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post #151 of 15204
ok so 200 mm on the side is impossible if you have a cooler that is taller than 150mm, any easy mod to change this? like push the mesh back lol so the 200mm wont go into the case?

Someone mentioned on neweggs that the 2 side fans intake + 1 front intake, will push air to the other side of case instead of into the system, is that true?

My only concern with this case is the intake airflow might not be enough, u can always add a 200mm at top for exhaust, but can u turn it into intake, since 200mm at side is like useless if your planning to get a aftermarket cooler.

1 more thing i read from newegg comments is that the front door leave finger print easy does that problem exist in white and red version as well? i seen pics with the black case that it's easily noticeable and looks hideous.

Other than those concerns i really want to pick this one up for 100 bucks, instead of spending 50 extra for the ubiquitous HAF X. too bad i missed the deal but there is always boxing day ! XD
post #152 of 15204
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Originally Posted by hellokittyonline2 View Post
ok so 200 mm on the side is impossible if you have a cooler that is taller than 150mm, any easy mod to change this? like push the mesh back lol so the 200mm wont go into the case?

Someone mentioned on neweggs that the 2 side fans intake + 1 front intake, will push air to the other side of case instead of into the system, is that true?

My only concern with this case is the intake airflow might not be enough, u can always add a 200mm at top for exhaust, but can u turn it into intake, since 200mm at side is like useless if your planning to get a aftermarket cooler.

1 more thing i read from newegg comments is that the front door leave finger print easy does that problem exist in white and red version as well? i seen pics with the black case that it's easily noticeable and looks hideous.

Other than those concerns i really want to pick this one up for 100 bucks, instead of spending 50 extra for the ubiquitous HAF X. too bad i missed the deal but there is always boxing day ! XD
it's a gloss finish so you will always get finger prints, i have the white one so i never really see it

as for the fans i'm running the nzxt 200mm side fan , it actually doesn't fit with my H50 mounted on as exhaust so i moved it over to the front bays where the Dvd drives usuually goes zip tied it to frame =P

H50 as exhaust i was idle 40C
H50 as intake in front drive bay 34C

470 sli load temps before 200mm side fan = 90C
470 sli load temps after 200mm side fan = 70C

makes a huge difference with the side fan for me

however, i noticed the 2 small 120's on the side, and the 140 in the front

have done nothing for me so far in regards to temperature change,
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post #153 of 15204
someone should test disabling the 2, 120mm side fan see if it actually make a difference.

the unmountable 230mm side fan if i have silver arrow or noctua d14 is kind of driving me to buy a different case.
post #154 of 15204
I'm in the process of making a 200mm to 120mm fan adapter so I can just put a 120mm fan in the side window without it obstructing a rear mounted H50/H70. I'm probably just going to make it out of foam board as an initial prototype and maybe use steel or aluminum when I get into the machine shop in January. Should be done by tomorrow.
    
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I'm in the process of making a 200mm to 120mm fan adapter so I can just put a 120mm fan in the side window without it obstructing a rear mounted H50/H70. I'm probably just going to make it out of foam board as an initial prototype and maybe use steel or aluminum when I get into the machine shop in January. Should be done by tomorrow.
Or you could use the supplied 200mm dustfilter . Just drill 4 holes in it and you got yourself a mount.
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post #156 of 15204
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Or you could use the supplied 200mm dustfilter . Just drill 4 holes in it and you got yourself a mount.
Doesn't look possible... the plastic areas are too thin to drop a hole into and the mesh would probably be too weak and rip after a while..
    
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post #157 of 15204
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Ok shademaster I have informed myself and as it turns out you are right ...the XSPC Rasa 750 RS360 Kit is really the best Water Cooling Set to go for that kinda price.

So here is what I wanna do....I wanna get the 360 rad but as it does not fit into the phantom I will mount it externally but not attached to the case ...I would like to mount it on a stand and just run the tubes through the phantom .

My Problems with that would be how I would be powering the fans on the rad because their reach to the mobo or molex would be too short.

So what would be the best mounting option for a 360 rad in combo with the phantom?

If nothing works I would be ready to instead get the 240 but ....I have seen a lot of people mounting that at the top of the phantom sucking in hot air....so I think mountig the rad on the outside of the case is the best way to go at least with the phanom.
Hey KungPow,

Cool man! I was thinking on how to mount it as well. I think a rear mount is going to look pretty awesome so yea go for it! If the cables to your fans aren't long enough I wouldn't really sweat it. You can either buy extension cables for your fans or solder longer ones (believe me that is really easy to do , basic electronics). You could even connect those fans to a fan controller so too!

I was brainstorming about fitting a 240m rad and I came up with this crazy idea. Why wouldn't one fit it right behind the 2 120mm fan intakes behind the side tray? They seem perfect for fitting a 240 rad behind!

If you remove the 2 HD cages and build a holding up mount for the rad you could snuggly fit it behind the 2 mounting holes of the sidepanel and get yourself an awesome spot to fit the rad without interfering with the Phantom's excellent airflow!

The front lower half of the case is dedicated to HD cooling, which is in my opinion quite not so nescessary. It has 2 identical mesh holes to generate an in.out exhaust effect. Fit a radiator in there and it has a nice mesh hole in the front and rear of it to pull in fresh air from outside and dump it at the back of the case.

Grand idea or what huh?

If you needed a HD mount you could fit this in your 5.25" bay:
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post #158 of 15204
I am looking at getting a Phantom but I also want to be able to use an XSPC Rasa 240 Kit

Has anyone mounted the 240 rad to the top of the case where the 2 exhaust fans are?

Is it possible?
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It is made for it. Case comes with the spacers and it has mounting holes in the top.
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post #160 of 15204
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It is made for it. Case comes with the spacers and it has mounting holes in the top.
How much modding had to be done to do that?
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