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Im stealing this idea going to do it today http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5677/img1813r.jpg
post #14192 of 15204
Dang! Thats Sorta what I would love my rig to look like! its almost halfway there! I just gotta find the bright green fans for the side!

Heres what Mine looks like so far! I honestly really like the mod where you cut out the mounts for the side fan, but keep the mesh there. It looks sweet!
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post #14193 of 15204
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Dang! Thats Sorta what I would love my rig to look like! its almost halfway there! I just gotta find the bright green fans for the side!

Heres what Mine looks like so far! I honestly really like the mod where you cut out the mounts for the side fan, but keep the mesh there. It looks sweet!

NZXT FZ120 green LED thumb.gif
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Oh darn.... They sell every single color at the Minneapolis Micro Center.... except green. No employee discount for me I guess! Cause I love those fans! Thanks Phelan!
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Just order my 630 matte black today. Just curious for those who use aqua products. Will the 360mm rad fit up top?
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post #14196 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeadLink View Post

Just order my 630 matte black today. Just curious for those who use aqua products. Will the 360mm rad fit up top?

Interesting you should bring up the 630, as I just got started on my 630 builds this weekend.

You can fit a 360 up top lengthwise, but beware how thick it is.

I measured 55mm at most, to where the top edge of the mobo would be.

A 45mm thick rad would fit OK, but with only one set of fans on top.

A 30mm would fit with push pull fans.


The rad space in front of the drive cages only has room for a thin (30mm) rad, either 240 or 280 and the drive cages would really hinder airflow.

The lower rad space seems the most flexible;

Up to a 240 or 280 will fit, and depending on what drive cages you use, a monsta 80mm thick in P-P will fit.

The one detraction of that rad space is that the cutout under the rad, really shrouds the air flow for fans larger than 120mm, where the 810 and 820 have huge cutouts for unobstructed airflow.

It's going to be an interesting case to work with.


Darlene
post #14197 of 15204
Hey gang,

Finally started my Phantom 630 builds this weekend.

The build log is in my sig, and here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1379889/mix-n-match-twins-complimentary-pair-of-nzxt-phantom-630s#post_19701277


Hope you guys like the concept,

Darlene



Here's a little teaser with the side panels removed:









Here's a few shots with the side panels in place:

I think the contrasting USB module looks really nice.

Having tried it both ways, I prefer the side panels matching the plastics, with the top edge of the chassis and the lower chassis edge & feet as accents.




Edited by IT Diva - 4/7/13 at 5:11pm
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Sweet!
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post #14199 of 15204
Darlene, I am looking at the width of it actually not fitting. It measures exactly 5.75 inches. And I am using a CM Sniper case for reference and will not fit between the drive bays. So measuring the drive cage using just the front measurement it would show larger than 5.75 more so like 5.80 but then it tapers inward to a smaller dimension. Does the Phantom do this or is it consistent from front to the rear of the drive cage assembly?


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post #14200 of 15204
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeadLink View Post

Darlene, I am looking at the width of it actually not fitting. It measures exactly 5.75 inches. And I am using a CM Sniper case for reference and will not fit between the drive bays. So measuring the drive cage using just the front measurement it would show larger than 5.75 more so like 5.80 but then it tapers inward to a smaller dimension. Does the Phantom do this or is it consistent from front to the rear of the drive cage assembly?


Matt


Maybe if you link to which aqua rad you're thinking about, I could offer something specific, but here's a pic of the top panel, where it's clear that the designers intended a standard sized 360 rad to be a "drop in".

You may notice in the pic that the design of the optical drives cage has changed from the 810 / 820 style with a closed top, to an open top, (actually no-top) design, so there's noting below the rad until you populate the bays.



Darlene


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