360 in, the width is precisely what is needed for a 120mm rad (and many 120mm rads won't fit because of casing etc)
post #1707 of 19123
Yeah, the space at the bottom between the panel w/ the Phanteks logo and the PSU shroud is only 128mm wide (& that's after taking out the rubber pass-through grommets. You'll lose ~3mm if you leave them in - which is why the manual says "125mm width max") & will ONLY accept a 120-series rad, and it is a VERY tight fit. My 125mm-wide Alphacool monsta just barely fits down in there, basically feels like it's touching on both sides as it slides in. I can leave the grommets in and it will still fit, barely, but then it literally is being pushed up against the inside of the panel w/ the Phanteks logo as it slides in there. If you have a white, or painted rad, I would not advise trying to put it in there with the grommets left in. A wider designed 120-series rad, like a 133mm-wide Black Ice SR1, will not fit down there at all.

The extra 20mm that Jack was referring to must be referring to his 280 at the bottom that sits on that bracket. Rads 280 and under long don't have to pass through the 128mm wide space between the panel w/ the Phanteks logo and the PSU shroud. Only a 120-series rad (360 or 480) will fit past that, and even then only if it's 128mm or less wide.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/2/13 at 9:20am
post #1708 of 19123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

My radiator has no space on either side, dunno where this 20mm is coming from. Not sure how you would fit a radiator for 140mm fans at all. The 120 is up against both sides.

That's why I asked you the length ..... 140 mm rads that fit on the mounting bracket (140 and 280 length) fit just fine.... the UT60 is 144mm wide and there's a 145mm space. You can use longer but only 120mm rads fit if using anything longer than 280 ....The UT60's with 120mm fans are 124mm wide and the space allotted is 125 mm



911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
  hide details  
Reply
911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1709 of 19123
So I finally got my case and man is this thing a piece of art while being so very functional. I have the same common issue with QC as a lot of other people - the two front "clickers" don't work so I can't get the front intake filter on and none of my fans have the vibration rubber on them so they won't match my ordered fans. I sent them an email but haven't heard anything back yet, I might have to post on their forum as well.

I took the dolly idea from Doyll and made a cart for it. I used a small furniture dolly from Harbor Freight that was on Black Friday sale for $8 and cut it in half and extended it with 1x8s. It's not perfect but it's a good start. I should have my w/c gear in later this week to start building into it.




Edited by pchangover - 12/2/13 at 10:55am
Myoo
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k Asrock Extreme6 - Z77 Sapphire 290 (non-x) Sapphire 290 (non-x) 
RAMHard DrivePowerCase
G.Skill Ares  Samsung 830 Antec H1200 Phanteks Enthoo Primo 
AudioAudioAudio
NuForce uDac2 Maverick TubeMagic A1 Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro Headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
Myoo
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k Asrock Extreme6 - Z77 Sapphire 290 (non-x) Sapphire 290 (non-x) 
RAMHard DrivePowerCase
G.Skill Ares  Samsung 830 Antec H1200 Phanteks Enthoo Primo 
AudioAudioAudio
NuForce uDac2 Maverick TubeMagic A1 Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro Headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #1710 of 19123
I could use a dolly for mine, thats for sure. I think it weighs about 65 lbs with the loop installed.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › [Official] Case PHANTEKS Case Club for lovers & owners