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Old 01-09-2009, 02:25 AM   #101 (permalink)
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i just completed my new mobo instal, boy this took longer than i expected.

first thing i had to do was dismantle everything.
that was the easy part.

then, i had to make a modification to my case.
my old rear exhaust was smaller than 40mm, so i think i was using a 32mm fan. (not exact on size)

so, i went to garage, and (i dont own any tools) ...so i found a saw and a pair of wire cutters. thats all i had to work with lol.

basicly i cut from my i/o shild almost all the way across the back plate, i needed to make a 120mm fan fit there.
boy is my case uglier than ever....ill upload some pics later.

so after that crap was done, then it came time for the installation.
got the motherboard screwed down, mounted the sunbeam core contact, connected a few sata ports, then went for the psu....

**** core contact was too big! i had to start all over, but since i couldnt get the darn cooler back off, i just unscrewed the entire mobo the way it was, so i could lift it and slide the psu in.

then i thought, why not go for some cable managment.
so i spent a lil time tucking away all the unused wires.

finaly get it all finished with the install.
boot it up, check my temps in bios, seems fine, check my cpu voltage, hey this board lets me run over 1.168! (hooray!)

and i go to install windows....hmm it boots from disk, asks me if i want to install windows, i click yes... next thing i know, instead of re-installing windows, my old version just loads up.

so far this old windows is running fine.
but ill keep my backup copy just in case for a week or so.

but i have to comment on one of my new fans.
not sure if its the silverstone or the sunbeam fan that came with the cooler.
i have the silverstone mounted to the cooler, and using the sunbeam fan as my rear exhaust.

one of those puppies is whining like a little %#@#.
its annoying me.

anyways, too keep a short story long... i should now be able to tweek my 7750 atleast until my 940 arrives (ordering that in less than 24hours, or just may pick it up at frys if they sell it less than $320)

wish me luck.
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Sounded like a long night. GOOD LUCK!!
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:12 AM   #103 (permalink)
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ok, so now i have 2 pics of my horrible work.

the first pic is actually the fan i replaced, and the sunbeam fan i was going to install.

the bottom pic is the disaster i did to my case.

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job done and it works the way i wanted it to work, just doesnt look the way i wanted it to.

i gotta get me some better tools.
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I would try smoothing those edges where you cut the case. They look pretty jagged and can be a safety hazard.
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I would try smoothing those edges where you cut the case. They look pretty jagged and can be a safety hazard.
yes, they are very jagged, picture doesnt show how bad it really is.

i was thinking, i may just go pick up a antec 300 2night.
seems like a solid case.
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It is. Antec cases will treat you well. Although many here would say the 300 is on the small side.
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it is comfortable, i love it was much better than my old apevia case. i could recommend it to any one. very good air flow especially if you put the 140mm fan to intake instead of exhaust.
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thanks guys, my case im using now is actually smaller than the antec 300

i did some research, and found out my case is actually a very old RaidMax

the front looks just like this case

Newegg.com - RAIDMAX Elite ATX-208BP Black 0.7mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply - Computer Cases

but the back panel is way older style.

i picked up my new antec 300 on my way home from work @ frys.

it looks very well built, and the cooling options are superior it seems.

i was inspired by that "antec 300 prodject" so that is the reason i picked this nice cute case
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I've always thought the 300 looks like a 900 sprayed with ugly... lol :happy:

but congrats on your new case! I love getting new cases...
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just finished my first mod to the antec 300.

a new paint job for the interior.

this is the color , the background is the old color.

ill post a pic of the case when its dry in a few minutes, but here is the teaser.









one last pic to come after i get the hardware installed.

edit: all finished



feels like dejavu, (didnt i just do this last night? with another case)
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