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CoolerMaster V8 Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by steelkane, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. steelkane

    steelkane New Member

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    Today I'll be modding a Cooler Master V8 with a higher CFM fan & white Leds instead of the Red. First I ordered some part from FrozenCPU
    1/4W Metal Film Resistor 10-Pack - 470ohm (12 V DC)
    5mm White LED
    Black 1/8" Nylon Cable Sleeve
    Scythe SY-1225SL12SH SlipStream 120mm Fan 1900RPM 110CFM 37dBA

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    Next I started to make a led power cable, by soldering the 470ohm Film Resistor on the red wire on a 3 pin connector.

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    The completed led power cable

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    Next I drill a hole in the top of the fan to allow the led to insert.

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    The led power cable attached & ziptied on the bottom.

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    I did both sides the same then put the new fan in & put the V8 cap back on.

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    That's it for today,, Next I will install it on my Stealth 2 Duo Rig, I Hope for it to cool better because of the higher CFM fan, the white leds will match my setup.
     
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    That looks slick! Awesome job and nice pics!
     
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    Cold Storm Battosai

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    Dang, I can only hit the "Thank you" button once! That is a pretty sweet mod! really can't wait for it in the system!

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    steelkane New Member

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    Thanks,, I've been wanting to do this mod ever since I seen the V8 cooler,, I will install it tomorrow.
     
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    You found a nice way to give the V8 that little extra bit, already a very sexy cooler, but nice job!
     
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    Niiiice, very nice. What do you think of the cooler in general ?
     
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    steelkane New Member

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    It's a well made cooler, I was going to get the true, but I like the mounting setup better on the cooler master. both seem to cool about the same,, but I think the V8 will look better in my Rig
     
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    steelkane New Member

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    It's been a while, but this is my Rig the V8 is going in

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  9. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    sweet looking got a link to the server case you bought to mod?
     
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    nice mods both of u.
     
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    awesome job steel!
     
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    WarEagleAU Bird of Prey

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    Very good job Steel. I love White LEDS its like the new blue. Love your case too. Thank you for taking the time to do this, looks really easy. I only wish more of the white LED showed through but it looks sick. Kind of like a hidden treasure.
     
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    crazy box. what kind of cooler are you upgrading from?
     
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    steelkane New Member

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    The case is an old Apex Supercase, about 10 years old, here's an old review on it http://arstechnica.com/reviews/4q99/supercase/apex-atxft-1.html

    Thanks,, I like the white leds better myself, Here's something I read about white leds.
    White LEDs have similar ratings to blue ones, because they actually are blue ones - they have a phosphor layer over a blue LED die, which absorbs most of the blue and emits a range of other frequencies to give you a broad-spectrum white result.

    Thanks, right now there's a Thermalright Ultima-90 in there,, it's been a good cooler but, I need better to keep the Rig running at 3.8GHZ with a e6850.
     
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    That rig is like... three times the size of my own main rig :D
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    What temps are you getting with that monster ?
    OH and it sure looks great !
     
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    Nice mod on that V8. You'll probably hit temps like a TRUE now. Style + functionality = win :D
     
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    steelkane New Member

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    thanks, When I shut it down to install the V8, core temp read 98F at 3.1GHZ, V8 installed Screen Shot
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    Thanks,, I was hoping to see better temps with it,, they did improve, Here's some pictures of it installed.

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    thats a really good mod i just have one question, when you soldered the led onto the three pin power cable for the fan how did the fan get powered up? and did you attach the other led onto the same power cable?
     
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    Thanks for viewing, One end is a two pin motherboard header, the other end is a three pin power connector, The 470ohm Film Resistor was soldered onto the red wire, The white Led was plugged into the two pin motherboard header, only two wire's were used on the power wire, red & black. when finished, one end has a Led & the other end has a three pin power connector that gets plugged into a fan controller or a three pin connector on the motherboard, The way I have it is, two Led power cables plug into the motherboard & the fan is plugged into the fan controller.
     
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    The Mod Father does it again v8 looks pimp in that case :toast:. But u know you may just inspire me to mod my old beige case instead of buying a new one And that some excellent work m8.
     
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    very nice idea, and nice case my friend.
     
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    Thanks Gam'ster & philbrown23, It turned out just as I hoped, Next I'm going to make a new side panel out of transparent Black Plexiglass, with the V8 sticking out threw the side of it.
     
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    That would look mint, looking forward to see it :toast:
     
  25. Live OR Die

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    you know that stock fans 1800RPM i would of gone for some thing high than 100RPM more, good job though
     

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