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Hey all, I'm new to the forums, and really new to talking about computers or working with computers. I don't know much about computers, but through reading I seem to be able to figure things out pretty quickly, although I did get into trouble two nights ago when I was redoing the cables I connected the NZXT's USB 2.0 to my motherboard via the IEEE 1394 connector (because the dang thing says FRONT on the motherboard so I just assumed that front meant the front of the cases hookup and it was the exact same connector type as the USB plug in) needless to say I destroyed my girlfriends iPhone that got plugged in, my keyboard (cheapie), and my wireless internet dongle, but thankfully my G500 was plugged into the back USB 3.0 on my ASRock P67 extreme 4 board. I definitely won't make that mistake twice as now I know IEEE 1394 is something about firewire!

Anyways, as I said I'm a computer noob sort of, but I'm a very quick learner. I have an i5 2500k with a Corsair H100 cooler overclocked to 4.4ghz, but I wasn't getting temperatures I thought were acceptable at about 63c with prime 95, so I found this thread/forum by searching NZXT Phantom optimum fan setup. I'll post some pictures now:

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I'm having trouble with what should be the optimal fan setup as I have said. I recently bought and installed today a Fox-1 exhaust that blows above the video card, but I think I'm going to take that out as I question if it is doing anything and my GTX 570 is reading temperatures of about 2c higher with it in (38c now instead of 36c). I rigged up a 120mm Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM fan in the front which only lowered the temperatures by about 1 or 2c on the CPU at idle (haven't tested on load). I have the H100 fans pushing air through the radiator and 1 200mm fan pulling the air out of the case. The top back 120mm (I think) fan is set to blow out of the case. The side 200mm fan is blowing air into the case as well as 1 120mm side fan. I have a 120mm fan on the front bottom and the 120mm Kaze fan in the bottom 3 5.25 drive bays set to also blow air in. I'll post a crappy picture to show what I mean and then you can all tell me if you have a better idea like ditching the 5.25 bay fan or anything like that (red is air into case yellow is air out of case:

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Also an additional note, I love the case but am disappointed in it at the same time. First I bought this case in mid January, yet no USB 3.0 ports? That is a huge let down considering the case price. Where the two 120mm fans mount on the side, the grill's holders on the inside (I don't know what else to call them) have all broken on the top portion of the grill, the very back where the PCIE slots are, the rectangle holes were cross threaded badly when I received the case to the point where some won't tighten down completely, but other than those three things, the case is solid (although those three things are decent minuses in my opinion, especially the USB 3.0). After I get the air flow figured out I'd like to remove the large HDD rack and reinstall the small rack because I only have a Samsung 1TB HDD and a Samsung 830 256gb SSD. I'd like to paint the plastic trim on the outside as well. Let me know what you all think, and sorry if I said things that have been said before, there are 1000+ pages and I'm new so I was only able to go back about 50 pages.
post #11232 of 15187
I wrapped my 2 fan shrouds today in matte black vinyl smile.gif

Looking much better now smile.gif

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CPU 2moro and the big install ... cannot wait

A 23 year old man with the excitement level of a 10 year old for Xmas lol
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post #11233 of 15187
You have good airflow as it is, I would add an additional 200mm fan above your rad and possibly change your rear 120mm fan to intake, also better fans on the corsair will drop temps, contact nzxt they will supply a usb 3.0 header and the broken grill

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Hey all, I'm new to the forums, and really new to talking about computers or working with computers. I don't know much about computers, but through reading I seem to be able to figure things out pretty quickly, although I did get into trouble two nights ago when I was redoing the cables I connected the NZXT's USB 2.0 to my motherboard via the IEEE 1394 connector (because the dang thing says FRONT on the motherboard so I just assumed that front meant the front of the cases hookup and it was the exact same connector type as the USB plug in) needless to say I destroyed my girlfriends iPhone that got plugged in, my keyboard (cheapie), and my wireless internet dongle, but thankfully my G500 was plugged into the back USB 3.0 on my ASRock P67 extreme 4 board. I definitely won't make that mistake twice as now I know IEEE 1394 is something about firewire!
Anyways, as I said I'm a computer noob sort of, but I'm a very quick learner. I have an i5 2500k with a Corsair H100 cooler overclocked to 4.4ghz, but I wasn't getting temperatures I thought were acceptable at about 63c with prime 95, so I found this thread/forum by searching NZXT Phantom optimum fan setup. I'll post some pictures now:

I'm having trouble with what should be the optimal fan setup as I have said. I recently bought and installed today a Fox-1 exhaust that blows above the video card, but I think I'm going to take that out as I question if it is doing anything and my GTX 570 is reading temperatures of about 2c higher with it in (38c now instead of 36c). I rigged up a 120mm Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM fan in the front which only lowered the temperatures by about 1 or 2c on the CPU at idle (haven't tested on load). I have the H100 fans pushing air through the radiator and 1 200mm fan pulling the air out of the case. The top back 120mm (I think) fan is set to blow out of the case. The side 200mm fan is blowing air into the case as well as 1 120mm side fan. I have a 120mm fan on the front bottom and the 120mm Kaze fan in the bottom 3 5.25 drive bays set to also blow air in. I'll post a crappy picture to show what I mean and then you can all tell me if you have a better idea like ditching the 5.25 bay fan or anything like that (red is air into case yellow is air out of case:
Also an additional note, I love the case but am disappointed in it at the same time. First I bought this case in mid January, yet no USB 3.0 ports? That is a huge let down considering the case price. Where the two 120mm fans mount on the side, the grill's holders on the inside (I don't know what else to call them) have all broken on the top portion of the grill, the very back where the PCIE slots are, the rectangle holes were cross threaded badly when I received the case to the point where some won't tighten down completely, but other than those three things, the case is solid (although those three things are decent minuses in my opinion, especially the USB 3.0). After I get the air flow figured out I'd like to remove the large HDD rack and reinstall the small rack because I only have a Samsung 1TB HDD and a Samsung 830 256gb SSD. I'd like to paint the plastic trim on the outside as well. Let me know what you all think, and sorry if I said things that have been said before, there are 1000+ pages and I'm new so I was only able to go back about 50 pages.

Edited by thekingbeyond - 4/17/12 at 3:20am
post #11234 of 15187
Ohh and how you were all talking of Phantom owners having modified cars smile.gif Yes i agree

Heres my 180sx

Have to get a bay pic for ya. Shes pretty clean and fun under the bonnet smile.gif

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post #11235 of 15187
@Eagz: LOVE THAT INTERIOR!!! Matches my Phantom specool.gif.

We don't have the 180sx here in the States - looks really sharp. Any mods under the hood? She a slider (aka drifter)?

Cheers, SS
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180sx is a japanese (imported mine from japan tongue.gif) 240sx. general 2.0L SR20DET

Shes actually set up for grip with some pineapple bushes to adjust the pinion angle to keep the diff on the ground haha
I pit crew for a few drifters, helped a mate put an LS2 into an R33 skyline and also atm building a 500HP 2JZ for a mates Mk3 supra ... so quite busy at the moment lol

Umm a few mods ...
GT2860RS Disco Potato in low-mount running 14pound
Tomei Dump pipe
Custom Exhaust ... Kinda handy when your best mates a specialized stainless fabricator haha
Different inter-cooler and ceramic coated piping
Stainless and ceramic coated intake
Z32 AFM
5" Bellmount and 5" K&N Pod all boxed up tongue.gif
Tomei Extended and Gated Sump
16 row oil cooler
Greddy/Trust GREX Oil Filter Relocator
All braided lines to suit
Bosch 040 fuel pump, bigger injectors
Exedy Clutch
Nismo Slave and Pivot Ball
Nistune ECU
Couple of gauges
Runs a full R33 GTST brake swap so 4 piston fronts 2 piston rear with slotted rotors all round
Work Emotion CR Kai lightweight rims
Custom Lightened Tailshaft with larger uni joints and yokes
K Sport coilies all round
Adjustable arms all round
Strut braces all round
Carbon cooling panel
Few other little bits

Runs about 280rwhp which is more than enough for the streets around here
Sees the track quite often ... although its shut for a revamp atm ... so im letting off steam by building a new PC haha
Looking at cams, new chain and few new timing components soon. so should see me over 300 without raising boost smile.gif

The interior has been completely re-upholstered in rasberry red suede and recaro black mesh.
Front seats are out of an R32 GTR, Steering wheel is a nice Italian made Nardi biggrin.gif
There is also custom floor mats in there ... yer went a tad crazy

Heres a pic before i did the sump and oil cooler/relocation

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post #11237 of 15187
Actually, heres a pic of the filter relocation, with the GREX plate on the drivers side strut tower (RHD remember)
And the cooler... reminders me i have to repaint those grills :| eeeeeeek

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Originally Posted by Eagz View Post

Ohh and how you were all talking of Phantom owners having modified cars smile.gif Yes i agree
Heres my 180sx
Have to get a bay pic for ya. Shes pretty clean and fun under the bonnet smile.gif
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Clean!

I like your taste. I used to have a set of Work Emotion CR-Kai's on my car too smile.gif
    
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hey there,

done some little modding work on my new side panel:
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more pics next week, waiting for my 3770k
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hey there,
done some little modding work on my new side panel:
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more pics next week, waiting for my 3770k

That's the original NZXT window side panel, or you did it yourself?
    
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