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Dang, sad to hear it, now I shall have to go out and buy a dremel. Thanks though.
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Dang, sad to hear it, now I shall have to go out and buy a dremel. Thanks though.

Wow, slow down there. I suppose you've already got a drill, right ? Well that's all you'd need unless you want to cut out a mounting plate.
I've got 280mm rads in my case so here's a shot of how I mounted both of them:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Those were the only photos I had... I guess I'll look for a guide on how to properly take photos of a PC (It would be great if any of you could link me to one) and then I'll take shots of the actual mounting (and of how the loop is now, not much difference with how it was, only a fitting changed and the liquid level in the res looks way lower now than then).
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a "backup" computer. you're funny. Sick build.

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@kgtuning: won't miss it wink.gif
@K.3nny: That tubing is insane ! How do you get it to curve like that tongue.gif ?

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I'd go with rigid plastic, (acrylic) or pyrex glass, (like we used in chem lab) heated and bent to a permanent shape if I were going to do something like that.
12mm tubing with BP crystal link end fittings works a treat.
Darlene


Buildlog here on the forum :
http://www.overclock.net/t/1323562/c-bonized-dangerden-acrylictubes/0_50
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Actually, that's almost a scarey coincidence, but perhaps it's just that GMTA.


I had some tubing come in a while back with simillar plans in mind for the next build, hopefully a pair of mix and match white and gunmetal Phannie 820s.


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I think we have the same plans Darlene biggrin.gif!
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I see how it is.... rolleyes.gif

If anything I'm tented by a bigger one Oo. Like a CaseLabs.

XNine is working on a Phantom 820 build btw. Not sure why he didn't put a link to the worklog here, I saw it on FaceBook, but here it is:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1321537/buildlog-project-12-phantom-820

The buildlog was listed in the Phantom 820 club. Since this thread is for the original Phantom, I felt it was time to make a thread dedicated to the 820. Mybadomen has a 820 build going on right now, but I think he's waiting for his GPUs to get started.
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@ steelkevin
Couple of questions, firstly, how did you mount it exactly? (Did you use the supplied bracket etc) Secondly, would there be enough room to fit 2 more 140mm fans for a push/pull config?
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@ steelkevin
Couple of questions, firstly, how did you mount it exactly? (Did you use the supplied bracket etc) Secondly, would there be enough room to fit 2 more 140mm fans for a push/pull config?

Ok, well my sister just went out for the afternoon so I'm just going to take her camera so I can get good pictures (well, better pictures than my phone can take) and then I'll be back with an edit.
It's been almost two weeks since I've opened my rig anyway and I have to check for leeks or whatnot and take new photos and take my GPU apart to see what the PCB's like so that way I'll get everything done today.

EDIT:

I ended up using my phone for the photos because I hated the camera and because it was out of battery after a couple minutes.
I decided to put an old 9600 GT (1GB model) in so I could actually use my PC to post here and open my 560 Ti up. That thing makes an awful lot of noise and it's fan can't run any lower than 65%, rpm isn't displayed and it runs at over 40°C on idle xD.
EDIT 2 about the 9600GT:
It can run BF3 @Low with Vsync @60fps @800*600 resolution. I'm sure it would be playable on an old CRT screen. What really impressed me though is the card runs @55° on load and 40° idle. The card makes a lot fo noise on idle but makes the same at full load which is still less than my 560 Ti.
I know that has nothing to do with the Phantom thread but I wanted to write that smile.gif


I used 2 thumb nuts on Picture #1 and #4 to have the two opposite corners of the fans at the same level. Which avoids bending the fans.


For some reason I put nothing there. Probably felt it wasn't necessary (and I was right since it's been like that for over a month or two now).


There are holes were I put my screws but they weren't in the right place and I couldn't be bothered to drill new ones. So, what I did was take a couple of screw drivers and by pushing and turning them while in the hole I made the hole larger which allowed the fan wholes to line up.


See Picture #1


I didn't use any screws for two reasons. I was out of screws and I, once again, couldn't be bothered to drill holes. The thumb nuts on Pictures #1 and #4 keep the rad steady and take the weight off that zone so the fans don't bend and won't snap or snap off the the rad making it fall.


And here you can see that I put two regular fan screws through the holes to keep my bottom rad in place.



Now the top one I took off with a knife (had some plastic dust all over the place after) because it was a real pain to take off the top pannel because of that one which was too thick.
The middle one touched the fan's pales and prevented it from spinning so I cut that one off too.
FYI, when the fans were the other way up (pulling air out of the rad instead of pushing air into it) that plastic stick didn't interfere with the fan since it was on the fan's frame and not the pales.


Something I've wanted to mention here for a while but couldn't be bother to take pictures and words can't explain it:


As you can see 3 pales are snapped. The fan goes "pale/pale/hole/pale/pale/hole/pale/pale/hole". I snapped the first one by trying to remove the fan from its frame to paint it, those fans are really fragile. I turned the fan on to see if that made any difference or if I could still use it. It vibrate like a washer. So I snapped one 2 pales from the first hole and tried again. It vibrated even more. Then I snapped a third one 2pales from each hole and the fan didn't vibrate anymore. In fact at full speed it's more silent than the 9 pale ones and pushes as much air.
Edited by steelkevin - 11/5/12 at 6:45am
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When I snapped a blade, I repaired it with gorilla glue and super glue. Actually I did that... On 4 different blades (I didn't learn very quickly not to work on my rig while it's running) lol.
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@ Kevinsteel... I'm not trying to sound like a jerk but the spacing between the fans and radiator is going to make them very inefficient. alot of the air the fans are blowing will escape out the sides.
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