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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

I used some cheap ebay 5050 LED strips, and I'm really really impressed with the results.

Have you considered clear tubing with some red dye in it (not the pastel stuff, just plain red dye). I think that might look really really good.

There is enough space to mount an LED strip or any other lighting option you choose.


Okay, I think that's exactly what I want with sunset yellow pastel coolant. Does it give off that blue-ish vibe in person, though? I don't want just pure white light in there. I want it to look like the picture and tie in with the front blue lights. Mostly just highlight the yellow tubing, but give a slight blue/yellow two-tone vibe.

Case lighting and coolant are color are serious business smile.gif
post #872 of 18696
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Originally Posted by ADragg View Post

Are you sure? Is it possible you have a different version of the case? Because I'm fairly certain all of the fan led connections looked exactly like the ones in his picture. If it make any difference, I know they're the same connector that the Bitfenix Alchemy LED strips use, because that's what I installed today.

You could be right and remember my case was a review sample. Irrespective they are easy to change.
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Originally Posted by ADragg View Post

Okay, I think that's exactly what I want with sunset yellow pastel coolant. Does it give off that blue-ish vibe in person, though? I don't want just pure white light in there. I want it to look like the picture and tie in with the front blue lights. Mostly just highlight the yellow tubing, but give a slight blue/yellow two-tone vibe.

Case lighting and coolant are color are serious business smile.gif

Yes it does since I'm not using a white led strip. It's a rgb strip producing white which will never be pure white.
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Originally Posted by mixman View Post

Got the case and and I am so impressed I am probably going to move my main rig from my Lian Li V2120 to the Phanteks. I am only cooling a cpu but it's a 3930K which is a hot beast. I am going to do a 480mm UT45 up top and a most likely a 240mm on the side I want to mount a UT45 there also. Over the top for a cpu rig I know but I can run it from full blast to almost dead quiet because I will not be pushing it my WC system.

Question....How deep is the 240mm rad I can put in the side with push/pull? I am not using a rad that will protrude into the cage area on the bottom so there should be no interference. I want to keep the bottom fans open to blow cool area up into the case.

Also.....Jesse, how silent is this case at full blast, with a system in it?

I'm a fan of quiet so my fans are running at around 800RPM, I have never owned a case that has had sound dampening so I cannot compare to those. But with fans running full blast, the over case is does its best job of keeping things as quiet as possible.

Perfect example - I have my pump in the 5.25 drive bay, and if I leave it open I start to get annoyed by it, close it and I cannot hear anything. Sometimes I have to check to make sure that the PC is on lol.

Check out this video as i had the fans running full blast in this one -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i0x-wXaBrI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUcnCXoB2dRjaTKkcd3l517Q
Edited by jassilamba - 10/25/13 at 6:33am
post #873 of 18696
Oh man, my case is here and it's perfect. Sure enough, the 2-pin LED connections match up to the pre-wired connectors I already have. For anyone wondering, they are a 'JST 2-pin LED connector'. I got a 50-pack of male and female pre-wired connectors a while back for ~$5 or so I believe off of ebay, as the Cosmo 2 also uses this connector for the LEDs. biggrin.gif

I am so glad the case is actually here now, but now that it is there's really not a whole lot I get to do with if for probably a month or more from now before I'm done collecting everything I need to go in it. blinksmiley.gif

Over the next couple days I'll probably fit my rads / fans in the top & bottom so I can work out the placement of this Photon270 res/pump combo that's just barely going to squeeze between them. I can also put the PSU in, and maybe start custom wiring / sleeving some of the fan & led cables, and well, that's about it. I had hoped I'd be further along by the time this case got here, but I've still got quite a ways to go.

I've still got to settle on a mobo/CPU/ram for this thing. I've been seriously eyeballing the RIV Black Edition that should get released in the next week or so & a 4930k to go with, which at this point is still the direction I'm leaning towards, but that'll set me back at least 2-3 weeks from now to finish scrimping/saving just for them, so it's possible I might just go with another Haswell mobo & 4770k instead for half the price, as I've also still got to get an SSD, probably a 500GB EVO, and at least one new 2TB-4TB HDD and even after all that I'll also have to get at least one new GPU to replace the GTX760s I'll be moving from the Cosmo 2. I'll probably just get another 760 though. I do LUV these cards. Dollar-for-dollar they're pretty hard to beat. Two 760s in SLI beats a Titan all-day everyday for roughly half the price, and with a little luck the price might drop on them a little more now that AMD has released their new cards. I'm sure hoping so anyway.
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So, I finally figured out what I'm gonna do with the smaller window area.... I think I'm going to have the image in my avatar printed & cut on plexi and run a single white LED behind it so it glows from behind. Anybody have any suggestions for the best method of applying a translucent image to plexi/acrylic for backlighting? There's a lot of services that do photo mounting on acrylic, but the image needs to be translucent so it 'glows' from the backlighting.
Edited by chrisnyc75 - 10/25/13 at 8:54am
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Oh man, my case is here and it's perfect. ......

Over the next couple days I'll probably fit my rads / fans in the top & bottom so I can work out the placement of this Photon270 res/pump combo that's just barely going to squeeze between them. I can also put the PSU in, and maybe start custom wiring / sleeving some of the fan & led cables, and well, that's about it. I had hoped I'd be further along by the time this case got here, but I've still got quite a ways to go.

I've still got to settle on a mobo/CPU/ram for this thing. I've been seriously eyeballing the RIV Black Edition that should get released in the next week or so & a 4930k to go with, which at this point is still the direction I'm leaning towards, but that'll set me back at least 2-3 weeks from now to finish scrimping/saving just for them, so it's possible I might just go with another Haswell mobo & 4770k instead for half the price, as I've also still got to get an SSD, probably a 500GB EVO, and at least one new 2TB-4TB HDD and even after all that I'll also have to get at least one new GPU to replace the GTX760s I'll be moving from the Cosmo 2. I'll probably just get another 760 though. I do LUV these cards. Dollar-for-dollar they're pretty hard to beat. Two 760s in SLI beats a Titan all-day everyday for roughly half the price, and with a little luck the price might drop on them a little more now that AMD has released their new cards. I'm sure hoping so anyway.

Yesterday all my components arrived at 10:58 AM ..... it's 11:29 ..... damn where is this guy ?..... wonder if he stopped at a GF's along the route smile.gif Every tome a squirrel walks by, the dogs bark and I'm jumping outta my desk and running to the door / window.

As I'm also limiting it to two cards in SLI, I went w/ the M6F ..... I was waiting for the Poseidons but here we are 5 months after the announcement of the M6F and Poseidon at Comdex..... M6F is here two months already .... no word on the Poseidons...... I think I might just move up to the 780 DCIIs now ..... with the 780 Ti coming out (All nvidia cards will drop when this drops on or about November 15) ..... hoping the "regulah" 780 drops about $100. Nice thing about the 760's is their 8.6" length x 5.0 width ..... that's the one thing I have left to stress about ..... how to fit 770s (10.7 x 5.2) or 780s (11.3 x 5.8) and still fit a reservoir. I think the 780 is closer than or even the the same as the 770 in size once the cooler is removed. Been asking all around on the topic, no answers so far.

Either way I go with the GFX, anything else but the 760 means the res bracket is out. If you happen to use an alternate mounting, I'd be anxious to see pics as I'm still perplexed on this.

Fast RAM has a bear to get ....act fast .... newegg has in stock today ....

$190 Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 10-12-12-28 Model 997122R (5 eggs)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226417
Shorter version there also for $180 which is what I always bought because didn't like look of the taller Ridgebacks in the newegg pics .... but now that I have seen them up close .... they gorgeously finished.

$235 CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 10-12-12-31 Model CMY16GX3M2A2400C10A (5 eggs)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233554

$175 G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX (4 eggs)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231589

while checking my delivery status....saw these newegg specials ....

Intel 4670k $220 w/ coupon code EMCWXVR23
Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB $210
Asus R4E $410 EMCWXVR33
Enthoo Primo $149.99 w/ coupon code YESIMJOKING

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So, I finally figured out what I'm gonna do with the smaller window area.... I think I'm going to have the image in my avatar printed & cut on plexi and run a single white LED behind it so it glows from behind. Anybody have any suggestions for the best method of applying a translucent image to plexi/acrylic for backlighting? There's a lot of services that do photo mounting on acrylic, but the image needs to be translucent so it 'glows' from the backlighting.

I think the LED should pulse ! I have clear mylar I could print it on for ya ..... can do up to 24" x 36" .... sure ya don't want it on the big window ? smile.gif
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 10/25/13 at 9:15am
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Yesterday all my components arrived at 10:58 AM ..... it's 11:29 ..... damn where is this guy ?..... wonder if he stopped at a GF's along the route smile.gif Every tome a squirrel walks by, the dogs bark and I'm jumping outta my desk and running to the door / window.

lol, I had to leave for work yesterday before my case was delivered. Had to bribe my nephew with a large pizza with whatever he wanted on it to stay here and sign for it when it got here. Totally worth it. biggrin.gif
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Nice thing about the 760's is their 8.6" length x 5.0 width ..... [...] the 760 means the res bracket is out. If you happen to use an alternate mounting, I'd be anxious to see pics as I'm still perplexed on this.

My reference 4GB 760s (EVGA 04G-P4-2766-KR) PCBs are less than 7" long with the blower cooler off of it. They'll fit fine in SLI in any slots alongside my res mounted to the res bracket. It's like my 760s were made just for this case. wink.gif

The reference 760s use the same PCB design as reference GTX 670. Actually, my waterblocks are XSPC Razor GTX670s that fit my 760s perfectly. Here's the top view of one of my 760s, showing the short PCB alongside the XSPC 670 backplate.

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

And here's a shot I posted a while back of those short little waterblocks along with the backplates and a few other goodies ...

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01
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Fast RAM has a bear to get ....act fast .... newegg has in stock today ....

I'm not picky about memory. It'll be the last thing I buy more than a month from now most likely and I'll probably just get 1600 G-Skills. There's such a tiny performance gain for faster ram it's hardly worth it imho. I'd MUCH rather have 64GB of 1600 G.Skills than 32GB of 2400 Mushkins or Corsair.
Edited by Unicr0nhunter - 10/25/13 at 9:29am
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If you are playing bf4, it has been shown to favor high speed RAM by a rather obscene amount. I think it's one of the first games iv'e seen where they report over 10fps difference from 1600 to 2400. Of course, this is coming out of corsairs lab, so grain of salt, wait for user replication.
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Then I'll miss out of a few fps. Really doesn't bother me at all. If I was that worried about FPS in games I'd be better off to invest more in GPUs before I bought faster ram.

I keep my computers mostly for editing/encoding video - I work with anywhere from 100GB to 500GBs of source videos daily that keeps several machines busy - much more so than I do for playing games, although I'm not the only one who will be using this computer as it's going in the family room, and they will be more focused on playing games on it than I will be, but they've been more than happy so far with playing on the air cooled 760s SLI & I don't even overclock them, just the processor.

All that said, we will definitely be seeing just how BF4 does on it whenever I get it put together.
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I think the LED should pulse ! I have clear mylar I could print it on for ya ..... can do up to 24" x 36" .... sure ya don't want it on the big window ? smile.gif

lol no, definitely in the smaller window - the big window is for showing off the sexy hardware inside. wink.gif

I think mylar would be great for application TO the window itself, but I'm thinking more along the lines of a solid "plaque" mounted where the Phanteks logo is now. Something along the lines of this -> http://www.art.com/photostoart/acrylic_photo_printing . I just need to find a service that offers custom sizes and make sure the image itself will be translucent to let light through from behind.

Thanks for the tip, though - I'll think about the pulsing led idea. smile.gif
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lol, I had to leave for work yesterday before my case was delivered. Had to bribe my nephew with a large pizza with whatever he wanted on it to stay here and sign for it when it got here. Totally worth it. biggrin.gif

I work from home..... and if I go out, UPS dude and I have an understanding.....he doesn't leave stuff at my house, and I going to his when I get home smile.gif

I'm not picky about memory. It'll be the last thing I buy more than a month from now most likely and I'll probably just get 1600 G-Skills. There's such a tiny performance gain for faster ram it's hardly worth it imho. I'd MUCH rather have 64GB of 1600 G.Skills than 32GB of 2400 Mushkins or Corsair.

yes.... I was same way .... until I looked at current pricing where there is very little price difference anymore.

These are Mushkin Redline but everyone else similar.... with the 1600s at $150 .... just $10 more gets ya 2133 .... $30 more gets ya 2400.

DDR3 1600 - CAS 8 - $153
DDR3 1600 - CAS 8 - $150R
GSkill Tridents are $170 but better timings

DDR3 1866 - CAS 9 - $165
DDR3 1866 - CAS 9 - $160R
GSkill Tridents are $175

DDR3 2133 - CAS 9 - $160
DDR3 2133 - CAS 9 - $165R
GSkill Tridents are $175

DDR3 2400 - CAS 10 - $180
DDR3 2400 - CAS 10R - $190
GSkill Tridents are $175 ... $5 less but Mushkin has slightly better timings

I'm always willing to pay a little more for the Muskies but was surprised when i checked just now that the Mushkins are cheaper at least up thru 2133....At those prices, 2133 was a no brainer and 2400 caused just a minute of hesitation smile.gif
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If you are playing bf4, it has been shown to favor high speed RAM by a rather obscene amount. I think it's one of the first games iv'e seen where they report over 10fps difference from 1600 to 2400. Of course, this is coming out of corsairs lab, so grain of salt, wait for user replication.

I have seen this in some game reviews before such as STALKER .... but where it really has an impact is on minimum frame rates which almost everybody never bothers to look at.

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lol no, definitely in the smaller window - the big window is for showing off the sexy hardware inside. wink.gif

I think mylar would be great for application TO the window itself, but I'm thinking more along the lines of a solid "plaque" mounted where the Phanteks logo is now. Something along the lines of this -> http://www.art.com/photostoart/acrylic_photo_printing . I just need to find a service that offers custom sizes and make sure the image itself will be translucent to let light through from behind.

Thanks for the tip, though - I'll think about the pulsing led idea. smile.gif

I understood you to mean that you thought the photo applied to the acrylic wouldn't be translucent and wouldn't let the light thru.....so where I was going was..... print on mylar which is translucent and then apply that to the acrylic. I'm close enuff on Long Island (formerly Greenpoint Brooklyn) .... pop out, we'll draw it up, print up cupla copies and you're golden....costs nuthin besides the gas smile.gif

Mylar has a smoked look so should diffuse the light well.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 10/25/13 at 10:46am
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