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To deskmod or not to deskmod???

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by grunt_408, Aug 13, 2009.

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Should I mod my current setup into my desk or try to improve the cooling that I have?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2009.
  1. Break out the Jigsaw and router mod that desk man!

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  2. Try to improve airflow in current setup by adding better fans ect.

    26.3%
  1. grunt_408

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    lol I live too far away
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    Where is the buy a cheap case and mod the hell out of it option? :D
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    I to have been tempted by moonpigs desk mod, It makes me drool every time i see it, Though i would never put that on his post, it's a jealousy thing....LOL
    I say go for it Craigleberry!!
    The Mrs wants a new desk, maybe i'll try too, but you would inspire me not moonpig lol
    Hey you said your good with steel so incorporate it into your mod
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    Okay the buy a cheap case and mod the hell out of it option is a no go for me :p been there done that. I want to try something different this time. I will have to use steel in it I guess for the I/O shield ect. I also want the board to be raised up at least an inch to allow for my 200mm fan to go under it :D
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    Do the desk Mod like moonpig`s;) im sure you`re gonna have a way lot better temps than any other high end casing, not to mention you can customize it according to your preference, everything`s gonna look cool cause you are the one who design it:rockout:

    Speaking of originality, nothing can beat DIY cases IMO:toast:
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    Thanks guys. My old man came around today and measured up for the main draw that will house it all! All I will need to do is do motherboard and fan layout. And of course cable managment :p. Can anyone suggest a what to use to raise the motherboard up to allow for better cable managment and of course cooling underneath?
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    i would cut some small risers out of mdf. use your off cuts
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    Hi Guys just letting all of you know that I am still going to go ahead with the deskmod. Things have been busy and have not got it stated yet!. But one thing I must do is get my rig out of my case and into some sort of tech station as I now have 2 4890 vapor-x cards running in crossfire and the top card is running damn hot! I have no room in my Armor+mx case to move. I am off to buy some wood today Hoping to knock something up in a couple of hours. I will post pictures when I am done which will be in several hours from now.
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    1Kurgan1 The Knife in your Back

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    Should be interesting, I'll keep my eye. But I'm wondering how your Thermaltake case has bad airflow, you can fit like 3x 120mm fans up front and a 200mm fan on the side. That should push some great air.
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    There is no room to place a fan behind the 4890's. It does not cool well at all.
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    I already have 2x120mm on the front intake. an 80mm up the top the 200mm on the side and of course the exhaust.
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    what u could do to support your drive is take the drive bays out of that case and mount them in the new wooden frame and u could take the motherboard try out too and mount that and ground it and then mounting thigs would be a little easier
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    hm scratchin chin.gif personaly i'd use a chopped up old case to hold the mobo, that way you have a solid foundation for ya mobo plus it'll dissappate some of the heat and ground your mother board better than wood then you just need to fix the old case down with screws remember children static electricity damages sensitive components;)

    ha ha iagree.gif big cheers.gif
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    Tried all sorts of things today, swapping around hdd cage to underneath dvd roms changing out fans nothing (short of getting a 90cfm exhaust fan) worked as good as the configuration that I have currently. So I may just crack the s##ts and gets me a bigger case. I really wanted to deskmod (and still will with my second rig) but for my i7 I think I might be better off with a full tower setup. Can anyone help me decide?
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    hell yes.gif me lickey vely much [​IMG]
    only problem with it is it's only got one 80 mm fan:wtf::shadedshu it needs more hm .gif at least 2 maybe 12 cm ones
    apart from that it looks great how much is it ?


    hm .gif i'm very tempted by the antec 1200 case 1200_front_q_lights.jpg only thing is it's huge
    height 58.2 width 21.3 depth 51.3
    and according to a mod here needs something like a corsair power pack
    (which have longer wires) to reach everything.
    hm .gif i have an idea.gif me thinks we need a case finder thread with prices and links, but saddly i don't think that'd ever happen
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Craigleberry,if you can afford it,get a mountain mods h2o,my mate has one,it takes loads of fans and radiators easily for futre h20 cooling.
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