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post #121 of 144
Yikes ! looks like a TV set from 1971...
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Yikes ! looks like a TV set from 1971...

Cannot un-see!!!
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post #123 of 144
Actually I really like it. The white one is begging for an Aperture Labs sticker.
post #124 of 144
It looks much better in person. I bought one once I saw it and I was planning on buying something else.

It's awesome looking IMO
post #125 of 144
How is the capability to exhaust hot air through radiators?
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How is the capability to exhaust hot air through radiators?

I have a single 120 mm AIO for the CPU mounted at the top. The radiator in on top of the rack and I'm just using one fan pushing air out as an exhaust. There seems to be no issue venting the air out of the top. I can feel warm air during a stress test. It seems to work really well.
post #127 of 144
I mean in this case:


When the panel is back on, the radiator will be really close to the panel.
So I guess the fans at the bottom of the radiator would be pushing the air trough the radiator but then against the top panel.
How can the air exhaust from the case properly?

This is the part of the design that makes me doubt the cooling performance of an otherwise great case.
post #128 of 144
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Originally Posted by Gdourado View Post

I mean in this case:


When the panel is back on, the radiator will be really close to the panel.
So I guess the fans at the bottom of the radiator would be pushing the air trough the radiator but then against the top panel.
How can the air exhaust from the case properly?

This is the part of the design that makes me doubt the cooling performance of an otherwise great case.

It's vented along the sides and removes heat like a champ.
post #129 of 144
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How is the capability to exhaust hot air through radiators?

It all in how you setup the case. There is more than enough room on the case to vent out the hot air with having to worry about it at all. The Manta case has the same cooling numbers as the Noctus N450 case from us.
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post #130 of 144
Hi everybody,

here is the build i did with the NZXT Manta.

I had a Fractal Design Node 304 Case first and a NZXT Kraken AIO X41 cooler, but i was not so happy with the cooling performance and i also wanted something more nice to look at rolleyes.gif so i decided to give a custom water loop a try. But i also wanted a small case and a relatively silent system under normal conditions so i ended with the Manta as a case. For the water cooling veterans out there, please be forgiving with me, it´s the first custom loop i´ve ever did and i am sure you guys could have done something better.

The components i used:

Reservoir: Alphacool Eisbecher 150mm Acetal
Pump: Phobya DC12-260 PWM 12Volt
Radiator: Hardware Labs Black Ice - SR2 240 MP
Water Block: XSPC Raystorm Pro
Tubes: Masterkleer Tube PVC 11/8mm (5/16"ID)
Coolant: EK Water Blocks EK-Ekoolant EVO Premix, Blood Red
Thermal component: Alphacool Eisschicht thermal pad - 14W/mK
Fittings: Different compression fittings
Fans Front: Akasa Apache Black 120mm
Fans Top: Akasa Apache Black 140mm

The build itself went relatively smooth. The radiator clearance was something i was not sure of (6cm thickness is huge..) but the NZXT support was really helpful with that (only front mount is possible). The only problem i encountered was with the pump. I am sure the veterans will have a good laugh on that one but anyways. The pump did not come with a manual and when i tubed and try to fill everything, it turned out that i mixed inlet and outlet of the pump...... When i had retubed the pump everything went smooth (besides the fact that i looked like a freaking serial killer, i use red coolant and my hands looked like i bathed in blood biggrin.gif). Pump and Fans are PWM controlled. Temps are nice, in general ~30°C - 35°C at ~60% Speed and if i am gaming (The Division, BF1 Beta) ~54°C - 61°C at ~75% Speed. Of course i could get better temps at higher speed but also at more noise and i do not want that since the system is relatively silent. More silent under load than my old build.

That´s it, photos below, i hope you like them smile.gif

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