Achilles/check out Achilles 2 for upgrades
September 4th 2009
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This user's other mods:
- AMD 5600+ 2.73 Ghz cpu
- 4Gb DDR2 PC2-6400 OCZ Fatal1ty RAM
- PNY Nvidia GeForce 8600GT PCi-E DDR3 256MB GPU
- MSI MS-7325 MoBo
- Western Digital 250Gb Caviar HD
- Apevia ATX 680W PSU with sleeved cables
Thermaltake cyclo HD cooler from the bottom, with 80mm LED fan cooling from the front, both mounted in a 5.25 bay slot. 120mm coolermaster mounted in front (which is not doing much, the front panel covers the air port so i'm gonna have to mod that section and mount a crossflow fan in there) and a aerocool xtreme turbine venting the back, patriot memory cooling fans over the RAM, AzenX blitzstorm GPU PCI slot fan (70mm directional fan directly blowing into the GPU's fan and a 70mm exhaust blower taking out the heat), 80mm fan on side panel (stock) and i took out the 80mm on the top and left it to vent to cool off the PSU, plus the PSU is too big to mount the fan on the inside. All cables sleeved and tucked away as best i could. More, ALOT more additions coming (2 9800GTX's, and a better cpu heatsink and fan).
I don't overclock but i do play for hours, as well as my girlfriend's 3 or 4 hour stints on Star Wars and Tranformers. Hence the reason for the fans, i live in the desert and it gets hot as hell around here. With the AC on its ok, but not as well as i like. Got some more work done, i mounted a crossflow fan to bring in cool air from the bottom of the front panel. Cut out a section of the 120mm fan port and mounted it sitting at an angle so i could fabricate a port for the air flow. The air brought in had to be from a small port about 1.7 inches long and .5 inch wide! the fan itself is about 3 inches long (give or take a few cm) so the fabrication took a while, made completely from the hard plastic that all my pc components came packaged in! I also added a 120mm on the side panel with an 80mm-120mm adapter, a 120mm on the back with dual blue cold cathode lights. I changed out the old ass IDE cable with a lit up round one, gonna paint it, get a 750TX corsair psu and give it to my 10 year old son Roberto. This was mt first attempt to mod and upgrade a pc except that the mobo only reads X8 on the pci-e slots, it can't take DDR3 ram, and it's maxxed out with the 6000+ 95 watt AMD dual core 3.0Ghz cpu. My next rig is gonna be sick........