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[Case Gallery] First Build

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Processor AMD Phenon Black Edition 3.2GHZ
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 AMD 890FX
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Memory G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel
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Case Coolmaster
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#1
To view this case mod, go here.



Specs:
2.8ghz Celeron D, 64mb nvidia gforce 4(overclocked as far as possiable) 1gig ddr ram. 80gig hd. dvdrom and cdrw. SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Zs

Mods:
All case fans are connected into a toggle switch to toggle them between 5v and 12v. I removed the fan from the intel heatsink and turned it into a hard drive cooler. I attacted fan onto nvida graphics card and replaced the thermal paste on it

I had to build this for as cheap as i could, Came to about £250. This is the first pc that i have built from scratch.
 
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Storage 2 x Western Digital Caviar 250Gb 16Mb Cache (RAID 0)
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Case Antec P180B
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#2
A good start. Perhaps a bit of cable routing to hide them from the window. Love the fans on the GFX and HDD.
 
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Processor AMD Phenon Black Edition 3.2GHZ
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Memory G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel
Video Card(s) Ati Radeon HD 550
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Display(s) HPw1907v
Case Coolmaster
Audio Device(s) Creative SoundBlaster Audigy2 Zs
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I am thinking about getting rid of the ide cables and using sata. I would need to get a couple of ide to sata adapter for my hard drive and optical drive. I could cable wrap the rest of the cables as well.
 
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Processor AMD Phenom II X2 550 BE
Motherboard AsRock M3A785GMH/128M
Memory Corsair 4GB DDR3 DHX 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon HD 4870 1024Mb
Storage 2 x Western Digital Caviar 250Gb 16Mb Cache (RAID 0)
Display(s) 30" Dell 3007WFP
Case Antec P180B
Audio Device(s) Soudblaster Audigy 2 Platimun eX
Power Supply OCZ SilentXtream 600W
Software Windows 7 RC 64 bit (soon to be Home Premium)
#4
Cool idea. Does that work?

Anyone? Not that I'm worried.

I have sata hard drives and rounded ide cables for my DVD-RW.

Not that it makes any difference. I have no windows in my case :p
 

PVTCaboose1337

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#5
OMG! Cables! I gave you a 7. Don't like the wiring job, case is fine, even the blue.
 
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markkleb

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Good job for a first try. I remember my first couple of comps ended up in the garbage.. Yours is a lot nicer than my first. Keep up the good work.
 

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#7
YAY, my m8 finally posted his rig!

That toggleswitch on the fan's working ok then i see? *Cough* Stolen from my rig :p

Hmm, I like the intel fan on the hard drive though, i've never seen that before.
 
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Memory G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Dual Channel
Video Card(s) Ati Radeon HD 550
Storage 2TB (over 4 disks)
Display(s) HPw1907v
Case Coolmaster
Audio Device(s) Creative SoundBlaster Audigy2 Zs
Software Windows 7
#8
That is the best use for an intel fan, I even wired it into the toggle switch
 
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