Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter
The only way to mod the bottom to fit a 360 or 480 SR-1 would be to remove or cut out the panel with the Phanteks logo on it. A few people have done that. Doesn't look so good imho.
I don't have eLoops to say one way or another, and some who do have them say they just don't notice it, but just as many if not more have reported their eLoops get louder / buzzing almost like the blades are hitting something when used in pull. Turns out it's NOT due to the blades actually hitting anything like some claim. They just sometimes give off a helicopter-like sound effect if the front of the fan blades (the 'pull' side) are too close to a restriction.
The manufacturer has recognized the issue and says their eLoop is not designed to be used in pull, but if you are going to use it in pull they suggest using a shroud at least 5-10 mm thick ...
Thanks Unicr0n. I did read about the noise and found a video of the turbulence noise people have reported but I was hoping on low RPM B12-2 eloops that that wouldn't be an issue as the noise seems to happen noticeably in the higher RPM's as Blacknoise and some others have stated. I did actually find those posts you posted so sorry if it seems like I didn't look around first. I guess I was more concerned about the blades contacting the radiator as to me that would be a more annoying sound and aside from Simgularity Computers, there's no mention of that. I'm currently running Noiseblocker PL-2's so I'll stick with those.
Regarding the SR-1's I have seen builds where the HDD/optic bay cover has been cut in two and I have to agree with you that it never seems to look that good since I was thinking of cutting it in two but your post has confirmed my thoughts about the aesthetics. I think you just saved me around $300
Originally Posted by Essenbe
I have an XSPC RX 360 in the bottom of mine. It was an extremely tight fit, but it will fit. Take out the top drive cages, place the rad where you want it and push it down between the front panel with the logo and the PSU indention. If you push enough it will fit, and won't bow out the front panel.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I never realised the RX360 was that wide. Unfortunately the Black Ice rads are 6mm wider so shoe horning isn't an option Edited by Branish - 2/11/14 at 7:49pm