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Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

I could use a dolly for mine, thats for sure. I think it weighs about 65 lbs with the loop installed.

65? Mine seriously weighs at least 80 lbs, it's heavy as f&%# ;)lol

I picked up a floating wall shelf from Home Depot and repurposed it as a sliding base by velcro'ing ceramic casters on the bottom so it slides across carpet easily. The same could be accomplished for hardwood floors by attaching wheels, or using simple felt moving pads.

http://rog.asus.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=29990&d=1384993603&thumb=1
http://rog.asus.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=29991&d=1384993605&thumb=1
http://rog.asus.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=29989&d=1384993601&thumb=1

Just a slightly less "DIY" solution for those of us who aren't so handy in the shop. wink.gif
Edited by chrisnyc75 - 12/2/13 at 12:45pm
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Cool, since we're all sharing picks of our case mobility projects, here's my lil rolling drawer cabinet for my Enthoo Primo. I'd made a larger one just like it a year or so ago for my Cosmos II, and posted pictures of it and this one some umpteen pages back when it was still in the building-phase ...


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Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/2/13 at 3:35pm
post #1713 of 18850
FYI,

For anyone who might be using or planned on using the Swiftech 8-way PWM splitter - and I suspect the same will hold true for (m)any other PWM splitters like it - there is a very interesting conversation going on with a Swiftech rep (BramSLI1) over in the 'water cooling club' thread over issues with it related to various different models of PWM fans ...
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Originally Posted by BramSLI1 View Post

Just FYI. There appears to be an issue with using our splitter with some fans. The issue is that with some brands the fans will run at full speed when more than four of the headers on the splitters are utilized. We're currently looking into this, but it appears to be with just certain brands. I don't yet have any information on the Cougar fans though. I just thought you'd like to know that there may be an issue if you use more than four of the headers on these splitters with certain fans.

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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

Any issues with Corsair SP120 quiet and high performance pwm fans?
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Originally Posted by BramSLI1 View Post

Actually, those are one of the ones that we've had particular issues with. We're not sure why exactly, but it looks like it might have something to do with the way Cosair implements PWM control for these fans.
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

Oh man, I just bought more fans for a push/pull config on both my 480mm rads. Is this for both quiet and high performance versions?

Anyone know if other splitters would work for 8 SP120s?
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Originally Posted by BramSLI1 View Post

Right now it looks like both versions of these fans and the issue appears to be related to the IC used for PWM control for these fans. The current used to carry the PWM signal for our fans is quite low, but it appears that Corsairs needs a higher current to register the PWM signal. Since this is the case once you plug in more than 4 fans the current becomes too low for the Corsair fans to detect it and they subsequently run at full speed. This has been confirmed by our engineer here.

See, it's things like that right there ^, and add to it the whole issue with mobos in the first place where almost all of them only the CPU_FAN & CPU_OPT headers are even really PWM at all, is why I still steer clear of ALL PWM devices so far. They look to be the future, and are fine for a CPU fan or two in an air-cooled rig, but not for larger scale implementation imho, at least not until all the bugs like this get worked out.

Give me the old tried and true 3 pin fans and a fan controller all-day, every day, over all the problems associated with PWM right now. Makes me really glad I got a Lamptron CW611 instead of even trying out the fan hub that came with the case (especially after seeing the issues Jack I think it was is having with it).

I guess if I did want to have PWM fans on every rad, the only way to go right now would be with an Aquaero 6, but that's going to set you back a pretty penny.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/2/13 at 4:09pm
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wheee.gif UPS shows that my case should arrive Wednesday. wheee.gif
post #1715 of 18850
Which tube res would you guys recommend that is compatible with the bracket? I was looking at getting the photon 170 or 270, but from what I've been able to find I can't use the bracket for those unless I drill my own holes. (I'd rather not at this point.)
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Originally Posted by adino View Post

Which tube res would you guys recommend that is compatible with the bracket? I was looking at getting the photon 170 or 270, but from what I've been able to find I can't use the bracket for those unless I drill my own holes. (I'd rather not at this point.)

Personally, I'm going with the Photon 170 but I'm not putting it on the bracket. Just recently in the thread there was talk of using industrial strength velcro to mount a res wherever you want without having to worry about drilling up your case. I'd look into that if I were you.
Primo
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX 780 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST2000DM Samsung 840 EVO Asus 24X DVD Burner Alphacool NexXxoS 480mm Monsta radiator 80mm thick 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phobya 420mm radiator 60mm thick XSPC Photon 270 reservoir EK-FC780 Nickel EK Supremacy Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-3 Swiftech MCP655 Lamptron CW611 Windows 7 Ultimate N 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS239H-P Ducky Shine 3 MX Blues White LED Corsair RM850 Enthoo Primo 
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Seagate ST2000DM Samsung 840 EVO Asus 24X DVD Burner Alphacool NexXxoS 480mm Monsta radiator 80mm thick 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phobya 420mm radiator 60mm thick XSPC Photon 270 reservoir EK-FC780 Nickel EK Supremacy Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-3 Swiftech MCP655 Lamptron CW611 Windows 7 Ultimate N 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS239H-P Ducky Shine 3 MX Blues White LED Corsair RM850 Enthoo Primo 
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

Cool, since we're all sharing picks of our case mobility projects, here's my lil rolling drawer cabinet for my Enthoo Primo. I'd made a larger one just like it a year or so ago for my Cosmos II, and posted pictures of it and this one some umpteen pages back when it was still in the building-phase ...

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Love that. Gives you a nice place to stash some surplus computer related items at the same time as adding mobility to the Enthoo.
Primo
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX 780 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST2000DM Samsung 840 EVO Asus 24X DVD Burner Alphacool NexXxoS 480mm Monsta radiator 80mm thick 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phobya 420mm radiator 60mm thick XSPC Photon 270 reservoir EK-FC780 Nickel EK Supremacy Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-3 Swiftech MCP655 Lamptron CW611 Windows 7 Ultimate N 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS239H-P Ducky Shine 3 MX Blues White LED Corsair RM850 Enthoo Primo 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700 CSM FPS Tactics DC Swan M50W ATH-M50x 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4770K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX 780 Ti G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST2000DM Samsung 840 EVO Asus 24X DVD Burner Alphacool NexXxoS 480mm Monsta radiator 80mm thick 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Phobya 420mm radiator 60mm thick XSPC Photon 270 reservoir EK-FC780 Nickel EK Supremacy Nickel 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-3 Swiftech MCP655 Lamptron CW611 Windows 7 Ultimate N 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VS239H-P Ducky Shine 3 MX Blues White LED Corsair RM850 Enthoo Primo 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G700 CSM FPS Tactics DC Swan M50W ATH-M50x 
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post #1718 of 18850
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Originally Posted by Terminus14 View Post

Love that. Gives you a nice place to stash some surplus computer related items at the same time as adding mobility to the Enthoo.

Yeah that was the reason behind making the first one for the Cosmo 2. When I bought it I had a HAF X I was moving from that I was selling to a friend, and he wanted the 5.25" bay covers and other items I had removed from the case and I couldn't find them. All that stuff was just gone I had no idea. I decided then & there that I needed to build some type of storage that stays with the case to hold everything that goes with it, the manuals/receipts/invoices for the case & all hardware installed, any parts I pulled off it/didn't need, and any discs to software that was installed, etc.

Plus the idea was to get it up off of the floor a bit to help minimize problems with dust, but not too high as I find a full tower sitting up desktop height to be too inconvenient. I want to be able to power it on / off, insert/remove disks and flash drives, etc all while seated next to it, and be able to move it around easily, like rolling it out to the garage/driveway for the occasional cleaning everything out with the air compressor. That's why I went with big 3" (75mm) castors on both of them so they can handle door thresholds and such with little problems.
post #1719 of 18850
Just got my case this weekend smile.gif Fantastic so far, updated from an Antec 1200. Love the build quality and attention to detail; my wiring is much cleaner in this case and I haven't had a case this tool less before.
Only issue I've had is the PWM not working, but I suspect that's just because my motherboard doesn't support it. I was thinking it would still at least power my fans as a central hub but I may be mistaken there.
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Hey Jack, I see you were lucky enough to get one of the EK backplates for the Asus GTX 780 before they went out of stock everywhere (or at least the two places I ordered my parts from, which were FrozenCPU and Performance PC's). I'm not sure exactly how the water block works (I got the same "short" EK block you have), but does it still utilize the stock backplate? And is the aftermarket EK one something you could put on later without removing the block from the card and draining the loop etc? I want to add the EK backplate when they're in stock but I don't want to have to drain the entire system to do it. I was hoping it's something you can just install carefully while the card is still inside the chassis hooked up. But it won't be too much of a priority as long as I can still use the stock backplate to cover the PCB. I do want that EK one to Plastidip white, though, because I have white tubing and white EK res, etc. smile.gif

Well, all my parts are in the mail! I was able to get 9% off at Frozen CPU, which saved me almost about $70 smile.gif Had to get the UT60 280mm, EK Supremacy CPU block, and EK reservoir down tube from Performance PC's, though. As well as fans from Newegg. I hope I didn't forget anything that I'll need...
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