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Phanteks Evolv ITX - GPU won't fit?

aaronbraich

49 months ago

Hi,

I'm getting this case (Phtanteks Evolv ITX): https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-case-phes215pwt http://phanteks.com/Enthoo-EVOLV-ITX.html

The website doesn't say how much HEIGHT clearance there is for the GPU - only the LENGTH.

I've ordered this GPU (Powercolor R9 390): http://www.powercolor.com/au/products_features.asp?id=585 Think it is 59mm high.

Can anyone tell me if it will fit? I know there are vents above the PSU so it won't completely choke - but I went for triple fans so it also got some of the cold air from the front intake away from the heat off the PSU. And it was £30 less... I did not however manage to see is the was sufficient GPU height clearance.

Does anyone have this case who can measure the clearance? Also as the power cables for the GPU are above - will this hit the GPU case shroud/flap thing?

THANKS!

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  • 49 months ago
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it will not fit.

  • 49 months ago
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Do you know the measurements?

Thanks

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  • 49 months ago
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Thanks - although it said on the website dual slot - it's just the fan shroud makes it a about 2.6x a normal slot - so it will be pressing on the metal or too big (especially with GPU sag).

This is also an issue for the MSI Twin Frozer 390 then as well. That is advertised as a dual slot but the cooler is so thick - i doubt that will fit either.

Here's someone with the Nitro in the Evolv ITX - but that is a bit thinner and that still looks snug as ever. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/YzccCJ

So out of the ones that def will fit: Gigabyte (http://images.novatech.co.uk/xfx-r9-390p-8df6_extra5.jpg), XFX (http://images.novatech.co.uk/xfx-r9-390p-8df6_extra5.jpg), OR a triple fan Saphire Nitro as it'll need as much help to breathe?

I'd like to get this but that might be even thicker: http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/980A7650.jpg

:(

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a quick note (in support of the info above)...the XFX 390x does fit in the Enthoo Evolv ITX...I have it running in my PC.

  • 49 months ago
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Thanks - I went with the Asus strix 390 in the end cos it was on offer. Id say there's about 5mm space to breathe.

the case is TERRIBLE for air cooling - the card got so hot the adhesive from the heatsink plastics (to look nice) came off! got to 90 something. I've raised the card slightly from GPU sag with some foam to try get more air in and i'm def getting another fan for the exhaust asap.

  • 49 months ago
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They are hot cards...I'm getting up to 85c on Fallout 4. I added a Noctua 140mm fan to exhaust out the back of the case.. There isn't a whole bunch of clearance between the top of the power supply bay and the video card.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

have you tried a custom fan curve? should have gone with the sapphire nitro. the asus has bad customer reviews for running very hot. in a small case with a solid front panel a R9 390 is a less than savvy decision in the first place. a GTX970 wouldn't be running 90c in there. I hope you at least add a rear exhaust fan to the case.

speaking of, I'm curious why they even sell it with a 200mm intake fan against a solid panel (the fan has almost no static pressure) when they sell the mid tower Pro M with a single 140mm exhaust and that one does fine. phanteks should really sell the evolv itx with a SP140 rear exhaust as the only included fan I bet stock case temps would be better. it'll shave a few bucks off their cost as well.

  • 49 months ago
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Sorry I don't know what you mean by a custom fan curve? do you mean custom heatsink that's curved?

The saphire nitro was the same price at the time (with the backplate) but also less OC'ed and i didn't want to OC myself and void warranty. It also has 3 fans and the same amount of space from the chassis so there wasn't much difference really. That would have still run too hot I think. The Asus only runs slightly hotter under small load as the fans don't spin til later for that 0dB silent gaming crap - but under full load (any real game) - I'm sure i read it was actually ever so slightly cooler.

When the side panel is off the GPU runs at 70-80. So I figure proper airflow will mean the system runs fine. Therefore, I've decided to get a decent Noctua exhaust fan but i'm waiting on Black Friday deals for it cos they're expensive.
The panel underneath the GPU is not a solid panel like you mentioned- there are loads of holes in the panel but the PSU is on the other side for half of it and then the HDD cage (half empty though)- I could remove the cage and spin the front fan a bit faster but i'll measure after the exhaust is installed.

I chose a 390 because I got a good deal on a Freesync monitor and I play at 1440 and it gets above 100 average on most games. The comparable Gyncs were too much money - even if the GPU was more efficient (i did debate this for over 2 months).

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