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post #2191 of 18690
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

Snap! I did the same, best way to go IMO, as I will need the disk space at some point
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What rad are you using and what did you use to cut the holes?

Nice! i already have 8,5 T disk space in use so... hdd space is needed thumb.gif

i used a step drill from a local shop biggrin.gif


EDIT: i use a 45mm alphacool 240 rad and the two stock fans on that.
post #2192 of 18690
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Originally Posted by Gunilla95 View Post

Nice! i already have 8,5 T disk space in use so... hdd space is needed thumb.gif

i used a step drill from a local shop biggrin.gif


EDIT: i use a 45mm alphacool 240 rad and the two stock fans on that.

Sweet, I used a 20mm hole punch, but had to drill pilot holes 1st
Yeah I will be needing the disk space, as I'm growing my NAS, and the 6tb I have as a backup atm will need to increase to compensate

Cool, same rad as me, it just just squeezes in doesn't it!!
post #2193 of 18690
Curious, any of you leave the case on the floor without any stand-offs? I have my rig on a small table next to my desk but it sure is wobbly. If it goes on the floor it goes on carpet, so ideally I need some casters... Maybe that will be my next project.
post #2194 of 18690
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

Sweet, I used a 20mm hole punch, but had to drill pilot holes 1st
Yeah I will be needing the disk space, as I'm growing my NAS, and the 6tb I have as a backup atm will need to increase to compensate

Cool, same rad as me, it just just squeezes in doesn't it!!

Yep you cant get it in if you dont get the cages out first and then put them in afterwards xD
post #2195 of 18690
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Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

Curious, any of you leave the case on the floor without any stand-offs? I have my rig on a small table next to my desk but it sure is wobbly. If it goes on the floor it goes on carpet, so ideally I need some casters... Maybe that will be my next project.

If you have a rad in the bottom I wouldn't set this case on any surface without some sort of standoffs as the way Phanteks designed it, there's only enough airflow getting to the bottom of the case for a single 120mm / 140mm fan. It's a pretty huge design flaw imho considering just about everyone who purchases it is putting a rad in the bottom.
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Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

[...] Doyll helped with the following, and I've measured and confirmed myself. I would LOVE for anyone to double-check themselves.

- The bottom gap is only 2.5mm with the case empty. Case W x D dimensions are 250mm x 600 mm. (42.5 sq cm)
- The left side has basically no airflow.. The grills on filters are solid / totally cosmetic. Pop a filter out and you'll see what I mean.
- The right side has a filtered intake, and on the back of it has thirty-six 3mm x 15mm slots (16.2 sq cm)
- The opening to the bottom at the back is 147x25mm (36.75 sq cm)
- The front has five 10x30mm foam filtered openings (15 sq cm)

42.5 + 16.2 + 36.75 + 15 = 110.45 sq cm total airflow getting to the bottom filters.

Keep in mind also that the right side and front intakes are filtered, so the airflow going through them passes through 2 sets of filters before reaching your rad, which adds even more restriction.

A 120mm fan typically needs about 90 sq cm (the area of the circumference minus the motor housing, which varies slightly from one fan model to the next). Likewise, a 140mm fan typically needs about 120 sq cm
post #2196 of 18690
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Originally Posted by Gunilla95 View Post

Yep you cant get it in if you dont get the cages out first and then put them in afterwards xD

Yeah I got all the measurements from jesse and came to conclusion that it would fit, so orderedcthe rads before the case came. When it arrived I tried jamming the rad in without taking the cages out, and for a few seconds thought I had bought a the wrong rad or something! Then realised I was an idiot and figured it out

I would love to know how phanteks intended for us to fit a front rad and pipe it up, without taking the cages out and not modd anything, as the way we have done it is the only way I can see it working
post #2197 of 18690
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Originally Posted by Hereisphilly View Post

Yeah I got all the measurements from jesse and came to conclusion that it would fit, so orderedcthe rads before the case came. When it arrived I tried jamming the rad in without taking the cages out, and for a few seconds thought I had bought a the wrong rad or something! Then realised I was an idiot and figured it out

I would love to know how phanteks intended for us to fit a front rad and pipe it up, without taking the cages out and not modd anything, as the way we have done it is the only way I can see it working

you coud also cut one of the rips out on the upper cage then you could fit fittings trough there. that was my plan B wink.gif but then you loose one harddrive.
i ripped out everything out of my old case yesterday. my orders havent arrived yet. got a 280 monsta and a 480 on the way in. gonna take a while though half europe. and now im just sitting here on my laptop watching pokemon for the nostalgi rolleyes.gif
post #2198 of 18690
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Ah cool, thanks for tip on sawing, might have to have a look into it! Did you do any hot bending or did you do all the turns with connectors?

I went for the "straight look" on this one. We design water / water water / power plants and idea was to have a bit of a showcase in the office, representing what we do. Tho must admit, I have no red coolant in any of my plants.

They say a pic worth 1000 words tho , from hanging here at OCN, I have found it to be 994.69 words on average smile.gif



My not rigid section (pimp vibration isolation) . Can't see under upper HD cage.




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Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

Pics of the hard drive on the pump base:

And here I am thinking you layed it flat in the alternate location under the HD cages .... or vertically as it shows in the manual. wink.gif
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 12/30/13 at 2:50pm
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post #2199 of 18690
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If you have a rad in the bottom I wouldn't set this case on any surface without some sort of standoffs as the way Phanteks designed it, there's only enough airflow getting to the bottom of the case for a single 120mm / 140mm fan. It's a pretty huge design flaw imho considering just about everyone who purchases it is putting a rad in the bottom.

Interesting... Thanks for the heads up. I have an ex480 in push pull on the bottom right now... Coupled with the filters those poor ap-15's don't get much airflow. In any case my loop is total overkill for cooling just the cpu and gpu, but perhaps I should do something about this.
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Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post



And here I am thinking you layed it flat in the alternate location under the HD cages .... or vertically as it shows in the manual. wink.gif

That was my first plan, to attach it under the 5.25 bays. But I would have to somehow put some vibration damping with that, or I could use the pump base which has lots of damping
Edited by bond32 - 12/30/13 at 3:00pm
post #2200 of 18690
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Curious, any of you leave the case on the floor without any stand-offs? I have my rig on a small table next to my desk but it sure is wobbly. If it goes on the floor it goes on carpet, so ideally I need some casters... Maybe that will be my next project.
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Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

Pics of the hard drive on the pump base:

I gotta find some bottom pics and figure out how to raise mine a bit too.... I gained 1.3C on my Delta T lifting it up 1" off desk.... Delta T thru Bottom Rad didn't change but overall Ambient to coolant temp did. Not as much as removing the top filter grille ..... that gained me 4.4C but that's an easier fix..... I know someone here already working on alternate grille for the top .... gonna see how that turns out before moving forward up there.

Bottom is less critical for me as my 280 bottom rad fans get to steal air from the front fan intake which I assume gets sucked down thru the floor..... If you have a 480 down there tho....that ain't gonna happen so the performance of ya rad is prolly impacted as much or more than I'm experiencing on the top where I have the 420.

Anyone have pics of the bottom ? My case with 2 liters of water is so darn heavy ....wish I still had that glass table, Id set it down and take pics thru the glass smile.gif

Anything down there to attach case feet to ?
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