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post #4321 of 15204
Hola!

You guys have got some fantastic rigs going on 'ere. I love the white & icey blue combos!

Getting my black Phantom tomorrow (hopefully!) and its going to be my first case mod sorta-project... thing.
Anyway, was looking for some advice from you experts.

Got a real quick mock up here:
http://i56.tinypic.com/25hegs9.jpg

My mouse and keyboard are black and green so i'll be swapping the LEDs out to green glowy goodness, and *hopefully* getting some schweet PCB type design going on the sides. Better than the wierd lines going on in above picture. (Ooooh, or matrix-esque?!)

Not sure if its better to knock out the side fan panel and stick with mesh, or extend it in the picture and turn it in to a window. Cant say the insides are going to be the sexiest anyones ever seen. And most of it will probably be the Noctua NH-D14!

Completely wiped out my budget on the insides so as far as the fans go, theyre going to have to stay white for the time being. Unless its possible to spray paint them? The blue LEDS on top fan have gotta go though.

Not a clue on front and top as of yet.

Better buy some black paint too, incase i make an absolute mess of it, haha.
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post #4322 of 15204
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Originally Posted by SyanZide View Post
Hola!

You guys have got some fantastic rigs going on 'ere. I love the white & icey blue combos!

Getting my black Phantom tomorrow (hopefully!) and its going to be my first case mod sorta-project... thing.
Anyway, was looking for some advice from you experts.

Got a real quick mock up here:
http://i56.tinypic.com/25hegs9.jpg

My mouse and keyboard are black and green so i'll be swapping the LEDs out to green glowy goodness, and *hopefully* getting some schweet PCB type design going on the sides. Better than the wierd lines going on in above picture. (Ooooh, or matrix-esque?!)

Not sure if its better to knock out the side fan panel and stick with mesh, or extend it in the picture and turn it in to a window. Cant say the insides are going to be the sexiest anyones ever seen. And most of it will probably be the Noctua NH-D14!

Completely wiped out my budget on the insides so as far as the fans go, theyre going to have to stay white for the time being. Unless its possible to spray paint them? The blue LEDS on top fan have gotta go though.

Not a clue on front and top as of yet.

Better buy some black paint too, incase i make an absolute mess of it, haha.
Looks like a good plan. Do the matrix falling code thing. That would be sweet!
 
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post #4323 of 15204
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Originally Posted by SyanZide View Post
Hola!

You guys have got some fantastic rigs going on 'ere. I love the white & icey blue combos!

Getting my black Phantom tomorrow (hopefully!) and its going to be my first case mod sorta-project... thing.
Anyway, was looking for some advice from you experts.

Got a real quick mock up here:
http://i56.tinypic.com/25hegs9.jpg

My mouse and keyboard are black and green so i'll be swapping the LEDs out to green glowy goodness, and *hopefully* getting some schweet PCB type design going on the sides. Better than the wierd lines going on in above picture. (Ooooh, or matrix-esque?!)

Not sure if its better to knock out the side fan panel and stick with mesh, or extend it in the picture and turn it in to a window. Cant say the insides are going to be the sexiest anyones ever seen. And most of it will probably be the Noctua NH-D14!

Completely wiped out my budget on the insides so as far as the fans go, theyre going to have to stay white for the time being. Unless its possible to spray paint them? The blue LEDS on top fan have gotta go though.

Not a clue on front and top as of yet.

Better buy some black paint too, incase i make an absolute mess of it, haha.
Looks awesome dude!!! gl with the mod, oh and btw there is a switch on the back of the case to turn off the leds on the top fan...
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post #4324 of 15204
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Originally Posted by num1son View Post
Looks like a good plan. Do the matrix falling code thing. That would be sweet!
Ack I know! Just need to figure out how on earth i can turn that in to some kind of stencil.

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Originally Posted by White Phantom View Post
Looks awesome dude!!! gl with the mod, oh and btw there is a switch on the back of the case to turn off the leds on the top fan...
Fancy that! Well that certainly save some fiddling about, cheers!
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post #4325 of 15204
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Ack I know! Just need to figure out how on earth i can turn that in to some kind of stencil.



Fancy that! Well that certainly save some fiddling about, cheers!
You may be able to order one? Seems like that sort of thing would have been done by now.
 
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post #4326 of 15204
Would removing the mesh on the right panel benefit me now that I don't have any hdd cages? Thinking about removing it and putting some sheet metal in there so the side panel fans aren't just being wasted.

Here's my proposed setup: I'll have 2x side panel, 1x front, 1x drive bay, 1/2x bottom where the hdd cages used to be, 2x roof, 1x rear and my D14 with stock fans. Was going to put a xiggy in the side too but decided to postpone that for a bit.

Also I'm planning on fabricating a cover to hide all the PSU cables. It'll be slimline and hardly noticeable but big enough to hide them.

Also have a few more ideas but they'll be a bit more complicated.
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post #4327 of 15204
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Would removing the mesh on the right panel benefit me now that I don't have any hdd cages? Thinking about removing it and putting some sheet metal in there so the side panel fans aren't just being wasted.
I'll just put some kind of thin sound dampening material on the inside of the mesh. If it turns out looking crap I'll do a acrylic piece to replace the mesh.
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thinking of ordering and of course doing a theme. MB is Red and Black (Asus Rampage III Extreme) so was thinking the red case since its red and black. what do you think? I was thinking of White accent lighting on the inside.

EDIT: ya I just went ahead and ordered it! I think my decision is a sound one considering the following this case has in this thread!
Edited by Darkbluexplorer - 8/7/11 at 3:44pm
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post #4329 of 15204
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Hey there guys.

Received my Phantom the other day and finished porting my system over. I was blown away when I opened the box, since this was my first full tower case. Only problem is that my top fan is making an obnoxious grinding noise when running at full speed, so I have to contact NZXT about that.

As you can see from the pictures, I'm still sitting on a stock cooler for my i7-2600. Does anyone have a suggestion for a CPU cooler that won't inhibit my RAM? I've seen plenty of people using the Corsair water coolers, but a majority of those posts were from last year.

And this was really my first legitimate attempt at cable management and the Phantom makes it so simple and easy. It could be better though.
Heh, in response to my own previous post, I have decided to go with just a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ to replace my stock CPU fan, mainly because I don't need anything too demanding as my 2600 can't be overclocked.

It's a real shame that I didn't take any measurements, or research more, because I also ordered another 200mm fan from NZXT at the same time. I don't believe the 200mm fan will fit on the side panel (along with the dust filter) with the Hyper 212+ installed.

As for the faulty 200mm top fan that came with my case, I've sent in an RMA to NZXT and am awaiting their response. I've seen other reports of the same problem on NZXT's own forum. Hopefully their customer service is pretty good.
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Heh, in response to my own previous post, I have decided to go with just a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ to replace my stock CPU fan, mainly because I don't need anything too demanding as my 2600 can't be overclocked.

It's a real shame that I didn't take any measurements, or research more, because I also ordered another 200mm fan from NZXT at the same time. I don't believe the 200mm fan will fit on the side panel (along with the dust filter) with the Hyper 212+ installed.

As for the faulty 200mm top fan that came with my case, I've sent in an RMA to NZXT and am awaiting their response. I've seen other reports of the same problem on NZXT's own forum. Hopefully their customer service is pretty good.
Getting fans from nzxt is really easy, you should have no problems...
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