Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
All of the above
Same question, because I'm painting the inside of my next case white.
Well ran into some bad problems the Heatsink hits the PSU and bends it and i dont want to warp the board. so i took it all back apart and put the stock heatsink on it. this will work til i get a LOW profile heatsink or a that thuban heatsink.
Will post pics once its finished
On the paint i used a flat black as a base coat then i used a gloss black and did two coats of it.
How much more clearance do you need? You could try to cut out some of the PSU's case.
or some of the fins on the hs
Or you could just bend the fins.
doesn't look so good.I am still waiting to get my new PSU so till then i am running my old 700w one on it and the 8600GT. Will have the 8800GT and Seasonic PSU in it next week...(i hope)
I just redid the tube and cut out the top 140mm fan so i could get the rad to fit. this is my rig in its darkest moment
That's about what my rig looked like for a while actually
I call it, Cable Chaos!
told you guys it didn't look good
Actually, I think it looks pretty f'ing sweet. It's like a technological jungle in there.
Function > Form
Chaos > Order
You realize the irony of you saying that when your username is theJesus, right?
to me it looks like shit and i can't wait to get things done but to each his own
WOW guys im having issues
Well my nice paintjob is going to hell due to the tight spaces to work it so my sleaving on the PSU cables are rubbing the paint off. i had to flip the PSU up to get the DVD drive in cause the cables come out on right into the Drive bays. Also since the evercool transformer 4 wont fit , i have had to resort to a stock cooler that is aluminum only . at first it was idling at 47 deg cel and i took the CPU out and smoothed out the thermal paste and cleaned the bottom of the heatsink and reset it. now the temps are about 5 deg cooler but still kinda hot in my opinion. Well i got it all together and while i was installing windows my blue cathodes just randomly shut off , so once i got windows install i shut it down and started messing with my cathode set. Come to find out the inverter finally took a crap so im out a dual 12inch cathode set . Oh and other thing that went wrong is that something was messed up and i got a BSOD 0x0000050 while instaling windows which i read it may be a memory problem, so i pop in my hirens boot disc and did a short 30 min memtest on each stick and they passed good so i dont know what its deal was at that time.
Well as of now windows i installed and im installing drivers. i havnt checked the temps but what i want to do is do a stress test and get the idle and load temps in a screenie and post it. Im kinda bummed out on some things but i must say, the case is good but kinda flimsy quality but for 40$ (30$ After MIR and free ship) you cant beat it!
PICTURES ON THERE WAY
You didn't primer it did you?
did you sand it down a bit first?
i primered the case but didnt sand it down since it was aluminum.
if you use cheap paint and/or don't let it dry the full 24hrs before you mess with it you WILL scratch it and rub the paint off really easy
any metal has to be sanded a little so paint sticks to it.
hmmm well i can deal with it for now. once i get a better cooler i may take it back apart and get some sand paper and do a small wet sanding.
Man, oh man Brandon... Order that cooler now so you can take it apart!
does look good the painting you did..
Now, I gotta update my spces..
I just bought a Stock thuban cooler from sniperbob that has the copper heatpipes
Ok after resetting the heatsink again, the temps kinda calmed down to a decent number til i get the heatsink from sniperbob.
1 hour Full Load
This is all on stock clocks and stock volts. when the heatsink with copper heatpipes gets here i will set the clock at 3.2ghz and leave it at that.
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