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Originally Posted by Erakith View Post

Does your USB 3 header hang down or is it at a 90 degree angle?

Straight down unfortunately frown.gif Ive not screwed this in yet, does it cause problems?
post #11752 of 15204
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Originally Posted by Rowey View Post

Straight down unfortunately frown.gif Ive not screwed this in yet, does it cause problems?

You just gotta cut a hole for it.
     
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post #11753 of 15204
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Straight down unfortunately frown.gif Ive not screwed this in yet, does it cause problems?

Depends on your chassis revision. If it's straight down, and your chassis is flat, yes, you gotta cut a hole to accommodate it.
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post #11754 of 15204
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Originally Posted by evil jerry View Post

You just gotta cut a hole for it.

wth.gif Do all of the new phantoms that come with USB3 have holes pre-cut then to occupy the 3.0 header?

Thanks for the info.

+Rep for both

EDIT:

@Erakith I was one of the first bunch of people to get the case. I got it within like a week of it got released, so I'm guessing ive got to make some more cuts.

Oh well, ill do it all in one go because im buying another 240 rad anyway so ill take out the rivets too while im drilling holes.

Cheers guys
Edited by Rowey - 5/11/12 at 2:59pm
post #11755 of 15204
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wth.gif Do all of the new phantoms that come with USB3 have holes pre-cut then to occupy the 3.0 header?
Thanks for the info.
+Rep for both
EDIT:
@Erakith I was one of the first bunch of people to get the case. I got it within like a week of it got released, so I'm guessing ive got to make some more cuts.
Oh well, ill do it all in one go because im buying another 240 rad anyway so ill take out the rivets too while im drilling holes.
Cheers guys

Some of them have a hole, but NZXT has just started SELLING upgrade kits that has the USB3 connector at a 90 degree angle.
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post #11756 of 15204
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Some of them have a hole, but NZXT has just started SELLING upgrade kits that has the USB3 connector at a 90 degree angle.


If you don't screw it in and just screw the whole unit down to the case with the pcb unscrewed in will it cause a problem?
post #11757 of 15204
Just thought I would give you guys this link for my mod log of my phantom.
I am just doing some paint and other various mods, it isn't a case build log or anything, just me doing stuff as I come up with the idea.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1249724/nzxt-phantom-work-log
post #11758 of 15204
Just got home from my 5 hour trip to micro center and fry's electronics. Bought the new Intel Core i7-3770K for $289.99 at Micro Center then took a drive to Fry's and picked up an Asus Sabertooth Z77 for $234.99. I really wish there was an electronics retailer like those closer to me. The closest is CompUSA and even thats 45min away, and they suck now; they never were that great but now they dont carry anything anymore. So now I have to drive an hour and a half to microcenter and then fry's is ten minutes away from microcenter so its a journey when I want a good deal thats in store only!

PICTURES TO COME SOON!

Anyways I'll be installing these soon and I'll post pictures of the process.

Take care guys and keep on modding thumb.gif

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post #11759 of 15204
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Originally Posted by fc4265 View Post

If you don't screw it in and just screw the whole unit down to the case with the pcb unscrewed in will it cause a problem?

I'm pretty sure unscrewing the PCB will disable some of the functions of the block. The USB 3.0 header is bulky.

Pic:
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If you remove the PCB you'll also be removing the ports, AFAIK.

As I said though, NZXT are selling a 90degree angle USB 3.0 upgrade kit.

Link: http://store.nzxt.com/product_p/ac-phan-usb-3.0-kit.htm

But if you get one of the ones I have (and apparently many others) you'll need to cut a hole to retain both functionality and a level top panel.
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post #11760 of 15204
Here is my case. I cut it up a lot to get it the way I want it. I took the small HDD bay and velcroed it to the 5.25" bays. I cut the mount for the front 140mm fan completely off and made new holes to mount a 200mm fan. I cut the side panel to hell and installed a acrylic window. I didn't want to do this necessarily, but there is absolutely no need for the 2x 120mm fan holes on the bottom right of the panel and all it does is mess up the airflow from the front fan, so I installed a panel on the back side to cover up that mesh vent as well, but I left the mesh on. I repainted the case blue and silver with some high quality car paint (my dad is a mechanic/painter and gets it for free). I can't tell you what colors they are all I can tell you is the blue is referred to as Corvette blue and the silver is a silver they use on Mercedes SUV's. I think I did a good job. This was the first time I had ever painted, dremeled, and used acrylic. Frankly the fact that I came out with a nice ending just proves that anybody can mod a case, because if I can, everybody can.

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I'm extremely disappointed that I couldn't get the NZXT fans apart or else they would have been painted silver, and I plan to also get blue ram and get a modular PSU so that I can individually sleeve the cables blue and silver. Anyway thanks for looking hope you guys enjoy it.
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