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Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by Bytor, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. Bytor

    Bytor New Member

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    To view this case mod, go here.

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    Specs:
    Intel e7200 (@ 3.7 ghz so far))
    DFI DK x38-T2R
    Visiontek HD3870
    Asus Physx P1
    Corsair XMS2 (2x1gig)
    WD 36 gig SATA Raptor HDD
    PC Power & Cooling 610 watt PSU

    Mods:
    Swiftech MCP350 pump w/Petra's top
    Swiftech Apogee GT CPU block (bowed)
    Swiftech Micro-Res
    Black Ice Extreme 240 Radiator
    2- 120mm 151 CFM Delta fans on shrouds
    Sunbeam Rheobus fan controller

    Not much of a mod but it did take a little work to get the water gear mounted.
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    I like it!

    What do you use this for? Do you do hardware reviews or something?

    I noticed that you have no method incorporated to secure the add-in cards from movement and the motherboard is not mounted to the test stand; so I figure you must go through a lot of different components in a short period of time with this setup.
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  3. kyle2020 Guest

    wow . . . just wow. i love setups like this, so easy to change things around and IMO, they look better than case based systems. One of the best looking systems i have ever seen! 10/10!
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    nice work dude
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Voted...very nice of someone to give you a 1.

    BTW I see that you have fans stacked....are the inside fans just used as a shroud or are all 4 functional?
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    The cards secure to the stand just like they do in a case. There is a long plastic bar with holes in it to screw through the card hole just like a case.
    The MB just sets on the stand on top of rubber feet with 2 long nylon studs in the back that go through thetop and bottom MB holes.
    All I do with it is OC and stress it. I put it on the stand so I can reset the Bios easy and swap parts as needed with out having to dig into a case.
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    Bytor New Member

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    A 1 eh!! I seen that. Oh well I did it for me not them...They must have a POS rig and just voted like that to vote...

    The 2 outside Delta's work and the 2 inside fans are just shrouds. I bought 5 brand new 120mm x 38mm panaflo fans and never even plugged them in and I cut the guts out of them for shrouds.. lolz..
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    Right. My bad. I guess I didn't look at all the pics closely in that aspect. I thought the white bar was part of the trim of the wall in the background.

    That 1 was not from me. Just want to clear that up because I am often thought of as a cynic.
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Have you tried without, I ask because I wonder if there was a big differnce, or is it worth attemptin with extras I have around?
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    What about these monsters?
    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/de12gf.html

    1.25 lbs!!!
    2.65A !!
    220CFM @ 59dBa !

    LOL!
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    If you have the old fans laying around I would go ahead and use them. Weather you would see a diff. or not I don't know. But what I do know is that the shrouds free up that dead space right below the fan so you would be using more surface area of your Rad. with the shouds installed.

    Ty_ger,

    I'm not worried about that score I just wanted to share my build with everyone here. Its not like I'll get a raise or anything with a high score... lolz...
    But I love this tech station so far.. It is so easy to work on your rig... Someone had a good idea to find a CRT monitor anti-static bag to cover it when not in use.

    Thanks for the kind words guys....
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  13. onefoursix Guest

    Nice Job!

    have you checked out Danger Den's Torture Rack?
    http://www.dangerden.com/store/prod... using it: [url]http://onefoursix.com/tr.html

    I agree -- this style of case is a lot of fun -- very easy to modify your setup
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    Bytor New Member

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    Nice looking build... I seen those when I was shopping around but they were a little more than I wanted to pay. But they do look nice...
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    Update!!!!

    If you look at pic's 2-4 you see all my PSU cables bunched up behind the rig. I remember this small metal fan box that came with my Rocketfish case and thought I would be able to use it to hide my cables in.
    I painted the box black then stuffed all my PSU cables in it and mounted it to the tech station. This can be seen in the last 3 pic's.

    Looks much better I think...
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    Added a second 3870 video card and scored 17308 in 3DMark06

    Pic added...
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    fan...

    hii....is the delta fans that u mounted on ur radiator noise??i was planning to get one too.....wat is the speed of the fan??
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