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My simple case mod, works for me!

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graycat

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This is my mod on my 5-year old case (you can see the color of front panel).
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Nothing special. Just a window and a 120mm UV fan.
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Closer! The CPU fan (a 92mm Panaflo) is turning, the camera is pretty fast! I managed to hide most wires.
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graycat

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Now, turn off the flash! Not too bad, right?
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Detail of the CPU and rear case fan. My case only accept 60mm fan, so I use a 60-80mm adaptor to mount a 80mm fan. Space is very tight with a SLK900A and a 92mm fan.
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The 120mm fan not just looks cool, it really makes difference! It decrease my case temp from 35C to 16C. Currently, my locked 2400+ T-Bred is working happily at 2400MHz with 32C idel and 35C loaded.
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The mod is not very cool, but consider it only took me 3 hours to do this, it's not too bad. :p
 

k3nshin

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thats a nice mod ya got going on there! my like it simple but good. the only thing i kinda dont like t the placement of the ccfl, i wouldn't have it be visable through the window ( but thats me)
 

Sharkman

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Nice job on the mod :thup: and Welcome to the Forums!!

I would agree about moving the CCFL out of view. You could get a second one to place on the bottom of the case and affix the first one just above the window. I like the positioning of the 120mm fan. Now lets paint this puppy :D
 

Orange Fire.

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Very good Job Mate! Look's Great nice and simple just as you said. Personaly if that was my case I would have done a whole lot more to it! I love working with those Cases. Good Job over all Man Keep Modding! ;)
 

Hookj5

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Wow! nice job. I just orderd the SLK 900a with a 92mm volcano fan. I think I will have to add a window to show it off.
 

XunknownX

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Very nice job. Thought about painting the case? Also, I agree with the others, hide that CCFL. And very nice wiring job. That's what I like to see.
 
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graycat

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Thanks for all the reply and suggestions. I will hide the CCFL and see what it looks like. My next step maybe paint the case. Oh, case mode is an addiction!

I will keep you guys updated.
 

pummer

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I dunno, seeing the CCFL like that is kind of a nice change from the cut and dried standard mod. Looks like you did a nice job, and it's functional for you. That's what it's all about :cool:

and nice wiring job, i only wish mine was that clean :p
 

simpleman

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i agree it looks nice and clean, i also would move the cathode,
good job on the wireing
 

Sidekick™

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Anything goes with a nice black paint job. And I do agree with Sharkman. I love the placement of the 120 you got there. Nice clean wiring job. Job well done. :)
 

JDXNC

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Nice job.... we have the same case, almost anyway, mine is slightly smaller. Paint it.. it will look a LOT better, mine is painted a nice dark metalic blue, really sets it off.
 
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graycat

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A quick update:

1. I moved the CCFL to the top of the window, looks better!:p
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2. I also did some mod on my ATI 9600 Pro video card. I mount a stock PIII cooler on the GPU, so I can clock it to 450MHz/325MHz. It gives me 300 points gain on 3DMark03.:eek:

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3. I found the 120mm fan is a little bit loud for me, so I put a 33ohm resistor with it. Now it is very quit.

Happy holiday to everyone!
 

suicidalmole

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The 120mm fan not just looks cool, it really makes difference! It decrease my case temp from 35C to 16C. Currently, my locked 2400+ T-Bred is working happily at 2400MHz with 32C idel and 35C loaded.

You must be using the motherboard temperature readings cuz unless your room is near freezing thats not gonna be happening with air cooling. I do agree that adding a fan like that makes a HUGE difference though possibly even that big of a difference but those temps are waay off. Nice job on hiding the wires too and the uv light really makes the case have its own look.