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I just checked you're work log and that looks good. Right now my hdd and SSD are just thrown at the bottom of my case still fixed to the 3.5" trays on their side. It's a mess and it vibrates a lot but it's just temporary until I get the water cooling done. I still haven't figured where I'd put the HDD, the SSD can go about anywhere as it doesn't vibrate at all.
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post #12882 of 15204
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I just checked you're work log and that looks good. Right now my hdd and SSD are just thrown at the bottom of my case still fixed to the 3.5" trays on their side. It's a mess and it vibrates a lot but it's just temporary until I get the water cooling done. I still haven't figured where I'd put the HDD, the SSD can go about anywhere as it doesn't vibrate at all.

You "MAY" be able to mount the HDD on the backside of your 5.25" drives, if you don't have screws holding of them in. but then you lose a lot of my favorite area to hide cables...
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Very clean & good looking rigs.
want to know how to replace power supply to harddisk rack ?
sorry for my bad in English.smile.gif

It was quite a bit of work. Getting the HDD racks out was easy, just drilling out the rivets. But the fit my PSU here I had to cut out the bottom 5.25" bay and weld the original bay floor back on one bay up (no easy task). Plus I cut a hole in the side of the PSU for it's wires to out that side instead of the front of it ( not too hard but voided the warranty). And currently I'm still working on mounting ideas so it's held up with zip-ties (effective, but tacky).
Edited by Phelan - 9/2/12 at 9:43am
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post #12883 of 15204
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You "MAY" be able to mount the HDD on the backside of your 5.25" drives, if you don't have screws holding of them in. but then you lose a lot of my favorite area to hide cables...
It was quite a bit of work. Getting the HDD racks out was easy, just drilling out the rivets. But the fit my PSU here I had to cut out the bottom 5.25" bay and weld the original bay floor back on one bay up (no easy task). Plus I cut a hole in the side of the PSU for it's wires to out that side instead of the front of it ( not too hard but voided the warranty). And currently I'm still working on mounting ideas so it's held up with zip-ties (effective, but tacky).

@paopaovocal:
Drilling out the 10 rivets was easy you just need a 3mm drill bit (mine was for wood or so says my dad, had no trouble getting through those rivets). And yes, there are 10 rivets and not 6 as I first thought. The four other are in front where the front fan goes but you can leave the front fan in without it getting in the way.
I drilled mine out with all my components still in. I don't recommend doing that though as there are tiny bits of metal that fly all over the place and that could probably cause some issues.
I remember somebody here telling me (or somebody else) that drilling the rivets out took too long so he used a hammer and whatnot but I don't get that since as I said with a 3mm designed for wood I was able to take them out in like two or three seconds.
No problem taking the big cage out either with my mobo and GPU... still in, just got to turn it to its side a bit.
The bottom of the case will be scratched a bit where the "legs" of the cage where riveted in but taking that cage out is to have space for water cooling so you wouldn't see it anyway since a rad or pump or whatever will hide it.


@all: I got back from purchasing my second hand water cooling parts a couple hours ago, the rads are quite dusty and I'll be washing the entire loop before use anyway. Had shall I proceed ?
Edited by steelkevin - 9/2/12 at 12:37pm
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^^^^^^
My new build! Thanks to all of you guys for the great ideas and awesome hard work on your builds!
Edited by Shamefulkiller - 9/2/12 at 12:56pm
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^^^^^^
My new build! Thanks to all of you guys for the great ideas and awesome hard work on your builds!

You need to somehow gut the 5.25" whilst keeping the fan controller in use, and then put that rad inside.

and OH GOD GET IT OFF THE CARPET!

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Looks awesome bro, good work.
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@ Shamefulkiller....... Did you modify that swiftech 655/D5 pump housing? I have the thing but it has built in barbs.
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Does anybody know if a SSI CEB form factor motherboard will fit into a Phantom? I'm considering getting the new Asrock Z77 OC Formula and not sure if it will fit, or just as important the mounting holes are in the same spots. I know somebody brought it up a month ago but they weren't sure and it wasn't clear whether or not they were referring to the original Phantom or the new model.
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Does anybody know if a SSI CEB form factor motherboard will fit into a Phantom? I'm considering getting the new Asrock Z77 OC Formula and not sure if it will fit, or just as important the mounting holes are in the same spots. I know somebody brought it up a month ago but they weren't sure and it wasn't clear whether or not they were referring to the original Phantom or the new model.

AFAIK it uses the same mounting holes as EATX, you should be fine.
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post #12889 of 15204
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@ Shamefulkiller....... Did you modify that swiftech 655/D5 pump housing? I have the thing but it has built in barbs.

Actually you can buy the pump pre-modified from FrozenCPU ... it is a little more expensive but was worth it!
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Does anybody know if a SSI CEB form factor motherboard will fit into a Phantom? I'm considering getting the new Asrock Z77 OC Formula and not sure if it will fit, or just as important the mounting holes are in the same spots. I know somebody brought it up a month ago but they weren't sure and it wasn't clear whether or not they were referring to the original Phantom or the new model.

It definitely will.
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