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  1. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    That lvl 10 case is putrid.The cooling will suck and so will the wiring.
     
  2. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    No, honestly tigger tell us how you really feel:laugh:

    With some refinement it could be really nice. However if they think they are gonna sell it for $750 right now well they are in for a big shock...

    Its funny how cases can solicit such strong opinions...
     
  3. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    Heres my putrid case.

    Just a couple of pics showing my custom made psu plate for my case and my freshly fitted top extraction fan.

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    I bet that makes a significant difference in temps.
     
  5. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    I cant work out whether to have it blowing in or out though.

    What do you think of the psu plate? i know its not perfect but i think its ok.My hd's are fitted to the fan on the plate on some MM hdd plates.
     
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    Exhaust fans are always at a shortage on cases, having two 120mm ones is excellent. Also I am surprised how many do not cut out the silly perforated/stamped grills like you did.
    Well done.

    One thing I would try is to reverse the TT fan in the top to supply cool air to the GPU.

    Do you have smaller fans cooling the GPU? if so they will be blowing at the GPU and the orange TT fan is fighting them for air. By reversing the TT fan it will supply cool outside air directly to the GPU.

    I bet your Hdds are happy with you for the good cooling they receive.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I have done it that way now.Its dropped my gpu temp quite a bit.My hdd temps are really quite good too,i thought it was quite innovative the way i fitted my hdd's there.

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    I am surprised more people (and the case manufacturers) dont mount the Hdds that way as well. They should last longer by running cooler, and eliminating the silly Hdd cages thay include in all the cases would save then $$ too..

    That MM Hdd plate idea is brilliant in its simplicity...
     
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    Most hdd cages in the front of cases are rubbish,they are far too restrictive of airflow.The only exception i can think of is lian li,the way they mount the cages at the bottom of the bigger cases.

    Edit-heres a better pic of my hdd's in the plates

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    Yeah, the MM hdd system is one of a kind and sweet! I'm trying to work on my loop to allow the hdd system to hook into my mobo tray fan.. Just gotta see how to set it all up.. I guess when I cut the side panel for teh rad I'll be able to do it all quite well.. We'll see..


    Looking good Tigger, looking good man! :toast:
     
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    Some mods on the LL B10

    The B10 reminds me of the classic LL boxes of yesteryear...except much better in design and construction.

    And of course a classic box needs a classic Blowhole mod.

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    I use a template and backing board scrwed together.

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    I removed the majority of the material with a holesaw 3/8" smaller than my desired hole then route the remaining lip flush to the template.

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    I like the removable top panel..it'll be easier to line in neoprene too.

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    Laying out for a 120mm hole in the floor of the chassis

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    Same process with the template/holesaw/router.

    Next I route a window into the virgin sidepanel

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    Window will frame the mobo and nothing else.

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    using ply strips for a router template

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    Sticking them down with mounting tape to the blue tape on the side panel

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    This also helps protect the panel if you want to use a jigsaw.

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    I use a Fein saw instead as it is less agressive and won't bend the panel

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    Then step drill to connect the slices so the piece falls out

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    Sacrifical piece of ply backs up the panel during the work. Now time to route it flush.

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    By taking care to protect the face of the panel only the bright strip on the edge where the router pared down the aluminum shows...and frankly it looks good that way. A Sharpie will disappear that in a jiff.

    And finally a couple of cable management holes in the mobo tray

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    I added a hole for the 24pin and a slot for the Front Panel stuff.

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    Located the hole to be partially hidden under the mobo.

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    Ready for the window. Mounting tape will make for a super sanitary installation
     
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    :respect: That's all I can say... That's some sweet looking stuff man. Yeah, it bring back some memories.
     
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    The B10 is so damn expensive though compared to say a PC7. I would probably be happier turning a PC7 into a B10 than the other way around :p

    I have no love for all the tool-less gizmos and I'd just as soon line it in neoprene myself after maaking the window than removing the stuff LL installed before I put in a window...ya know?

    But for someone that is not likely to do the mods the B10 is pretty damn spiffy as it ships.
     
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    Yeah, I get what your saying. I would feel the same way about it. I so wanted to grab just two small cases and make it into a masterpiece, but thought it would cost to much to do it with buying of the tools.. Later to find, the "easier way" shows more money to be pounded on then you'd think... Man, I wish someone would of pushed me the other way! lol..
     
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    Man... thank you for this - This will help so much when I am ready to do my next mod.
     
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    That's what this thread's about I guess :D Modding for modders:rockout:
     
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    CD, you and MK should start a modding school! :respect:
     
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    Check out this incredibly sexy Hex Mesh I have a couple of sheets of....

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    Is that not the BOMB?

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    Just to give you a perspective of the scale of the hex

    I made some filter carriers out of it

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    They go in this cabinet I built

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    The grain in the hardwood parts of the cabinet is pretty wild...

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    An we all like shiney stuff. Spent 5 hours on the buffing wheel getting this thing ready to ship...

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    Dual 480 Rads in an aluminum frame I made from angle on the bandsaw...

    And how about this custom crate for the whole deal :D

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    The thing has to go to Norway

    I love my job :pimp:
     
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    o_O shiny :drool:

    And that mesh is hot shit.
     
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    beautiful work CD :toast: love the mesh also ;)
     
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    moar pics CD! moar!
     
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    I'd love to find some mesh like that. It's perfect for so many things.
     
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    I would be terrible surprised if there is not a local distributor for perforated sheet metal in your area.
     
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    all right guys. Big Question. I just got done wiring up all the fans in hte MM case. three on the front, 4 on the rad, and then left the back to seperate because of the fact one is on the mobo tray, but I sleeved the two and the one that will be blowing onto the videocards.. So 10 in all.. I've wired it up so that it all goes off one molex header... After 15 mins of it being on and looking to see how it does, the motors on the fans where warm to touch... Is that common to have? or should I have spaced it on to two headers?

    7 fans are teh Scythe Slip Stream 1900rpm fans at .53a
    3 fans are the AeroCool Xtreme fans at .5a max

    Thanks for the help.

    Edit: Forgot some key things...

    PSU: Cooler Master Real Pro 750w. The one I'm just testing everything on.. it has 19amps per 4 rails.. so with it being 5 amps total, would that be the reason? Then if so I probably wouldn't have to worry to much on the Corsair HX1000?

    The fans are in the MM case, not outside of anything, or on a table...

    Also, I don't have but the front and rad fans secure to the case.. I have the others with just two screws at a angle.. could it be vibration?
     
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    lol, im Mark..he is CD:laugh:

    what gauge wire are you using to run all the fans. And are u using a controller or just straight?(controllers get hot when you turn them down)

    It dosent seem like its too many fans on 1 line at all. Remember just because a fan says .53A dosent mean its that all the time.(usually its less)
     
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