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  1. #16
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    Well heres a pic of the front of my case
    http://members.aol.com/sunredrx7/Computer/Case.jpg

    I lent my camera to a friend(about a month ago!) so I need to take new pics of the window side since its been updated.
    All the wires for the rheobus were rerun though the back of the case so no HUGE conglomeration of wires coming out the 5.25" bays.

    I'll attempt to borrow my girlfriends cam tonite(she always thinks I'm going to format the media and ruin all her pictures).
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    SunRedRX7,

    That is one massive rear exhaust fan you've got there! What size is that?

    Question, does that ducting mod really help? What is it supposed to do anyways?

    Oh, and your 3.5" temp monitoring bay, was that homemade or something? It looks really nice.

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    The exhaust fan is a 120mm DELTA fan, sounds like a helicopter when its on full(hence the rheobus). Fits perfectly, I can actually remove the mounting screws, and the fan will stay put due to how snug it is.

    The ducting mod, is the thermaltake ductmod. The theory is that the 80mm fans large centerhub creates a dead spot at the middle of the heatsink, and by using the duct like that, it gets rid of the dead spot by having the fan further from the heatsink. I also get the added benefit from my side window 120mm Panaflo airflow hitting the HSF since its angled down more.

    The 3.5" Temp monitors are made by Lian Li, I got it from xoxide.com, right sensor monitors air coming in the 80mm fans up front, the left sensor monitors air coming out the top 120mm fan.

    The window/top 120mm fans are both hi flow panaflos, putting out I think 104CFM each. I caught a deal on ebay and got 8 of them off ebay for $20

    When I find a camera I'll post some updated pics to.

    Thanks again for the compliments
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    OK, I finally got updated pics of my case now, camera wasn't the greatest but gets the idea across.

    Pics in this directory
    http://members.aol.com/sunredrx7/Computer/
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    How do you like that ducting mod? I was going to get them but reviews said they dont help much.

    Plus I am looking at my heatsinks and case right now, and there is no room at all for those. My processors are so close together.

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    The Ductmod cut my CPU temp down by about 2C, and brought the Volcano 11 fan RPM(controlled thermally) down by about 400rpm. My results maybe slightly better due to the window fan's airflow being in the path of the ductmod now that its angled down like that as well.

    So its not a huge improvement, but an improvement nonetheless.
    Last edited by SunRedRX7; 07-28-2003 at 09:53 PM.
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    SunRedRX7 - just been looking at your pics. Some nice stuff right there!!

    I've got a few questions for ya!

    - I notice on your top blowhole that you don't have any rubber moulding, have you thought of this? it would make it look even better!
    - Do you know if that 3.25" temp readout is available anywhere in the UK? I'd love to get one for my LL
    - Did you cut that fan into the plexiglass yourself? Or did it come with one already installed? If so, how did you do it?

    Cheers and well done on a cool looking case. Them new LL faceplates really do the trick, apparantly mine is sitting indoors now!!!! (im at work )

    Frag

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    Yes, I know what you mean about putting the rubber moulding around the top fan opening. It is a little jagged, I was thinking if I could find one of those 120mm laser cut grills or something that might have an outer ring that would cover it. I havent seen any yet though that I like enough to think about using though, not many 120mm laser cut grills out there, most come in 80mm I've found.

    Using a black moulding was my other idea as you suggested, but I'm wondering how to get the seam where the 2 ends meet and how that might look. Havent gone a lot into my plan yet to dress that part up. Next time I'm in home depot or something I'll keep my eye out. Didn't put a whole lot of empasis on it since the problem before was all the wiring that you see on the backside of the motherboard panel used to be shoved in the 5.25" bays behind the rheobus, so when I finally got the time, I ran all the hookups for the rheobus through some holes in the 5.25" cage. Now that all that wiring is out, I pickup a faint blue glow from the rheobus's blue LEDs, I might pickup some Blue LEDs to try to get more blueness to come out of there.

    The plexiglass already had the fan hole cut in it, but I have cut plexi before, you just need to find the right hole saw, I think something thats fine toothed, usually it'll say on the saw what its recomended for.

    I'm not sure where you would find the 3.5" LL temp bays in the UK. They are really nice though, there powered by the standard PSU connectors so no batteries or anything, and they light up which is nice. The downside though is they can be hard to read if your not eye level with them. I was glad to find them, since all my 5.25" bays are taken up.

    Thanks again for the compliments and suggestions.
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    you're welcome!

    if you're worried about the seam on the rubber moulding, don't be. It's hardly visible when you get all of it on there nice and tight. Just make sure you dont cut it too short thats all.

    I'm taking out my 120mm blowhole fan. I dont need it. I'm just gonna let the hot air rise out naturally. Gonna add another 2 blowholes too!


    I'll have to do a bit of searching for the temp sensor then, unless anyone wants to send me one......hint hint.....

    Frag

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    Well I looked up xoxide.com 's shipping policies and they do ship worldwide. The thermal monitors are located here on there site http://xoxide.com/misccooling.html

    I dont know how much shipping though from Pennsylvania in the US is to the UK though.

    And for the 120mm fan on the top
    I wonder how a Nuclear powerplant's cooling tower on the top, with a blue glow to come out of it or something goofy like that would look.

    Maybe something simple to, I can get some black mylar I think at work and cut that out to a sqauare shape, and then if we have a die at work punch a hole about the right size in it.

    When I'm home later I'll take a look at it and start brainstorming.
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    ack! $30 for shipping!!

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    Bump....

    /Cleans cobwebs forming in the thread
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    yeah this is a good thread, but nobody seems to be posting pics of their windows.

    Maybe you should change the title to "Lian li mods" or something like that.

    What do you reckon?

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    Fr@g, don't know if you've heard of them or not but cool case mods is in the UK and they've got the temp monitor but it's 5.25".

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    yeah i have seen that one. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    The only thing i dont like about that one is the fact that it looks really chunky and nasty... not to offend anyone.

    The one i went for in the end has the temp monitors set into the faceplate, which is kinda the clean look i was going for in the first place.



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