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[Case Gallery] Duke the F1rst - Updated

Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by Duke_GuRu, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Duke_GuRu

    Duke_GuRu New Member

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    To view this case mod, go here.

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    Specs:
    AMD PhenomII X4 940 BE @ 3.45GHZ 24/7
    ASUS M3A78-T Mobo
    Sapphire HD4890 1GB @ 950/1050 MHZ
    OCZ Fatal1ty 2X2GB Dual-Channel
    WD 1X160GB SATA2 (OS)
    WD 1X500GB SATA2 (Games)
    WD 1X1TB SATA2 (Movies)
    PSU ThermalTake Toughpower 700 Watt
    ThermalTake BigWater 770 1x12cm Radiator
    + Tt Bigwater 745 2x12cm Radiator
    GIGABYTE SUMO/Aurora Black
    22" widescreen Full HD BenQ Monitor (for Games)
    32" Series3 Samsung LCD T.V (for Movies)
    Logitech Wave Keyboard
    Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Mouse
    Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
    NYKO AirFlo GamePad

    Mods:
    Same Old Case, painted Camo black inside, Drilled some holes in the Mobo tray for cable management.
    Used the Tt 12cm (1300-2600rpm) Rad that came with the Bigwater 770 and replaced the rear top fan with it and added the 2x12cm (1500rpm) TMG2 Rad that came with Bigwater 745. Removed the other rear fan and placed another 12cm Tt fan that came with the other 12cm Rad (1300-2600rpm)

    Looking forward to perfect the mod and do some effort with Cable management but the problem is that the Case doesn't have space behind Mobo Tray so that's a real turn-down. so I have to think of something. the next step is
    1- remove the HDD cage to create space for some Cable management and improve airflow. (still not done).
    2- Replace the front intake fan with a brighter blue LED fan with higher RPM and CFM (still not done).
    Hope Everybody like this Mod, Give Opinions and Suggestions about cables.
     
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  2. Duke_GuRu

    Duke_GuRu New Member

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    Forgive me

    Sorry for the bad quality of pics i took them with my phone and the lighting in the room is bad, anyways I've just had these pics right after i finished, i didn't have time for any cable management as you see in the pics please when rating consider that this was finished just 6 hours a go It took me 2.5 hours to do the water loop. so please add comments and suggest something for that F***** Cable miss. have a good day
     
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    Guys where are the comments?!! this is a clear Vote and Run
     
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    It's not done yet, right? A bit hard to comment then.. I like the black though, but right now it's a mess. :)
     
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    It's a real mess I hope I have time this weekend to work on it. I hate that such a big case has no room for cables, anyway that's the challenge. Thanks for your comment man
     
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    nice rig.. but why with the mess? bet that rig not complete yet right? I am looking forward to it.. hope you'll get to fix those cables. good job bro..
     
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    You're right, it's not yet completed maybe this weekend I'll work on it and tey to sort it out. but the happy part is that the Temps are down -7 for the MB zone and -10 for CPU Wow. I'm happy with that :). the next step is OC'ing the heel out of it I want to see the 4.5GHZ Wish me luck (crossing fingers)
     
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    wish you luck bro.. I am looking forward to see your complete rig.. must be awesome when you are done with it. good luck, keep the good job
     
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    shoudnt this be "Duke the 2nd"? :p

    nyways, good rig
     
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    Thanks man, But it's the same case, same H/W just a teeny tiny addition. I'm glad you like it anyway.
     
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    I did the cable Management as much as I could, Wish me luck with OC'ing. thanks to everyone who gave me Rating and Commented on the Mod.
     
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    8/10 mate, but get some decent custom cooling in their.......cant stand TT stuff......

    4.5ghz using TT cooling........bit optimistic arent u?

    been their... done that... blew a computer up LOL
     
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    I voted 8/10 because:

    voted..............
     
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    Duke_GuRu New Member

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    yeah I'm optimistic and the reason is that my temps are very good :) (thank God) given that where I live its 50c+ outsice and I get cpu temps near Ambient temp (22c ~ 28c), so I thought maybe I can get there.
    Or maybe you're right and you can help blow my PC up, LOL
     
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    That's wiered I changed the images of this mod but not all the thumbs are updated and some of the images haven't changed. why is that? does anybody has a solution for this?!!
     
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    yo bro it's 7/10! u deserve it!
    at least not 4 or 5! cuz it's watercooling rig u got there, plus the case color is nice, and effort u made, so 7/10 is fair for your RIG here..

    but i hv a lil suggestion, if possible u shd sleeve all of those cable and rearrange it, if u want it looks better.
    find a way to line up ur wires, instead of stuffing it..

    thx peace out!
     
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    yo bro i voted 7/10.awesome rig you but still can improve more,im not sure is that the thermaltake watercooling kit..??if yes then i think u shud go for more custom watercooling for more option on installation.placement of the rad can be improve to improve ur overall looks and performance of ur cooling.anyway i do like u casing,is that gigabyte rite.
     
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    thanks Guys that's refreshing..
    first of all this "Full Tower" case doesn't actually have any place for cables specially with a big PSU like mine (lots and lots of cables) and Sleeving is a nice idea I may do so in the next couple of days. thanks for the Idea man.

    and yup it's GiGABYTE and the Quality on this one is very good by the way, no cheap materials at all.

    the other thing i now work in Saudi Arabia and they don't have Custom W/C kits even online shops in the gulf have only Tt and sites like newegg doesn't ship heavy stuff to Middle east so I had to get Tt and i can't get a water-block for my NB and My 4890 believe me I wanted Swiftech but that's all I could get. but it turned out to work fine for me given that it's very hot in here.
    anyways thanks for your votes and ideas I'm looking forward to hear more of them.
     

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