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post #6721 of 15204
New member, long time forum stalker. I should be receiving my Phantom tomorrow. This is my third custom build, but the first I plan to overclock. Lots of great information here...been hard to read and absorb it all tongue.gif

So my budget for this build was $800, but it looks like I'm going to go over...(always works out that way right?)

So on Black Friday I bought:
* NZXT Phantom Black/Orange trim
* Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3Ghz (hope to reach 4.5Ghz stable)
* Asus P8Z68-V Pro
* G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 1866 (overlcock to 2133 maybe?)
* Corsair TX750 V2 (modular was too expensive)

Necessary Pending:
* CPU Cooler - looking at Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme (plan to install side 200mm Xigmatek)
* Video Card - fairly set on MSI Hawk 560 TI (waiting on price to come down, hope it does now with release of 448 core 560 TI)

Extras to buy down the road:
* 3 x 200mm Xigmatek Orange Fans
* 1 x 140mm Xigmatek Orange Fan
* 3 x 120mm Xigmatek Orange Fans
* 1 x 2m Orange Sleeved LED Kit

Advice and critique would be appreciated
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post #6722 of 15204
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Originally Posted by WickedTico View Post

New member, long time forum stalker. I should be receiving my Phantom tomorrow. This is my third custom build, but the first I plan to overclock. Lots of great information here...been hard to read and absorb it all tongue.gif
So my budget for this build was $800, but it looks like I'm going to go over...(always works out that way right?)
So on Black Friday I bought:
* NZXT Phantom Black/Orange trim
* Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3Ghz (hope to reach 4.5Ghz stable)
* Asus P8Z68-V Pro
* G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2x4GB DDR3 1866 (overlcock to 2133 maybe?)
* Corsair TX750 V2 (modular was too expensive)
Necessary Pending:
* CPU Cooler - looking at Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme (plan to install side 200mm Xigmatek)
* Video Card - fairly set on MSI Hawk 560 TI (waiting on price to come down, hope it does now with release of 448 core 560 TI)
Extras to buy down the road:
* 3 x 200mm Xigmatek Orange Fans
* 1 x 140mm Xigmatek Orange Fan
* 3 x 120mm Xigmatek Orange Fans
* 1 x 2m Orange Sleeved LED Kit
Advice and critique would be appreciated

Get an EVGA 560
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post #6723 of 15204
Thanks much for the help everybody. cool rig pix too!

I'm closing in on filling the case, just taking my time and double checking to avoid mistakes.

I relocated the 200mm NZXT fan I bought for the side and put it in the top. Mounted the same as the other 200 and used the longer screws that come with the case for the optional fan, they're hardware F, the kb 5*10mm screws. I left off the grill, since it's expelling air and the other 200 doesn't have it.
Man, what a great case. Super well thought out.

I just bought a white NZXT PSU, 850w, for $139 free ship, directron, just too nice a case to slap any old PSU in there
post #6724 of 15204
i am not fin now, i want to show you my idea, i dont know wat panel its better, the orange or black

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post #6725 of 15204
its only first look :-) both of plexi windows are super sexy smile.gif
post #6726 of 15204
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Originally Posted by stratmaster458 View Post

Get an EVGA 560

Honestly for that price, I can get an MSI FROZR II 560 that has better cooling, i.e. more overclock, but the Hawk is the next gen FROZR III heatsink and fan with more cuda cores for $50 more.
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post #6727 of 15204
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Originally Posted by Meisterjim View Post

i am not fin now, i want to show you my idea, i dont know wat panel its better, the orange or black

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OMG that is sick! Is that just a piece of plexi sitting there? Or is it made into a panel? That looks really nice!!!!
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post #6728 of 15204
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Originally Posted by lightsout View Post

I recommend running all those power supply cables behind the back panel. They should all fit through the hole right by the PSU. It will look much cleaner. Also you can do the same with the 8 pic cpu power. Pop it out from a hole right above where it plugs in and you won't even see it. But either way nice build and welcome!

Well, I had nothing to do today so I took your advice and redid the wiring this afternoon. I also added in my second exhaust 200mm fan.

Before:
337

After:
337

I think it looks a lot better, however it was a tight fit getting all of the cables to fit nicely. The cables are creating a small bulge on the right side panel near the bottom, however I don't think it's that big of an issue. Now I'm deciding if I want to leave the small HDD cage off, or put it back on to slightly hide some of the cables.
post #6729 of 15204
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Originally Posted by Shiromar View Post

I think it looks a lot better, however it was a tight fit getting all of the cables to fit nicely. The cables are creating a small bulge on the right side panel near the bottom, however I don't think it's that big of an issue. Now I'm deciding if I want to leave the small HDD cage off, or put it back on to slightly hide some of the cables.

Looks very nice, unless you have a need for the space I would probably put the cage back.
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CoolingOSMonitorPower
Xigmatek Gaia Windows 7 - 64 Bit LG W2361VG Corsair Enthusiast TX750 V2 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom Black/Orange Trim (Orange LED) PHA... Razr Naga Epic 
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CoolingOSMonitorPower
Xigmatek Gaia Windows 7 - 64 Bit LG W2361VG Corsair Enthusiast TX750 V2 
CaseMouse
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post #6730 of 15204
Hey quick question for Phantom owners. I've read some reports of the fan slots not being standard size, so is the side fan supposed to be 200 mm or 230 mm? I'm thinking of getting an Xigmatek fan (free w/ rebate on Newegg) so would it fit? Here is link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233066

Edit: They also have 140 mm and 170 mm, so could I use the 140 as a front fan?
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