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Taking a reg case and making it ROCK!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i think so but i wont say for shure ill let him answer ;)

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    OH YEAH! It was like marklebb or something.
  4. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Yes I have been markkleb on all the forums. I figured this year its about time to stop goofing off.
    I have had mkmods .com for a long time and never did anything with it.

    EDIT:
    When I started this mod I checked the temps here they were after I played TF2 for about 20 min (with a junk stock type alum CPU cooler)
    [​IMG]

    I just finished 30min in TF2 and look at the diff (using the painted AC Freezer)
    [​IMG]

    One thing to notice is in the first temps I was using my 8600GTs in SLI and my second one is the 8800GT..what a difference.
    I will be swapping the FX62 for my X2 6400 and lapping it to see if it gets better.
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    damn, you got some mad airflow now!!! that's a huge difference!
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  6. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    Its gonna get a LOT better. I will tune the airflow, Lap the CPU and coolers. Definately gonna put a Thermalright on the Chipset and experiment with some different TIMs...

    Oh yea look at the front
    [​IMG]
    Definitely gonna have to be modded for better flow.

    And just a note for you Intel guys, this is a 125watt AMD..I bet the 65watt Intels would run even cooler.
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  8. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    this weekend I am gonna make ur cooler, next week I will mess with this...

    I just goof off with OCing so those of you who know what is better? I have a FX 62 and a X2 6400, which should I use? And Lap the surface or remove the IHS?

    And for TIM (paste), AS 5 or?

    I want to throw on the Thermalright Hr 05 as well.
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    Don't try to delid a 6400 or 6000+, trust me. lol http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=41746

    Anyway, use the 6400. Generally clocks higher. Even the bad ones usually hit 3.4Ghz at around 1.5V. That's what mine did, and it ran nice and cool on a lapped AC F64Pro. 55C max load, and 24/7 stable.

    As far as TIM, you can't go wrong with the tried and true as5, there's also MX-2 and Ceramique which perform great.
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    Thanks for the heads up..:toast:
    Thanks Shinobi, you should see it in person, bring ur case over and il hook you up.
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    Had to register to post and say sorry to hear about what ever happend over at OCN. I can't see the worklog yet because I'm at work and its blocked, but I can't wait to get home and check out the latest pics.

    I'll edit when I get home, and keep up the good work:nutkick:
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    Thanks for stopping by Dunc4n. I am lapping the X2 6400 and will be popping it in in a few.
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    Wow, man makes me want to tear apart, and start over. Amazing work:toast:
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    Thanks Dunc4n..and welcome to TPU, keep tuned as there will be quite a few upgrades soon...
    [like a corsair 520(thanks to spacegoast), another 8800GT and the TForce 590mobo, some side window action, lighting and maybe a face done like my UltraBlue mod with a touch of Carbonfiber thrown in]

    (and dont tell anyone but there will be a bit of soldering wires to the mobo too)
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    AMAZING mod! :D If wish my tower looked just half as good as this one will turn out to be. :ohwell: I was going to atleast paint my case, but I hate removing all the components and stuff... I'll have to upload pix of my tower sometime so it can get a 1/10 vote, lmao.
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    while you have it empty before you paint it, mod the fan mounts for better breathing...

    I was posting a spam in wtf8269's case thread and it came to me. For the rebuild of this mod I will use my PC power & Cooling 510 (I bought a Corsair 520, oh well).
    My 510 has been modded a bunch of times in my SFF cases so its pretty butchered up.
    I think what I will do is make a new CarbonFiber case for the PS with the wiring sticking out the back of the mobo side and instead of 1 80mm exhaust fan I will put a pair of AC8s blowing through it.

    Il post up some picts this week when I get some time.
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    Heya MK, Just got back from a "vacation". DSL was down.

    After looking at everything you really have done a great job and hopefully will see some more work from you.

    Keep up the awesome work!
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    This is the greatest mod I have ever seen.

    I came.
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    My case love you long time...
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    I'm impatient and love worklogs... how's the progress going?
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    I am just finishing up a new memory cooler for fitseries3 and once its done il break out the PS and the Carbon fiber..
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    feel free to post some pics of my cooler if you want. it looks great BTW!
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    I think it would look better on your mobo, on my mobo it looks out of place (my memory is in different location)
    LOL, it does look kind of different...
    [​IMG]
    (I love looking at this pict)
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    ^^ SWEET^^ What's the plan to mount it on the Formula

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