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My first mod! Nothing special here really.... (big pics)

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cullam3n

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I haven't really done anything special. I just did my first mod, which was adding two fans, one on the side blowing on the video card and one in the front being an intake/cooling hard drives. I was a little annoyed how they included a top fan and not an intake in the front... but it's much more fun making your own!

Oh if you are wondering... Yes I did bend the metal on the side of the case. And I'm also using three screws... I didn't feel like drilling the rest.


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-PC
 
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Twist

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1. funner?
2. You should probably screw the last 2 screws in for the fan or you may get some nasty vibrations (hmmm)
3. Stealth that CD drive, it looks funny, white-on-gray

Just some suggestions
 
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cullam3n

cullam3n

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Twist said:
1. funner?
2. You should probably screw the last 2 screws in for the fan or you may get some nasty vibrations (hmmm)
3. Stealth that CD drive, it looks funny, white-on-gray

Just some suggestions

1. I meant much more fun. lol
2. I have noticed that, but i have fixed that.
3. I was going to get around to paint it, but stealthing it could be a better idea. =)

Thanks warlord! I'll think about the window.

-PC
 
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cullam3n

cullam3n

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Wow, according to Speedfan and the S.M.A.R.T. things on the hard drives, after adding this intake my hard drive temperature went down nearly 10C!

-PC
 

mbentley

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Twist said:
1. funner?
2. You should probably screw the last 2 screws in for the fan or you may get some nasty vibrations (hmmm)
3. Stealth that CD drive, it looks funny, white-on-gray

Just some suggestions

i know how he feels about the white drives... except mine are white on black :D luckily i have an antec case so it has a door that covers my 2 cd-roms, hd rack and floppy drive, all white. hehe someday i will get around to painting them...
 

KiKaL

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Jul 18, 2002
thats a nice looking case. I say put a window on the side. That would look spiffy : P
 

DaveSauce

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I think your front fan is a bit off center...heh.

Measuring is VERY important when modding your case....trust me, heh. When I added a window to my case (look at it!) I failed to measure the inside of my case. Result? I drilled some holes not realizing that they were in a position where the would interfere with the case.....so now I guess I have to glue the bolt heads over the holes, hehe.

I also noticed that there's a hole above the side fan? Is that a camera trick, or did you drill in the wrong spot? Again, thats why measuring is VITAL to modding. An ignored measurement, or a mis-measured measurement, can ruin your mod...thankfully, I still pulled mine off with a bit of thinking.

Very good temps tho, heh. I really should add a side panel fan...might be my next project....