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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. GreiverBlade

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    Or the USA bombing operation on Iraq in 1998?... The psu coloring is more "modern US" army tone than WWII german nazi kaki :roll:

    Or maybe they just love fennec foxes or the football team with the same name .
     
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    Rubber edging from McMaster Carr on the front door fan hole :)

    The part is Standard Rubber Edge Trim
    1/4" Opening, 11/32" Inside Depth
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    this hole looks really good, wish it photographed better
     
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    a little mail later ... they confrimed they will send the HAF-XB today ... weee at last! but the BitFenix Spectre Pro 120 are delayed to 12.08, recieved today : 2 shadow wings 80 and the true quiet 120

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    notice the "3d" effect on the Shadow Wings name? ... its not a 3d effect ... damn phone ...

    too bad they where out of stock for Enermax Cluster UCCL12 white led, i had to go for that one instead
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    well they arent half bad the silicon insert and the 2 position speed switch make them even better technically than UCCL12 but ... they are not white ... :ohwell:

    damn ... i really should invest in a digital camera instead of keeping using my UMI X1

    maybe i should swap the 2 UCCL12 for 2 more true quiet since they are nearly 12chf less than the 1st mentioned (for the linux rig who need less "cooling" than the main) after a little testing the noises of the Antec are lower than the Enermax and the lighning is a bit brighter i think they might look fine in place of the UCCL12 i think i will do a all white light and a all red light when i recieve the Spectre pro.

    also i thought on some custom tribal foxes paintjob for the mainrig to emphasise the PSU used, i just need to google some info and give a try on a unused black case i have aside.
     
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    I made the same thing for refilling my rez. Works great and simple and fast.
     
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    I wanted to add air filtration to my most recent build. I'm not sure why I began this tedious process. I'm single and probably don't vacuum as often as I should. My builds don't get very dusty inside and I blow them out at intervals, but why let dust in at all? There are vendors that sell filters that you can stick on your case but all that I found required replacement instead of just washing them out, so I bought a 5' roll of 1/8" 60 pore foam http://www.mcmaster.com/?m=true#foam...ilters/=nyqxj7 (2195K102). The 60 pore foam had longer lengths to work with than the 45 pore that they label as "Electronic Equipment Air Filter Pads". More pores per inch catches smaller particles than foam with fewer pores per inch.

    I originally intended to use metal channels to frame the foam filters but I found some plastic edging near the doors and flooring section of Lowe's Hardware and decided it would be easier to cut into the shapes I wanted. I cut each piece with a paper cutter and/or scissors, but the plastic flexes and it does a sloppy job. The frames are held together with superglue and scotch tape. None of the angles on the ends match up exactly with the next piece but they come close enough and the foam sandwiched in the channel covers any air gaps.

    It was easy to make frames to cover the TAC2.0 openings on the side and top. They are held on with magnetic tape. The front of the case also was easy, with two removable vents in the 5.25 holes. I cut some foam and glued it on the back of each and glued another piece of foam to the air hole in the bottom. The 5.25 vents can just be popped out and run under the faucet but I don't know how I can clean that bottom piece when it gets dirty. I probably could have found a better solution there but I got lazy.

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    There are openings in the bottom for the power supply fan and an 80mm case fan which are larger than they need to be, and there are stress bends and feet and rivets and lumps inside and out. I couldn't create easy rectangular frames that sat flush on the outside, and the inside was cramped and required measurements more precise than I could create with a carpet knife and plastic edging. Frames on the inside would have to go under the fans, and they would have to be removed to clean the filter, so I decided to just lay out loose foam in the shape I needed and clamp it down with the fan/PSU. Those will be an big pain to clean but the PC will be on my desk and shouldn't collect a let of dust.

    http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i386/aybcs89/case_airfilter_3_zps54cea64c.jpg


    The back has an exhaust fan and exhaust doesn't get filtered. There's an opening about 1" x 6", and I took two lengths of edging and velcroed them inside the case on either side of the opening. There wasn't room for a full frame, I'll just slip the foam in and out when it needs to be cleaned.

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    There were also a lot of holes that were in the back and bottom of the case that served no apparent purpose. I got some silicone sealer and plugged them up. It's messy, but this is a machine not a piece of furniture.

    http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i386/aybcs89/case_airfilter_5_zps5e41e5e7.jpg
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    Some of these vents may turn out to be exhausts when everything is assembled and running. I can just remove the framing around them and be good to go. If I had bought stronger magnetic tape I likely could have omitted the frames, but the Lowes stuff is weak sauce. The unused slots in and around the rear card panel can't be easily filtered. I could tape some foam across them on the inside but I'm really not that compulsive, I was just bored and looking for something to do until I could actually build the box. McMaster-Carr is a great place. It has raw materials for almost any project and they don't mind taking very small and inexpensive orders.
     
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    Raise the flag Red'n White its allright!
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    well now waiting for the Red BitFenix Spectre pro 120 and the red will be finish[r]ed
    i think full white on the main rig looks gorgeous!:D

    Edit: when i mean IFX-14: overkill ... the 65w PHII X2 511 sit at 19c idle ... and the Hawk at 26c idle ... lets start a Unigine Heaven Linux to see ... huhuhu

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    not too bad considering the crap CPU i have in that ... haha.
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    Pro tip: don't use mega huge images with spoiler tags :slap:
     
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    i just used mega huge image with spoiler because they werent resized ... to avoid mega huge loading time and added a lile "woops" to warn about the lack of resize, so those with a small... aherm connection, would pass on ;)

    here take a beer :toast: till i re upload or resize them :D

    i hope the beer wasnt to hot or too cold.
     
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    I bought some heatsinks for the VRM on my AMD setup..
     

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    The filters turned out well. Might have misread, but you should not run exhaust filters , because its exhaust it will blow out any dust that falls in and it certainly won't intake any dust (because ... its exhaust :p)
     
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    Cute Maneki -Neko here ... insta thanks +

    funny sidenote ... i noticed that the MSI Twin FrozrII logo on the side of my card appear lighted but its not, in live it does look like it due to the sunlight :eek: wich make it shine white instead of red as the lightning of the case is meant to be, by night its of a nice red glow... now i know why i love those MSI coolers :D
     
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    Recently upgrade GPU from HIS HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 iceQ to MSI-GTX 650 Ti Boost twin frozr, and add WD cavlar blue 1TB HDD, replace my old Seagate 250 GB.

    - AMD Phenom II X4 955BE (non OC)
    - Gigabyte 78LMT-S2P
    - Cooler Master Hyper 212X (1 fan)
    - MSI GTX 650 ti Boost Twin Frozr 2GB GDDR5
    - GSKILL Ripjaws PC-1600 2 x 4GB (8GB)
    - WD Cavlar Blue 1 TB
    - WD Cavlar Blue 500 GB
    - Enermax NAXN 550-B 82+ Bronze Power Suplly
    - Azza Toledo 301 - Side Window Case

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    i'll update soom with open side panel since i'm bit busy
     
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    Here's what mine is like now.

    Big thx to Moonpig:toast:

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    Thx.

    I will get some prettier fans soon, and maybe sleeve the psu cables(I know it's a Hiper) I am considering going water again in this case too, maybe a 240/280 in the top and a 120 in the bottom or front. Can't wait to get my 3570k cpu.....soon my precious.
     
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    i love the look of that psu tigger!

    beefy and sexy like a buff female wrestler lol
     
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    It's a Hiper type R 580w, some might disagree, I think they have a very bad rep. It seems fine, and I guess I am nowhere near the 580 so hopefully will be ok.
     
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    seems to be a Fractal Design hum ... i'd say ... Arc Mini R2 judging by the front, nope Arc Mini 1st serie the R2 have the logo Fractal Design in the front mesh bottom

    and i didnt bothered looking the "system specs" of tigger :roll:

    well ,... im using a Chieftec Nitro85+ 650w in my linux rig ... bad rep too xD but it works just fine
     
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    Adding LEDs to a file server was a terrible idea...

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    It has a nice utilitarian look about it. :)
     
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    considering a 660 :eek:
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    cant find some review on it (and i think i know why :p ) but i like the look and the seller ship it for free at 200ish $ price

    evaluating financial state :D

    other "White" card are either for mac (as the 7950 from sapphire i think) or cant find them where i live :confused: well
     
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    KFA2 and Galaxy make white cards. I've considered them in the past.
     

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