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{Build Log} Ultra-Lizar

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  1. t77snapshot

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    Lizar's Ultra Rig is back!!! :D I built this case back in Feb of 2009 (original case mod gallery here) for a friend and he built a new case leaving this one with it's hardware behind. Now my room mate is in need of a decent pc of his own for web browsing and movies only. I thought it would be a nice birthday surprise to build this sweet tower for him. I always get excited when there is an opportunity to build a new or like-new/ used rig. This build log is just for fun and the hardware being use is rather old... so stay tuned if you like :cool:

    WARNING: All pictures are taken by my crummy G1 android, which has no flash.:eek:

    The Case:

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    In for the first sub! :pimp:
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    Love the case. If you have any spare drive rails let me know. That case and my Koolance case use a weird drive rail. They are not the same as the standard Cheiftec / Antec drive rails.
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    Nice Case
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    Can't wait to see this come along!!!
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    Only problem with the case IMO is that the screws look gaudy.
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    Looks interesting... Subbed :D
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    I still have that case it is a great case! Mine is slightly modded to fit an MCR320 in the top and MCR220 in the front.
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    Updated~11/30/12

    Okay I had some time to dig up and clean the hardware being used for this build. So here we have the main components, all I am missing is an hdd, optical drive and os. Oh yeah I will be using 4Gb of OCZ ddr2 ram. My biggest challenge for this build will be the cable management because this is an older case with very little options to work with. ( that and I have major c/m ocd:laugh: )


    Asus M2N-E SLI motherboard with an AMD Athlon 64 FX 2.80GHz cpu, This combo is decent enough for web-browsing and movies I think.

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    Does anybody remember this old thing? That's right! its the Thermaltake V1 cpu Cooler, still a well performing cooler to this day imo. :cool:

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    Ultra 500w Power Supply with Modular cables, yes this is the model with a side window ;)

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    Evga 9600GT 512mb, 256bit video card, this is a solid card that was run in an sli config when I first build my Tempest rig.

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    Since this is an older case, it does not come with usb/ audio jacks for the front bezel.

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    Now let the fun begin! :D
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    I seem to have misplaced my thermal compound and will have to put the build on hold until I can find it.:banghead: On another note, I did find a WD 500Gb hdd that will be perfect for this rig and it's IDE of course! I gotta stick with the old-school theme right?.:p
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    If you need some thermal paste bro, shoot me a PM. I can send ya a tube man. :toast:
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    I finally found it! :D

    Thanks for the offer stinger, I will be using Arctic Cooling MX-2 thermal compound.
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    Update~12/08 @ 6pm

    Thermal compound was been applied and Tt HSF is now installed to the board. I noticed this cooler has it's own fan controller and I wanted a way to make it accessible without removing the side panel. Lucky for me the controller was just long enough to reach the board I/O plate (see red arrow).

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    I pinched the i/o plate just enough to route the fan controlled to the outside and it was the perfect length. (see pic below)

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    Update:

    Board, psu, vcard have been installed, however I could not find the mounting rails for the hdd and optical drive. :( If I cannot come up with those parts in the next couple days, some modding will be needed. Any idea's on how I could mount the drives in their designated bays?

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    Will rails from a Dell optiplex 280 work? Google them and let me know if they'd work for you.
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    looks pretty nice
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    I googled some images of the plastic green rails with steel shims and you know.. they look very similar to the stock rails of this case. Hmmm I wonder if they would work, got some lying around t_ski?
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    Where the rails the thin transparent blue ones? I believe that case is the same interior wise as my Koolance case. I have been looking for the drive rails my self as I am in need of a few. By any chance did you look on the back of the 5.25 bay covers? I found 2 there on my case.

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    Also the Cheiftec, Antec, and other of that design will not work. Cases like these which I have a few of.

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    Yes, I have several dead drives sitting in a box, and I know I have at least one drive in there that had a set of rails on it. LMK if you want them.
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    The cases in here are chieftec dragon models.

    I have one in red with drive cages.
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    The chieftec drive rails will not work in T77's and my koolance case. Trust me I know this for a fact as I have several Chieftec Dragons here. The white rails are to wide to fit and the hdd uses rails also in these cases. They uses a shorter version rail like the opt. drive rails, which are also the skinny rails. I to though they would work as I have tons of those, but no go. The drive rails are actually the color of the fan holder in the back of my koolance case.



    t77, I am going to try and make some. I'll let you know how it turns out and if it does work I will send you some.
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    I know, I just meant the case styles/looks :D
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    Oh, sorry. I do know what you mean though and I though the rails would work since that cases look so much alike. Now the blues ones in the pic I posted are Cheiftec cases with the drive cages. The one on the right is my main rig LOL. I have 3 of my rigs houses in Cheiftec cases. The other one is a Green one.
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    Yes that would be great, pm me your price.:) Also would you happen to have any optical drive mounts that might fit this traditional cage design?

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