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Originally Posted by Draven73 View Post

np anytime I like to help out biggrin.gif

I just realized that on the first page there was link to "NZXT Phantom Interior Specifications". But it's just the Phantom's specs, I don't know why they'd called it "Interiror specs" but ok I guess...
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Don't forget that the length dimension for the phantom accounts for that big plastic protrusion at the lower front, not just the metal front to metal back pieces.
Is that your lost space?
Darlene

I thought about that earlier today, it seems like that part with the part that holds the front fan could add up to 113mm.
But that also made me realize the case didn't actually have a 540mm height because they counted the "useless" space above the the 200mm fans.

That being said I kind of feel sick about this. I mean they don't mention anywhere the actual space you've got for your stuff. And really, who cares about total size (the space the case will take) when buying a full case ? They should add interior dimensions for cases with so much unusable space. over 10cm on height and depth is kind of a big deal. Just saying.
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what xnine said...dunno why youd wanna cool the back of your mobo for anyway tongue.gif


I dunno tongue.gif . I have an extra fan connector because I switched to a windowed side panel, and I noticed the backplate (Crosshair V, FX8150) gets up to around 55c so I was just wondering if anyone had experimented with that. I'm actually watercooling the cpu and the mobo with an external 240 and 360 radiator.
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lol I use the space above where the 200mm would be for two fans. I wouldn't call it useless.
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Dam, looks great but I hadn't realized a 240 would take so much space down there. So I really have to ask, is there any chance a 280 would fit ?
Because I was seriously thinking about going second hand for a watercooling loop and that's the kind of rad that had came up.
Oh and how thick exactly is that rad please ?
Phantom is 623mm deep, the rad I wanted to put down there was 317mm long and my PSU is 140mm long (without counting the space required to bend the cables). Which means that I'd be left with a comfy 163mm of nothing. But in your rig with a 240mm rad you barely have any space left, I mean, what's up with that ?

 

 

The space at the bottom of the case is about 525mm x 180mm, the length of my psu is 190mm, the length of my rad is 275mm, the gap between my psu and rad is 40mm, the gap between the rad and front case fan mount is 20mm, the XSPC rx 280 rad is 320mm so I don't think it will fit in the bottom as it is 45mm longer.


Edited by Draven - 8/15/12 at 4:45pm
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post #12685 of 15204
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The space at the bottom of the case is about 525mm x 180mm, the length of my psu is 190mm, the length of my rad is 275mm, the gap between my psu and rad is 40mm, the gap between the rad and front case fan mount is 20mm, the XSPC rx 280 rad is 320mm so I don't think it will fit in the bottom as it is 45mm longer.

Can't seem to find a way to order XSPC in France... I was going to get a 55mm thick EK one. Which was 317mm long (about the same length as the one you mentioned).
I did some quick drawing at smaller scale (1mm=10mm) and I counted the front thing plus the front fan's mount as 110mm leaving me 515mm of space. With my PSU's size and that amount of space I was left with a 45mm gap between the PSU and Rad without counting cables.
Now with the actual numbers you gave me I've got an extra 10mm. So if I leave 5mm between the front fan mount and rad I'll have exactly 63mm between my PSU and Rad (still not taking the cables into account). The cables shouldn't take any more than 30 to 50mm meaning I'd have enough space if I stick to my current PSU (which I have no reason not to as of now) but it wouldn't look quite exactly as clean as I'd thought ( I was thinking there would be a way bigger gap between my PSU's cables and the rad, but I was initially going for a 240mm rad).
EDIT: thanks for the dimensions by the way smile.gif.

The reason I was considering a 280mm rad is because I can get a second hand one with 4 NF P14 FLX Noctua fans for 30-50€. But last night I started thinking and realized a 280 rad despite it seeming close to a 240mm size-wise was actually way bigger (140*280=39200 whereas 120*240 equals to only 28800 which means a 280mm rad has 36% more potential, more impressive is that a 360mm rad is only about 10% bigger than it's equal 280mm version). After doing the math I really wonder why people stick to 240mm rads or even go through the hustle of getting a 360mm up top (on which you can only have 5 fans in a modded Phantom). Because 140mm fans and 120mm fans are about the same price but you'd need 6 of them for a 360mm (5 in most phantoms) and only 4 for a 280mm rad. Considering the cost of fans those 2 fans, if you were on a tight budget only getting 4 could make a big difference as you could afford some angled fittings/barbs (I'm not quite the expert and still don't understand the pros and cons of each).
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Received my NZXT package this morning, was nicely packed.
In it was 200mm Blue LED fan, the 2 LEDs (power and HDD) with the power and rest buttons (it's a chunk of cables) and a brand new fan controller.
So this afternoon I decided to grab a pair of 75ml "air cans", a screwdriver, zip ties and pair of scissors and redo the cable management so I wouldn't have cables hanging in front of the right panel's mesh and my SDD and HDD could go the right way instead of hanging upside down.

I didn't take photos of the final result that looks better than before but I did however take photos of the old and new fan controllers as they were nothing alike.

Old one (stock):



New one:

 

The old one really looks shockingly cheap (bent stuff, glue all over the place...) whereas the new one is nice and clean (it's got an incredible amount of condensators compared to the old one that only had a couple of bent ones).
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post #12687 of 15204
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Received my NZXT package this morning, was nicely packed.
In it was 200mm Blue LED fan, the 2 LEDs (power and HDD) with the power and rest buttons (it's a chunk of cables) and a brand new fan controller.
So this afternoon I decided to grab a pair of 75ml "air cans", a screwdriver, zip ties and pair of scissors and redo the cable management so I wouldn't have cables hanging in front of the right panel's mesh and my SDD and HDD could go the right way instead of hanging upside down.
I didn't take photos of the final result that looks better than before but I did however take photos of the old and new fan controllers as they were nothing alike.
Old one (stock): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

New one: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 
The old one really looks shockingly cheap (bent stuff, glue all over the place...) whereas the new one is nice and clean (it's got an incredible amount of condensators compared to the old one that only had a couple of bent ones).

Hmm very facinating, I think both of my sets are the old revision. I imagine that NZXT probably changed suppliers or they sent in for some revisions on the design.
     
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I know this isn't a watercooling thread but as someone said a page ago or so, most of you guys water cool your PCs.
Here's my question, how many rads can a Laing DDC-1 Plus 12 Volts (Swiftech MCP355 ) handle ?
If you need an idea of the kind of rads I want it to be able to handle they're EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (280) .
Edited by steelkevin - 8/16/12 at 12:04pm
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I know this isn't a watercooling thread but as someone said a page ago or so, most of you guys water cool your PCs.
Here's my question, how many rads can a Laing DDC-1 Plus 12 Volts (Swiftech MCP355 ) handle ?
If you need an idea of the kind of rads I want it to be able to handle they're EK-CoolStream RAD XTC (280) .

It's not that simple. How many blocks? How restrictive are the blocks? How restrictive are the rads? What size tubing?
 
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It's not that simple. How many blocks? How restrictive are the blocks? How restrictive are the rads? What size tubing?
The block would be a Supreme HF Full Copper.
Later, maybe nexy year with the 7** cards I'll watercool one in replacement of my 560Ti. I'll never SLI cards btw.
The rads are those mentionned (either a single one or two).
As for tubing I did quite a lot of reading last night and it looks like that pump works better with small hose (the D5 would be for the more common thick hose).

Could a single one of those rads cool a GPU and CPU ? (I heard the EX 360 was overkill for a single CPU and could handle a GPU too)

EDIT: the pump has an alphacool plexi top
Edited by steelkevin - 8/17/12 at 5:08am
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i7-860 @3800MHz P7P55D R9 290 @1150/1450MHz 2*4GB Hyper X Black @1600 MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Crucial M4 64 Gig (7mm version) Custom Water Cooling, details in signature. Windows 8 Pro LG Flatron W2243S 21.5" 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa OCZ StealthXstream 2 700W Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Razer Deathadder 3500dpi 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Razer Scarab Razer Carcharias V2 (X360/PC) Roccat Apuri mouse Bungee / usb hub Samsung HDD 7200 rpm 1To 
CPUGraphicsPowerOther
EK Supreme HF CU Full copper EK-FC R9-290X - Nickel  MCP350 Alphacool DDC plexi top 
OtherOtherOtherOther
EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 2x D14SM-12 Yate Loon... EK Coolstream XTC 280mm + 4x Akasa Apache (push... Alphacool Cape Corp Coolplex 250ml reservoir 8/11mm ClearFlex60 tubing 
OtherOther
Mayhems Blue Berry Pastel + 9mL Mayhems blue dye Phobya fittings: 2x 45° | 2x 90° | 6x Straight 
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