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Old 06-20-2004, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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alright, im getting my new power supply on wednesday so i want to mod my case while its taken apart.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=P456-5006

there it is, its a piece of junk but hopefully i can make it cool as well as any other case.
Cooling:
-5.25inch bay freezer in top bay, exhaust, cant switch to intake
-adjustable speed fan on the side, intake, put on a homemade cardboard duct to push air towards the northbridge and processor. up to 73 cfm at 48 dba (sounds like a ****ing vacuum cleaner at max)
-fan that came with case (low cfm quiet led fan) in back fan port. exhaust.
-unused ys tech fan (42 cfm i think)

that's what i have. i'm willing to buy more fans, but they cant be too loud, what would be the best setup to use, can cut more fan ports if i have to, where should i put each fan, where can i cut new ports for max efficiency, intake or exhaust, etc. any input would be greatly appreciated, this is for my main system in my sig. i have an sp-94 heatcink with a ys tech fan on the processor. everything is overclocked with heatsinks (mem, vid card, chipset).

any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-20-2004, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im doing my first modding ever this week as well. Making side case window, putting a window in the top of my CD drive and putting a window in the top of the case to see into the CD drive.... similar to the one on http://www.blingmethod.com

Version 3, slide 14

and also I am going to put a window of my logo in somewhere... just havent decided where yet

and I also plan on adding some neons and cold cathodes and adding some places for additional fans
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Old 06-20-2004, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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anyone?
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<b>Main System</b>
-Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!)
-Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan
-Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply
-Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200
-512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000
-GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
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Old 06-20-2004, 09:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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stick a couple fans on the side.. maybe take out of the 4 bars that are on the side panel, and round out the edges, so you can put fans nicely there. Also you could throw a fan or two on the top of your case, that'd be good
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Old 06-20-2004, 10:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks, which should be intake and which should be exhaust, i know it should be a 2:1 ratio
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-Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!)
-Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan
-Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply
-Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200
-512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000
-GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
-WD Caviar SE 160GB HD 7200 RPM/8 MB/ATA-100
-Nec DVD Burner, 32x16x40 CD-RW, 8x4x12x DVD±RW</font>
<font size=1 color=black>
<b>Dell XPS T700r</b>
-PIII 700Mhz | 20GB Maxtor | 384 MB SDRAM | NEC DVD-ROM | 32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64
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Old 06-21-2004, 03:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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demali, how do you take out the four bars on the side? it just happens that i have a case exactly like his, but made by a different manufacturer .. case cutters? and same question for the top panel?
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Old 06-21-2004, 07:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you can buy a dremel. however, im too cheap and i just drill a hole and use wire cutters from there. messy but it works
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-Mach Speed X-Caliber PT800DBP Mobo (POS!!)
-Pentium 4 3.0C at stock w/ SP-94 & YS Tech Fan
-Thermaltake 420 Watt Power Supply
-Kingston 512 MB Dual Channel PC3200
-512 MB Kingmax Hardcore PC4000
-GeForceFX 5200 128MB AGP Card | Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS
-WD Caviar SE 160GB HD 7200 RPM/8 MB/ATA-100
-Nec DVD Burner, 32x16x40 CD-RW, 8x4x12x DVD±RW</font>
<font size=1 color=black>
<b>Dell XPS T700r</b>
-PIII 700Mhz | 20GB Maxtor | 384 MB SDRAM | NEC DVD-ROM | 32MB NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 Model64
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no i just meant like one of the bars, then there will be 3 bars left that connect in the center, stick a fan in the corner where the bar was cut out.. you can use a dremel for this and for the top.. you'll either have to find that lexan glass or whatever for the top part, unless you buy a kit online
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