trying my hand at modding

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by Alathald » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:31 pm

IMO if you have to choose, you should always have more air in than air out. This keeps a slightly positive pressure in the case and helps keep dust out. If you have more out than in then you will have a very dusty case in a very short time...it's why things like cheap Dells and eMachines are always super dusty, they have a single exhaust fan and no intake fan so it's like a little vacuum. :toimonster:
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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by XstollieX » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:37 pm

I'm thinking Ill pull air into the case through the rad. I'll have the 2 on the front and back as exhaust. Anyone know where I can get a good 250mm fan for the side (just haven't looked for one yet). I threw some paint in the case today. Big Improvement, but I forgot the camera at home so I'll post some pics tomorrow.

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by vicaphit » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:11 pm

I have cats, and my computer is sitting on carpet, it has 2 exhaust fans, no intake, and barely a single speck of dust or hair. I don't know how this works, but it does.

I think the case makes the difference.
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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by skier » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:18 pm

vicaphit wrote:I have cats, and my computer is sitting on carpet, it has 2 exhaust fans, no intake, and barely a single speck of dust or hair. I don't know how this works, but it does.

I think the case makes the difference.
must be not having an intake, if dust can't get in, it cant get in
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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by Alathald » Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:05 pm

skierkid450 wrote:
vicaphit wrote:I have cats, and my computer is sitting on carpet, it has 2 exhaust fans, no intake, and barely a single speck of dust or hair. I don't know how this works, but it does.

I think the case makes the difference.
must be not having an intake, if dust can't get in, it cant get in
What usually happens when you have more exhaust than intake is air gets sucked in through every crack and crevice in the case. With more intake than exhaust you get the opposite effect, which helps keep your computer less dusty, though ideally (as far as cooling) intake should match exhaust. vicaphit is just the exception to the rule (or maybe he has an airtight case :axe: )
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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by XstollieX » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:29 pm

I'm gonna try and keep it close to balanced. But we shall see. I'm gonna post some pic's tonight of what I've done so far. Most of the case is done, just need to figure out what to do on the side panel.

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by XstollieX » Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:51 pm

here are a few pics. Definitely looks better painted!
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A couple of pics before teardown
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These are the holes for the wires. Blew the location of the bottom one by .75" should still work but its frustrating when its not where you planned.
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And the painted tray and backplates. Ill take some more shots tomorrow with more of it assembled.

Feel free to comment away. 8)

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by Skippman » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:04 pm

It's hard to tell how good the paint turned out. Is it nice and glossy? I need to paint some angle brackets for my rig to hold the radiator in.

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by Alathald » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:16 pm

Looking good! Seems we are all camera phone junkies... :axe:

You going to clearcoat it?
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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by XstollieX » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:29 pm

yeah I need to throw another coat of black on to cover the rivets then clear it. Then I should be ready to assemble the rig this weekend I hope.

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by XstollieX » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:06 pm

Here is a few more shots that I have taken of the rig. Been busy so I haven't had time to finish updating the thread
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I used a Reflective clear over the black. Looks better than it does in the photos.

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by XstollieX » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:14 pm

Some new photo's. I still have a few more things to put on, like the back panel and the door.

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I will get some shots of the insides tomorrow.

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by Skippman » Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:09 am

Very nice and clean! Excellent job mounting your radiator! I really wish I had your patience with metal working.

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:30 am

Looking pretty darn good if I don't say so myself................ :mrgreen:

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Re: trying my hand at modding

Post by XstollieX » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:31 pm

Thanks guys! The original plan on the rad had the fans on top, It was cut to match the fans. Though after Logan (my 19mo old) started walking around I decided to put the fans in underneath the rad so he wouldn't stick his fingers in them.

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