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

  1. RagingShadow07 New Member

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    I had to rig up my HAF XB on a few occasions because my temperatures for my Crossfire 7970 were kind of high. CM put custom fan holes on the top for their Megaflow fans, but I preferred my Corsair:

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    I also put a fan on the side of the second 7970 to try to throw some extra air onto it:

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    Sounds like my HD 4850 bought that thing when they first came out new and its still going strong without any issues now, definitively a work horse of a card best bang for buck on anything ive bought prior or since for my rig. Plus back when i bought it i didn't really know how to handle electronics so i didn't treat it the best.

    Edit: Thats not the one i posted above by the way with the fan stuck on top of it, i still use my original 4850 in my main rig now and because i havent upped my resolution since it still holds its own pretty well, starting to show its age mind you hence the second card :)
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  3. Irony

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    I really like that case, the only thing that worried me was airflow. Theres not really spaces for a bazillion fans like I like.

    I just built a little LAN rig with a friend, the case is a silverstone sg02. [​IMG]

    I forgot to take pictures, but with the front disc drive cover on the front of the case looks really nice being all shiny black, but with a drive in you have to remove the shiny black cover which I didn't like. Looks like this
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    So I epoxyed the shiny cover onto the front of the drive, so when the drive opens the shiny cover slides out with it, and closed it looks like theres no ugly drive. The only problem is you cant get to the eject button, lol. So you just have to open it from windows. Which isnt a problem considering how rarely it will be used
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    A few of my own from the last couple of years.

    Chipset fan:

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    Fitting a Geilid Icy Vision 2 to a short-PCB card. I had to strip some fins from the heatsink to get it over the DVI connector, and components on the card itself prevented me from using the mounting plate.

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    put some paper cover to prevent shortcircuit on my radeon 5570
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  6. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    but why would it sort? dont tell me you are going to subzero cool and overclock it.
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    umm not, i just plan to lap it for now hehe..
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    i need several cm more to run 8 pins power from the back of motherboard tray, so i cut my psu cover so i can run those cables straight
    this is test, when i re-measure it. its long enough to run behind motherboard tray : mission accomplished :
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    Good mod. :D
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    I have four 120mm fans on the side panel of my 932, and I wanted all of them controlled by my fan controller, but four legs on it were already used so there was only one free. Which would be easy with 2 or 3 splitters, but I only have one. So I put two wires onto the male connectors of the splitter, like this:
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    Then I can plug a fan into those two wire stubs, like this:
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    And then I can have four fans off of one controller leg with only one splitter.
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    Tada!
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  11. Athlonite

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    great idea Irony
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    That's a honorable idea. You should get a controller that can handle the fans or an additional controller for the side panel. But its Ghetto Ill give you that
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    jetster, I thought you said horrible idea for a second lol. I've been looking at a lamptron FC8, it has 8 fan channels would be able to handle pretty much all my fans seperately. But till I has extra money this'll do
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    lol I meant too. Spell check got me. Or was it an Freudian slip :cool:
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    Well I'm broke and this does the trick without costing me a thing so I'm happy
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    check how much juice your fans can pull from a single rail
    mainly they support between 8-12 watt only

    3 fans pull arround 15 Watts, the only one i found was tough enough was an coolermaster "aerogate 3" which deliveres 12V/ 1.5A

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    Up to 30 watts per channel plenty enough on Lamptron FC8 :)
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    is that top fan in or out? did it help your temps?
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    Recent hack, I needed a battery for a 486 as the original battery brick was long dead (and gone, it was pulled at some point). Thankfully the old boards aren't picky on their voltage, so anything from 2.5V to 6V usually works.

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    I bought the Sapphire 7950 not knowing how freakishly long it is. My late 6870 had a lot of space left when installed in the Cooler Master Storm Scout. Bought a metal snip to cut the hdd bay but it didn't do the trick. :banghead: It surrendered to the hacksaw though.

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    My H100 after 2 months in new flat...
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    Proof that the SP120 corsair fans really have alot of static pressure... with that much dust my 4Ghz i7 930 was at 78c in stress test (while normally its at 71-73c).
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    just hope you got all the metal shavings :)
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    I made sure of that. :) Once I get enough dough to but a dremel and another case, I'm gonna butcher this storm scout.
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    get a knockoff if you dont have dough. i have a Mitashi Rotary tool that fits all dremel stuff.
    Got it for 20$ :D. but i do use the expensive dremel cutting bits, as the cheap ones are dangerous and can leave you blind.
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    Very true

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