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My original plan was to update my i7 4770k rig by switching out the old case (which was a Phantom 820) to the Phantek Evolv ATX TG after it was announced earlier in the year. While patiently waiting for the case to be release I scored a good deal on the MSI Godlike Gaming by accident. I thought I might as well do a brand new build with the new MB and then it sorta went uphill (or downhill if you look at my wallet) from there.

If your wondering how I fitted a full sized E-ATX MB into the Evolv I just dremeled the slanted metal part (where the cables cutout holes are) out. This case was the reason for the build in the 1st place and I wasn't gonna switch to another case after waiting half a year for it.

All in all I am quite happy with the result.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

"GAMING"?!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup....

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, son! +1

  • 43 months ago
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You should get Noctua Chromax. Awesome build nonetheless! I'm going to build something similar next week.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, didn't know they actually made different colors for those rubber dampeners. Will definitely grab some on my next order from Newegg.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you elaborate more on the dremeling process? I want to fit that motherboard's carbon edition in there myself but knowing the size restriction am a bit hesitant to do so.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Check MNPCTECH youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MonsterMawd

He has some old how to dremel videos for modding a window into a side panel. It's the same idea but I do suggest NOT using a jigsaw to cut the rest like how he did in the video. The actual frame of the Evolv is pretty bendable/weak and after cutting half way through I couldn't keep the jigsaw stable, it kept bouncing out and bending the metal. You can't see it from the pics but some of the metal is a bit bent out of shape. Then you just file down the edge a bit and use edge gourmet/U-channel edge molding to make it look nice and neat.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the case im thinking of doing a build with it like cable management and everthing great ?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

The cable management is ok but not great. I would definitely get some aftermarket cables because the ones that came with the PSU is pretty stiff and makes it harder to rout. As long you don't need an optical bay I think this case is great for the price point. One other thing is that the top vent is definitely a little bit too restrictive. If your going AIO I would recommend you place the radiator in front instead.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro so u would recomend?

  • 43 months ago
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Ya, I would still say yes. The tempered glass look is hard to beat. I also love that solid front that doesn't have any optical bays or visible fan intake.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey great build, can the "FTW" letters be a different color than the "EVGA GTX 1080" on the side of the card? Or can the side be a different color than the bottom illumination?

Thanks

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure no. You can only change 1 color in the PrecisionXOC setting.

  • 33 months ago
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The only reason to choose phanteks is the aesthetic side. I got a friend who swap his TG recently as it gets really hot during summer and i used to have a enthoo itx ends up sold the whole system as it gets really hot for longer period.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming mostly lol. It is butter smooth right now on my X34 compare to my 780ti on my 4770k rig. The 3GB ram limit really hurts once you start hitting 1440p if you don't turn down the eye candies.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

CoH2, Witcher 3, and Overwatch mostly atm.

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  • 43 months ago
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Lol ya. I think the only parts that aren't RGB-able is the Rams and the Fans....

  • 43 months ago
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RGB RAM and RGB Fans lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I know lol. Next thing you know SSDs is gonna be RGB capable....

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think Avexir has RGB SSDs... there's also RGB power supplies, probably next is RGB thermal compound.

  • 43 months ago
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next thing will be rgb sata cables tbh :D