Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › [Official] Case PHANTEKS Case Club for lovers & owners
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] Case PHANTEKS Case Club for lovers & owners - Page 51

post #501 of 15936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

I gave a little thought to going with a bay/res, but I'm dead-set on using rigid acrylic tubing - already bought more than I'll need - and I thought I might run into issues trying to fill it if the tubing wouldn't let me pull it out even just a little bit. That, and I've read a few horror stories where quite a few people claimed to have problems with some models leaking and whatnot, makes me leery to go with a bay/res.

Now I'm looking into mounting the new xspc photon pump/res on that res bracket.

http://www.xs-pc.com/water-pumps/d5-photon-270-reservoirpump-combo



The photon res's are fat - the res itself is 75mm iirc, and that pump/res is listed as 85mm wide, I assume that's at the pump ring - its widest point - so putting that res there would be a no-go for many GPUs, but I'll be running reference GTX760s that have a short 6" pcb so I should have no such problems running them in sli in any slots they'll fit and still using that res bracket with even the fattest of res's mounted to it.

I'm really hoping that 270 will fit there but it's 350mm tall so if it will it'll be a tight fit, hopefully leaving a little room between it and the rads/fans top and bottom. I've asked Jesse at themodzoo if he can get me an inside measurement of the case from the bottom to the top so I can figure out if it'll work or not. If so I'm ordering it right away. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIpoC65bpX4 check out somewhere around 11:20 he has the photon 270, shows the fitting on the side next to graphics cards
post #502 of 15936
Quote:
Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIpoC65bpX4 check out somewhere around 11:20 he has the photon 270, shows the fitting on the side next to graphics cards

Yeah I've seen that vid a many a time now. The photon 270 I'm interested in is newer and is a pump/res combo that has a D5 pump attached to the bottom which makes it much taller (350mm) than the one shown in that vid.

Also @ 11:20 into that vid they are fitting the photon 270 res by itself to the mounting location on the back of the case, not the res bracket where I'm interested in mounting the res/pump combo (there will likely be no room at all for a res of any sort on the back of the case in that location in my build), but at about 15:30 he does position it up against that bracket, but not to where I can get any real idea how the res/pump combo would fit or not with relation to the rads/fans I'll be running.

I'm not worried at all about how thick the res is with respect to GPUs as my cards have a very short 6" PCB. I'm worried only about whether the photon 270 D5 combo might be too tall to fit between my 80mm thick rad on the bottom and 45mm thick rad on top, both in push-pull.

Phanteks lists the case itself outside dimensions as being 650mm tall.
My rads w/ fans will take up 225mm of that space (25+80+25 + 25+45+25).
That leaves only 425mm, or rather only 75mm more than the 350mm tall res+pump, and that doesn't account for however much space there is below the floor of the case (the feet) and above the top fan & below the top filter, and the thickness of the case itself, etc.

I suspect/hope it's going to fit, but if so it'll be with only a tiny space above and below it and the fans. If not I guess I'll consider the Photon 170 but the shorter res doesn't hold near as much appeal to me & I might consider something else instead.

I need the inside of the case to be at least 550mm tall, and preferably 10mm or more than that, or the Photon 270 D5 pump combo is not going to fit.

I guess I won't know for sure until Jesse posts back some exact measurements at TheModZoo later when he gets back home.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 10/8/13 at 9:45am
post #503 of 15936
Funny story about the photon res that we used in the video. I had set the res on the table while we were looking for something, and next thing we hear is something rolling, by the time we turned around the Photon 270 had rolled of the table and hit the asphalt. It did not sound good, but to my surprise the glass did not breat. Wish we had captured that on the camera. Bill and I were really surprised by the quality of the glass and that it survived a decent fall (for a glass item).

I will get you the info once I get home as promised.
post #504 of 15936
That's a tuff res to survive a pavement drop:eek:

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk now Free
post #505 of 15936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

I gave a little thought to going with a bay/res, but I'm dead-set on using rigid acrylic tubing - already bought more than I'll need - and I thought I might run into issues trying to fill it if the tubing wouldn't let me pull it out even just a little bit.

I was planning a "Tee" in the loop with rigid tube going up thru the top of case with bulkhead fitting

Bitspower G1/4" Female / Female Pass-Through Fitting - (Fillport) - Matte Black (BP-MBWP-C04)http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10364/ex-tub-608/Bitspower_G14_Female_Female_Pass-Through_Fitting_-_Fillport_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C04.html
Bitspower G1/4" Low Profile Matte Black Stop Plug w/ O-Ring (BP-MBWP-C09)http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10362/ex-tub-610/Bitspower_G14_Low_Profile_Matte_Black_Stop_Plug_w_O-Ring_BP-MBWP-C09.html
Koolance Threaded Rubber Funnel - G1/4" Thread (LIQ-FNL) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10256/koo-206/Koolance_Threaded_Rubber_Funnel_-_G14_Thread_LIQ-FNL.html

Unscrew the plug .... screw in the funnel and fill'er up....... remove, then replace plug. See opening seconds here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVPehMaHgM8

Way coolest build ever BTW ..... anyone wanna lend me their CNC machine

For drain was gonna use another tee with quik-discconnect ..... one side of the QD stays in the case, other side gets some flex hose and stays in the draw till drain time.
Quote:
That, and I've read a few horror stories where quite a few people claimed to have problems with some models leaking and whatnot, makes me leery to go with a bay/res.

Im in same boat ..... but so much so afraid of the acrylic that I'm gonan use a borosilicate glass model ... basically laboratory grade glass
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 10/8/13 at 5:44pm
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... 
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 
  hide details  
Reply
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... 
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 
  hide details  
Reply
post #506 of 15936
Jesse replied back at themodzoo with the inside height of the case ...
Quote:
Jesse, on 08 Oct 2013 - 7:40 PM, said:

There is ~16" or 406mm of space between the mobo ledge to the top, and the total top to bottom inside the case is ~22.6" / 575mm.
Let me know if that helps.



Awesome! It sounds like it's going to fit, just barely.

My XT45 480 up top is 46mm + 25mm for the push fan = 71mm
My monsta 360 on the bottom is 80mm + 50mm for push-pull fans = 130mm.

So, 71mm + 130mm + 350mm for the res = 551mm
So, judging by all that, I figure I should have about ~10mm space each top and bottom between the res/pump and the fans.

lol, like it was made specifically for it. I feel I must buy it now. biggrin.gif

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Makes me glad I decided against getting a 480 UT60 to put up top instead of the XT45.

Now if that case would just get here!!!!
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 10/8/13 at 7:20pm
post #507 of 15936
Any updates on shipping? Also to those of you with the case, I was planning on adding a thick rx240 in the front side with the bracket as well as possibly a single 120mm on the bottom next to that while keeping the front 140mm intakes untouched, would this work? Removing the hard drive cages of course...
post #508 of 15936
Quote:
Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

Any updates on shipping? Also to those of you with the case, I was planning on adding a thick rx240 in the front side with the bracket as well as possibly a single 120mm on the bottom next to that while keeping the front 140mm intakes untouched, would this work? Removing the hard drive cages of course...

No new word on shipping other than Phanteks still says they are "scheduled to ship October 18, 2013", and in their forum has assured those of us who pre-ordered from Phanteks that our cases will go out first.

Newegg is still listing a release date of Oct 14, so take from that what you will.

You can fit a rad using the side bracket and also have a 120mm series rad in the bottom up front right next to it, but I'm not sure how thick of a radiator you can get away with using in that side bracket. I suspect you won't be able to put a monsta 80mm there on that bracket and still have a 120mm series rad there on the bottom where the HDD cages go, and maybe not a 60mm either.

Like you said, you'd need a reviewer who already has the case, like Jesse or ciarlatano, to answer something like that for sure, at least until a week or so from now when those of us who pre-ordered already should start getting them.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 10/8/13 at 10:39pm
post #509 of 15936
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unicr0nhunter View Post

Jesse replied back at themodzoo with the inside height of the case ...


Awesome! It sounds like it's going to fit, just barely.

My XT45 480 up top is 46mm + 25mm for the push fan = 71mm
My monsta 360 on the bottom is 80mm + 50mm for push-pull fans = 130mm.

So, 71mm + 130mm + 350mm for the res = 551mm
So, judging by all that, I figure I should have about ~10mm space each top and bottom between the res/pump and the fans.

lol, like it was made specifically for it. I feel I must buy it now. biggrin.gif
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Makes me glad I decided against getting a 480 UT60 to put up top instead of the XT45.

Now if that case would just get here!!!!

Sine you are planning a very similar setup as to mine so let me give you an exact number. The space between my lower rad (push pull) and the top rad )XT 45 in pull) is 15.5" or 395mm. Take another 25 out for the fans on the top and you have 370mm. You should have enough to clear the setup that you have in mind.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bond32 View Post

Any updates on shipping? Also to those of you with the case, I was planning on adding a thick rx240 in the front side with the bracket as well as possibly a single 120mm on the bottom next to that while keeping the front 140mm intakes untouched, would this work? Removing the hard drive cages of course...

There is 3" of space in the side, that translates to approx 76 ~ 77mm. The RX rad is 60mm thick. You will not have enough space to mount the rad and put 120mm rad on the floor next to it. A 45mm thick rad might work so maybe the EX or AX series might work better. No matter what you do with a bracket the front intakes will be fine and you don't have to worry about them.
Edited by jassilamba - 10/9/13 at 4:47am
post #510 of 15936
Quote:
Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

Sine you are planning a very similar setup as to mine so let me give you an exact number. The space between my lower rad (push pull) and the top rad )XT 45 in pull) is 15.5" or 395mm. Take another 25 out for the fans on the top and you have 370mm. You should have enough to clear the setup that you have in mind.

Thanks so much Jesse for that.
Thanks to you I know it's going to fit so I can go ahead and order it.

With only ~20mm extra I'm not sure if I'll be able to position it so I'll be able to get to that fill port or not on the top of that res. I've got a few ideas how I might get around that though. I will make it work. lol

Thanks again for making yourself available for all of us to keep pestering you like this. I know for me at least it's helped me to be a lot less crazy while I'm waiting for this case to arrive. If not I wouldn't have been able to plan my build much if at all so far.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › [Official] Case PHANTEKS Case Club for lovers & owners