BlackWhiteBlue First mod
July 23rd 2009
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- ATI Sapphire 4850 OC stable 700Clock 1000mem
- Intel CPU 2.0 OCed to 3.0
- 6gig of G.skill ram
- Three HDD's One 250g 7200RPM One 160g 7200RPM One external 1TB - For backup + Random Storage
- Duel Boot with Vista 64bit Ultimate and XP 32bit(for Back Up)
- 450watt PSU
Painted the case white with Black detailing. Added 6 new fans. Cut perspex plastic for the front of the case for a fan. Added mesh + fan filter in the floppy drive bay. Added mesh at the back of the case to mount a fan. Drilled holes and put in grommets in the case for cable management. Drilled hole in motherboard shield Plate where I soldered a Blue LED so it was easy to see where the speaker wires plug in as i often pull them out to plug my xbox360 to my speakers :)... Realistically i need a splitter... not sure where if you can buy them. But regardless it looks cool IMO. I bought 100 Blue led's off ebay... I'm not sure if ill put any more in...
Everything run cool. HDD's 22C, CPU 28 Idle 57 Under 100% Load. GPU 37 Idle, 58 100% Load. I get sexy FPS in games. Eg WoW 140 FPS in Old parts of the game and get a solid 30-40 FPS in peak times in Dalaran. Also with crysis Warhead I can play on Gamer spec (Almost full graphics) at a solid 60FPS... I have tried playing on full graphics but I don't like the lag when the Fps drops below 30 when some extreme action starts. Also I though some might be interested to know my start up times at approx. 30 seconds and I have spent a lot of time optimising my OS paying particular attention to the way I partitioned my HDD's. I have tried to make my system as efficient as i can for the hardware that i have. =D I still need to make a side case... It will probably be made out of a thin perspex and thumb screwed on. I also need to make a fan grill and filter for the front 120mm fan. Note: the last picture was taken half way though the mod where i was mucking around with some mesh to see what it would look like etc. Unforuntalty i don't have any picture's from prior to mod other than that one.