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Old 08-18-2009, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Project: Wind Ryder "Reloaded" (56k beware)

As some of you know, I have been trying to get temperatures down in my cramped $40 Rosewill Wind Ryder case. I had tried many things and only managed to lower my idle temps to about 39/42C. I then was given the idea to mod my case by philbar and slaymate. So after purhcasing a Dremel and some modders mesh and u-channel molding, I set out to modding the case. Pictures of the entire process are as follows.

Initial deconstruction - remove side panels and then the top panel. Top and side panel are getting the new fans:




My modding supplies - 2 Red LED Rosewill fans I had, some 120mm fan templates, modders mesh and u-channel molding purchased from Mnpctech.com




Prepping the top panel for cutting - used a Dremel 400XPR and 426 cutting discs:





Hole has been cut and drilled:



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U-Channel molding, modders mesh, and fan added:






Now prepping the side panel - used blue low adhesive scotch tape then laid out the template, then scotched taped that down:



Side panel hole cut and drilled:




Added to the side panel:



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Interior view with top panel re-added:



Finished product:




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Lookin' good. I want to mod something, but I need to grab some tools first, lol.
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Nice, looks pretty cool. How much has it helped your temps?
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Yes nice work but I want results.
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Lol, forgot to post those pics. Here is the before/after idle temps:

These were my OLD idle temps at the very beginning of the day with absolutely no programs running:



And these are my NEW temps with light usage going (like Firefox, Messenger, Thunderbird):



So all in all, probably about a 4-5C improvement on the CPU temps :-) It may be even slightly better given that I did not close down all my applications and wait until the early morning to get the new temps!
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That looks slick! Nice work!
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Nice job on the holes.
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Nice job, very clean
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