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Photon's mounting requires drilling and may eliminate 10.5" long GFX cards from consideration .... if it makes it, it will be by the proverbial hair.

It does require drilling holes (or coming up with some other creative mounting technique), but it fits just fine alongside 10.5" graphics cards. I have a Photon 170 mounted next to my dual GTX770s with about 5-10mm to spare on either side of the res. It's close enough to require accurate measurements before mounting, but it will absolutely fit, and I wouldn't quite call it a "hair".

*edit: I should qualify that a Photon res will fit alongside a 10.5" graphics card *including* heatsink. The pcb on a 770 is exactly 10.5", if your heatsink, casing, fans, or waterblock is even a few millimeters bigger than 10.5" it may not fit.
Edited by chrisnyc75 - 12/3/13 at 2:13pm
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It does require drilling holes (or coming up with some other creative mounting technique), but it fits just fine alongside 10.5" graphics cards. I have a Photon 170 mounted next to my dual GTX770s with about 5-10mm to spare on either side of the res. It's close enough to require accurate measurements before mounting, but it will absolutely fit, and I wouldn't quite call it a "hair".

*edit: I should qualify that a Photon res will fit alongside a 10.5" graphics card *including* heatsink. The pcb on a 770 is exactly 10.5", if your heatsink, casing, fans, or waterblock is even a few millimeters bigger than 10.5" it may not fit.

Yeah, I've just installed a GTX 780 Ti & with the Photon it's not roomy but nothing's touching and there is space. With an R9 290X though, forget the bracket, and forget a res there. Nothing will fit.

ONLY 10.5" cards guys.
    
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Can anyone recommend a yellow tube that would go well with the MSI Z77 MPower mobo?

I am looking now at black, because as I said earlier, the PrimoChill yellow tube I got looks like balls in the case. It's like a highlighter!

I'll send pics when I'm all done, just waiting on tube haha... biggrin.gif
    
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Yeah, I've just installed a GTX 780 Ti & with the Photon it's not roomy but nothing's touching and there is space. With an R9 290X though, forget the bracket, and forget a res there. Nothing will fit.

ONLY 10.5" cards guys.

Awesome I am putting in the 780Ti with a 270MM Photon
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Case just arrived in the mail.



What you're looking at here are the shattered remains of the pins that are supposed to be holding my front and top panels on.
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post #1736 of 18690
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It does require drilling holes (or coming up with some other creative mounting technique), but it fits just fine alongside 10.5" graphics cards. I have a Photon 170 mounted next to my dual GTX770s with about 5-10mm to spare on either side of the res. It's close enough to require accurate measurements before mounting, but it will absolutely fit, and I wouldn't quite call it a "hair".

*edit: I should qualify that a Photon res will fit alongside a 10.5" graphics card *including* heatsink. The pcb on a 770 is exactly 10.5", if your heatsink, casing, fans, or waterblock is even a few millimeters bigger than 10.5" it may not fit.

Something is amiss then here...... I have a 60mm res and I don't have anywhere near the room you have. Measuring with a caliper....

1. The 780 measures 10.5"

2. The distance from card end to bottom plate at bottom of HD bays measures 75-76mm from edge of backplate (flush w/ PCB)

3. The specs on the Photon say it's 75mm wide

Looking at my measurements from when case was empty .... I had a 343mm space - 267mm (10.5") - 75mm res = 1mm

So ..... based upon those two ....we have a 75-76mm space and ***if the published specs are correct*** .... then it's going to be a tight fit.

Now looking at my 60mm res and using "office feeler gauges" ..... aka stacks of business cards smile.gif .... I get 3mm to the GFX cards and <11mm to the plate ... which would indicate 74mm clearance fort he 75mm res....so all 3 measurements are within 1-2mm of each other

So what can be going on here ?

1. Your Enthoo is bigger than mine .... not likely smile.gif

2. You have one of the shorter 770s (many EVGAs for example are just 10.0") .... I'm thinking ya got measurement right

3. The specs indicating the width of the Photon are incorrect ? .... yes...we have a winner !

Doing some searching, I found that the tube itself is 70mm (so what is 75 ? ... maybe the acetal ?)

So now if I have 14mm to spare with my 60mm ... and the Photon needing 10 (not 15) more with an actual tube diameter of 70mm.....I see it fitting w/ 2 mm on each side .... if you have 10mm either side , then something I can't figure out. What 770 do you have ?

If I wanna find the mistake, so I can go back and correct the dimensional drawing.


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Originally Posted by COMBO2 View Post

Yeah, I've just installed a GTX 780 Ti & with the Photon it's not roomy but nothing's touching and there is space. With an R9 290X though, forget the bracket, and forget a res there. Nothing will fit.

ONLY 10.5" cards guys.

How much room you got Combo ?


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Can anyone recommend a yellow tube that would go well with the MSI Z77 MPower mobo?

I am looking now at black, because as I said earlier, the PrimoChill yellow tube I got looks like balls in the case. It's like a highlighter!

I'll send pics when I'm all done, just waiting on tube haha... biggrin.gif

I say black acetal and yellow fluid .... go for the "Bumble Bee" look smile.gif
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 12/3/13 at 7:56pm
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post #1737 of 18690
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Case just arrived in the mail.



What you're looking at here are the shattered remains of the pins that are supposed to be holding my front and top panels on.

That's terrible. How can that even happen? Was the box damaged? Have you contacted the seller / Phanteks yet, and if so, what did they say?
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Something is amiss then here...... I have a 60mm res and I don't have anywhere near the room you have. Measuring with a caliper....

1. The 780 measures 10.5"

2. The distance from card end to bottom plate at bottom of HD bays measures 75-76mm from edge of backplate (flush w/ PCB)

3. The specs on the Photon say it's 75mm wide

Looking at my measurements from when case was empty .... I had a 343mm space - 267mm (10.5") - 75mm res = 1mm

So ..... based upon those two ....we have a 75-76mm space and ***if the published specs are correct*** .... then it's going to be a tight fit.

Now looking at my 60mm res and using "office feeler gauges" ..... aka stacks of business cards smile.gif .... I get 3mm to the GFX cards and <11mm to the plate ... which would indicate 74mm clearance fort he 75mm res....so all 3 measurements are within 1-2mm of each other

So what can be going on here ?

1. Your Enthoo is bigger than mine .... not likely smile.gif

2. You have one of the shorter 770s (many EVGAs for example are just 10.0") .... I'm thinking ya got measurement right

3. The specs indicating the width of the Photon are incorrect ? .... yes...we have a winner !

Doing some searching, I found that the tube itself is 70mm (so what is 75 ? ... maybe the acetal ?)

So now if I have 14mm to spare with my 60mm ... and the Photon needing 10 (not 15) more with an actual tube diameter of 70mm.....I see it fitting w/ 2 mm on each side .... if you have 10mm either side , then something I can't figure out. What 770 do you have ?

If I wanna find the mistake, so I can go back and correct the dimensional drawing.
How much room you got Combo ?
I say black acetal and yellow fluid .... go for the "Bumble Bee" look smile.gif

The glass tube on the Photon is 70mm.
The acetal top and bottom are 73mm
The pump ring that comes with the D5 combo is 84mm.
Tho optional/extra aluminum XSPC pump ring is 75mm.

Only the glass tube diameter is likely to be relevant to the max GPU length issue.
343mm - 70mm = 273mm (10.75") max length for a GPU next to a Photon res.

Also, just a bit of a side note, GPU's PCBs can be a little bit to a whole lot shorter than the card's listed length with the coolers still on, so if you're watercooling, it's not the listed length of the card that matters, it's the length of the PCB / waterblock that you have to take into account. Quite a few cards listed as longer than the 10.9" max to the res bracket (or 10.75" max to a Photon on the res bracket) will still be able to fit once the cooler is off and waterblocks are on.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 12/3/13 at 9:37pm
post #1739 of 18690
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Originally Posted by COMBO2 View Post

With an R9 290X though, forget the bracket, and forget a res there. Nothing will fit. ONLY 10.5" cards guys.
I posted this before but I am using the bracket with a 290x, an ek-full block + backplate and the ek x3 250mm res. The card/pcb and the res have contact but it fits:
post #1740 of 18690
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Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post

Something is amiss then here...... I have a 60mm res and I don't have anywhere near the room you have. Measuring with a caliper....

1. The 780 measures 10.5"

2. The distance from card end to bottom plate at bottom of HD bays measures 75-76mm from edge of backplate (flush w/ PCB)

3. The specs on the Photon say it's 75mm wide

Looking at my measurements from when case was empty .... I had a 343mm space - 267mm (10.5") - 75mm res = 1mm

So ..... based upon those two ....we have a 75-76mm space and ***if the published specs are correct*** .... then it's going to be a tight fit.

Now looking at my 60mm res and using "office feeler gauges" ..... aka stacks of business cards smile.gif .... I get 3mm to the GFX cards and <11mm to the plate ... which would indicate 74mm clearance fort he 75mm res....so all 3 measurements are within 1-2mm of each other

So what can be going on here ?

1. Your Enthoo is bigger than mine .... not likely smile.gif

2. You have one of the shorter 770s (many EVGAs for example are just 10.0") .... I'm thinking ya got measurement right

3. The specs indicating the width of the Photon are incorrect ? .... yes...we have a winner !

Doing some searching, I found that the tube itself is 70mm (so what is 75 ? ... maybe the acetal ?)

So now if I have 14mm to spare with my 60mm ... and the Photon needing 10 (not 15) more with an actual tube diameter of 70mm.....I see it fitting w/ 2 mm on each side .... if you have 10mm either side , then something I can't figure out. What 770 do you have ?

If I wanna find the mistake, so I can go back and correct the dimensional drawing.
How much room you got Combo ?
I say black acetal and yellow fluid .... go for the "Bumble Bee" look smile.gif

I have about 2mm either side of red. I already got the black tubing, and I would've loved yellow pastel, but I can't get it here in AUS. The black looks snazzy though. I'll post pics soon. wink.gif
    
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