Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
what case you got there sneeky peet?
Made a few changes to my Mini ITX over the past week or two getting it where I want it and I'm pretty close now. Specs as per my system specs <
recent changes are the Vortex CPU cooler, upgrade to 8gb ram and a new SSD, aside from that the small overhaul gave me the time to do a hec of a lot of cable management with zip ties, I'm really liking the finished build, it's ridiculously fast for its size.
in this second pic you can see the SSD tucked away behind the bracket that makes space for a long gfx card and supports the bottom of the HDD cage.
Woah, hanged PSU. Must be bad if they fall though.
I will be glad to accept it if you decide to let go
I'm tempted to get a different mini-itx case so I have just a little bit more room to work in, and above entries look mighty attractive Especially the one Peet posted, since I frequently visit lans.
Love the 2 ITX builds. Might do one for my next build.
HAHA Just noticed the nice leg action I posted! I love my slippers, I worked all weekend in them!
My work socks look nice with a nice set of khakis
New additions to the Review Bench:
Thanks, W1zzard, DarkSaber, and TPU!!
Meh, don't care. I don't do platform reviews, just boards, so the main thing is that it works.
Anwya, it's half as good as your Quad-Core.
This looks like a very interesting concept ^^^ ! Id like to see more!, to brandon post #18378- I have an old radeon hd4350 brand new in the box here [its a mates] that looks quite similar to that card in your photo of the cruncher rigg, i was thinking of doing a "ghetto mod" and using this heatsink i pulled off of the nvidia chip in an old broken xbox, and using an 80ml fan i got lying round. Just for the hell of it.
Do it! then overclock the hell out of it lol.
Ha ha, crying out for a waterblock, its never been used before and the thermal paste has dried out, [or t glue] funny colour too.
That looks like a really neat little hotrod,, its like an engineering//aerodynamics/electronics challenge to take hi powered components and make them run as efficiently as possible in the smallest possible space, and the case looks really funky, understated but powerful. A tasteful combination.
@ Cadaveca= m4, is that a new model?
cheers for the feedback! what you said is pretty much exactly what I was going for, something small/portable, sleek yet understated as you say. it looks elegant or even just plain enough to not give any indication of the hardware beneath. already changed the PSU to a HX620 since I posted those pics
I'll be posting in the case gallery V soon
Looks like epoxy or something... Did it come off easily?
Yeh pretty easy, its 512mb vram. Wonder how much it cost in its day,doesnt say on the box, gddr2 650 mhz core clock. Ill have to try cleaning it off with alcohol, hope it dissolves, and redoo with some new tp.
wow, i never had like that, usually thermal paste is getting hard but the color never turn like that
Its very unusual isnt it, ive never seen yellow either, i think its circa 2008 the card, it may be glue not paste.
hmm... now what to clean that off with. Alcohol and cotton swabs?
start with a razor scraper then go with alcohol and cotton swabs
No picture, my main system right now is as follows
Apex ITX case
running the following HW
ASUS P8H67-I deluxe (hardwired)
Intelo 1155 2600 CPU (not 2600K)
2x2GB 1333 MHz corsair Sodimms. (some cheap stuff)
1TB Greenpower HDD (eww but its what I had) (was running dual 32GB SSDs, but ran out of space)
120mm lianli HS fan tucked into side HDD location
using the stock PSU but I inverted the fan to add air to cpu, the 3.5" external is usign the USB 3.0 box from a p8p67 deluxe mobo. and the 5.25" bay for optical is actually holding the harddrive.
Optical drives suck, and I only have one in all the pcs in my home. that computer is capable of making an ISO of the disk if I actually need one and serve it up to anyone in the house running a Pc.
Any OS installations are done via USB, from FLP/XP to 7 and beyond. (and Linux if someone asks for it)
Driving dual 1680x1050 monitors, but the most gaming I am doing lately is freecell and spider solitaire. My gaming rig is in pieces at the moemtn and when I am ready to get back into it, will be an open bench style 2600K capable of 55X multi and a 580GTX SC, on a 1920x1200 res monitor.
Traded my wireless bluettoth desktop that has lasted the better part of 4 years, for a 5 lot purchase of HP branded KBs and mouses for $40. (my gamer will continue to use emachines ps2 kb and logitech 510 mouse).
TBH cable management was easier on this than most desktop cases I have built lately, since there is such a short space to work with And the ITX format means nothing is ever very far away
Tried adding my AIWHD, but it runs to hot and the PSU choked, going to upgrade that later and find a better cooled single slot card for light gaming.
What is that a picture of? It almost looks as if a small layer of aluminum stuck to the chip.
Its lighting, notice everything in the pic is slightly orange.
EDIT: What could have sworn you said copper
That same stuff was what they used on my north bridge for my DFI NF4 boards. It is more of an epoxy. It can be worn off with alcohol if you have a week or so. I would suggest goo-gone or the Arctic Clean to dissolve it. If you don't have it around, I used a plastic scraper and flicked off what I could, then took alcohol to what was left.
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