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post #31 of 194
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

True.

I wonder if the manufacturer will offer clear panels later on. Maybe I'll just see about replacing it with glass ... which would be better anyway.

Glass would be better. Between have you noticed the similarities between the enthoo and the 810 yet?

Are you going to also replace the LEDs in the power switch?
post #32 of 194
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

Glass would be better. Between have you noticed the similarities between the enthoo and the 810 yet?

Are you going to also replace the LEDs in the power switch?

I haven't received the Enthoo yet. Hopefully Tuesday or so.

But from what I can tell, they are somewhat similar. I like the brushed aluminum on the front and the door. I also like that there is a separate chamber to better hide water cooling gear and the power supply. The one thing that I do like about this case over the Switch is the window. I *LOVE* that it is top to bottom and pretty much shows the entire component cavity. The Switch does a nice job, but this appears to be better.

Yes, I ordered 12mm wide black strip RGB LEDs for inside the case. Those I'll be able to make any color I want inside the case.

I also ordered 5mm wide "Amber" LED's (that's the closest to Orange as I could find that would fit) to replace the blue ones that are in the channels mounted on the outside of the case on the top and the front.

I'll wait til I get the case in hand to see what I can do about the LED for the power indicator. Not sure if it's a standard 5mm one or not. Most likely I'll replace that too ... odds are with the same "Amber" color so it doesn't look too out of place.
post #33 of 194
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

I haven't received the Enthoo yet. Hopefully Tuesday or so.

Yes, I ordered 12mm wide black strip RGB LEDs for inside the case. Those I'll be able to make any color I want inside the case.

I also ordered 5mm wide "Amber" LED's (that's the closest to Orange as I could find that would fit) to replace the blue ones that are in the channels mounted on the outside of the case on the top and the front.

I'll wait til I get the case in hand to see what I can do about the LED for the power indicator. Not sure if it's a standard 5mm one or not. Most likely I'll replace that too ... odds are with the same "Amber" color so it doesn't look too out of place.

Once the case comes you will see the similarities. Between I just updated the LED DIY with some tips on the power switch as well. They have 2 3mm LEDs in them.

Looking forward to your build mate. Your work is top notch, and the attention to detail is great.
post #34 of 194
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Originally Posted by jassilamba View Post

Once the case comes you will see the similarities. Between I just updated the LED DIY with some tips on the power switch as well. They have 2 3mm LEDs in them.

Looking forward to your build mate. Your work is top notch, and the attention to detail is great.

Sweet, thanks for that update on that link. That's where I found out where to get the 5mm Amber strips. wink.gif

Thank you for all your kind words too. Do you have a build log for your case?
post #35 of 194
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Sweet, thanks for that update on that link. That's where I found out where to get the 5mm Amber strips. wink.gif

Thank you for all your kind words too. Do you have a build log for your case?

The review is like my build log. With that said, I have the case all taken apart and my build moved back in the switch. Have couple more reviews already in the pipe line, and need to get those done first. Once they are done, I will be working on the Enthoo build again. This time I promise it will be cleaner compared to my switch build lol.

Enthoo review / my build - LINK
post #36 of 194
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Well, after talking with a bunch of people (mostly jassilamba) on other threads, and thinking about it, I went ahead and ordered an EX480 radiator this morning. rolleyes.gif

I'll paint that orange to match, and put 8 Cougar CF-V12H fans on it in a "push/pull" configuration. That should be able to cool the 3770K and 2 GTX 780's all by itself, but since I'm all about overkill, I will still be putting a second radiator in.

Once I get components in, I will see if I want to put the RX240 in and have all HDD cage space available (which I really don't need, since my server has all my real storage needs covered) or just go nuts and drop the RX360 that is already painted and running in and have 840mm worth of radiator in "push/pull" cooling this beast.



I'm still vacillating as to what to do about pump(s) and a reservoir. I have multiple options:

1) XSPC Twin D5 Dual Bay Reservoir/Pump Combo. I'm currently using that now and I love the look.
2) EK-D5 Dual Top and EK 60mm x 200mm reservoir. That too is a nice look, but I don't know if I can fit it in assembled in the main part of the case with the GTX 780's.
3) Put the EK-D5 Dual Top in the back side of the case out of view and get a pair of clips and put the 60mm x 200mm tube reservoir in the main part of the case visible.
4) Do #3, except instead of using the EK-D5 Dual Top, use just a single pump, then sell off the EK-D5 Dual Top and D5 pump (as well as the XSPC res and pumps).
5) Do something off the hook like IT Diva suggests.
post #37 of 194
Love how you go large with this build
But dont you think dual pump is a bit too much for this build? Including how troublesome for them to fit in the case

I myself would never use more than one pump for the noise and easiness of bleeding
Some say dual is just to keep the components on safety due to pump fail, but thats what the motherboard heat limit setting is for isnt it? tongue.gif

Dual pump is great but dont you reckon you can sell the other pump and get something else like.... Aquacomputer reservoir? Man I love how solid mine look tbh...

Just suggestion.. smile.gif
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post #38 of 194
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Love how you go large with this build
But dont you think dual pump is a bit too much for this build? Including how troublesome for them to fit in the case

I myself would never use more than one pump for the noise and easiness of bleeding
Some say dual is just to keep the components on safety due to pump fail, but thats what the motherboard heat limit setting is for isnt it? tongue.gif

Dual pump is great but dont you reckon you can sell the other pump and get something else like.... Aquacomputer reservoir? Man I love how solid mine look tbh...

Just suggestion.. smile.gif

Actually, the Aquacomputer thing makes more sense now ... since I just dropped $300+ on the Aquaero 6 XT system.

The only question would be, where to mount it? I need 2 5.25" drive bays for components (optical drive and the Aquaero 6) and with the 480 in "push/pull", that will take up another bay ... leaving only 2.

I'm not sure I can mount a tube reservoir on the back part of the case, because I am using EVGA GTX 780 Classified video cards, and they are about 20mm taller than standard video cards.

But the Aquacomputer system is something to think about.

I wonder if I could lay it horizontal on stand-offs over top the RX240/360 radiator. thinking.gif



I guess I could.



I see you have the 880mL unit, can you tell me how tall/long the entire assembled unit is?

I'm thinking that the 450mL might fit on the RX240 radiator, and it would take the RX360 radiator to hold the 880mL one ... and not look funny.


Well, after thinking about it, I went ahead and pulled the trigger (pun intended) and ordered the Aquacomputer D5 pump, D5 pump adapter, 880mL reservoir w/nano coating, and a reservoir mount for stability of the upper part of the tube. Hopefully that all will be here Thursday.

That's it, I've got to stop buying stuff for awhile and focus on what I've already ordered. Thanks for all the input though. thumb.gif
post #39 of 194
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Actually, the Aquacomputer thing makes more sense now ... since I just dropped $300+ on the Aquaero 6 XT system.

The only question would be, where to mount it? I need 2 5.25" drive bays for components (optical drive and the Aquaero 6) and with the 480 in "push/pull", that will take up another bay ... leaving only 2.

I'm not sure I can mount a tube reservoir on the back part of the case, because I am using EVGA GTX 780 Classified video cards, and they are about 20mm taller than standard video cards.

But the Aquacomputer system is something to think about.

I wonder if I could lay it horizontal on stand-offs over top the RX240/360 radiator. thinking.gif



I guess I could.



I see you have the 880mL unit, can you tell me how tall/long the entire assembled unit is?

I'm thinking that the 450mL might fit on the RX240 radiator, and it would take the RX360 radiator to hold the 880mL one ... and not look funny.


Well, after thinking about it, I went ahead and pulled the trigger (pun intended) and ordered the Aquacomputer D5 pump, D5 pump adapter, 880mL reservoir w/nano coating, and a reservoir mount for stability of the upper part of the tube. Hopefully that all will be here Thursday.

That's it, I've got to stop buying stuff for awhile and focus on what I've already ordered. Thanks for all the input though. thumb.gif

if you are going to use a 360m rad in the bottom, then you can mount the res all the way in the bottom back of the case (spot for second PSU).

****ty pic here: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but honestly this case is meant for bay reservoirs, as long GPUs come in the way.
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if you are going to use a 360m rad in the bottom, then you can mount the res all the way in the bottom back of the case (spot for second PSU).

****ty pic here: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

but honestly this case is meant for bay reservoirs, as long GPUs come in the way.

Yeah, that was my first choice (going vertical), but since my GTX 780's are Classified's and about 20mm taller, I'm not sure that is an option.

If I put the 360 on the "spare PSU side", is there enough room for airflow? I see where there is a spot for 2 120 fans and holes, but not 3.
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