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I am about to pull the trigger and order the Phantom + NZXT Hale 90 PSU. However, I have a few questions that I need answered before I am comfortable making the purchase. I would really appreciate any help on this as I have emailed NZXT's Customer Service 3 times this morning and I'm still yet to receive a response. -_-

With an H50 or H70 mounted in the rear fan slot, will I still be able to use fans in both of the top 200mm slots? I want to fill every fan slot available so it is important to me to be able to do so.

I read that only the NZXT 200mm Fans will fit the top as they are actually like 193mm and the others don't match up with the mounting slots. The 200mm that comes with the case has Blue LED's, right? Is it possible to order two more of those for the second top slot and the side panel slot? I checked their website but I only saw the regular white blade fans. I really want the entire case outlined with Blue LED's so definitely need to know about this.

I will post more questions if I think of any. lol Thank You for your help!
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I found this on the nzxt boards

http://www.nzxt.com/forum/showthread...ncompatibility

Seems like for some the H70 may have issues. That said a few people seem to have managed it.
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Thanks for the Reply! I actually found the answer to me second question as well. lol Apparently, NZXT is preparing to release 200mm Fans with Blue LED's soon. That takes care of that problem.

The H50/H70 issue, I'm still not sure on. Some people said it wouldn't fit, others that they made it fit, and some that said they didn't have issues at all just installing it normally. I'm not sure what to believe. lol It does, however, seem like the H70 would cause more issues with the top fan due to the larger radiator and the H50 with the side fan due to the larger pump.
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If I mount the RAD and run the hoses like this, will I be able to fit the side fan on as well? It looks like everything is out of the way and shouldn't cause any clearance issues.

Also, would it be better clearance-wise to get the H50 with larger pump and smaller Rad or the H70 with larger Rad and smaller pump? Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
I found this on the nzxt boards

http://www.nzxt.com/forum/showthread...ncompatibility

Seems like for some the H70 may have issues. That said a few people seem to have managed it.
thanks for sharing.
post #7 of 16
the h50 fit in the back... As far as I understand the H70 will too. You will not be able to add a side 200mm fan with out modding some thing. I would put the h50/h70 here.



thats not my pic, by mine is done around the same way.
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post #8 of 16
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What exactly is impeding in the way of the side fan? Is it the hoses or the radiator?

In the pic I posted, it looks like the hoses are well out of the way. However, I'm not sure about the Radiator, especially in P/P.
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post #9 of 16
On the new phatoms (shipped as of some time in December I think), they lowered the rear fan outlet slightly so that the radiator can be comfortably attached without hitting the top fan. It worked fine with my phantom/h70 combo. That said, the radiator sits squarely in the way of the side panel fan. You're not going to be able to use a 200 mm fan there. Some people (myself included) have modded to get around this. Check out the official phantom thread.
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post #10 of 16
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So, basically the only option is to mount the RAD in the 5.25" bays as shown above? That's unfortunate, but at least it's an option. Large air coolers completely void any chance of using the side fan.

Another questions I have is about the fan controller. Can you hook up more than one fan in each channel? I will have all slots filled so that's two top fans, one rear fan, three side fans, one front fan, and the two fans on the H50/H70 Radiator. Will it be possible to hook at least two up to each channel?
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