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MKmods

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Cooling Air
Memory 4 gigs Mushkin 7-7-7-20@1T
Video Card(s) single 9800GT
Storage Raptor 150's in Raid0
Display(s) LG Flatron 24"
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) AuzenTech X-Raider W/OP637
Power Supply Custom modded Corsair 750HX
Software Win 7 64/Solaris Utility
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06--21963 so far
Thanks Silverel for the Idea.:rockout:
Ok here goes to be a member you have to be cool and if possible a build in the Project Log section or Case Mod Gallery.
http://forums.techpowerup.com/forumdisplay.php?f=18(if you dont, its OK we will get you there soon enough)

I would like this Clubhouse to be a POSITIVE experience so please make comments geared towards improving an Idea/Mod.

This thread should be a place to share Ideas, Tips and Places to get stuff.

I would like everyone here to be a useful member, Ideas no matter how small/silly can become great things.

There are many levels of Modding and the simplest mod is just as important as the most complex. NO ONE should ever made to feel less because thay have less experience, tools, hardware or $$.

If you agree, Welcome...

Member list
1- MKmods (Mark)
2- cdawall (Chris)
3- JrRacinFan (Shaun)
4- 3991vhtes (Seth)
5- Solaris17 (David)
6- philbrown23 (Philip)
7- jbunch07 (Jon)
8- imperialreign
9- erocker
10- InnocentCriminal (Tom)
11- DanishDevil (Zack )
12- zaqwsx
13- DaedalusHelios
14- strick94u
15- Silverel
16- CyberDruid
17- Odin Eidolon
18- oily_17
19- paybackdaman
20- webwizard
21- xmountainxlionx
22- Skitzo
23- klva80
24- PartyLikeARockStar
25- Eclecticos
26- Wolf (Mike)
27- Nitro-Max
28- FatForester
29- UnkAsn93
30- Steelkane
31- EnergyFX (Ja)
32- p_o_s_pc
33- hayder.master
34- kenkickr
35- lilkiduno
36- OzzmanFloyd120
37- tigger
38- kyle2020(Kyle)
39- Chicken Patty
40- Whilhelm
41- DaMulta
42- suraswami (bout time, lol)
43- MoonPig (Danny)
44- freakshow
45- Marineborn
46- technicks
47- Hutkikz
48- Yukikaze
49- KH0UJ
50- Cold Storm
51- phanbuey
52- stinger608Dano
53- Jack-O-Bytes
54- Mark_Hardware
55- pantherx12 (Joseph)
56- pc1x1 (Phillip)
57- SkyKastRyan
58- Cuzza (sam)
59- 1Kurgan1
60- overclocking101
61- SonDa5
62- STUdog
63- trickson
64- Super XP
65- finndrummer
67-
Most of all Have Fun:D

Formula for calculating flow of perforated metal
Easy way
http://www.mcnichols.com/eCommerce/...ist&selector=Plain+Steel&View=View+Stock+List

Hard way
http://www.mcnichols.com/products/perforated/resources/calcPercOpen.html

"KILL A WATT" Definitely a MUST get if you do any comp building (stop guessing and using inaccurate figures)
P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor

Thanks to EnergyFX for this laser cutting link
http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/749

Here is a link to how many amps to run through which wire gauge
http://wiki.xtronics.com/index.php/Wire-Gauge_Ampacity


For those using LEDs here is a quick guide to wiring them

http://www.theledlight.com/ledcircuits.html


Here is a list of Cool Suppliers that have a record of Great shipping/service, if you have recommendations let me know and Il post them

Great Place for Dremel type tool accessories/cut off wheels (excellent/fast shipping)
http://www.widgetsupply.com/


http://www.shopmaninc.com/index.html
For Colored Carbonfiber and supplies, a bit slow shipping but good selection/price

http://www.cpustuff.com/
excellent place for oddball/short/left Hdd sata cables, custom length IDE cables and other stuff

http://www.digikey.com/
My new favorite online store for molex and minifit terminals

http://www.mnpctech.com/
Modders mesh,molding and supplies

http://www.tapplastics.com/
Plastic supplies, Carbonfiber.

http://www.onlinemetals.com/
Just plain awful at shipping/in stock metal, but a good resource for finding metals and gaining info


Here is a list of links from Steelkane (big thanks)
http://shop.kikboxes.com/
http://www.majoripc.com/
http://johnsontools.en.alibaba.com/group/0.html
http://www.estreetplastics.com/
http://www.diamondtool.com/dialapng.html
http://www.xpcgear.com/
http://www.paintwithpearl.com/products.htm
http://www.matrixorbital.com/index.php
http://www.weirdstuff.com/cgi-bin/item/13206
http://www.mcmaster.com/
http://store.thermalfx.com/merchant2...T&Store_Code=T
http://www.millertech.com/
http://linitx.com/viewproduct.php?prodid=10881
http://www.spaceagepaint.com/
http://www.greatlakescaster.com/index.php
http://www.coolcasters.com/index.cfm/
http://www.outwatercatalogs.com/2007...catalog=070148
http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/...3151/23085.htm
http://www.halted.com/
http://www.frontx.com/
http://www.vansantent.com/index.htm
http://www.arcticmod.com/
http://www.acousticpc.com/
http://virtualrain.blogspot.com/
http://www.mini-itx.com/store/
http://www.jab-tech.com/
http://www.emachineshop.com/
http://www.2cooltek.com/
http://www.case-mod.com/
http://www.svc.com/
http://www.frozencpu.com/
http://www.petrastechshop.com/index.html
http://www.delviesplastics.com/
http://www.usmarkerboard.com/
http://www.atechfabrication.com/prod...nting_kits.htm
http://www.crazypc.com/
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp
http://www.buyextras.com/index.html
http://www.time.gov/
http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz
__________________

Remember membership has its benefits, and showing your support by posting/contributing has even better benefits.
 
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Solaris17

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Video Card(s) Nvidia Titan RTX
Storage 1x 250GB 960 EVO | 1x 500gb Intel 720p | 32TB SAN
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Power Supply Seasonic 1050W Snow
Mouse Razer Deathadder Essential (White)
Keyboard Ducky Shine 6 Snow White
VR HMD HTC VIVE
Software Windows 11 x64 Pro
I dont know if i necessarily count...but i made the Solaris utility CD for years and i was crazy king about modding the 8600 series both of which have threads but not necessarily project log...is this only for cases?
 

MKmods

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Memory 4 gigs Mushkin 7-7-7-20@1T
Video Card(s) single 9800GT
Storage Raptor 150's in Raid0
Display(s) LG Flatron 24"
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) AuzenTech X-Raider W/OP637
Power Supply Custom modded Corsair 750HX
Software Win 7 64/Solaris Utility
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06--21963 so far
LOL, do you count? Of course you do. Your contributions are excellent.

But Cases are what I know and I want to keep this to what I actually know about.

Throw a pict of a case you put a fan in on the Projects thread and ur in.

MY FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS
I am cleaning up the closet and have 2 boxes of fans taking up space.


These are mostly 80s and 120mm fans, this week (till fri Apr4th or till I run out) I will give them away to members as long as you pay the shipping.
(limit 4 please so they go to many good homes)
 
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cdawall

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Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
Case Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P


here is my basically stock ultra case i plan on taking out those nasty purple things and painting them soon i just haven't had a chance :roll:
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
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System Name All the cores || Into the Blue
Processor 2990WX || 5960X
Motherboard Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS
Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
Case Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
hey i will buy some of those fans :roll:

oh and soon there will be a phase change i'm building in here i think that might count as case modding :roll:
 

MKmods

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Memory 4 gigs Mushkin 7-7-7-20@1T
Video Card(s) single 9800GT
Storage Raptor 150's in Raid0
Display(s) LG Flatron 24"
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) AuzenTech X-Raider W/OP637
Power Supply Custom modded Corsair 750HX
Software Win 7 64/Solaris Utility
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06--21963 so far
what size and speed are you looking for?
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
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27,670 (4.93/day)
Location
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System Name All the cores || Into the Blue
Processor 2990WX || 5960X
Motherboard Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS
Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
Case Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
quiet 80s and 120s i don't care the speed (3x80s and 1x120)

i could pay when i pay for the ram and you could throw all that together?
 
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MKmods

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System Name Crossflow III
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Memory 4 gigs Mushkin 7-7-7-20@1T
Video Card(s) single 9800GT
Storage Raptor 150's in Raid0
Display(s) LG Flatron 24"
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) AuzenTech X-Raider W/OP637
Power Supply Custom modded Corsair 750HX
Software Win 7 64/Solaris Utility
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06--21963 so far
Just the shipping. Il look through them right now to see whats there.
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
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Processor 2990WX || 5960X
Motherboard Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS
Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
Case Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
Just the shipping. Il look through them right now to see whats there.

damn my check needs to come in this is pissing me off :nutkick:
 

JrRacinFan

Served 5k and counting ...
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Processor Ryzen 5900X : Ryzen 3600
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Cooling Hyper 212 Black : Stock air
Memory 2x16GB Oloy : 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
Video Card(s) EVGA 2060 KO Ultra: MSI R5 240
Storage 1TB NVME + 2x HGST 2TB : WD 10TB External + HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150
Display(s) Gigabyte w/ KVM M27Q 27" & Asus PB277Q 27"
Case Enthoo Pro 2
Audio Device(s) Onboard : Onboard
Power Supply HCG 850W Bronze
Mouse Razer Viper Mini
Keyboard Razer Cynosa
Software Windows 10: Zorin 15
Here's a recent pic of my case. Basically, zero mods done, just soem minor cable management.

 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
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System Name All the cores || Into the Blue
Processor 2990WX || 5960X
Motherboard Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS
Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
Case Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
heres one i just did



i made an attempt at cable management but the PSU was nasty so i didn't try very hard seeing how its been pulled and now has an ePower 500w in it also flat PATA cable=suckage for cable management
 

3991vhtes

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Memory 1GB DDR400
Video Card(s) DiamondViper Radeon X1650PRO 512MB PCI-e
Storage Seagate 250GB SATA
Display(s) Acer AL2002W 20" LCD Widescreen
Case cheap
Audio Device(s) Creative SoundBlaster
Power Supply 500 watt
Software Vista Ultimate
Benchmark Scores 4.1 Vista index
I'll join!!

I'm not very good @ modding cases, but I want to learn, and you [MKMods] seem like an expert!! :toast:

I'll get a pic of my cable management in just a second.
 

MKmods

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Memory 4 gigs Mushkin 7-7-7-20@1T
Video Card(s) single 9800GT
Storage Raptor 150's in Raid0
Display(s) LG Flatron 24"
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) AuzenTech X-Raider W/OP637
Power Supply Custom modded Corsair 750HX
Software Win 7 64/Solaris Utility
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06--21963 so far
make sure your cases are posted in the project log section... and Welcome!
 

JrRacinFan

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Processor Ryzen 5900X : Ryzen 3600
Motherboard Giga X470 Aorus : Giga B450 Aorus
Cooling Hyper 212 Black : Stock air
Memory 2x16GB Oloy : 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
Video Card(s) EVGA 2060 KO Ultra: MSI R5 240
Storage 1TB NVME + 2x HGST 2TB : WD 10TB External + HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150
Display(s) Gigabyte w/ KVM M27Q 27" & Asus PB277Q 27"
Case Enthoo Pro 2
Audio Device(s) Onboard : Onboard
Power Supply HCG 850W Bronze
Mouse Razer Viper Mini
Keyboard Razer Cynosa
Software Windows 10: Zorin 15
Not really going to be a project though. I dont mod cases. I just wanted to post it for you guys just to look.
 

MKmods

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Memory 4 gigs Mushkin 7-7-7-20@1T
Video Card(s) single 9800GT
Storage Raptor 150's in Raid0
Display(s) LG Flatron 24"
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) AuzenTech X-Raider W/OP637
Power Supply Custom modded Corsair 750HX
Software Win 7 64/Solaris Utility
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06--21963 so far
Glad ur here and happy to have your input.
 

3991vhtes

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Memory 1GB DDR400
Video Card(s) DiamondViper Radeon X1650PRO 512MB PCI-e
Storage Seagate 250GB SATA
Display(s) Acer AL2002W 20" LCD Widescreen
Case cheap
Audio Device(s) Creative SoundBlaster
Power Supply 500 watt
Software Vista Ultimate
Benchmark Scores 4.1 Vista index
Modding can be FUN!

I took a HP case, and modded it into my custom "Mini box".. never took any pics of it :'(
 

MKmods

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Processor AMD 965 (4.04Ghz)
Motherboard Asus Crosshair III
Cooling Air
Memory 4 gigs Mushkin 7-7-7-20@1T
Video Card(s) single 9800GT
Storage Raptor 150's in Raid0
Display(s) LG Flatron 24"
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) AuzenTech X-Raider W/OP637
Power Supply Custom modded Corsair 750HX
Software Win 7 64/Solaris Utility
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06--21963 so far
Modding can be FUN!

I took a HP case, and modded it into my custom "Mini box".. never took any pics of it :'(
My thought is Modding teaches you skills you will use the rest of your life, Fun? Hell Yes!
 

JrRacinFan

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Processor Ryzen 5900X : Ryzen 3600
Motherboard Giga X470 Aorus : Giga B450 Aorus
Cooling Hyper 212 Black : Stock air
Memory 2x16GB Oloy : 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
Video Card(s) EVGA 2060 KO Ultra: MSI R5 240
Storage 1TB NVME + 2x HGST 2TB : WD 10TB External + HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150
Display(s) Gigabyte w/ KVM M27Q 27" & Asus PB277Q 27"
Case Enthoo Pro 2
Audio Device(s) Onboard : Onboard
Power Supply HCG 850W Bronze
Mouse Razer Viper Mini
Keyboard Razer Cynosa
Software Windows 10: Zorin 15
Hey MK. Do you have any ideas on how I can get some more airflow going acrossed the board so it can help cool my ram and northbridge?

EDIT: Problem being is thats its a pretty big case.
 

MKmods

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Processor AMD 965 (4.04Ghz)
Motherboard Asus Crosshair III
Cooling Air
Memory 4 gigs Mushkin 7-7-7-20@1T
Video Card(s) single 9800GT
Storage Raptor 150's in Raid0
Display(s) LG Flatron 24"
Case Custom
Audio Device(s) AuzenTech X-Raider W/OP637
Power Supply Custom modded Corsair 750HX
Software Win 7 64/Solaris Utility
Benchmark Scores 3DMark06--21963 so far
Hey MK. Do you have any ideas on how I can get some more airflow going acrossed the board so it can help cool my ram and northbridge?

EDIT: Problem being is thats its a pretty big case.

I am not a big fan of the heatpipe coolers mobos come with. (they seem to be more cool looking than cool working)

My thinking of good airflow is in the front and out the back.

If you have 3 120mm fans in front and 1 80mm for exhaust its not gonna work so well. So try to equalize the intakes and exhaust.

I really like the Thermalright chipset coolers. They seem to take the heat away from the mobos surface and into the airflow better.
(a big help with the intake would be to rotate the Ft Hdd rack 90deg and remove the back one) so the intake fan has a smoother airflow to the back of the case)

Also a PS on the top would help to get rid of warm air, on the bottom it dosent do too much to help.
 

philbrown23

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Processor INTEL C2Q Q6600 FTW!!
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-E!!!
Cooling TEC cooled cpu, everything else is under water :D
Memory 4GB CELL SHOCK D9GMH 1066MHZ/4GB CRUCIAL REDS
Video Card(s) 4850 (VT)/ 4850 IN CROSSFIRE!
Storage western digital= 1X 250GB, 1X 500GB, IDE 160GB (BOOT DRIVE ONLY). SEAGATE FREE AGENT 500GB EHDD
Display(s) viewsonic 19" hd widescreen
Case ROCKETFISH FOR NOW :(
Audio Device(s) ONBOARD WORKS JUST FINE FOR ME :p
Power Supply ULTRA X3 1KW MODULAR
Software win vista ultimate 64 TWEAKED!!!
Benchmark Scores http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=434759 3dm06: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm0
ok so I have here some pics of my lian li A10 this is the first case I've ever done any mods to

the mods are:

Window
"Vga vent" but it actually vents my hdd's lol
psu vent ont the right side panel (my psu is on the bottom of the case and sits on it's side, before I added this it got REALLY hot)
I punched holes on the top panel for my tubing to go through
I cut a hole in the inside divider so I could have my pump on the bottom
and I cut holes in my mobo tray 1. for cable management and 2. to keep the mobo it's self cooler.

more to come and these ones will be rifined as I get mor $$ for more supplies.
 

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JrRacinFan

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I am not a big fan of the heatpipe coolers mobos come with. (they seem to be more cool looking than cool working)

My thinking of good airflow is in the front and out the back.

If you have 3 120mm fans in front and 1 80mm for exhaust its not gonna work so well. So try to equalize the intakes and exhaust.

I really like the Thermalright chipset coolers. They seem to take the heat away from the mobos surface and into the airflow better.
(a big help with the intake would be to rotate the Ft Hdd rack 90deg and remove the back one) so the intake fan has a smoother airflow to the back of the case)

So far its 3 of the 120MM case fans it came in it as stock. 1 for intake cooling the hdd's, 1 for intake going acrossed the northbridge/video card area. 1 for exhaust in the back.

I was thinking of putting a few higher cfm rated 120's in it and cutting a hole in the top and putting a stock 120MM in there.
 
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Cool. Lemme get my hands on a decent camera and I'll get some pics of the things I've done. Just finished a freebie case-mod last nite, and I have my new build sitting on a shelf finished and waiting for my damn copy of windows to get here.
 

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So far its 3 of the 120MM case fans it came in it as stock. 1 for intake cooling the hdd's, 1 for intake going acrossed the northbridge/video card area. 1 for exhaust in the back.

I was thinking of putting a few higher cfm rated 120's in it and cutting a hole in the top and putting a stock 120MM in there.

Is the one in the alum box by the GPU an intake or exhaust?
 

JrRacinFan

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Intake.

EDIT: And actually this case I have now is about 4C cooler acrossed all temps than my old midtower that I had.
 

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nice idea - and damn that's a ton of fans, man!

I'll join in after I get off my lazy tail with this stacker, only thing I've done so far is mod it for cable management - there's a couple of threads in the project logs forum of work I've done on my older Mystique case, but thos endeavour didn't come out as nice as I'd like thanks to impatience and poor work environment (especially painting the inside of the case - humidity here sucks :mad:).
 
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