I've got to hand it to Phanteks not only is their first case one , if not the best quality I have seen, their customer service is also superb. Once I received my case 1 of the front door catch springs wouldn't hold the catch, so after an EMail to them, I had a responce within an hour, letting me no 2 replacement catches are on there way. Spot on service
I would like peoples views on rads. I have at present a 360 x 30mm up top, and a Monsta 420 in the bottom, both in push pull. They are cooling a pair of 7950's and an i5 4670k. I also have either a Monsta 240, or Monsta 280, knocking about. What I am thinking is too mount the 420 up front ( with a top front door mod of some sort, and remove drive bay centre plate ) and one of the other rads on the bottom, most likely the 280. That will give me the less of a gap between the front and bottom rad, 10 cm approx, which should be enough not to disrupt the bottom front fans air flow. Is it over kill ? The reason being is that I had to mod the front bays in order for the 3 x 140mm rad to fit in the bottom so I cut it in half and mounted a plate in its plate, but you can see under the plate, and there is a gap between the bottom rad and front fans that looks a bit fuggly, and a 3rd rad would solve that problem.
That was a pic before the strip down, I had 2 problems. Firstly after an overnight leak test i proceeded in connecting everything up nice and tidy only to discover something wasn't right. So I went through the usual fault finding and it was the molex cable on the fan splitter board. So I replaced the cable and although the pc fired up no fans, so out with the molex to fan reducers, yea power and fans. So I loaded all drivers and prog that I needed to start with and for about an hour all was good. So once again the job of cable manegement, my most hated job. After about an hour all finished side panels onand all seems good. Yep right, I noticed that my temps were slowly going up. So off with the panels again. I noticed I couldn't here that low hum the D5 gives off, Oh bugger
my sodding pump had failed. I have no idea what had gone wrong it was fine one second and not the next. My worst problem is it is only 6 months old and I can't RMA the thing I I cut off the tacho cable. With Christmas being so close no pennies to buy another till after the jolly season. BAH HUMBUG..............