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  1. DarkEgo

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    Yeah don't put your finger in the way :p
    If you have to make a really small cut dremmels are better but these hand held grinders do 120mm fans very well. I could see this being very well for a case window. All in all it wass the best $10 I ever spent.
     
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    Tools are always a good deal... You use them over and over for many years...

    Looking forward to the picts of ur ideas..
     
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    :O - MK, you've added a system spec... lol. Nice!

    I've just ripped apart a computer i was given... It has two PCI slots, no I/O and the Hard-Drive is 850MB. I'm getting pictures now :D

    Going to use the case for cuts for my Armor build... It's thick though :(
     
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  4. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Thx MP... I finally settled on some hardware to keep (before, I kept changing my comps specs several times a week)

    That sounds like a monster comp...bet there was a bit of dust in it before as well....
     
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    Also, is this is same as Distilled Water / Safe for running in Water Loops? I got it for £1 from a local Hardware store.

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    More or less the same, you can read here for more info on distilled/deionised water.
     
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    I'd appreciate any input on this design

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    Was looking at your design earlier and really like it.

    What about the top vent going out the back of desk (but may cause problems if case was tight to wall)

    EDIT: I suppose for symmetry it looks good with both on front, just not sure about hot air blowing out front of cabinet if you are sitting at it.
     
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    Cyberdruid... I can't wait for the video!! I love the thought of it!
     
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    Actually it's a TV stand so you are not sitting at it. It's near the user station but not the user station.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    I say add a small strip of crown molding around the top plate.

    Gonna look really nice CD
     
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    Yeah I was think what to do regarding details...dental, cove, ogee or just go Danish/Modern with no detail..just let the grain of the wood speak.
     
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    I was thinking because you are always doing different woods a small different color piece may look cool.
     
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    @ CyberDruid, love the concept. I have one reservation, (let me know if I'm wrong here). Air comes in, goes through 1st rad, then over all the components, then out through 2nd rad right?. So air flow over everything that's not water cooled is essentially pre-heated - not great for HDDs etc. And with the hot air now going through the 2nd rad, its efficiency is reduced compared to if it had fresh air.

    EDIT: ooooooo just hit 500 posts! 6 stars, it's been a long 2 years to get there.
     
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    This is gonna be a real bad ass awesome desk mod:rockout: sir just a thought, how about inverting the intake air? so that the bottom vent will be the exaust, in that way dust particles will not accumulate sooner in the inside, it serves also (I think LOL) as a warm feet heater during winter days:laugh: NVM cause i based my thought of the design in my room that`s sooo dusty:laugh:
     
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    The design part is the most fun isn't it? No sweat...no dust...no bloody knuckles.

    I agree about the different color wood for an accent...I could do that throughout...maybe something chocolate color like Walnut or Wenge.

    The air definitely gets preheated before hitting the HW and then the second rad. I was considering side vents on the center compartment but then you are basically destroying the "silent" part of the design by making a direct path for the fan noise off the rads. But is a viable option and could be implemented even at the last minute after some load testing to check temps. Just pop a rectangular opening on each side and have both rads pull instead push pull.

    About flipping the airflow...that's an easy option to implement too...just turn the fans around. In general I like bottom to top airflow.
     
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    Awesome design CD!!! I agree with the bottom intake, and top exhaust. Hot air always rises, and cool air is more efficient pulling from the bottom.

    Hurry up CD, and get to work on this LOLOLOL!
     
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    +1, its natural for heat to rise.

    Cant wait for the video CD....Maybe some day you can sell a compilation DVD...."The Best of CyberDruid"
    I want one:rockout:
     
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    It looks nice but with the route the air has to travel couldn't/ wouldn't you want to install some low RPM fans at the bottom pulling in air, something to aid the air intake much like a cold air intake on a car but since your TV stand is movie 60 MPH down your favorite side street it will need aid. also get some low rpm fans to pull HOT air out of the HW compartment and out your top exhast. Just my 2 cents tho.

    Also i have no idea what your going to use some black hex modders mesh for your intake/exhast vents would look KILLER to accent the walnut if thats what your going to use.
     
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    Maybe you tried something like this? just throwing ideas out there
     
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    Well part of my idea is to have an almost silent system. The least number of fans the better. Right now it would 6 Kaze...which are not exactly whisper quiet.

    I've done pass through cooling before where the air wafts from one rad through another and you'd be surprised at how little it effects the overall loop temps. Air can carry a far amount of heat away...it doesn't get saturated in that pass through the first rad. And as long as the KE of the air is lower than the KE on the hot parts of the mobo (gotta love physics) it'll absorb that KE and carry it off...obviously the KE on the air entering the second rad is higher than the air hitting the first rad but it is still lower than the fins of the rad...so it takes more KE with it on the way out...maybe not as much but it still works.

    Think of the air like it's a sponge...first wipe is really going to suck up the spill....third or fourth wipe...not so much...but it still does take some of it.

    I feel that design is often about compromise to make a happy balance. It's hard to have perfect cooling and a silent PC.

    I'm still tweaking the drawings and really appreciate the input guys :)
     
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    Fair enough. But you must be planning a high spec machine or then you could get away with just one rad, less fans, yeah? Also I think you should use slot load optical drives.
     
  23. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    speaking of slot load optical drives heres a question for you all.....

    I have 4 different ones here and there is always some type of DVD they wont read (especially movies) I have tried different programs, OS's, comps and Sata/IDE and there always seems to be an issue.

    I finally got tired and put a full size DVd in my Lego comp...

    Is it I am to goofy to install a disk or have those of you that used the laptop dvds noticed the same prob?
     
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    Yes you have gotta love physics!!!! :roll:
    And you are right the heat absobion dose travel from hot to cold.
    but if you can get the maximum amount of airflow through the first rad then it will better inprove the efficenty of the rad. And if the hot air has no clear path of exit then it will increase the ambent temps of the inside, with heat rising and there is nothing to pull it out from the diagram you put up the is no stright rise. so for the best proformance you might want some SMALL low RPM fans to pull heat out of the compartment.

    I can't wait to see this mod Complete! LOVE all your other mods... MAKE me Jealous!!!! :roll:
     
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    I'm confused, the ones that give you trouble are they all slim slot-load drives? And you replaced with a full-size tray load drive?
     
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