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post #12711 of 15204
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Hi i'm currently modding my phantom and am having trouble removing the trim on the top right
any suggestions will be helpfull

The trim around the fan controller?
post #12712 of 15204
yes
post #12713 of 15204
Ya I failed when I tried to remove it to paint it, it's very flimsy held on there by glue i just pryed it out and it broke so I was sad I ordered a replacement top panel because I couldn't stand looking at my failure.....but if all you want to do is remove it and not worry about that condition you should be able to pry it out it's just glue and not a lot of it or at least there wasn't on mine but if you just want to paint it then i recommend just taping around it and painting it with it still attached like i've seen other people do, wish I saw how other people did it before I tried....
post #12714 of 15204
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Ya I failed when I tried to remove it to paint it, it's very flimsy held on there by glue i just pryed it out and it broke so I was sad I ordered a replacement top panel because I couldn't stand looking at my failure.....but if all you want to do is remove it and not worry about that condition you should be able to pry it out it's just glue and not a lot of it or at least there wasn't on mine but if you just want to paint it then i recommend just taping around it and painting it with it still attached like i've seen other people do, wish I saw how other people did it before I tried....

I ditches the fan controller and made a piece that goes into that hole. But I'm rethinking it and I may just pry the whole trim piece out and do that whole trim piece in aluminium.
post #12715 of 15204
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Originally Posted by Caruban View Post

oh... Yes, I am. My apologies.
I bet it wouldn't be difficult to get something custom. I'd offer, but I can't ship to... France? Is that where you're from? I can't ship outside of the US anyway.
But I bet you could make something custom for cheaper than anyone else could.

It's nice to even think about it, thanks. But yes, I'm still in France.
I'd rather not make something custom because the thing I'm not saying is that I go to my dad's (~200km drive) every month's first weekend. Which basically means I'll be moving my PC not once but twice a month. I hear many fear the fact of moving their water cooled rig but I really don't know why. Is it because stuff might get loose thus causing a or several leaks ? Or is it that the water's not supposed to move around when the pump's off ? I was thinking that maybe I could empty the loop before hitting the road but then I realized that you had to take the CPU's WB off (correct ?) and I really can't see myself doing that twice a month, not because it's annoying (I wouldn't know that anyway), but because that'd mean having to buy a lot of thermal compound (I read that air could get between the thermal compound and CPU if you didn't change it).

Does anybody know of easier ways to empty / refill a loop (like without having to take the wb out) ?

What are the reasons behind fearing to move a water cooled PC ?


Thanks.

EDIT: and there must be 200*50mm tube reservoirs seeing as alphacool sell 200*50mm plexi tube replacement parts
Edited by steelkevin - 8/19/12 at 6:03am
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post #12716 of 15204
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It's nice to even think about it, thanks. But yes, I'm still in France.
I'd rather not make something custom because the thing I'm not saying is that I go to my dad's (~200km drive) every month's first weekend. Which basically means I'll be moving my PC not once but twice a month. I hear many fear the fact of moving their water cooled rig but I really don't know why. Is it because stuff might get loose thus causing a or several leaks ? Or is it that the water's not supposed to move around when the pump's off ? I was thinking that maybe I could empty the loop before hitting the road but then I realized that you had to take the CPU's WB off (correct ?) and I really can't see myself doing that twice a month, not because it's annoying (I wouldn't know that anyway), but because that'd mean having to buy a lot of thermal compound (I read that air could get between the thermal compound and CPU if you didn't change it).
Does anybody know of easier ways to empty / refill a loop (like without having to take the wb out) ?
What are the reasons behind fearing to move a water cooled PC ?
Thanks.
EDIT: and there must be 200*50mm tube reservoirs seeing as alphacool sell 200*50mm plexi tube replacement parts

I see that on alphacool site. I have the 250 Lt. Maybe the tube is only 200mm and the end caps make up the other 50mm. Idk, I can measure it when I get home this afternoon....6 hours from now.
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I see that on alphacool site. I have the 250 Lt. Maybe the tube is only 200mm and the end caps make up the other 50mm. Idk, I can measure it when I get home this afternoon....6 hours from now.

Well it could be that but they also sell 250mm ones but if you're correct those would be for 300mm reservoirs.

I've been looking around and really I'm surprised of a few things:
- The price of reservoirs.
- The lack of information on their purpose and full guides on them.
- Copper editions and the fact they're cheaper than the black plastic ones.
Oh and there aren't many Phantom owners who actually use reservoirs (at least not tube reservoirs).
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post #12718 of 15204
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Well it could be that but they also sell 250mm ones but if you're correct those would be for 300mm reservoirs.
I've been looking around and really I'm surprised of a few things:
- The price of reservoirs.
- The lack of information on their purpose and full guides on them.
- Copper editions and the fact they're cheaper than the black plastic ones.
Oh and there aren't many Phantom owners who actually use reservoirs (at least not tube reservoirs).

Sorry I think I confused you....I have the 250 Lt and my thought was the tube is maybe 200 but each end cap is 25 mm. So both caps plus the res is 250mm. As far as I understand it, a res is for more liquid volume. The more volume you have the more heat can be absorbed. And in my phantom I will be using two Alphacool 250 Lt tube res.
post #12719 of 15204
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Sorry I think I confused you....I have the 250 Lt and my thought was the tube is maybe 200 but each end cap is 25 mm. So both caps plus the res is 250mm. As far as I understand it, a res is for more liquid volume. The more volume you have the more heat can be absorbed. And in my phantom I will be using two Alphacool 250 Lt tube res.

Oh... well actually it seems like I confused you into thinking that you'd confused me because you just rephrased what you'd said and it's exactly what I'd understood biggrin.gif.
Anyway, Double 250 reservoirs sounds like a lot, I think I remember badomen doing it on the ME3 build (reminds me it's been a while since I last went to that work blog) so it is feasible. Loving you work so far btw thumb.gif.

Like 10minutes ago I thought about something, see the guy who's selling me the parts has what appears to be an Alphacool HF 38 Cape Cyclone 250 reservoir, thing is, it looks like **** because of all the filth or whatnot. Here's a picture of it: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Now what I was thinking was that maybe, if I threw his plexi tube away and if the other parts weren't as filthy and could be cleaned, I could buy a 60x150mm tube and use that which would bring the total size of the reservoir down to 170mm (like the 150 version) or a 200mm cylinder making it a 220mm reservoir and the cost down to 11€ instead of 25/30€.
But that's if it is indeed that model, if the other parts are cleanable and if he lets it go for free as he won't be able to sell it anyway.

It's a really a pain that reservoirs cost so much. It's not like they made out of anything expensive anyway...
Edited by steelkevin - 8/19/12 at 11:03am
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It's a really a pain that reservoirs cost so much. It's not like they made out of anything expensive anyway...

Maybe they aren't made out of expensive material, but the process of making them may be expensive. Notice how the ends of the acrylic tube are threaded? That is NOT easy to do correctly.
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