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Thanks for the reply mate, this is exactly what I was thinking - cheers for confirming.

I guess my only concern with going this route specifically is that I wouldn't want the barbs/tubing interfering with the bay(s)...unless of course, Phantels considered this already and the clearance at the roof is sufficient enough to enable a 360 radiator AND populate all of the 5.25 bays?

no problem. clearance would depend on the thickness of the rad.
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Yer fair point.

The EX360 that I will buy is 35.5mm...along with some fans I guess we are talking about 55.5mm correct?

Could always mount it the other way around (if possible) and have the connectors/tubing coming out from the mobo side I guess?
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Just spoke with Phanteks about the fans in the Luxe case. According to them it's the Phanteks F140SP. And according to this: [URL=http://Phanteks F140HP]http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page7.html[/URL]. The HP (with the same specs as the SP when it comes to noise. Is on pair with the noctua fans?!

So when it comes to noise, you really can not improve on the case fans?
 
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post #5284 of 18690
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Just spoke with Phanteks about the fans in the Luxe case. According to them it's the Phanteks F140SP. And according to this: [URL=http://Phanteks F140HP]http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1345-page7.html[/URL]. The HP (with the same specs as the SP when it comes to noise. Is on pair with the noctua fans?!

So when it comes to noise, you really can not improve on the case fans?

this has been known for a while. as for noise, one common thing i hear is that the 200mm fan is pretty loud. I'm a few hours from finding out. well, more like 12.5 hours. biggrin.gif
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I just finished my build in the Phanteks Enthoo Pro and I have to say I'm really impressed with the case. It's my second water cooled build and my first trying acrylic but the case has been a pleasure to work withm but everyone in this thread already knows that I guess.

I thought I'd just post up in here because I couldn't find much info when i was looking for build threads with this case. I just wanted to water cool the cpu for now so went with an Alphacool NexXxos ST30 360mm rad at the top, and a 120mm rad on the exhaust too as I was struggling to hit 5ghz on my 8350 on my old 240mm rad and there's plenty of space to play with. I couldn't get away with a bigger radiator at the top with my motherboard but I suspect you could get a 45 mm radiator depending on your motherboard.

The only thing I will say is reservoir placement wasn't brilliant. The supplied bracket is useless if you're going to use a half decent graphics card as it won't clear. I ended up drilling a couple of holes and mounting the res right up against the side panel. Pump placement wasn't too difficult but I ended up making a little acrylic mount for it as the Phanteks pump mount wasn't available in the UK yet.

I also changed the fans because the supplied fans were quite loud after a bit of testing. I ended up changing the front intakes for two Noiseblocker Eloops at 1350rpm, and kept all the exhaust fans on the rads as the Eloop 800 rpm's because the choice of radiator let me use low rpm fans quite effectively.

I've only had the new build together for about 2 hours but I'm getting idle cpu temps of between 14 and 18 degrees in a 23 degree room, and on a prime 95 stress test for 45 minutes I hit a max of 51 degrees, running a modest overclock of 4.6ghz on an 8350. Hoping to push the overclock more on this build as the last one only had a 240mm rad and the temps hit 60 degrees at 4.6ghz on prime 95 so i backed off. Compared to my old case which was a Corsair 550d I have to say it's a definite improvement on airflow and temps, as well as noise due to the greater choice of fan on the intake.

Anyway here's a couple of pics, I might do a build thread at some point but I haven't got a decent camera anymore so it's phone pics only from tonight.

Pump mounting on the bottom hd tray bracket,
pump_zpsb26c8488.jpg

The pipework, sorry about the murky water but I used ice dragon nano on a test build to see if it was worth the money and it wasn't. No temp drops at all and it's a nightmare to clean out of your blocks and rads.
fullbuild_zps55e5385f.jpg

moneyshot2_zps37a055cd.jpg

moneyshot_zps288ab06d.jpg

Hoping to get another radiator in the front and watercool the 290x lightning in the next couple of months. I didn't do it just yet as the cooler on the card is so good I felt bad ripping it straight off.
Edited by grim. - 8/14/14 at 12:24pm
post #5286 of 18690
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-snip-

Can you take a picture of the front of the case if you can please? Most builds I've seen leave the 200mm fan, but yours have 2 NBs, so I'd like to see how those white fans look through the front grill.
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I just finished my build in the Phanteks Enthoo Pro and I have to say I'm really impressed with the case. It's my second water cooled build and my first trying acrylic but the case has been a pleasure to work withm but everyone in this thread already knows that I guess.

I thought I'd just post up in here because I couldn't find much info when i was looking for build threads with this case. I just wanted to water cool the cpu for now so went with an Alphacool NexXxos ST30 360mm rad at the top, and a 120mm rad on the exhaust too as I was struggling to hit 5ghz on my 8350 on my old 240mm rad and there's plenty of space to play with. I couldn't get away with a bigger radiator at the top with my motherboard but I suspect you could get a 45 mm radiator depending on your motherboard.

The only thing I will say is reservoir placement wasn't brilliant. The supplied bracket is useless if you're going to use a half decent graphics card as it won't clear. I ended up drilling a couple of holes and mounting the res right up against the side panel. Pump placement wasn't too difficult but I ended up making a little acrylic mount for it as the Phanteks pump mount wasn't available in the UK yet.

I also changed the fans because the supplied fans were quite loud after a bit of testing. I ended up changing the front intakes for two Noiseblocker Eloops at 1350rpm, and kept all the exhaust fans on the rads as the Eloop 800 rpm's because the choice of radiator let me use low rpm fans quite effectively.

I've only had the new build together for about 2 hours but I'm getting idle cpu temps of between 14 and 18 degrees in a 23 degree room, and on a prime 95 stress test for 45 minutes I hit a max of 51 degrees, running a modest overclock of 4.6ghz on an 8350. Hoping to push the overclock more on this build as the last one only had a 240mm rad and the temps hit 60 degrees at 4.6ghz on prime 95 so i backed off. Compared to my old case which was a Corsair 550d I have to say it's a definite improvement on airflow and temps, as well as noise due to the greater choice of fan on the intake.

Anyway here's a couple of pics, I might do a build thread at some point but I haven't got a decent camera anymore so it's phone pics only from tonight.

Pump mounting on the bottom hd tray bracket,
pump_zpsb26c8488.jpg

The pipework, sorry about the murky water but I used ice dragon nano on a test build to see if it was worth the money and it wasn't. No temp drops at all and it's a nightmare to clean out of your blocks and rads.
moneyshot2_zps37a055cd.jpg

moneyshot_zps288ab06d.jpg

Hoping to get another radiator in the front and watercool the 290x lightning in the next couple of months. I didn't do it just yet as the cooler on the card is so good I felt bad ripping it straight off.

That is amazing drool.gif

On another note ask and you shall receive. It has arrived!










I bought 2 additional fans as well for my 420mm rad




The box in mine was still held in place with a very long twist tie











From my brief exploration I am very satisfied with the case. The finish feels excelant and I will pleasantly enjoy my build progress tomorrow of the case biggrin.gif
Edited by MrGrievous - 8/13/14 at 8:09pm
post #5288 of 18690
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On another note ask and you shall receive. It has arrived!
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)









I bought 2 additional fans as well for my 420mm rad




The box in mine was still held in place with a very long twist tie










From my brief exploration I am very satisfied with the case. The finish feels excelant and I will pleasantly enjoy my build progress tomorrow of the case biggrin.gif

Awesome, bro! She's a beauty, indeed.thumb.gif

Was the accessory box secured into place? Also, were your windows free of scratches?

Enjoy your case and can't wait to see the finished build.
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post #5289 of 18690
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Awesome, bro! She's a beauty, indeed.thumb.gif

Was the accessory box secured into place? Also, were your windows free of scratches?

Enjoy your case and can't wait to see the finished build.

Thanks tongue.gif and yes the accesory box stayed in place during transit with a really long twist tie, the window still only had the one side protected but it is scratch free but I'm not entirely sure if I'm crazy over the smoked window, will have to wait and see with everything installed. I can say though that the window seems to be of higher quality than found on the Pro as I don't see any imperfections as I move my head around, idk maybe its just me not noticing yet will have to see if PureBlackFire's is also a higher grade piece of plastic tongue.gif
Edited by MrGrievous - 8/13/14 at 9:06pm
post #5290 of 18690
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Originally Posted by grim. View Post

I just finished my build in the Phanteks Enthoo Pro and I have to say I'm really impressed with the case. It's my second water cooled build and my first trying acrylic but the case has been a pleasure to work withm but everyone in this thread already knows that I guess. Snip (Click to show)
I thought I'd just post up in here because I couldn't find much info when i was looking for build threads with this case. I just wanted to water cool the cpu for now so went with an Alphacool NexXxos ST30 360mm rad at the top, and a 120mm rad on the exhaust too as I was struggling to hit 5ghz on my 8350 on my old 240mm rad and there's plenty of space to play with. I couldn't get away with a bigger radiator at the top with my motherboard but I suspect you could get a 45 mm radiator depending on your motherboard.

The only thing I will say is reservoir placement wasn't brilliant. The supplied bracket is useless if you're going to use a half decent graphics card as it won't clear. I ended up drilling a couple of holes and mounting the res right up against the side panel. Pump placement wasn't too difficult but I ended up making a little acrylic mount for it as the Phanteks pump mount wasn't available in the UK yet.

I also changed the fans because the supplied fans were quite loud after a bit of testing. I ended up changing the front intakes for two Noiseblocker Eloops at 1350rpm, and kept all the exhaust fans on the rads as the Eloop 800 rpm's because the choice of radiator let me use low rpm fans quite effectively.

I've only had the new build together for about 2 hours but I'm getting idle cpu temps of between 14 and 18 degrees in a 23 degree room, and on a prime 95 stress test for 45 minutes I hit a max of 51 degrees, running a modest overclock of 4.6ghz on an 8350. Hoping to push the overclock more on this build as the last one only had a 240mm rad and the temps hit 60 degrees at 4.6ghz on prime 95 so i backed off. Compared to my old case which was a Corsair 550d I have to say it's a definite improvement on airflow and temps, as well as noise due to the greater choice of fan on the intake.

Anyway here's a couple of pics, I might do a build thread at some point but I haven't got a decent camera anymore so it's phone pics only from tonight.

Pump mounting on the bottom hd tray bracket,
pump_zpsb26c8488.jpg

The pipework, sorry about the murky water but I used ice dragon nano on a test build to see if it was worth the money and it wasn't. No temp drops at all and it's a nightmare to clean out of your blocks and rads.
moneyshot2_zps37a055cd.jpg
Snip (Click to show)
moneyshot_zps288ab06d.jpg

Hoping to get another radiator in the front and watercool the 290x lightning in the next couple of months. I didn't do it just yet as the cooler on the card is so good I felt bad ripping it straight off.

Luv how your acrylic turned out. Looks great! thumb.gif
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