Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.
Hey, how'd you know I was fat?
Ordered some rubber edge trim from mcmaster carr. Hopefully that will make it look cleaner, its still kind of rough and I have to square up the top part but its getting there.
got another hard drive to go in the rig, a Western Digital Blue 500GB
but there's a little problem...
my 7850 is covering the top 2 sata ports. >.<
and yes... i still have IDE/PATA devices... one hard drive and the other the dvd burner
Got my new (used) laptop 2 days ago, finally could be bothered to take a picture.
For $220 I'm not complaining about specs, as it's cheaper than the Core 2 Duo I bought a year and a half ago was.
-2.4 GHz Core i5 520M
-6 GB RAM (was 2 when I got it)
-160 GB Hard Drive, enough for programs and new files, have a 1 TB I carry external for old files.
-nVidia Quadro NVS 3100M 256 MB. It's not that bad, runs Source games fine at mid settings, but I'm not using it for gaming.
-1440x900 display. Colors are a but dull, but meh.
-Awesome battery life for a used laptop. Ran it yesterday for a bit over 3 hours on full screen brightness starting at 97% charge. It was at 33% when I plugged it back in.
im on your facebook. did u forget all the spider pics i tag you in?
going at it again, if the swiss post dont f**k up i might have to work on a second HAF-XB tomorrow + fan set and CCFL kit
that Tt Element S is nice but not getting younger and i have the place on my desk for a HHAAFF--XXBB setup.
now i really need to think about modding those, but i kinda like my boxes BLACK with white and red light... a bit of originality : mainbuild red fans white neon altbuild (steambox linux) white fans red neons... damn original isnt it? im Swiss red and white fan im from wallis RED AND WHITE FLAG i lived 28yrs in a town nammed Martigny RED AND WHITE FLAG! and also Wallis means RED AND WHITE WINE!!!
still ordering that means im passing on 2 MSI 7970 Lightning ... duh... ~300$ a piece, damned (nope they dont send out of the mainland sadely, if any got the idea to ask me the link )
Deals can be had on 7970 if you hunt around, so don't worry about passing it up at $300, I got mine for $280 off ebay. I've seen others around that price just have to keep looking.
well 7970 maybe but a MSI HD7970 Lightning ... not sure naahh i dont care my 480AMP! and my 460Hawk are still kicking (and indeed im wondering why i keep a 7950 in a mITX build )
now this is funny ... Asus Crosshair IV Formula seems to runs fine with Vishera FX proc... i didnt bothered to seek info on other than BD support on 890FX since i have a PHII X4 955 BE atm
i wonder if a FX63xx would be an improvement over a 955 or a 8320 since i found a nicely priced one at my local retailer
gah.. to hell with it ... i still have a 970 mobo so if a vishera FX dont work well on the CHIVF it will be a good update for a Phenom II X2 511 i use atm in the second rig
Or better yet try to swing a Phenom II X6 Thuban.
edit: nm the fx6300 is now cheaper than used Thubans, thought the thubans were going for less now.
Finally got my free EVGA backplate through!
well it will be the next step. for the moment since i get the 2nd HAF this week, i love the "ready for delivery" but the only item in my order to be delivered tomorrow is the less needed ...
i went for a 2nd modular PSU and will resell my CM GX lite (or the brand new Chieftec Nitro85+ BPS650C modulare i brought just 4 days ago naahhh bad reputation but seems to be not so bad)
i took a InWin Commander III Desert Fox 700w at last ... the review of them arent half bad and the price was nice (last piece in stock so i got a 25% on it)
and i had a thuban X6 but a 1035 and the X4 955 give more perf (second hand X6 are insanely priced tho ... where i am i cant find them under FX8320 price wich make them 30chf more than a FX6300)
window door panel installed
looks nice make me almost regret to not take that Cosmos i found at 50chf
Thanks dude . Painting my antec vcool white, pix to come soon.
Gonna paint the cosmos's bottom intake fan duct white, the clear darkish grey plastic is pretty ugly.
Awesome rig. You have a slot-based cooler for the VGA? Is it loud? I am sure it helps, otherwise you woudn't install it on the 1st place I guess. I've always scoffed at those when I see them in the shop, but never tried one for myself.
some better pics as requested by me
Works great in the cosmos, the cosmos only comes with one intake fan at the bottom (I added a 3x5.25 /120mm fan in front. The VGA's temperature reduction is about -10*C! Nothing to scoff at there! Best $8 I've ever spent. It is an intake (Antec Vcool) as opposed to most pci slot based coolers that are exhausts.
Its looking really good bro.
Could the CPU to the front panel (res?) tubing be shorter ?
Allowing room for the res to pop out the front without disconnecting so he can fill it up. Those res pump combos need to be filled then powered, and the fill port is on top, so the extra tubing is necessary. The same thing as my case, res to cpu tubing is longer than it needs to be.
i hate partial delivery ... today i recieved the Revoltec twinset white cathod, the InWin PSU and recieved a mail that confirmed ... 2x 80mm BeQuiet Shadow Wing to be recieved tomorrow... oh great continue to deliver the less needed 1st and keep the HAF and the 3 Specter Pro 120mm for the next week ... duh!
Spoiler: but oh well as i said on PSU guide topic the Chieftec Nitro BPS doesnt look half bad
the powdered finish is on par with my FSP Hexa
20+4pin and two 4+4 EPS12v
it has 4 pcieX connector but 2 6+2pin cable
the cable and the pouch i noticed a molex cable with 2 molex on it wich was pratical since i need only 2 molex and no FDD in my HAF
14cm fan not too noisy
Spoiler: the InWin psu is gorgeous
as reviewed the fan is a bit loud, a little over the Chieftec.
hidden maybe, not assorted to the case surely but gorgeous!
more than what i need and the Molex has 3 molex and the FDD inclued, so 2 connector i dont need
the scratch ties are indeed usefull and re useable (advantage over ziptie)
also i love the fact that all the PSU i buy or see have "SLI Ready" but no "Crossfire Ready" duh im stuck with Nvidia???
waiting for the case and the fans...
i changed the place of the red cathods now my TY-147 look like a angry GladOS
and i started to replay Portal on my linux rig the cake is a lie they said ...
Good to know!
Isn't there another brand that uses a pop out fill port in their bay reservoir? Would make it a lot easier to fill/service.
I'll see if I can find a link to it...
** EDIT- Alphacool makes them in several different configurations:
what rcoon said, plus adds a bit more symmetry with the bent hose.
i need to add a drain somewhere now the loop is getting bigger, but ball valves are like £15 for a tiny piece of metal and plastic lol
thanks norton, ill be looking for a new res/pump soon or may just fit another pump at the bottom of the res.
That's why you keep one of these around, you simply pull the front panel off and snake this in the hole. No need for sliding the res out. His looks pretty classy with the eccentric twist in it, but I've seen others that don't.
I just use a hardware store brass stopper and clamp, but mine is well hidden. I never plumb a loop without a drain, anymore.
hmm... desert fox... so does this mean in win favored rommel in WWII?
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