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[Noob Question] Dismantling NZXT Phantom to clean it

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I'm sorry for this incredibly elementary question here but I wasn't sure where to go. I tried searching on google but didn't get good search results. I was hoping you guys might know of an article, preferably with pictures or better yet a video, showing the removal of the major bits of the NZXT Phantom case in order to clean it. I know how to remove the side panel with the grill and glass window. And the other side I think has thumb screws as well. But what about the faceplate and the top of the case? They both have outer grills and then the top has fans and the front has another grill inside that need accessing to clean. I thought the faceplate should just pop off like other cases but I read in a review that it's not that simple.

Hoping for some easy-to-follow guidance.
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post #2 of 5
what model of the phantom do you have?

maybe thisll help a little:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZxhvfSVLpM
 
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Hey krisz9. Thanks for the reply. I have the 410 so there are some major differences in my case and in the review you linked unfortunately. My biggest need is to get that front plate off. I've got 2 cats and they tend to shed enough fur to create more cats (might as well be Tribbles!). So everything here is inundated with it. And I've had this case for a year and a half now and haven't cleaned in that area yet. I open the side of the case and give it a good blow once every couple of weeks and I make sure to wipe off the grills about once a week. But I can see a buildup of dust and stuff inside that front grill that I can't quite get to.

Also, is there a good newbie friendly guide to maintaining liquid cooling systems? This is the first one I've ever had.
post #4 of 5
Pull from the very bottom of the front panel. Pull with some force and it will come right off. That will give you access to remove the top panel from the front of the case. Use the same force on the top and your good to go.
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Hey krisz9. Thanks for the reply. I have the 410 so there are some major differences in my case and in the review you linked unfortunately. My biggest need is to get that front plate off. I've got 2 cats and they tend to shed enough fur to create more cats (might as well be Tribbles!). So everything here is inundated with it. And I've had this case for a year and a half now and haven't cleaned in that area yet. I open the side of the case and give it a good blow once every couple of weeks and I make sure to wipe off the grills about once a week. But I can see a buildup of dust and stuff inside that front grill that I can't quite get to.

Also, is there a good newbie friendly guide to maintaining liquid cooling systems? This is the first one I've ever had.


if you havent already looked into the water cooling section, i would start there:

http://www.overclock.net/t/226970/updated-water-cooling-essential-threads

lots of helpful info.
 
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