20150317 – Thailog – z – case – front – face off – fan – IMG_0235-diptych-IMG_0236

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - front - face off - fan - IMG_0235-diptych-IMG_0236

If you take the front of the case completely off, another HUGE fan is revealed. This is for the harddrives.

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, computer fan, fan.
Thailog. diptych.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that Clint’s computer is the evil twin of Carolyn’s computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Claire CJS on 2016-05-10 12:02:43

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – z – airflow management – air filter – bottom – IMG_0228

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - z - airflow management - air filter - bottom - IMG_0228

This is the pull-out filter that lays beneath the computer. The computer is elevated on feet, so air draws in through the bottom, going through this removable, cleanable filter.

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, air filter.
Thailog.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that Clint’s computer is the evil twin of Carolyn’s± computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Claire CJS on 2016-05-10 11:32:06

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – side near – IMG_0215

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - side near - IMG_0215

When you put the front door on, this is the window you get. I kinda wish it was more windowy — you could see more of my last computer Hades‘s insides than you can see of this new computer Thailog’s insides.

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / ±Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch± / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case.
Thailog.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that Clint’s± computer is the evil twin of ±Carolyn’s± computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Claire CJS on 2016-05-10 11:48:43

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – top – top lid – top lid off – hard-to-remove lid – IMG_0232

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - top - top lid - top lid off - hard-to-remove lid - IMG_0232

The lid to the top is hard to remove, and may not ever come off again…So of course I had to take a picture of the inside of it!

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, lid.
Thailog.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that Clint’s computer is the evil twin of Carolyn’s computer. A quick summary of thecomputer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Claire CJS on 2016-05-10 11:41:26

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – z – box – back – lower left – colors available – IMG_0205

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - z - box - back - lower left - colors available - IMG_0205

Had to document the box my computer case came in: "Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig" (important for my blacklight SATA cables!)

"Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow"

"State-of-the-art integrated 4 channel digital [fan control] with 15 watt per channel LED indicator [which] progressively gets brighter on high speeds [and darker on] low settings"

"Also available in White and Matte Black" (who’s he?)

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, box.
Thailog.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles±. ±Carolyn’s± computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that ±Clint’s± computer is the evil twin of ±Carolyn’s± computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Claire CJS on 2016-05-10 11:20:18

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – side far – wire plumbing – IMG_0230-diptych-IMG_0233

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - side far - wire plumbing - IMG_0230-diptych-IMG_0233

The case has awesome holes allowing you to run most wires through the back, eliminating tangle in your visual working area. Here’s what it looks like when it is pristine — these are all the built-in cables that came with the case. Mostly for fan control. Note the extra cable on the right that they snuck in, on the inside, as a spare. Nice touch. Extra stuff hidden in case you need it later. This is a high-end case.

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / ±Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, wires.
Thailog. diptych.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s± computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that ±Clint’s± computer is the evil twin of ±Carolyn’s± computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Claire CJS on 2016-05-10 11:53:12

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – back – 0 – IMG_0211-diptych-IMG_0212

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - back - 0 - IMG_0211-diptych-IMG_0212

Baby got back. This is the most attractive posterior of any computer I’ve ever built. I’m pretty sure I gave that computer analingus that first night.

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case.
Thailog. diptych.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that Clint’s computer is the evil twin of Carolyn’s computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Claire CJS on 2016-05-10 12:13:37

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – inside looking out – IMG_0220

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - inside looking out - IMG_0220

I wondered what things looked like from the power supply’s point of view, so I placed the camera there, taking a picture from the INSIDE of the computer.

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, harddrive cage.
Thailog.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that Clint’s computer is the evil twin of Carolyn’s computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – top – top lid removed – z – case-specific controller & controls – IMG_0242

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - top - top lid removed - z - case-specific controller & controls - IMG_0242

The case had its own lighting system – the white lights in the back for hooking things up, and the internal/trim lights that can be color-changed with the dial on the right. It’s all done with SATA power cables, as there are usually extra ones of those on power supplies. This little board here is the logic for all that.

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader /Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / ±Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch± / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cablewire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, computer controller, controller, lid.
Thailog. close-up.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that Clint’s computer is the evil twin of Carolyn’s computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Clio CJS on 2016-05-10 11:37:19

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20150317 – Thailog – z – case – z – box – back – features – IMG_0209

20150317 - Thailog - z - case - z - box - back - features - IMG_0209

Had to document the box my computer case came in: "Fully equipped with one 140mm and three 200mm fans for the high airflow and low noise"

"Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a symphony of airflow"

High-end water cooling solutions up to three fans for a push-pull configuration: 90mm of internal top space with top 280/360mm and bottom 240/280mm radiator support for unmatched liquid cooling"

"Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch"

My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increased airflow.

building computer.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, box.
Thailog.

upstairs, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

March 17, 2015.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL at wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL at wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles±. ±Carolyn’s± computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that ±Clint’s± computer is the evil twin of ±Carolyn’s± computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…

Posted by Clio CJS on 2016-05-10 11:22:48

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