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Old 12-23-2005, 09:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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update: I have everything installed that's listed in my sig except the processor. Soon though, very soon. I also did some decent wire management.

I managed to cut down on some fan noise by removing the fan grille on the side panel intake, and by cutting away the built in grilles on the case for the front two fans. ALOT better air flow too.

Anyhoo, I'm gettin a digital camera for Christmas so I'll post a few pics when I can.
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I see you changed from chaintech to leadtek, both are good; I was just going to say that the chaintech is very nice, I have one myself.

This sleeving is nice too
http://www.xoxide.com/sleevingkit1.html
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Old 12-24-2005, 12:12 AM   #13 (permalink)
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ah yes...i went with black sleeving because i dont want my case to be too lighted and glowing. there's just one blue quad led fan and that's the only light i want.

i got some good basic sleeving at home depot. in fact that had a few different kinds. zip ties too. and a switch i will use to turn my side panel fan (the one with the leds) off at night
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Wow! That's looking great! That looks like a very great computer!
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Thats really good looking. I like the black wire sleeving. The single LED fan looks really good too.
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cool thanks for the positive comments. it sucks the the 4 pin aux. power connector for the motherboard is on the bottom left so a have a big wire running down in front of my ram and next to the vid. card but oh well.
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sweet, i'm installing Windows XP Pro right now. I got a big CRT monitor at BestBuy for $50 after rebate. so even if it sucks, it was only $50. the 3700+ is running nicely so far...looks like installation is taking around 25-30 minutes. anyways, I'll be out of town tonight but as soon as i get back tomorrow i'll run some benchmarks and what not and let you guys know.

thanks for everyone's help leading up to this monumental occaision!!!!

-edit- actually installation ended up taking about 15 minutes. that is FAST
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awesome PC.. i have the 3700+ also.. it runs really well. i think youll be happy with it. my boots to windows in about 10 seconds which is really cool (i dunno if that has anything to do with the CPU but it might). enjoy your new rig
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
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yea, wow, this thing FLIES.... just getting all of the windows updates right now...that should take forever
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