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Quote:
Originally Posted by xCloudyHorizon View Post

I've been mulling over switching chipsets and a few possible boards have caught my attention. I know regular ATX will fit, but lets say I were to put a E-ATX board in, would I have to remove the reservoir bracket if the board is too wide?

Depends. Most boards that are labeled as E-ATX are not anywhere near the 13" width industry standard for that classification. For example, ASUS boards labeled as E-ATX, like the the RIVE or RIVBE, are only 10.7" wide - just about an inch wider than a regular ATX board & nowhere near wide enough to be able to use that extra set of E-ATX mobo standoffs, and you'd have no real issues using the reservoir bracket with one of them.

FWIW I'm running a RIVBE with a reservoir on the bracket. It is a bit of a nightmare trying to plug in or unplug SATA cables though after the res bracket is place. You'd want to have all that tackled before putting that bracket on.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 3/30/14 at 12:18pm
post #3482 of 18657
Thought I would poke back in here, see what's going on. Got my new stuff in, moving back to a corsair 540. Still love the Primo, not the size.



Still have my primo and large rads for sale. PM me if interested
post #3483 of 18657
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Originally Posted by Phantatsy View Post

Seems to me like a big difference for a simple filter. Have you tried using a different filter?

It's the combo of the grille and the filter. I have tried "going nekid" and after cupla months no dust so not thinking about it atm


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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Top grill was the biggest difference, not the filters. The top grill is (pattern R1.5 T3.0) mesh with 22.68% open area.. 77.32% of the vent area is blocked by the mesh.

I would love to find a source of hexagonal hole mesh with 2.5mm holes (H2T2.5 90*) 64% open area or even better 4.5mm holes (H4.5T5) 81% open area... and replace the stock grill with it. biggrin.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1418637/phanteks-enthoo-primo-owners-club/2120_20#post_21466857

Will ya settle for 79% ?

1/4" hexagon holes with 9/32" staggered centers

http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/modders-mesh-honeycomb.html

Or 77%
Raw Material: Aluminum
Raw Thickness: 0.064" / 14 Gauge
Open Area: ~ 77%

http://www.customcargrills.com/products.asp?cat=27
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 3/31/14 at 3:38pm
911 Carrera
(20 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
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2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
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Intel w/ EK Supremacy Cooling Block - Clean P... Asus Maximus VI Formula 2 x Asus GTX 780 DCII w/ EK Full Cover Blocks a... Mushkin Red Line Ridgeback 2 x 8GB DDR302400 10... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
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Oops my bad
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 3/31/14 at 3:42pm
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB (2 x Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cach... Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blue Ray Writer 1 x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45-420 + 1 x Alphacool ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
1 x Swiftech 35x2 w/ Heatsink and NB Fan EK -MultiOption RES X3 250 White Acetal Reservoir 5 x PH-F140SP_BK_BLED + 5 x PH-F140SP_BK E22 Rigid 10/12 Acrylic Tubing and Bitspower Ma... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x Reeven Six Eyes Fan Controller Windows 7 64 Bit Professional OEM ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor Logitech G19s 920-004985 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X-1250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo Ultimate Chassis Asus RoG GX950 Laser Mouse  Logitech Z5500 
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Just recently upgraded to this case, (partly based on some great info from doyll on another forum). Very impressed with it so far and there seems to be a goldmine of info in this thread here. Will try to get some pics uploaded soon.
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post #3486 of 18657
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE View Post


Will ya settle for 79% ?

1/4" hexagon holes with 9/32" staggered centers

http://mnpctech.com/case-mods-gaming-pc-liquid-modding-custom-computer-mnpctech-overclock-cooling-fan-grills/modders-mesh-honeycomb.html

Or 77%
Raw Material: Aluminum
Raw Thickness: 0.064" / 14 Gauge
Open Area: ~ 77%

http://www.customcargrills.com/products.asp?cat=27
Modder's Mesh would work but it's on wrong side of pond. Would cost more in shipping than the cost of mesh. ;(
I've seen some similar to second but don't like the expanded metal look.

Thanks for the suggestions.
post #3487 of 18657
FWIW I've bought sheets of perforated steel many times off of eBay for various modding projects, automotive, cabinetry, computers, etc. The most recent was a 40"x36" 1008 sheet with 0.156" holes (63% open area), and it was well under $30 with free shipping. Perhaps there's something similar available in the UK?

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Perforated steel
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 3/31/14 at 6:03pm
post #3488 of 18657
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by setter View Post

Just recently upgraded to this case, (partly based on some great info from doyll on another forum). Very impressed with it so far and there seems to be a goldmine of info in this thread here. Will try to get some pics uploaded soon.
Good to see you here Mate! Great bunch of people here. thumb.gif
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

FWIW I've bought sheets of perforated steel many times off of eBay for various modding projects, automotive, cabinetry, computers, etc. The most recent was a 40"x36" 1008 sheet with 0.156" holes (63% open area), and it was well under $30 with free shipping. Perhaps there's something similar available in the UK?

edit:
Perforated steel
Seller customcargrills from USA sells on ebay here but shipping can be as much or more than mesh costs.. and if customs charges of 20% plus £8.00 processing... frown.gif

I can find round hole and may end up getting some. I just like the looks of the hexagonal pattern better. Maybe I'll buy a full 8' x 4' sheet, cut it up and sell it. biggrin.gif
post #3490 of 18657
Hey guys, I'm still in the theory crafting stage of my build, and thank god I read this thread. Soooo much good information here, you guys are amazing. It's taken me a solid week to get through the entire thread (and a significant amount of "work" time, oops!) but I'm super glad I did. I've changed from a 480 to a 420 rad at the top, and got heaps of ideas. I do have a few questions for you guys though.

1. I'm definitely sold on the 420 rad at the top. Someone mentioned for the fill ports, that you need to pull the rad back a little to expose them. Does this effect the mounting of the rad? Does exposing the fill ports still allow the rad and fans to line up correctly with the mounts?

2. What fittings do I need to create that fill point off the top rad port mentioned in question 1? I see a 30mm fitting (I'll be using bitspower matte black but that's irrelevant). It seems they only come in female to female? Does that mean I need a tiny male to male piece to go between the port and extender? And do I then just put a stopper in the extender until I'm ready to fill?

3. I think you guys have convinced me to go for a 280 rad down the bottom, that way I can use one of the ports as a drain port (and for this I assume I just need a 90 deg fitting and QDC) and mount my pump where the bottom HDD cage was. And there entails my question, pump size. I'm going to be running a 4770K, 2x 780 Ti, 420 XT45 rad up top, 280 UT60 rad down bottom, and a 280 ST30 rad at the front/side. Everything overclocked as far as humanly possible. Will a MCP35x do the job here? Or should I upgrade to a MCP35x2? I'm leaning towards going for the x2 in order to get the system running quieter, but want to know if the single will handle the load as well.

4. Fans. Everyone says the Phanteks fans that come with the case are amazing. I need to order a few more fans for the rads, and they will be highly visible (top and bottom rad mounted, back of case exhaust). My issue is, I'm going for a red / black build, will the white fan blades all over the place be too controversial to the theme? What are some other really good 140mm fans in either black or red that might do the job?

5. Temp sensors. I have no idea on dimensions of these (have never water cooled before), can I simply bang one into a spare port on a rad? Or do I need to add a T block somewhere and do it that way?

6. Will this EK supremacy fit for the socket 1150 i7 4770k? On the spec sheet it doesn't list socket 1150. Link below:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_878_879&products_id=21128

7. Fan Controllers. I was originally looking at the FC5 v3, but the knobs won't fit and I don't want to push it back into the case (did I mention I love you guys for this thread? xD). I'm now looking at the lamptron CW611 and the Aquaero 6 XT. Can anyone shed some light on these as I'm struggling to find any reviews that give adequate info on these. I imagine the CW611 is very similar to the FC5 v3, just with 36W per channel. I would really like some info the Aquaero though, it looks super techy (which I love). And comes with a remote and software! The software really intrigues me, is it able to set the controller based off cpu temps?

Sorry for all the questions guys!!
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