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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Nitro-Max, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. p_o_s_pc

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    a 80mm fan is bigger then the adapter is its self :laugh:I was thinking about putting a 40mm fan into it and run it at 5v along with the staples but i couldn't find the fan or a way to cut the plastic case.:p
     
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    here is something dug out of my photobucket
    had a chipset problem...It was a Nforce and kept over heating
    [​IMG]
     
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    Dang I need a camera..lol. Took the main fan of my macs thermo cooler because it was weak.
    Placed a Antec fan in it's place but at the rear, sucking air out from the back.
    Wedged it into place with the macs metal frame.
    Then took a pci fan cooler with 2 fans and laid it vertical in the front of the macs. Folded the metal casing from the macs around the fan to hold it in place. so now it pushes air across my memory, my cpu and my gpu. Looks neat too. :)
     
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    lol awesome, I bet everything runs nice and cool. I bet there's barely any dust too :p
     
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    I bet it gets dusty as hell as it pushes all the air in lol
     
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    my case :toast:
    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^ hahaa
     
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    Painted the drive cages black :)
    I'm terrible with a paintbrush (that's why I posted in ghetto mods), but fortunately the paint-defects don't really show through the perspex :eek:


    Before:
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    After one coat:
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    Second coat (not yet dry):
    (No I didn't use any blue paint, that's my cellphone messing up):laugh:
    [​IMG]


    With the side-window on. While I was at it I decorated my ram modules with banana leaves... :D
    [​IMG]


    Close-up:
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    Put in place:
    [​IMG]
     
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    I superglued some rows of unused staples together to make a heatsink at work the other day. It worked friggin great!!

    Made me think of this club :D.

    Edit... a bit like what POS posted actually haha.
     
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    I thought that was pretty crazy
     
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    Wouldn't you rather have the Zalman blow to the rear and not inside the PSU?
    You can fit the mount thing trought the pipes and have it face the "right way" (used to have one of those) :)

    Nice sticker collection on the second picture. I have a big collection of those but haven't come up where to put them. Computer desk might be an option, as it's not a moving part, like cases have been :)
     
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    wait, you painted it with a paint brush instead of spray paint or something? :laugh: that's totally something I would do :D

    It doesn't look bad through the window though, which is all that really matters for lans and shit, so good job.
     
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    I did have it that way before. But for some weird reason as it is now it reduces my cpu load temperatures by 2 or 3 degrees. :wtf: Must have got something to do with the positioning of the side and rear fans I guess?

    I still have the 8600GTS sticker there :laugh:
    I'm looking to get an ATI sticker (if they exist a 5970 one) hmmm I tried ebay but with shipping it'd be like $6 for a sticker lol.

    Lol yes it's with a small paintbrush. I didn't use strokes but 'sponged' the brush to get a textured mat effect. Now that it's dry and mat it doesn't look bad at all :)
    The actual paint I used helped me a lot, because it's thick and doesn't dribble...

    I import automotive paint products myself, in the right hands a modder would have a feast with all the products and colours:ohwell:. I could have used automotive 2k paint but in my hands it'd drip and I'd shoot spots of paint all over when doing a curve with the bristles of the paintbrush. (Which is sad considering that I know all the theory how to finish a car from bare-metal...)

    So I just used a random mat thick strong primer which use is not really to paint the insides of pc cases (and I didn't dilute it):D

    [​IMG]
    I think years will pass before this hdd cage shows any signs of corrosion :laugh:
     
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    I've actually seen that cooler and a lot of others oriented like that quite often. I think it has something to do with helping the airflow to be more of upward current or something, idk. I remember reading a test about fan positioning where a guy tried all sorts of configs and actually got some of the best results with nothing but a top or rear exhaust, believe it or not.
    LOL that's totally awesome. I probably would've been really ghetto and grabbed the cheapest shit from a craft store or just steal some paint (like the kind you paint a picture with) from my mom and be like a kid painting something they made in art class.

    Of course, that would only be after trying to use a sharpie and realizing how crappy that looks.:laugh:
     
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    Ah, if it's cooler that way then it's cool :cool:

    Fans might have something to do with it. You can fit a 120mm in the rear too (had same insides on previous case). Goes between the 80mm fans and worked fine.

    Yep, I used to have a rear fan just behind the cooler and it was sort of a wind tunnel. Underpressure is the coolest version, but also sucks the most dust in, hence I prefer it even.
     
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    Over-pressure is great for keeping dust out since then air is escaping from all the little tiny openings everywhere instead of being sucked in. Not good for temps though.

    I just wish there wasn't so much pressure on my fucking stomach right now. Not like gas, but likes it's being stretched out or something, I'm gonna go curl up in a ball now.
     
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    take a poop :wtf:
     
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    you dont drink much alcohol do you? or eat vast amounts of fat food?
     
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    :twitch: that just made my day :laugh:
     
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