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Logisys --> Antec 900: A Rebuild. ^.^

Poll Results: What do you think my next upgrade to this beast should be?

Poll expired: May 8, 2011  
  • 0% (0)
    Corsair H50/70 With After-Market Fans.
  • 0% (0)
    MOAR Folding Hardware, FTW!
  • 0% (0)
    Nothing, replace the board with better stuffs!
  • 100% (1)
    Mod it, LQ-Cool it and Stuff those GPU Slots, F@H FTW!
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SO... I have been rocking a Logisys mid-tower case for longer than I would like to admit and FINALLY got my hands on the AWESOME Antec 900 to replace it from the Overclocked Auction for Charity. I have already rebuilt my system into the new case - The Airflow! - and have pictures for all that I did, but let's start with how the old Logisys was modded so you can see what ashes my system had rise from to LIVE AGAIN!


Episode #1 - Torture at the Hands of the Logisys.


Here is what the elderly Logisys case looked like stuffed like a cornish game hen. (And not much bigger, either). Note that the side panel is bowed a bit, this is due to my having to angle it enough to not put any pressure on the motherboard via one Cooler Master Hyper 212+ too tall to fit. >.<



You may note the fan in the side. That was not part of the original case, it was added to improve the airflow for the Hyper212 to be at least somewhat effective and to blow some cool air down onto the SB, RAM and the little heatpipe extension included in the box that my Foxconn Destroyer came in. A picture of the side panel:



120 was intake, the two 80's were for heat from the GPU's to be exhausted.

Next up is....



Shoes had to come off. Computer work is for relaxation and joy, right? Eh, RIGHT?!

The rear of the case only had ONE 80 to exhaust the air out and it was not slotted efficiently enough to get any real airflow, so I took my dremel and cut the vented metal around the hole, leaving the mounting holes for the screws, then put a fan guard that, believe it or not, was found at a flea market for 10 for $2. (I snagged them all).



Had to do the same to the fan in the top of the case as well (Also Out-take):





And this has been Episode #1 - Torture at the Hands of the Logisys.
 
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Awesomes
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nice im ready for the rest
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Episode #2 - Carnage and Transfer of Wealth.

SO... It has come to this. Time to rend this old beast and take from it all that it holds. It has been supplanted by greater and more efficient technologies and therefore must be truncated forthwith from the kingdom of XPD541!

But first, Potstickers and rice with Teriyaki Sauce...



Nao I are full and ready for battle...
Wait what? How.... The Motherboard and attached components are GONE!!



I can't tell you how much of a joy it was to take the motherboard out of that cheap Chinese behemoth!

Set the board and GPU aside for the time being...



And nao....with the Logisys truncated, comes the appearance of the CoNtEnDeR:::>




She's beautiful, isn't she? <3

Finally, the finished projekt:



Will post a picture of the machine in use soon. Thanks for looking!!

FOLD ON!!

JOIN THE Chimp Challenge!!!
 
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If you route your 8-pin motherboard cable behind the graphics card, it looks way better.
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
If you route your 8-pin motherboard cable behind the graphics card, it looks way better.
Was going to, but the on-board audio circuits are right there and as I do not plan on getting X-Fi, I want this one to sound as clean as possible. (Not that much interference would be heard, but still).

I also plan to cut some holes close to the motherboard for cable management and aesthetics, plus paint the inside all matte black or matte red/blue later and, depending on how far I can get it to reach, may just route that cable behind the motherboard tray instead.

Dremel FTW!
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|Core i7-3770k @ 4.5ghz HT ON| |ECS Golden Z77H2-AX| |Galaxy GeForce 560GTX 2gb 800/1600mhz| |Mushkin Blackline 2x4gb DDR3 1600mhz CL8| 
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|Kingston SSDNow V+200 120gb KR-S3020-3H| |WD Caviar Green 1.5tb| |WD Caviar Green 1tb| |WD Caviar Green 1tb| 
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WD Caviar Green 1tb| |WD Caviar Green 1tb| |ASUS 24x DVD+/-RW SATA| |LG 14x BDRW| 
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|Diablotek 775w Non-Modular You Not Jelly| |Cooler Master Elite RC-430| |Microshaft Wireless All-Surface Blu-Laser| |Bakabt.me Linux Command List| 
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|Core i7-3770k @ 4.5ghz HT ON| |ECS Golden Z77H2-AX| |Galaxy GeForce 560GTX 2gb 800/1600mhz| |Mushkin Blackline 2x4gb DDR3 1600mhz CL8| 
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|Kingston SSDNow V+200 120gb KR-S3020-3H| |WD Caviar Green 1.5tb| |WD Caviar Green 1tb| |WD Caviar Green 1tb| 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Green 1tb| |WD Caviar Green 1tb| |ASUS 24x DVD+/-RW SATA| |LG 14x BDRW| 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
|Noctua NH-D14| |Win7Pro-Ubuntu10.04LTS Dualboooooootz| |Insignia 39" 1080p 80hz, 3x Dell 17" 1280x1024| |Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard You Jelly| 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
|Diablotek 775w Non-Modular You Not Jelly| |Cooler Master Elite RC-430| |Microshaft Wireless All-Surface Blu-Laser| |Bakabt.me Linux Command List| 
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