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mbo, if you cut them really close to the pin, you wont have to worry about anything at all. Thats what I did to my hale90 850w
edit = 1300 post.... W00t.

I need x2 (8 pin) and x2 (6 pin) these are the GPU wires.
   
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So wait I believe some of the Phantoms dont allow for the USB 3 header to fit properly right?

You can make it fit.. I did. biggrin.gif
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Lots of aluminum fun...the top I made before is there to show size.
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Good info about the 8 pin extensions,i only used the 6 pin ones from modright on my gpu in my phantom and they work ok. In my switch build i used full sleeves so no problems there:D
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Minor update for those who have not seen it yet. Front door is cutout and side window is cutout.

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Please try to leave comment in the worklog if possible. As always I will post more pictures there. Feedback is greatly appreciated

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Just testing the new cam smile.gif

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NZXT just posted this on their facebook page, and I thought it was cool enough to share with the Phantom thread. This guy made a Minecraft model of his phantom rig, which turned out to be pretty awesome. Not fully complete with wires and all, but still awesome.
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You ask a lot more question than it appears to be on the surface.
The answer is going to have a lot of variables, depending on what your expectations and limitations are. There is no simple answer.
The GT-X is perhaps the most capable rad, on a size per size basis, for pc water cooling. There is more thermal exchange region due to the number of tubes and fin area than other alternatives.
That said;
Without enough fan power to make use of the increased fin area, (density) you'll have, at best, average performance, (compared to other rads) and that from a much more expensive rad, or much worse performance, if you try using slower / silent fans.
Fans that can really wake the GT-X up are necessarily going to be freakin' loud. They have to move a lot of air and have a high static pressure, which translates to a powerful motor, large blade area, and high RPM.
In spite of all the advertising claims from fan makers about cfm, pressure, superior silent blade design and such; There is no free lunch, It takes power, (watts) to move air, moving air makes noise, and moving air against / thru restriction takes more power and makes more noise yet. It's just elementry physics at work.
Now getting back to the question;
What size rad did you buy? This really weighs on what fans are easily usable, and which require some adaptive gymnastics.
How much noise are you content to live? Is this PC your "daily driver" or your benching rig?
And are you willing to sacrifice sanity and aesthetics for increased performance?
Can you send it back in exchange of another choice?
The GT-X to be worth what you pay for it, and to be a practical choice, has to give you more than you'd get for considerably less money with an alternative or alternatively, give you performance above what you can get from any alternative.
For a Phantom case build, I really don't think either is a reasonable expectation.
Stay with the more mainstream rads with the lesser fpi count that are better suited to generally used fans with much more generally acceptable noise levels.
If you really, really, need the maximum degree of performance, and are willing to accept the noise and aesthetic compromises, then it's more sensible to plan it from the ground up in a case like the Switch 810, (since we're NZXT fans) with the room and better suited infrastructure for it.
Hope this makes sense to you, even if it was not so simple an answer.
Darlene

Wow! You really know your stuff...

~ I bought the 420.
~ I'm ok with it being loud.
~ I'm looking to get the absolute best performance I can.
~ I'm building a (really big) external rad box, so it can be as big or as loud as it needs to be.

I'm guessing that the only way to do this is with push/pull with really nice, really powerful fans. I tried to go with something more economical, but that proved to be a mistake. It doesn't keep my hardware nearly cool enough.

I'm interested in hearing more of what you have to say on the matter. I really want to get the most out of everything I have.
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