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Guide to case modding

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Fox34, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Fox34

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    slightly updated, no pics yet. Working on finding a camera.
     
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    You could get a cheap one at wal-mart. That's where I got mine. It's a 2MP :)banghead:) but it gets the job done. It was only $40. :)
     
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    Yea, but I got friends with cameras :D
     
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    Nice guide! That wiring thing tought me something. :toast:
     
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    Thanks frick, I'm STILL trying to get picks it will improve the clarity of alot of the wiring parts.
     
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    thanks Fox,very wonderful guide. nice work.
    Hope you can do it more and more better.
     
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    hey thanks this guides old by now :p
     
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    good tips on modding for beg's

    hey Fox34, nice article, even thou you wrote it awhile back its still good. I've been trickin my rig out ever since I got the big fat clear window last Feburary. One thing I didn't see ya say anything about was swapping out molex connectors. I hated those plain jane white and black SATA ones, so I had to learn on my own but there's places like Xoxide, PC extreme, XPCgear, etc that have the wire sleeving & heat shrink, plus the UV molexes and the tools to swap'em out with, along with some tips and guides. Oh yeah If ya buy the kits throw the little plastic molex pin remover away and get ya the little 4 piece kit. trust me you'll be glad you did, I broke the little plastic one on the 3rd pin I removed and was dead in the water for days.
    I 've got a shot of my Power Up 2536 Silver ATX Mid Tower here thats a bit modded and right now today I'm waiting on UPS to get here with a green UV power supply cover, some red LED case feet, a blue LED crablike memory cooler to go with a multicolored LED twin fan HDD cooler I got in last week so I can put it all together tonight. I'll get some shots of it after I'm done loading all the new goodies in and post em in the modding gallery.
    Oh yea, Fox, do I understand you have a Athlon 64 3500 Venice that you've stomped on a bit ?
    I do too, and I've stepped on it a little : ref clock(HTT) 210mhz,CPU multipler 11x, CPU core freq 2310mhz, memory bus 420mhz (DDR), Ref clock PCI -E 2700mhz, 1.4 Volts, and temps under load are CPU 26C, System 34C, nForce 49C, ATI Radeon HD 2600 512 mb : GPU Clock 601mhz & its Memory @ 405 mhz, with temp at 42C. All of this is on a WinFast 939 mobo.
    Any suggestion ?? I'm sure I can do better and not worry about heat since I've got a monsterous Vantec convex alum heatsink with a 90mm Vortex fan plus my case is loaded with fans. I've been reading about lowering the multipler so I can pump up the core, but as of now I'm still reading..... any help you or anyone else has is welcome .
     

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    Sorry I didn't respond to this earlier. Yes my Venice took a beating, highest clocks around 2.8/2.9 and some unstable 3. Stock volts. Load around 28-32 C. For me to unlock my venice, it was all about the ram, nothing else. I played with about every option possible, ram was the best. Mostly the cache latency around 3. timings around 3-3-3-5. Sorry I cant give you much more info, I got rid of the proc and do not remember much about it. I would focus more on tightening your ram, I always got better scores that way. Ill go more into it when im not in school.:D
     
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    do u need to be a member?
     
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    yes, which is cool so then you can enter in the case mod contests.


    sorry if i sound like a ad bot:wtf:
     
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    it didint take tpu's formatting, so i would have to go through line by line and fix it....:banghead:
     
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    This is rly a nice guide, i've got alot of answers, prob. because im a noob when it comes to building/modifying computers. therefore i thank you alot for the guide m8 :D keep up the good work :D
     
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    I can not find the link to your casse in the gallery?? also Ima use some of these wire hiding methods!
     
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    my case isnt up to date at allll in the gallery, ill link it when i take new pics. =P
     
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    wow sick post
     
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    thanks, any suggestions comments still open
     
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    yea i will lter but g2g right now
     
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    good guide, excellent work !!
     
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    Thanks man, its great to see this wasn't a "one hit wonder" apparently people are just lurking and finding it still useful. Some day like I have been saying for well years now Ill take pics for examples once I get a camera that can handle the cathodes light, i used to have one.
     
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    I agree with the adequate ventilation, and sticking to the theme.
    As far as the case goes any skilled fabricator can turn a heap into a masterpiece.
    Don't paint. .."powdercoat" or you will end up with scratches along the frame and other imperfections.
    Modding supplies: Make something nukin futs. .robotic. servos. . linear actuators. .go nuts.
    Impress somebody.
    Manage the wires.
    Make a custom fan grill.
    And make your own stencil instead of applying stickers.
     
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    def awesome ideas man. Though there very "advanced" methods, always adds a better touch when fabrication is added. And your right about the painting, I've scratched the hell out of cases before
     
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    Great guide man! I'm definitely going follow it when I can get to working on my old junky Coolmax case!

    Cheers!

    - Tom
     
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    thanks for this, was able to make my case look a lot better and cleaner.
     

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