Hello guys im a new EOLV X owner and first time EVER Phantecs user, my last cases were Define R3, Define R4 Black, Define R4 Blackout, Define R5 Black and I have Define R6 Tempered Glass with USB-C upgrade waiting for 11 month brand new but i decided to buy EVOLV X
I was lead to believe by phantecs ads that it if not as big as R6, same size but more manageable, basically R6 supports 420 at top, i looked at the case length and they identical, i think X tad longer, but only after I ordered the case and opened the manual, Phantecs counted the front shroud with the air gap as part of the measure, so in reality X is much shorter.
Also it says everywhere that it can support 420mm RAD at the front, but based on user 44TZL
from Page 6, GTS [slim 30mm rad] is apparently too wide [153mm] for the hole and there is nowhere Phantecs advertises how wide the hole is.
Can you help me with some questions regarding EVOLV X?
Im slowly collecting WC and otehr misc parts to build awesome build, currently my CPU 9900K and GPU 2080ti Gaming OC just run in my "old" build on z370 Gaming 7 mobo, when ill move to new case it will be z390 Master mobo with custom water cooling and tons of dead unicorns, the build will be soft tube but with Barrow quick disconnects, so whne i need to swap a new part and or clean ill be able to do it easily.
I have Black Ice Nemesis GTX360 [53mm thick] its intended for the top, so far no issues right?
For the front i got Black Ice Nemesis GTS240, just got it from amazon, but when i was ordering the EVOLV X i was thinking of sending it back and getting GTS420 for the front.
Based on 44TZL
post, i wont be able to install it, its too wide
So what about GTS280 at the front?
Can i have at the top 53mm+25mm [thats the GTX with fans] + 5mm [Fan brackets to improve air flow], so 83mm and I have Fan ARGB HALOS so thats 2mm more: 85mm total.
Im also considering about swapping my 240mm GTS to another 360 for the front, GTS or maybe GTX, what do you think is it possible?
Additionally im considering of keeping my parts as is, installing my 240mm rad to the lowest space and have case intake as two 120mm bottom fans for the rad installation and 140mm above them for more airflow
In this case if I position my top GTX with water ports to the Front of the case i might be able to install 120mm GTX rad at the rear or in worst case 120GTS?
In worse case [which not really worse but worse for me], I can install 53mm 280GTX at the top with ports to case back [no rear fan or rad] and then ill have space to install my 85mm mess at the case intake.
It looks like best solution Radiator-wise BUT, i will have Three 3.5 inch HDDs in the PSU cage, if i wont be able to use the 4 original cages due to front rad and PSU sizes, I Ordered a plastic HDD cage that can hold 3 HDDs one on top of each other,
and it only takes space of a single Phanteck dual HDD cage, so I dont want the main, biggest, thickest rad, blowing hot air inside PSU chamber with my three mechanical HDDs and no otehr airflow to pump the hot air out.
Also it will heat up the PSU, even thou it has no intake holes inside the case, it will be hot because the area around it will be hot.
TLDR: Kind of lots of words i know, sorry