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I don't have the best camera, but this is my sig rig (WIP). Still need my GTX 580 (in the mail) and my SSD (also in the mail).

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Okay, so since I'm going to be installing a Hyper 212+ on my CPU and the 200mm fan I ordered won't fit on the side panel with the CPU cooler installed, I'm going to be adding it as another top fan.

Quick question about my air flow though. I have all the stock fans, as well as a 120mm in the bottom pulling air from the front of the case, and now I'll have an extra 200mm exhaust at the top.

Would it be beneficial to install a 120mm fan in the optical drive bay pushing air towards the CPU cooler? Would it be just pushing trapped warm air into my CPU cooler or what? Would I have to leave the front door open on the case for it to help at all?
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post #4353 of 15187
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Originally Posted by xrockadio View Post
Okay, so since I'm going to be installing a Hyper 212+ on my CPU and the 200mm fan I ordered won't fit on the side panel with the CPU cooler installed, I'm going to be adding it as another top fan.

Quick question about my air flow though. I have all the stock fans, as well as a 120mm in the bottom pulling air from the front of the case, and now I'll have an extra 200mm exhaust at the top.

Would it be beneficial to install a 120mm fan in the optical drive bay pushing air towards the CPU cooler? Would it be just pushing trapped warm air into my CPU cooler or what? Would I have to leave the front door open on the case for it to help at all?
Yes it would help. No it would be cold air drawn from the outside. Yes you would actually probably want to take the door off. It's really easy to do. Just make your two 200mms and your back 120 exhaust and the fronts and drive bays intake.
 
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post #4354 of 15187
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Originally Posted by Ipwnnubletz View Post
I don't have the best camera, but this is my sig rig (WIP). Still need my GTX 580 (in the mail) and my SSD (also in the mail).

Nice build man, looks great, and your camera seems fine, nice quality pic. Keep em comin...
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post #4355 of 15187
well, you COULD fit the 200mm fan in the side, you would just have to put it on the outside of the case, which entails taking off the mesh. I would order a xigmatek 200mm fan and somehow jimmy it on the side as side intake is really useful, regardless, your setup will be similar to mine, the optical bays should have a fan, the door can be either taken off or you can just leave it open, which is what I do, I would also take off the smaller hard drive cage if you don't use it. the top front fan I would have as intake and the rear fan I would have as exhaust assuming your 212+ will be vertical
   
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Just been told by the wife that my parts have arrived BUT I'm at work. I am really tempted to fake an illness so I can go home and put it all together. I think I'm getting slightly obsessed with my rig. Lol
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post #4357 of 15187
So I've been lurking on these pages for a while now and finally bought my Phantom which I should be receiving soon . I've been wondering about a couple of things though - particulary dust filters. The place I live at the moment is a pretty heavy dust zone so having some kind of protection is a must.

After a quick search I came across the following and thought I'd share in case some of you guys were interested:

For the front 140mm intake fan:
Link (According to the article these filters use the same mesh material used to keep dust out of operating rooms in hospitals - high grade stuff .)

For the 120mm fans:
Link

At the moment I'm leaning towards these DEMCiflex filters as they seem the easiest to fit and maintain. There are plenty of solid grills you can buy and fit but I've yet to see one that is as easy to remove as the DEMCiflex filters.

If anyone knows of any cheaper/more effective alternatives please share with us .

Another thing I was wondering about was what the best fan push/pull setup is. What have you guys found to be the most effective fan configuration for an air cooled setup?
Edited by P3G4SU5 - 8/9/11 at 9:14am
post #4358 of 15187
I am saving up money right now to build an awesome rig with this case but I do have a few questions.

Will the corsair h100 radiator impede the top 200mm fans in any way?

Should I set both of the top 200mm fans as intakes or should I set one to exhaust? I searched around and I got mixed answers. I'm guessing if I were to use the h100 then both of them should be set as exhaust.

Lastly, do you guys think that the 200mm coolermaster mega flow fan will work with this case? On amazon.com I saw this one picture where a guy had replaced both top 200mm fans on his phantom with these. Then I read somewhere else that its such a tight fit that it's kind of wedged in and will stay there without screws.
Edited by jjj751 - 8/9/11 at 7:50am
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post #4359 of 15187
no it wont fit, the nzxt fans are 190mm or something smaller than 200mm therefore others will not fit. h100 will fit but will probably replace the top 200mm spots if you want it internally

as for dust filters I just use the ones that come with the case, any others are unnecessary in my as i can just blow it out with my air blower lol
   
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post #4360 of 15187
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjj751 View Post
I am saving up money right now to build an awesome rig with this case but I do have a few questions.

Will the corsair h100 radiator impede the top 200mm fans in any way?

Should I set both of the top 200mm fans as intakes or should I set one to exhaust? I searched around and I got mixed answers. I'm guessing if I were to use the h100 then both of them should be set as exhaust.

Lastly, do you guys think that the 200mm coolermaster mega flow fan will work with this case? On amazon.com I saw this one picture where a guy had replaced both top 200mm fans on his phantom with these. Then I read somewhere else that its such a tight fit that it's kind of wedged in and will stay there without screws.
You can indeed use the 200mm fans with the H100. You'll have to use the included radiator support brackets though.

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