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post #1681 of 15204
Does anyone use the Noctua D14. If so, how is the fit? If the Mugen 2 comes close to blocking the first RAM slot, do you think the D14 will block it? I know it is a good bit bigger, but I can't really visualize things very well - I have to see them in place.
    
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post #1682 of 15204
It will fit, however you may not be able to run a side fan very easily.

Your ram will have to have very low heatsinks to no heatsinks as yes, the NH-D14 will block 1 to 2 ram slots.
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post #1683 of 15204
Awesome, thank you. I'm not running a side fan, and the heat sinks on my RAM are very low.
    
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No prob smile.gif
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post #1685 of 15204
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Originally Posted by joeyac02;12817645 
Looking into modding my phantom I wanna remove the side grill cut it to the exact size of the grill and replace it with plexi glass any ideas or can anyone lead me in the right direction of mount the glass for a clean look after I cut out what I want off

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpZoE-zj0-k[/ame]

Here ya go, all you need to know.
post #1686 of 15204
Got a couple PMs about it so I'll post my method up. It is far from professional but it does get the job done and I think comes out looking quite clean.
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The acrylic is mounted inside with 3M double sided mounting tape. You should be able to get it at any of the larger hardware stores along with the window panel itself.

What I did was cut away all the metal along the small slots where the mesh grill tabs go and then took a dremel tool and ground the metal down until only that small portion of metal that recesses into the side panel was left. This few millimeters of metal is just as wide as the mounting tape in the back so the window forms a natural seal to prevent anything from getting in without using the ugly rubber lining. You will have to cut the window very thin on the back edge though to get it to mount back onto the side. I'll take you a few closer pictures for reference. Sorry for the bad cellphone camera.

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This is the reference for the recessed portion of metal to see exactly what I mean.

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This is the back of the side panel, it isn't pretty but no one sees that. Notice how the panel is cut very close to the opening on the back edge, the case normally lays flush against that small strip of metal so to fit reasonably you have to trim close.
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post #1687 of 15204
Aha, so, I modded my side window and removed the shroud for the 200mm fan, same as many others here and it turned out great!

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post #1688 of 15204
Wow I am really impressed by these case mods! Fantastic work! I would looooove t see an orange and black setup, those colors contrast so sharply it's gorgeous. Black case with orange painted mesh and fans. oh man.

I am really looking forward to picking up a white one since I have no real case modding experience to design my perfect orange and black case (and my house collects dust like a statically charged feather duster). I would totally pull the trigger on one if I could find one in the 100-120$ price range. Anyone aware of where to find these on sale?

My only concern is, how good is the GPU airflow? I've got an overclocked 580 with an accelero xtreme plus 3 slot cooler on it and I want to make sure it can move the hot air out of the case.

+rep if anyone can lend me a hand with these questions biggrin.gif
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post #1689 of 15204
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Originally Posted by Shredicus;12829165 

My only concern is, how good is the GPU airflow? I've got an overclocked 580 with an accelero xtreme plus 3 slot cooler on it and I want to make sure it can move the hot air out of the case.

+rep if anyone can lend me a hand with these questions biggrin.gif

The airflow overall is excellent throughout the whole case, your 580 will be fine, I have an overclocked 480 that sits maced at 71c in my HAF 932 it was sitting at 92 for the same tasks. Can't help you on sourcing a case though - I'm in Scotland smile.gif
    
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post #1690 of 15204
^- ok thats it this weekend im hacking out the 200mm shroud ;3
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