Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
did you sand it down a bit first?
i primered the case but didnt sand it down since it was aluminum.
if you use cheap paint and/or don't let it dry the full 24hrs before you mess with it you WILL scratch it and rub the paint off really easy
any metal has to be sanded a little so paint sticks to it.
hmmm well i can deal with it for now. once i get a better cooler i may take it back apart and get some sand paper and do a small wet sanding.
Man, oh man Brandon... Order that cooler now so you can take it apart!
does look good the painting you did..
Now, I gotta update my spces..
I just bought a Stock thuban cooler from sniperbob that has the copper heatpipes
Ok after resetting the heatsink again, the temps kinda calmed down to a decent number til i get the heatsink from sniperbob.
1 hour Full Load
This is all on stock clocks and stock volts. when the heatsink with copper heatpipes gets here i will set the clock at 3.2ghz and leave it at that.
Looks like you should be fine 'til the new HS arrives
yea it should. i just bumped the CPU up to 3.2ghz @ 1.4v and im testing it out using intelburntest on max. right now im at 62 deg at full load.
I've never ran intelburntest, but if you really want to see how hot your cpu can get, try small FFTs in prime95 or run OCCT's linpack test.
intelburntest is a linpack test like LinX. i ran Prime for about 15 minutes just now and got no errors.
The only bad thing about this case is that i had to take out the hotswap bay to install my harddrive due to having only 1 IDE slot on the board so ive gotta have the hardrive close to the DVD burner so i can hook them both up. I would like to find two small sata drives to replace this one. i have a friend that has two in a old PC i might hijack!
I almost forgot! i took pictures but forgot to upload! here she is
Lookin' good there Brandon!
Yea it looks good but they flash on my camera make it look stupid. ill try to take one last pic of it in natural light!
I was going to mention that actually
Anyways, it looks great
well i took some more pics but i cannot get enough light here in my desk area so tomorrow i might take it outside and get some good pics. Now im installing the new 10.4 ATI drivers for the 4200HD IGP video that the motherboard has
From the looks of the pics you have it looks like it would be doable to remove that card reader, the front panel jacks, and cut a hole there for better airflow for the 80mm fan. Was thinking about getting one of these to try doing a first-time mod on but got hung up on the airflow from the front. Hmmm......
BTW, nice job on the assembly so far!
I STOLE UR BOARD!:
How long before it grows into a full PC?
WOW its been a while since i've seen one of those Intel fans... I think some heat spreaders on the ram would help a little... that fan on the ram is the same one i have on my mom's sempron 3000... keeps it at under 100F
I'm surprised it hasn't tried to attack yet
to be true, the left Fan is from a socket A Athlon XP 2200+, and the right, big Fan is from an Intel LGA 775 cooler!
That looks great man
That's very acceptable in a mini case on a stock cooler.
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