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Thanks! I’ll take a look at both of these kits then. What did you do about any hard drives and/or sSDs? The SATA connectors bend the heck out of the ssd connectors. I was looking through some of the builds and looks like many are just using M.2 drives. Yeah I’m using standard Shift. I love the case but damn is there some rather difficult maneuvering in this one and I’ve even built systems in the SilverStone Sg13 which wasn’t easy either but not as bad as this case.

I'm also using just M.2s for storage, but I still use 4 sata power connectors, and the flexibility of these cable over the standard ones is so much better.

I think Silverstone makes sata data connectors that are very thin and flexible.

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Thanks! I’ll take a look at both of these kits then. What did you do about any hard drives and/or sSDs? The SATA connectors bend the heck out of the ssd connectors. I was looking through some of the builds and looks like many are just using M.2 drives. Yeah I’m using standard Shift. I love the case but damn is there some rather difficult maneuvering in this one and I’ve even built systems in the SilverStone Sg13 which wasn’t easy either but not as bad as this case.

I'm using a regular M.2 SATA drive for boot and a single 1TB 3.5" drive for games. Plan on grabbing two SSD also.

Tried the rounded SATA cables? May be easier to bend.
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I'm also using just M.2s for storage, but I still use 4 sata power connectors, and the flexibility of these cable over the standard ones is so much better.

I think Silverstone makes sata data connectors that are very thin and flexible.

I’ll have to take a look at the SilverStone ones to see how those are.
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I'm using a regular M.2 SATA drive for boot and a single 1TB 3.5" drive for games. Plan on grabbing two SSD also.

Tried the rounded SATA cables? May be easier to bend.

Where can I get the rounded cables from? I’m referring to the power cables from the psu that are a real pain to connect the hdds to and it only allows me to use 2 hdds even there are plugs for 4 drives the way the drive caddies are set in this.
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I’ll have to take a look at the SilverStone ones to see how those are.
Where can I get the rounded cables from? I’m referring to the power cables from the psu that are a real pain to connect the hdds to and it only allows me to use 2 hdds even there are plugs for 4 drives the way the drive caddies are set in this.

You can find them on Amazon and I'm sure other online stores.

I do agree that it is a real pain. Fingers where hurting for a couple days after I finished routing everything. Back to the HDD cable, I was able to route that cable to where it connected to my 3.5" drive, LED strip power plug, and the two 2.5" drives within the case without any issues. Is that the cable you are talking about?
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You can find them on Amazon and I'm sure other online stores.

I do agree that it is a real pain. Fingers where hurting for a couple days after I finished routing everything. Back to the HDD cable, I was able to route that cable to where it connected to my 3.5" drive, LED strip power plug, and the two 2.5" drives within the case without any issues. Is that the cable you are talking about?

This is one of the hardest smaller cases that I have worked with and I bet your fingers were probably hurting for days.

Yeah, the SATA connector from the power supply to the hard drives is where I've been having some issues too. I am confused how they didn't use quick connect trays for the HDD like Corsair has in their cases. If one of your drives dies, you have to remove the entire motherboard to remove the drive, that is just rather foolish and not well thought out.

I like the look of the case, but I think that Phanteks really looked at it as if people would be running a NAS, external drives or M.2 drives instead of really using many SSDs.

I will need to get a pack of those cables that @nwkrep82 recommended. These are some of the worst cables that Corsair has ever produced in terms of stiffness.

Are you able to post some pics of your interior where you have routed some of the cables?

Last night as I was working on the case, I turned around to my wife and for the first time ever building a PC I tell her I give up and feel defeated. LOL!

I do want to add that my ASUS Strix OC 1070 fits without an issue. smile.gif
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Hey guys I've been workong on this build for some time, I was in love with this case since computex show I organally was apart of the silverstone itx raven club with some of these parts. I did have this build finished but I wasn't happy with the EK KIT astethics and the res took up all the room for another rad, as I really really wanted a water blocked gpu as I had a 989ti strix fan version when I started this build, here's some pics I'm just waiting on my gpu to show up tomorrow for the completion, I have the EK-Kit rad/pump to fill the loop with quick disconnect fittings I recommend using these under water when your loop has no air left so you don't get air inside your loop at alll can't wait to get this finished !!
Pretty pictures to come !!

Asus Maximus VII Impact Motherboard
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Computer Fan
SilverStone SFX SX500-LG 500W Power Supply
Samsung 960 EVO Series MZ-V6E500BW 500GB
Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0GHz Socket 1150 Box CPU
Corsair Vengeance Pro Red DDR3 PC19200/2666MHz CL11 2x8GB DDR3 RAM
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Shift (Grey/Transparent) Computer Case
EK Waterblocks EK-KIT S120 (Kit) Complete Water Cooling System
Samsung 960 EVO Series MZ-V6E500BW 500GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
EK Waterblocks EK-DDC 3.2 PWM Water Pump
Bitspower Premium Magic-Cube Type DDC MOD TOP G1/4" (Acrylic Version)x1
MSI NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti SEA HAWK EK X 11 GB
Magicool 120 Slim G2 Radiator 152 x 120 x 27 (mm)
noctua nf-a12x15 slim 120x15mm fan X1
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Computer Fan
QD3 Male Quick Disconnect No-Spill Coupling, Compression for 10mm x 13mm (3/8in x 1/2in) X2
QD3 Female Quick Disconnect No-Spill Coupling, Compression for 10mm x 13mm (3/8in x 1/2in) x2
Brateck LDT09-C012 TV & Monitor Mount
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This is one of the hardest smaller cases that I have worked with and I bet your fingers were probably hurting for days.

Yeah, the SATA connector from the power supply to the hard drives is where I've been having some issues too. I am confused how they didn't use quick connect trays for the HDD like Corsair has in their cases. If one of your drives dies, you have to remove the entire motherboard to remove the drive, that is just rather foolish and not well thought out.

I like the look of the case, but I think that Phanteks really looked at it as if people would be running a NAS, external drives or M.2 drives instead of really using many SSDs.

I will need to get a pack of those cables that @nwkrep82 recommended. These are some of the worst cables that Corsair has ever produced in terms of stiffness.

Are you able to post some pics of your interior where you have routed some of the cables?

Last night as I was working on the case, I turned around to my wife and for the first time ever building a PC I tell her I give up and feel defeated. LOL!

I do want to add that my ASUS Strix OC 1070 fits without an issue. smile.gif

They are not the greatest quality photos, but here's how I routed that cable. The back side panel is facing the wall for me, so it didn't bother me much about that being too clean. Still looks pretty good once you have the panel back on.

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Hey guys I've been workong on this build for some time, I was in love with this case since computex show I organally was apart of the silverstone itx raven club with some of these parts. I did have this build finished but I wasn't happy with the EK KIT astethics and the res took up all the room for another rad, as I really really wanted a water blocked gpu as I had a 989ti strix fan version when I started this build, here's some pics I'm just waiting on my gpu to show up tomorrow for the completion, I have the EK-Kit rad/pump to fill the loop with quick disconnect fittings I recommend using these under water when your loop has no air left so you don't get air inside your loop at alll can't wait to get this finished !!
Pretty pictures to come !!

Asus Maximus VII Impact Motherboard
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Computer Fan
SilverStone SFX SX500-LG 500W Power Supply
Samsung 960 EVO Series MZ-V6E500BW 500GB
Intel Core i7 4790K 4.0GHz Socket 1150 Box CPU
Corsair Vengeance Pro Red DDR3 PC19200/2666MHz CL11 2x8GB DDR3 RAM
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Shift (Grey/Transparent) Computer Case
EK Waterblocks EK-KIT S120 (Kit) Complete Water Cooling System
Samsung 960 EVO Series MZ-V6E500BW 500GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
EK Waterblocks EK-DDC 3.2 PWM Water Pump
Bitspower Premium Magic-Cube Type DDC MOD TOP G1/4" (Acrylic Version)x1
MSI NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti SEA HAWK EK X 11 GB
Magicool 120 Slim G2 Radiator 152 x 120 x 27 (mm)
noctua nf-a12x15 slim 120x15mm fan X1
Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Computer Fan
QD3 Male Quick Disconnect No-Spill Coupling, Compression for 10mm x 13mm (3/8in x 1/2in) X2
QD3 Female Quick Disconnect No-Spill Coupling, Compression for 10mm x 13mm (3/8in x 1/2in) x2
Brateck LDT09-C012 TV & Monitor Mount
Acer Predator XB271HU (bmiprz) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Pretty cool with the custom watercooling setup. Have you tried to see if the slim fan fitted in front under the panel?
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They are not the greatest quality photos, but here's how I routed that cable. The back side panel is facing the wall for me, so it didn't bother me much about that being too clean. Still looks pretty good once you have the panel back on.

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Pretty cool with the custom watercooling setup. Have you tried to see if the slim fan fitted in front under the panel?

Thank you for the pics. That is awesome how you got the 24pin there without an issue on to the motherboard. I have mine in there, but then it hits the Phanteks door panel where you hide the cables and pushes it out so it doesn't sit flush.
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They are not the greatest quality photos, but here's how I routed that cable. The back side panel is facing the wall for me, so it didn't bother me much about that being too clean. Still looks pretty good once you have the panel back on.

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Pretty cool with the custom watercooling setup. Have you tried to see if the slim fan fitted in front under the panel?

Yup it does fit probably only 2 mm of airflow so I decided not to put the fans on as your pretty much nearly blocking all the airflow , the bottom rad is push pull you just can't see the fan under the feet
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Thank you for the pics. That is awesome how you got the 24pin there without an issue on to the motherboard. I have mine in there, but then it hits the Phanteks door panel where you hide the cables and pushes it out so it doesn't sit flush.

Initially I had a really hard time with that cable, so what I did was I bent it in all different directions until it wasn't as stiff anymore. Then with some effort, I got it to fit. The second pic, I zip tied the cable with the 4 SATA connectors at that position as a place holder until I can get 2 SSD's.
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Yup it does fit probably only 2 mm of airflow so I decided not to put the fans on as your pretty much nearly blocking all the airflow , the bottom rad is push pull you just can't see the fan under the feet

I was just thinking about different ways to get better CPU temps.

1. Throw a slim fan at the front under the panel and throw a AIO with a thicker radiator, but with only 2mm of airflow that might be worse than what I have right now.
2. Replace the Noctua fan currently on the radiator with different fan that can achieve higher RPM's (1250RPM is max for current one that's on there)
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