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  1. Bo$$

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    thanks, yup those are both in raid, i got another IDE 320GB hiding in the HDD bay (lying on top of the DVD drive :roll: )

    any tips for tidying up, the cable management is a little tight in this case?
     
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    If you cant tuck those fan wires behind the drive bays, you could sleeve them black to make them blend in to the back round. You should able to tuck that ide cable behind the bays considering IDE's are flat and quit flexible.;) I would need a shot of the inside without the side panel on and some better lighting to give you some good tips for cable management.


    @EvolvA

    I haven't forgot'in about you Evo, I have some good idea's to tidy up your case as well, but I have to go to work today so I will post them hopefully tomorrow.:)
     
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    oh, I had forgotten about it myself :ohwell:, can´t wait to see your ideas, thanks in advance
     
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    The Apollo build is finished! I built this rig for a client and he wanted a green themed Nzxt Apollo. He is 15 and his parents bought him a piece of crap Dell only a year ago and since he is a huge rpg gamer the dell couldn't really handle what he plays. I recommended most of these parts according to their budget and it resulting in a massive upgrade from what he had before. This kid was so stoked:toast: So here it is, tell me what ya think?

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    WD Caviar Blue 640Gb hdd
    Window 7 Home Prem. 64bit
    Antec Truepower 750w psu

    I started be modding the structure of the case be cutting out the front and rear fan grills. ( you can see where I screwed up the back cut.:eek:)

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    I cut a section out of the lip on the back for the cable management, the lip would make it impossible to close the panel. Also cut a square hole for the psu cables to enter the backside of the case.
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    Next I cut a bottom hole for an intake fan to shoot cool air up into the cards intake.
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    Well since he wanted a "green" theme I had to get rid of those blue leds that come in the front bezel of the case, so I soldered in 3 green leds.
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    Final build!:toast:
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    Take a look inside............
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    t77snapsot - excellent choices. You have really freed up the air in there. Did you get before and after temps?
     
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    Good work! Looks like you've really improved that case's airflow and noise with those mods. As with your other build I've seen you got nice cable management going on and the front panel looks real nice with the green LED's. Your client certainly has reason to be stoked and not just because of the big hardware upgrade. Once more, good work! :D
     
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    This was a brand new build so there aren't any before temps and I can't remember what the current temps are, sorry. I could find out later this week though.:)

    @ KieX

    Thank you:)...and yeah, this case didn't really provide any c/m or airflow so I had to mod it to make up for that.
     
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    I got some old pics of my NZXT Guardian floating around on the net somewhere. I cant remember the site i uploaded it to but its similar to photobucket.

    A lot of my pics are still archived in Guru3d - Since thats where I was before I came here & upgraded to a Q9550 system
     
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    woa, that is impresive. I've never liked the Apollo, but you've done a great job, specially with the cable management mod, given this case has absolutely no cm features, congratulations t77snapshot!!
     
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    Dig 'em up and show off your Guardian!:cool:
     
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    dug all the way back to 2006 in the guru3d archives - cant find anything. tried looking up file hosters but I really cant remeber what site it was - but I do remember having uploaded some pictures of my guitars, pc's & pictures of my ex-gf on there (to tell the world that a peice of my heart was floating around somwhere on the net. fucked if i should know....)

    spent an hour digging around doing multiple searches - couldnt find anything what i was looking for.
     
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    I will definitely upload my own pics soon - I need to do a W7 RTM install on it anyway

    but for now for illustration purposes....

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    Don't have one myself but i love them. Subbed :toast:
     
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    Looks like an original Cylon. Wouldn't want one of those staring at me - from on my desk or (perhaps worse) - under it.
     
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    Dont really matter - only got a AMD64 FX-55 & a X850XT in it anyway - Did have an Audigy 2 ZS but sold that to my dad
     
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    Ok, so I finally finished the last parts of cutting into my case. First I cut out the back fan gill for improved airflow and noise. I also added some new stuff and gave Freeman's Box a nice makeover.:)
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    Next I cut out the bottom hole so I could flip the psu (I've been wanting to do this for a long time!).
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    Do you see the face?;)
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    I installed an Aerocool Touch 2000 to keep the noise down while my women is home because she is always nagging about the computer being to loud:p, then crank them up for gaming and benching.
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    I added another GTX 285 :toast: and cleaned up my cable management. So what you do ya guys think?

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    Oh my.... I really adore your tempest, it's so sexy

    I did the same for the front fans, and it was quite an improvement...

    again, congratulations for such a sexy setup

    ps: love your razer keyboard, I bought a razer imperator mouse myself, I'll post some photos when I do the last mod on my tempest, might be tomorrow...
     
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    Yea I cut the front grills out too, but I used tin snips so they don't look as pretty.

    Awesome! Did you spend more time cleaning up the cables?
     
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    i am SO joining this club very soon

    here is a teaser

    it has blue lights in the front, so i can re use my cm fans:D

    + i might do wc in it, but time will show:D

    snyone with a rogue who has a larger air cooler in it? i seen some with a true in it, would be fun if my dark knight could fit in there at the beginning

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    finally I had some time to do the last mod I'll be doing in my tempest

    this is what I bought yesterday for the mod:
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    this was to check if it fitted
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    it fitted quite right so here's the paintwork and final look
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    what do you think?
     
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    Wow nice mod! Evolva:rockout:

    That's a great idea for your cable management and I like the red, it works well with your theme. Now you gotta get rid of that green cpu fan eww:laugh: keep it all red/black! Now that you have the cover on, it gives you more options for hiding the cables. Ok so I was thinking, maybe run your sata cables straight down (to the bottom of the mobo, behind the red panel and then direct them to the right (bypass that hole all together). Also run your front panel wires behind the red panel from the bottom and up to the board. That alone should make it look not so cluttery in that partiular area of the case.:) I hope that all made sense to you.
     
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    it makes perfect sense, and you're right about the green fan, but it's so damn good I don't want to get rid of it (I might paint the blades red). and about the sata cables, I'll do exactly what you've said next weekend :), thanks a lot for the tips
     
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    My latest upgrade....

    I finally installed my H50, ran into some small issues but no biggie. I really wanted to mount it to the top and have one of the 140mm fans pulling and a 120mm pushing, but I lost my adapter:ohwell: So I just mounted it the traditional way. Everything looks good accept for that 3pin pump cable...I am going to connect it straight to the psu later.

    Ok on to the pics and temps---

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    Looks great Travis, that H50 looks awfully familiar to mine :laugh:
     
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