January 1st 2010
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- AMD Athlon X2 2.73ghz dual core with...
- Coolermaster V8 heatsink and artic silver 5
- Asus M3N-HT HMDI/Deluxe mobo
- 4gb OCZ Fatal1ty DDR2 800 (2-2gig stix)
- 2X EVGA 9800GTX+ 512mb DDR3 738mghz in SLI
- WD Caviar 250gb internal, WD 1TB external
- Corsair 850TX 850watt psu 12V=70Amps!
- Samsung dvd/lighscribe something or other.....
I cut out a 5.25 slot in the front bottom grill to add a crossflow fan to allow fresh air to come in from the front of the case. Seated it with a custom made intake pipe (made out of the hard to open plastic packaging that some pc components come in) to allow the fan to bring in air from a opening that is roughly 2.2 inches long and 7/8 of an inch wide (the bottom of the front panel has an opening). I also added a plexiglass panel in front of the hard-drive (i mounted it in a 5.25 bay with adapters) with a 80mm yate loon fan and the on/off switch to the cathod lights installed. When i did the upgrade, i painted the chasis with a textured black paint. Its called "hammered" but it looks textured to me. (i wanted something more unique than just black paint).
With this case (Achilles, don't really know why its called that, it reminds me more of Transformers), its a real pain in regards to cable management with the type of psu i had (Apevia 680watt, despite the complaints of this psu; i've never had a problem with it. Just don't run SLI or overclock anything :-) I managed to get alot of the cable management done, and also had to move the 2 fans (top panel and side panel) to the outside of the case. Not much room with all that i have in there so i added an 80-120mm adapter and im using a 120mm powercooler turbine as an exhaust for the top and a coolermaster 80mm as an intake on the side panel. I think it makes it look more unique and set apart from other rigs. Please comment and share your ideas, i welcome them. Anything to make this hobby keep going. Thanks for reading.