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04ahgy

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To view this case mod, go here.



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Extra cooling fans with solid switches on the front of the case, home made. Home made analog sound amplifier in a free PCI slot with TBA 810 S analog IC 2*4W (the textilbakelit board on the pic.)

On the front panel, there is a potentiometer for volume adjusting for the amplifier. (I have an alternative sound system: Genius SW 5.1 Home Theater Deluxe.) Also the power supply is home modded: I replaced two resistors inside, thus it can provide a little bit higher current. For the increased heat I added two other fans - see the pics! And last: Two twinset of cold cathode light emitting tubes, a set of blue and a set of UV. These are alternalbe with a home added switch at the backside. Now i have only 1G RAM, because I lent its pair for a good friend temporarily. Excuse me for image #3 and #4, but if i rotated them, the site resized them, and they looked like a gnome... Have a good pic-viewing and nice day! HGyu
 
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#2
haha!!! nice cout the FANS!!!

Need to do something with the wires...
 

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Nice, the wires could use a little tidying up though. But I know that's hard to do when you have a lot of fans. My one friend had 17 fans in his PC. 4 front, 2 rear, 4 side, 1 bottom, 1 top, 2 psu, 1 gpu, 1 north bridge, 1 cpu. Although it was totally unnecessary.
 
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04ahgy

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Yeah! More the fans are, much strong the airflow is, thus don't deal with the wires... :) I have no problems with the wires, but somtimes they could be very frustrating (eg. when something have to be changed or replaced inside).
Hmmmm, then let's count the fans... :D.
So:
- 4 front 80mm, ~2000rpm
- 2 rear 55mm, ~6000rpm (!!!), 1 other rear 90mm, ~1500mm, this is very sluggish
and noisy, it takes about 20-25 seconds to reach its top rotation rate...Its increasing frequency sound is marvellous...
- 2 + 1 power supply (2* ~6000 55mm and ~2400rpm 80mm)
- 3 fans inside the rack... 40mm these are small, but its shrilling voice! Have no sensor, but I think, it MUST rotate 8000 per a minute!
- 1 side 80mm with blue LED, ~2500rpm and other 40mm, ~8000rpm
- 1 extra side, and the biggest, 120mm, 1050rpm
- 1 CPU, 1 VGA. CPU cooler is GlacialTech, VGA is stock, northbridge is passive.
Totally 18 fans... (I'm planning to change to PCIE, the new board will be an Abit KN-8 Ultra, with OTES cooling, this will add two extra fans... Hehe..

HGyu
 

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#5
Wow, that thing must sound like a 747 while it is on, total overkill if you ask me.

Some cable management and that will look really nice.
 

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#6
lol sur passed he 747... try A380!!!
 

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Mmm I don't know guys, he just has a lot of fans, not loud ones. Mine are 45db a piece, with the exception of my Tornado which is around 60db. Although those 40mm's might be pretty loud, or atleast high pitched but not high in db.
 

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#8
Wow that is an awesome mess inside the case, but alot of fans. They say money does not grow on trees, but fans do!
 

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man... nice looking case. but uh.. a bit overkill? and man someone call the cable management police lol.
 
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I had 16 in mine at one point, and yeah its overkill. Especially if you have more pushing air in than pushing air out, all you get is turbulence inside the case and no real heat transfer.
 

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Wow

This has got to be one of the worst cases of cable management I've had the misfortune to see on this site lol. Take it as constructive criticism. I know some of us do not really pay close attention to details, but I just can not see that going on in one of my builds. If only you would re-organize those wires, man your case would look so much better.
 

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Well he would also have better airflow lmao... but what would you exspect with all them fans lol.
 

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OOTay said:
someone call the cable management police lol.


I am so gonna make a smiley for that saying!
 
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04ahgy

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That's the home made 2*4 W analogue power amplifier card. It is inside a PCI slot, but does not have galvanic contact, only mechanical holding. It takes 12V 1A from the power supply on the small FDD connector. Made on also on two home made PCB, which are srewed on a textilbakelit board, and that is in the PCI slot!
At the back, there are two 6,3 mono jacks for the speakers, and a stereo 3,5 jack for input from the soundcard line-output. The main part of the amplifier is an old TBA 810 AS integrated circuit, used in TVs in the 80's.
The amplifier have such a good sound and nice bass. Of course the two speakers are home made too.

HGyu
 

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04ahgy said:
That's the home made 2*4 W analogue power amplifier card. It is inside a PCI slot, but does not have galvanic contact, only mechanical holding. It takes 12V 1A from the power supply on the small FDD connector. Made on also on two home made PCB, which are srewed on a textilbakelit board, and that is in the PCI slot!
At the back, there are two 6,3 mono jacks for the speakers, and a stereo 3,5 jack for input from the soundcard line-output. The main part of the amplifier is an old TBA 810 AS integrated circuit, used in TVs in the 80's.
The amplifier have such a good sound and nice bass. Of course the two speakers are home made too.

HGyu
Wow you gots some mad skills! How come you need an amp though? Don't your speakers amp the sound up enough?