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I finally put my Phantom together, it has been sitting in the box for a few months.

I'm currently building a Xeon/Tesla workstation for my home office and my current rig will be moving into my work office. I sold this to the principle at the firm I work for, but I'll still be the one using it everyday so I thought I would move my components from my dusty Storm Scout into the hot new Phantom.

I built this three years ago, and last year I added the H70 because I decided to try my hand at overclocking to reduce the render times. So far she has been running beautifully for the last year, whenever I render I keep an eye on the core temps and I've never seen them above 76C. The H70 was a little large for the Storm Scout so instead of a push/pull configuration I just had the radiator mounted where the rear fan was, with a fan pushing cool air into the rad. Not ideal, but it worked. I got the Phantom to have more room, but one project led to another to another to another and I never had any real downtime to rebuild the system... Until today!

On to the pictures!

The crammed Storm Scout
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IMG_1946.jpg by ApexScalpel, on Flickr

My negligence resulted in this dusty mess...
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IMG_1947.jpg by ApexScalpel, on Flickr

Thoroughly cleaned everything
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IMG_1949.jpg by ApexScalpel, on Flickr

The H70 will be getting it's true push pull configuration thanks to this spacious beast, I used esproductions idea and mounted it with an adapter plate to the top 200mm fan location.
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IMG_1950.jpg by ApexScalpel, on Flickr

Little trimming of the wire mess mounts and the top fits on no problem.
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IMG_1951.jpg by ApexScalpel, on Flickr

Soo roomy! Cable management was a breeze!
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IMG_1953.jpg by ApexScalpel, on Flickr
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IMG_1955.jpg by ApexScalpel, on Flickr

Needs a wipe to get rid of the fingerprints, but she is all done!
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IMG_1960.jpg by ApexScalpel, on Flickr

I used the two 140 mm fans from the CM case and placed them in the from and on the side (I zip tied the 140 on side because I didn't feel like making another adapter)

So the for the results... The idle temps are at 36C, about 1 degree cooler than the CM case. The real difference was when I did a rendering and the temps never went above 69C! That is a drop of 7C!

I'm very happy with the case!
post #12302 of 15204
That looks really clean thumb.gif
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Hey. I need a blue led front intake fan. Which do you guys recommend? Noise isn't an issue but I'd like it to not be an extremely loud fan. It can be 120mm/140mm whatever's better. I can buy it online, but preferably I'd like to buy it at www.tigerdirect.com if you find a fan there simply click on "check store availability" and check if it's in stock in Flagler, FL. But like I said, can be on newegg too, or amazon biggrin.gif. It would be awesome if the fan was 120mm because I could use the NZXT fan dust filters on them, unless there's a huge increase in performance from 120mm -> 140mm that is worth the extra dust.
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Hey. I need a blue led front intake fan. Which do you guys recommend? Noise isn't an issue but I'd like it to not be an extremely loud fan. It can be 120mm/140mm whatever's better. I can buy it online, but preferably I'd like to buy it at www.tigerdirect.com if you find a fan there simply click on "check store availability" and check if it's in stock in Flagler, FL. But like I said, can be on newegg too, or amazon biggrin.gif. It would be awesome if the fan was 120mm because I could use the NZXT fan dust filters on them, unless there's a huge increase in performance from 120mm -> 140mm that is worth the extra dust.

Go with this. One of the few performance LED fans. Good price too tongue.gif
post #12305 of 15204
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Go with this. One of the few performance LED fans. Good price too tongue.gif

No big deal using a 120mm rather than a 140mm? I figure the ability to use the dust filter makes the 120mm better.
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No big deal using a 120mm rather than a 140mm? I figure the ability to use the dust filter makes the 120mm better.
The bigger the fan, the slower the RPM. Bad for distance the air is pushed, but the size of the fan is good for the air covering more area. In this case, the front fan is mostly used as intake for the GPU which is quite a ways away, therefore the smaller fan would be better. If you plan on using the fan to cool HDDs or something, then go with the bigger one. For the filter, from experience, having the front fan as the only unfiltered fan in the case brings in a LOT of dust.

In short, go with 120mm.
post #12307 of 15204
Ok, will do. Thanks! The fan you linked is NZXT too so no compatibility issues with case biggrin.gif.
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post #12308 of 15204
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Ok, will do. Thanks! The fan you linked is NZXT too so no compatibility issues with case biggrin.gif.
No problem biggrin.gif Exactly. It's their most recently released fan as well.
post #12309 of 15204

When I go to do my build in August I'll be using 8 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091 I have used these before and I find them to be quiet. I have them installed in my case up to 2000rpm 69.69cfm and only 19dba. Just my opinion, some people like them and some don't. Hope this helps thumb.gif

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post #12310 of 15204
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When I go to do my build in August I'll be using 8 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103091 I have used these before and I find them to be quiet. I have them installed in my case up to 2000rpm 69.69cfm and only 19dba. Just my opinion, some people like them and some don't. Hope this helps thumb.gif
That's what I picked up for my front fan, just because it's cheap and was the only LED one my local Memory Express had at the time. It's not bad of a fan, nothing special.
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