Originally Posted by Scorpion49
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
.....If I was installing in the bottom, I think I'd let gravity do the holding
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.
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)
GPU Water Block Backplate - EK ASUS GeForce 780 GTX DCII VGA Liquid Cooling RAM Backplate - Black CSQ (EK-FC780 GTX DCII Backplate - Black)
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
Originally Posted by COMBO2
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!
Prolly also saved 120mm of rad too per card
Should be noted again that Phanteks is working on "Res Bracket 2.0". Dunno when they be done tho.
Originally Posted by unclejim
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.
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
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
Originally Posted by Sunreeper
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.
Originally Posted by oicwutudidthar
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
Originally Posted by magicase
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