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MkaiL

Phanteks evolv atx case mod

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Posted · Original PosterOP

The evolv is known for restricted airflow and most people are modding (cutting) their panels to improve that. I've seen many people do the hexagon shape which looks nice, but imo doesn't really fit the case with those big holes. I still went for the hexagon but a somewhat inverted design, with openings about the same size as the original cutouts on the top. What do you guys think? The case is now ready for the next step: custom waterloop. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Vx0x said:

That looks INSAINLY good I LOVE it <3 great work!

Thanks

3 minutes ago, DIY tech said:

WOW just WOW. Ur whole system us just too damn neat nd good looking.

man !

Superb. 

CNCed the cuts ????

Thanks, yes they are milled with a CNC. I'm not done yet, still planning on custom mdpc-x sleeving in black/grey/white and a waterloop for the cpu, gpu and mobo. 

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MkaiL,

 

Your build looks great! I just bought the Evolv ATX and would love to use your hexagon design. Do you have a vector graphic of this pattern? Please let me know. Thanks,

 

Echo Magic

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Posted · Original PosterOP
54 minutes ago, Echo Magic said:

MkaiL,

 

Your build looks great! I just bought the Evolv ATX and would love to use your hexagon design. Do you have a vector graphic of this pattern? Please let me know. Thanks,

 

Echo Magic

Thanks. I didn't do the designing myself so I can't help you with the files. I just told them my idea and they did the design and cutting for me. 

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I'm very sorry for necropost but I would like to know is there a .dxf or other CAD format for this pattern? I have CNC in my area but just need this file :)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Tic-Tac said:

I'm very sorry for necropost but I would like to know is there a .dxf or other CAD format for this pattern? I have CNC in my area but just need this file :)

Like I said before, I don't have the files. The mod was done by gosumodz in Germany, you're welcome to contact them yourself.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, Santiago94 said:

How much of a performance gain did you see after doing this? 

I didn't really do it for a performance gain, but to bring temps down and have a quieter system. Temps of my cpu would reach into the 70's but after the mod, I was able to lower the rpm's a bit and got max. temps of 60 on cpu. I have a custom loop now with a 360 + 240 thin rad with fans on lowest, cpu and gpu max out on 50 with the same load. 

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4 hours ago, MkaiL said:

I didn't really do it for a performance gain, but to bring temps down and have a quieter system. Temps of my cpu would reach into the 70's but after the mod, I was able to lower the rpm's a bit and got max. temps of 60 on cpu. I have a custom loop now with a 360 + 240 thin rad with fans on lowest, cpu and gpu max out on 50 with the same load. 

My bad, meant performance gain on temperature lol that's awesome though! Did you space out the front panel at all to open up the gaps a bit? 

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19 minutes ago, Santiago94 said:

My bad, meant performance gain on temperature lol that's awesome though! Did you space out the front panel at all to open up the gaps a bit? 

It could be better though, my design is still a bit restrictive. I've tested my system without the panels on and that dropped the temps even further so there is still room for improvement. I did space out the front a bit with some rubber washers, but that was to get the front flush with the glass side panels. I've seen people test out different spacings with the front panel, and the temps only dropped when you had a big gap with the panel sticking out, but that just looks ridiculous imo. 

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8 minutes ago, MkaiL said:

It could be better though, my design is still a bit restrictive. I've tested my system without the panels on and that dropped the temps even further so there is still room for improvement. I did space out the front a bit with some rubber washers, but that was to get the front flush with the glass side panels. I've seen people test out different spacings with the front panel, and the temps only dropped when you had a big gap with the panel sticking out, but that just looks ridiculous imo. 

Yea I saw one that was ridiculously sticking out lol but you did what I was thinking for it to be flush. Also what air cooler were you using before water cooling? 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, Santiago94 said:

Also what air cooler were you using before water cooling? 

It's the Be quiet! dark rock 3. 

4 minutes ago, Santiago94 said:

Man that's a clean build! 1 question though. Why not go with white coolant to match your color scheme? 

I was planning on getting the primochill vue white but waited to see other peoples experiences first, good thing I did. I just used the cryofuel clear I had for now, probably will get pastel white next year when it's maintenance time. Don't want to waste the 2 bottles of cryofuel I used and it's also really difficult to drain the loop, even with the valve. 

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On 5/25/2018 at 10:15 AM, MkaiL said:

It could be better though, my design is still a bit restrictive. I've tested my system without the panels on and that dropped the temps even further so there is still room for improvement. I did space out the front a bit with some rubber washers, but that was to get the front flush with the glass side panels. I've seen people test out different spacings with the front panel, and the temps only dropped when you had a big gap with the panel sticking out, but that just looks ridiculous imo. 

How much did the temps improve with the front and the top panel vs without them?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 hours ago, tech_monster said:

How much did the temps improve with the front and the top panel vs without them?

I used to get temps in the mid 70's on air for my cpu and gpu, if I remember correctly that dropped to the mid 60's after the mod and now on water I get high 40's to low 50's under full load. The difference in temps will depend on your exact setup though. Tbh my design with the mesh is still a bit restricting. If temps are a concern, I've seen other designs that would be better suited. 

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