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post #2831 of 15182
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7 View Post
Stop abusing their kindness people!
Hahaha,

NZXT sent me 8x 120mm and 1x200mm fan and 2 replacement front panels for my Vulcan... All free.

Pretttayyyy awesome.
post #2832 of 15182
Okay, sent the inquiry, and bagged the exploded plastic part and screw xD, I've yet to upload pics and stuff, but I will.
post #2833 of 15182
lol. Try my suggestion of putting the stock fan on the side first and see if your 6950 temps change at all. This way you'll have a reference point to compare with in the future.

As you may have seen, others here have used Ximatek and have been happy. It has a thinner profile (20mm thick vs NZXT 30mm) so it makes fitting bigger CPU heatsinks easier. Low RPM, which generally eaquals low sound. The CFM is rated similar to the stock NZXT fan, but that can be deceiving as the Ximatek is actually larger than the NZXT (k.3nny shows this in one of his posts here), which can direct a larger radius of air.

Others have also used the Cooler Master Megaflow 200mm which I am currnetly testing on my case. Like the Ximatek fan, it is larger than the stock NZXT fan, and required new holes to mount it. I'll take some pics of the door tomorrow, so just see my post on page 276 for now;

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Changed the side door 200mm fan a couple times too. First the stock fan, but at full it barely moves any air. I then tried the NZXT FN 200RB "high speed" fan, but it was REALLY noisy at speeds medium and up. Returned that and got a Coolermaster 200 Red LED fan (I prefer red over blue) and it performs right in between the stock and high speed NZXT fans. Moves more air than the stock, yet at full speed is very quiet. One small problem was the mounting holes on the fan don't line up with the case holes. So I just drilled new holes which are very close to the case holes - about 4mm. The fan filter is too small for the Cooler Master 200mm fan, just barely, so I left it out.
Yet other people have just put a stronger powered 120mm fan on the door to get the air exactly where the want it and at higher flow rates. That's just not for me.

So if you want a fan that will plug right into the door easily and without any modding, then stick with the NZXT fans. If you don't mind a little effort then the Ximatek and Cooler Master 200mm fans are some of the alternatives. You'd have to decide yourself based on what you need/prefer. The next time I go to Microcenter I may pick up a Antec Big Boy 200mm fan and try it out. Stats show it pushes more air, but that doesn't have any LEDs, so it'll need a little LED addition to match my red colors, or in your case blue

There are a bunch of members here who have done way more with their Phantoms, so if you have time go back through the posts and you'll probably find more answers. I just like trying a few things myself with the limited free time I have. Another idea I did is if you don't use the smaller HDD rack then you could remove it, block the backside vent and this way the 120mm door fan that is there will feed air for the GPU instead of just flowing out the case without cooling anything. Maybe you could give that a try too.

Hope this helps a bit. SS
post #2834 of 15182
wow thanks for the valuable info.
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post #2835 of 15182
Are you kidding me? 284 pages for a case?

Sorry.......... noob post. Just ignore me. Just browsing checking out the forum. I love my case. My only complaint is the cheap fan connectors. The pins are not secure and move around easily, I accidentally fried one control switch when I tried to plug it back in with the computer on so I could put the side panel back on.
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the fan on the ram side is very very close. but no there shouldn't be a problem. your right. i thought the vengence was a little fatter than other ram sticks but they aren't...

@maxyme You're a legend thanks very much for all your help. I suppose if the worst came to the worst I could always find a 120x120x20mm fan for the RAM side but from your picture it all looks good.

Out of interest if anyone else has a thought regarding the question I asked in my original post about sub-160mm heatsinks and a side fan (and the mythical D14) I'd love to know.
post #2837 of 15182
Runs fine, I'm just having issues with the displayport (displayport to hdmi cable) and my tv. Ugh. VGA works fine though...



post #2838 of 15182
red interior looks nice, brown mobo, not so nice lol
    
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Here I finally have my (for now) complete setup.

Corsair H60 on the cpu, which gets me spot on 4Ghz @ 1.5V and 51C (ambient around 25C) during a Prime95 torture test. I'm using the stock Corsair fan as 'pull' and stock NZXT fan as 'push'.

HD6950 CrossfireX graphics cards OC'd to 890Mhz core and 1350Mhz memory (from 800/1250)
Primary card averaging 72C, secondary low to mid 60's as it gets more air.

If you look closely I have a small piece of rubber jammed in between the graphics cards to separate them and give the top one some air. Without this they are literally touching and cannot run higher than standard clocks at a safe temp.

And also you can see my eyefinity setup using good ol' Minecraft to show it off

Sound system is a Yokohama 600W amp, 2 x Sony 6x9's and a 12" Sony Sub, all powered by a spare psu's 12V output

When I'm not doing maintenance the computer will sit on the floor next to the desk, so both speakers will be uncovered for a more even sound.


Future:
Lights.. all of the lights
Sleeved cables to colour match better
Will try to wallmount my speakers to get them out of the way

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Custom watercooling loop, white tubes, 360 rad up top, 240 on the bottom where the HDD cages are currently sitting



post #2840 of 15182
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Originally Posted by JJFIVEOH View Post
Are you kidding me? 284 pages for a case?

Sorry.......... noob post. Just ignore me. Just browsing checking out the forum. I love my case. My only complaint is the cheap fan connectors. The pins are not secure and move around easily, I accidentally fried one control switch when I tried to plug it back in with the computer on so I could put the side panel back on.
Agreed, my side fan connecter came off so I taped it
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