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post #211 of 18687
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Originally Posted by YaLu View Post

http://www.phanteks.com/assets/enthoo-primo/FAQ8-2.png

So... Won't I put the classified ACX with the resevoir?
I'll probably change case with a 900D, or another solution? mad.gif

What reservoir are you planning on using? I mean what size?
post #212 of 18687
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Originally Posted by YaLu View Post

http://www.phanteks.com/assets/enthoo-primo/FAQ8-2.png

So... Won't I put the classified ACX with the resevoir?
I'll probably change case with a 900D, or another solution? mad.gif

I ran into into this myself, as the 770 Classified was the card I originally had slated to go in. You can notch the res holder without too much of a problem to get the Classified ACX in, BUT you then have the issue that there is not enough space between the ACX and the drive bays for many tube reservoirs. So, you need to watch your res height and make sure it fits above the GPU, which can be inconvenient for fills....AND you need to make sure the res is not too thick for the allotted space.

Personally, I wound up simply mounting my res in the rear. I just made more sense to get the look I was going for.
post #213 of 18687
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Originally Posted by ciarlatano View Post

I ran into into this myself, as the 770 Classified was the card I originally had slated to go in. You can notch the res holder without too much of a problem to get the Classified ACX in, BUT you then have the issue that there is not enough space between the ACX and the drive bays for many tube reservoirs. So, you need to watch your res height and make sure it fits above the GPU, which can be inconvenient for fills....AND you need to make sure the res is not too thick for the allotted space.

Personally, I wound up simply mounting my res in the rear. I just made more sense to get the look I was going for.

That or mount it in the the 5.25 drive bay. I can fill my loop from the top. And even though I replaced the pictured setup with EK DDC pump top and res combo (150), I still have the top slot open for a blu ray or a fan controller.

phanteks_enthoo_primo_full_tower_case_review42.jpg
post #214 of 18687
Two questions for the Phanteks Rep (welcome here by the way) and perhaps Jassil and Ciarlatano.

1) Would the Reservoir plate be re-design in the shipping units to account for the problems noticed in length of VGA cards in dual or tri-sli setups?

2) I am thinking in making a hole at the bottom for the drain and on top for filling. The top one perhaps is not necessary since the whole top can come off to access the reservoir, but the bottom one can come handy for draining the system. I will be using a 280 mm bottom and 2x 240 mm in front/side. would you guys have any suggestion where to put that hole for the drain?? Wondering if would fit right below the rad itself due to the rad support/stand....

Cheers
Edited by Gabrielzm - 9/13/13 at 1:30pm
post #215 of 18687
I was having a look at this picturewith a 420 UT60 installed:



and i know its been said that push/pull wont fit with the 60mm rad, but my motherboard has nowhere near as tall a heatsink

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

So i think i might be able ot get away with it. My ram doesn't start right at the edge of the board, and with 70mm total clearance, i only need another 15mm to get that second 25mm thick fan in. I dont know but by looking at it i say it may be possible...
post #216 of 18687
double post....
post #217 of 18687
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

What reservoir are you planning on using? I mean what size?

200x60... but i would like to take the koolance acetal reservoir base for the pmp 450s ... that's another problem.
The main problem is the 780 classified (Lenght 279,4 mm).
I leave out the 240mm cause I want put a 480mm push and pull on the top... and RX360 would be great but probably can't fit, an EX could be ok.
Ah the mb is a VI formula :\ but i can change it if is the problem for the 60mm rad.
Edited by YaLu - 9/13/13 at 1:13pm
post #218 of 18687
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Originally Posted by Gabrielzm View Post

Two questions for the Phanteks Rep (welcome here by the way) and perhaps Jassil and Ciarlatano.

1) Would the Reservoir plate be re-design in the shipping units to account for the problems noticed in length of VGA cards in dual or tri-sli setups?

Yeah the max length of card that's able to clear that bracket. especially multiple GPUs in sli, is definitely one of the drawbacks of this case. If Phanteks was going to do any revisions or offer a v2 of this case that would be one thing they probably ought to address.

That said, the clearance for GPUs on that cover/bracket has been pointed out / discussed in just about every review of the case so it shouldn't surprise anyone, and you know you can always just take out that cover and bracket and fit any combo of even the longest of cards that you want. You just won't be able to put a reservoir right there and you'll lose some aesthetics as it won't hide the cables from the mobo. In that case Phanteks did add another res mounting place on the back of the case or there's also plenty of room to go with a bay res instead.

As it is I'll be putting in my two reference 4GB GTX 760s that have a short PCB (< 7" / 175mm) and they fit GTX 670 reference card waterblocks like the XSPC Razor nVidia or EK FC670. I'll be going with the XSPC blocks & I do believe these cards are going to fit this case beautifully - like it was made just for them - with plenty of room for using that reservoir mount. biggrin.gif

If there was one change I wish they would have made to this case I'd like to have seen more room for a taller XL ATX mobo like my Z87 XPower. I suppose the only way to do that would be to make the case ~2" / 5cm taller though. If that was the case I'd have been able to have my rig going in no time after I get this case, but as it is I'm going to have to start from scratch with a completely new build, and it's going to take me a couple months most likely after I get the case before I am able to get it up and running.

Not a big deal really. I'm just about always starting the new build not long after I finish the last one. It's just I'm totally hooked on this case and all the possibilities it holds for building for my first watercooled rig. I can't wait to get my hands on it and begin.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 9/13/13 at 1:44pm
post #219 of 18687
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

I was having a look at this picturewith a 420 UT60 installed:



and i know its been said that push/pull wont fit with the 60mm rad, but my motherboard has nowhere near as tall a heatsink

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 90

So i think i might be able ot get away with it. My ram doesn't start right at the edge of the board, and with 70mm total clearance, i only need another 15mm to get that second 25mm thick fan in. I dont know but by looking at it i say it may be possible...

Using alphacool 120mm rads as an example I took some measurements today and you have almost 54.5mm ~ 55mm of clearance from the motherboard tray to the edge of the rad. The 140mm rads are 144mm wide, 20mm more than the 120mm rads. That means 10mm gained on each side, reducing the clearance to ~45mm.

Here what I would recommend. Put a 480 60mm thick up top in push pull, a 360 in the bottom. When you install your 360 in the bottom leave the 120mm spot closer to the back of the case open. You can use that space to install a pump and a reservoir on the back of the case.
post #220 of 18687
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

Using alphacool 120mm rads as an example I took some measurements today and you have almost 54.5mm ~ 55mm of clearance from the motherboard tray to the edge of the rad. The 140mm rads are 144mm wide, 20mm more than the 120mm rads. That means 10mm gained on each side, reducing the clearance to ~45mm.

Here what I would recommend. Put a 480 60mm thick up top in push pull, a 360 in the bottom. When you install your 360 in the bottom leave the 120mm spot closer to the back of the case open. You can use that space to install a pump and a reservoir on the back of the case.

I would like to put a RX 480 or a 360 in top and after a monsta in bottom (both push pull)
If I put the pump+top and resevoir to the HDD tray (look image...but is 900D) I could gain the necessary space for the classified... or not?
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