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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. Scrizz

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    wow very nice!!
    the red cf looks great!
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    Thanks, I am working on the new PS today.
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    Hi Mark!!


    That red CF is so sexy I want to wear it as underwear.:laugh:
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    Pics not required.
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    I second that. :twitch:

    Rather use it to do something sexy and interesting pc wise. Stick to silk and lace for underwear.
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    Hey Bob , glad you dropped by...

    I am working on the new PS. Il get picts of it later today (PS that is not the CF underwear)
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    You better MK! You got that great new camera with a Tripod! you should have it set up to automatically take pictures every 30s!!! That way we know you have pictures ready for us!!!


    :roll:

    Can't wait to see them man! I'm off today!
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    LOL, I just watched ep 5 of "Kimi ni Todoke" so I am in a good mood and have Dremel in hand..

    What do you guys think of a CF Power supply? is it too much CF?
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    HELL NO.. Those words should never be used together! "TO MUCH CF"

    Just got done with Episode 198 of Bleach.. lol.. Feel like working on lights now.. lol
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    Normally I never watch anime in the day (only when I go to sleep) but I woke up early today and was bored.
    (and Kimi ni Todoke always makes me happy, if ur having a bad day try an ep and watch how much better you feel)

    I just drilled the holes for the mobo into the tray (I was so fricken scared to make a mistake, lol)
    I moved the mobo about 1/2" towards the left so the I/O panel is now about an inch countersunk
    (looks nicer that way and I am planning to run the GPU power wires from the I/O side of the mobo)
    [​IMG]
    I sold the 4770s(shorter) and will be using the 9800GTs(longer) on this.
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    Man, that is looking good! Very good!!!!

    why you changed?
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    the 9800s ran Borderlands better
    Also these are the ones that have built in displays(each card has a small display that shows voltage,rpm and temp)
    Easier to sell the 4770s
    I just like Nvidia
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    just stop by to say hi and loving ur mod :respect: :respect: :respect: :respect:
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    What kind of airflow are you preparing to take to that northbridge MK? Them suckers run pretty hot (one of the reasons I went P55).
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    I am using Enzotech coolers with the 120mm fan from the cpu cooler to cool it.
    [​IMG]
    One reason for the excellent temps here is the 120mm CPU fan is flush with the top of the comp so it draws cool outside air and floods the mobo and chip sets.

    hey DD did you have a Bloodrage? The original heat pipe looked cool but pretty much sucked.
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    mmmm, looks good!!!!
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    Thanks for dropping by ERazer:toast:

    today I am mounting the Hdd rack. I had one of these on the shelf so I thought I would use it.
    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1294&ID=1658
    im always switching Hdds and I really like how this dosent mount the Hdd in a box that screws up airflow. I picked up a Raptor X and want cooling to be good.
    basically I am mounting it where the old DVD went.

    I picked up a Blueray Laptop DVD (thanks anime guys for getting me hooked):laugh: and will mount it using a design found on the GMC R2 case I picked up at Xoxides clearance sale before.
    http://www.auzentech.com/site/products/gmc_r2.php
    Basically I am gonna mount the DVD sideways behind the 7" LCD in the front.
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    That's going to be kick A$$ for having it mounted that way! I wanted to so bad have my dvd drive mounted side ways on the MM case... Sh1t, might still do that now that I'm going to get a few tools for myself.. Got $125 in home depot gift card... So, might go shopping!!

    Great idea MK!

    Now.. for anime guys..:p
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    boo to that. i was really hankering to see the 4770s in action. how much did you get for them? i might have been interested.:rolleyes:
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    LOL there were almost fights over them... I got like 25 PMs from people wanting them within a couple hours. I sold them to ChewyBrownSuga for a really good deal. They worked fine (seemed similar to the 9800GTs to me though) I thought of replacing them with 5770s but changed my mind. I would like something better then the 5770s but a bit less than the 5750s so I decided to wait a bit till after the new year to see what happens with Nvidias stuff.

    Im making the new PS right now, Il get picts this evening when I get it done and show how I mounted the DVD.
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    AKA: You plan to buy nVidia anyway. :p :D
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    honestly I do like Nvidia better, just because I have had better luck with them. I had a bunch of ATI stuff lately (4770s,4830s,4870s) and to me they were just too hot(the 4870s radiated off a TON of heat).
    Nothing has come close to the 9600GTs I had so I am quite spoiled when it comes to temps (20-30C range) Even the 9800s are almost 10C hotter.

    If I had it all to do over I would have gone with a pair of 1 gig GTS 250s.(but value wise nothing comes close to the 9600s I had)

    I was thinking of a pair of 5770s and I like the 1 gig of DDR5 but I just cant pay $150+ each for 128bit.
    (they may be fine just it buggs me)
    So I thought of a pair of 5850s but $600?? for what? DX11 (dont need it yet) Eyefinity? (I only have 1 LCD) and if the 4870s were overkill for me then 5850s are nuttso.

    Honestly I want a card in the middle of the 5770-5850..

    So right now the 9800GTs I have (not my preference) are here now and couldnt be sold to recoup their cost so its what I got.
    Now they do have a couple of benefits (8800GT series is a kick ass series card)

    They are black PCBs
    One 6 pin power
    Dual fan coolers
    Cool display (+ Im making red CF brackets for them)
    And honestly I dont pay any attention to benches but they ran Borderlands better than the 4770s did.(and I REALLY like Borderlands)

    EDIT:

    OK here are a couple of shots of what I did

    First I really liked my I/O panel on the TPU Tribute case
    [​IMG]

    So I am doing something similar here
    [​IMG]
    Longer hole on the left is the PS exhaust, the right one s the exhaust for the Hdd

    Here is the left side of the comp showing one of the the mods I did to the hot swap Hdd
    [​IMG]
    (cut out door and mounted mesh for air inlet, there will be a hole in the floor as well for even more intake)
    Its primer now as I am thinking what color to paint the door.
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    The door should just be painted black. Clean and elegant.
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    red!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    But then he would have to perfectly match the red CF, or else it won't look quite right.

    Could always try molding a red CF door, or maybe somehow throwing a layer on the current door.

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