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post #14101 of 16055
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I have the Phanteks Evolv ATX atm.
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It has a lot of space which is great for building, but it's very heavy and big for a mid tower, which I don't like. I actually don't like the front panel design either; I like more "boxed" angular/square-cases, obviously I love the aluminum though.

Would the define S be a down grade and does it come in white? I also watched a Hardware Canucks video where his fingernail scratched the acrylic glass? mad.gif

You would have to spray it white and the acrylic does scratch easy, I'm going to mod mine to take glass instead.
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post #14102 of 16055
Im really interested in buying a Define Mini but not happy with the single usb 3 port.

Has anyone ever retro fitted additional usb3 ports in place of the front/top usb2 ports?

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post #14103 of 16055
Thought it was time to share my Define S build as it is more or less finished, just need to mount the lights. smile.gif

So here is my system Bear Raid


post #14104 of 16055
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I have R4 with 850 G2 and for me it's the PSU that makes the case heavy and rear heavy. Plus you have water cooling and a piece of cover panel inside to add even more weight.
Evolv seems like a neat case but the price for the midtower is insane. The smaller versions seem more reasonable.
Considering all cases are just 4 metal sides cube and you still have to cut out the stupid grills yourself I don't find it worth it to spend a lot of money on a case that is far from modding needed free.
Alu panels are nice but not sound proofed which means even more money for sound dampening materials.

I'm actually trying to decide between Define S and the Evolv ATX for my next build and my problem is that I really don't want to mount a radiator at the top of the Define S because of how the case's top is designed. Once the moduvent covers are removed, you've ruined the sound dampening effects of the case, and exposed the whole top to dust coming in from above. Plus I hate how the top looks without the covers.
So I figured the Evolv ATX might be the better case for me. It's a shame, I like the Define S's look. :/
post #14105 of 16055
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Thought it was time to share my Define S build as it is more or less finished, just need to mount the lights. smile.gif

So here is my system Bear Raid
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Glad to see your build is finished! Looks great! thumb.gif
post #14106 of 16055
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Thought it was time to share my Define S build as it is more or less finished, just need to mount the lights. smile.gif

So here is my system Bear Raid



Super clean build, I love it. How did you manage to hide rad to pump tube?


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post #14107 of 16055
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Super clean build, I love it. How did you manage to hide rad to pump tube?

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Thanks smile.gif

I have a black piece of tubing running down the side to the bottom floor and over to a 4-port hub with temp sensor and a drain valve before the return water enters the reservoir.


post #14108 of 16055
Just starting a new watercooled X99 build with the Define S. Couple of issues still to be resolved such as ....how to mount the front fans, bottom rad and arranging PSU ventilation and opening up a gap to the back area, creating a cool shroud.... but.....pretty excited to with this airflow setup. Most of the top rad should get pretty fresh air. Anyone has this type of setup?

(bottom fan should be upside down..it's an intake)

Edited by 44TZL - 5/13/16 at 7:03am
     
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post #14109 of 16055
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Just starting a new watercooled X99 build with the Define S. Couple of issues still to be resolved such as ....how to mount the front fans, bottom rad and arranging PSU ventilation and opening up a gap to the back area, creating a cool shroud.... but.....pretty excited to with this airflow setup. Most of the top rad should get pretty fresh air. Anyone has this type of setup?

(bottom fan should be upside down..it's an intake)

I'm wondering why you are making things harder for yourself. There is plenty of RAD space in the front and in the top, why are you moving around the PSU to a spot where you will have to cut pieces of the case and remove function from the case(HDD area)
post #14110 of 16055
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I'm wondering why you are making things harder for yourself. There is plenty of RAD space in the front and in the top, why are you moving around the PSU to a spot where you will have to cut pieces of the case and remove function from the case(HDD area)
I am making it harder I guess - good point! Maybe its the rebel gene playing up and my preference for bottom-up airflow biggrin.gif

Just as a comment....there's already a 420 rad mounted in the top (and yes the 280 does fit in front).. and it won't have any HDDs so really not at all worried about losing a drive bay. Problem with the front rad mount is that will need to stick through the planned PSU shroud.

Advantage of this one is an easier to construct front to back 'PSU' shroud, better airflow, better temps and ability to run short hidden cabling from the PSU. It also opens up the case a bit where the pump + res goes.
Anyway am still tossing up if it's worth it.
     
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