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Poll Results: Should I paracord the pre-sleeved PSU cables or leave them be?

Poll expired: Aug 31, 2012  
  • 75% (9)
    Sleeve it!!
  • 25% (3)
    Waste of time!!
12 Total Votes  
post #1 of 43
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Evening Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by. Going ahead and getting the thread started, but I'm going to have to wait until finals are done next week before I go ahead and jump into the major work.

This is the case I am upgrading(possibly modding) Thermaltake Shark

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These are the main items going into this upgrade thumb.gif

- Corsair H60 Watercooling System
- Corsair SP120 High Preformance Fans x2 (for push-pull on rad)
- NZXT Fan Controller (I am in love with the touch screen aspect) biggrin.gif

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Here are some before pictures:

I got overexcited about the fan controller and threw it in..... and yes, that is a corsair RAM fan in the drive slot. It won't fit currently with my Tuniq tower installed.
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Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures.... will get better before pictures after I unhook everything and start the mod.
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Cables.... not as clean as they should be.
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My only modification to the tower so far, a blow-hole exhaust and vent for PSU to vent hot air
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Back side of mobo panel... again sorry about the poor quality, cabinet door wouldn't open enough to get a good shot. redface.gif
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Thanks again for looking and keep watching for updates.

Edit -- 20120721

So I realized with this tower that there is almost no airflow for the front fan when the front door is closed redface.gif Definitely a 'no bueno' so it's definitely going to need a mod to the front door.

I was thinking about cutting out the backside of the door and the 'fins' then putting a mesh in it's place. Maybe even finding a mesh that matches the small one on the front door.
Edited by Dalchi Frusche - 8/2/12 at 1:51pm
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post #2 of 43
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Update 20120723

First order of business is replace my broken GPU heatsink. tongue.gif

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After about 5 business days of waiting...... replacement heatsink arrives from XFX. This heatsink I'm impressed with more, it actually covers the VRAM also. The original one didn't. biggrin.gif

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Now to get it disassembled and cleaned up.....

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Put the new heatsink on......

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Installed and working...... Check! thumb.gif

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Much much better smile.gif

Next things to do
- Starting earliest this Saturday after my Database final I will get started on gutting my computer and getting cables organized/routed and the watercooling system in.
- Tomorrow, 20120724, I will be stopping by the military surplus store to try and get some black and blue paracord cheaper than here : http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/electric-blue-450-test-paracord---500-foot-p12803.aspx I am hoping that I'll get a deal as a veteran. *shrug* but who knows.
Edited by Dalchi Frusche - 7/23/12 at 4:57pm
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Reserved for final pictures..... biggrin.gif
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Self bump,

Need to get some votes on my poll.... input greatly needed. biggrin.gif
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I'll bite. Voted and i have a question.. Where is your GPU?
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I'll bite. Voted and i have a question.. Where is your GPU?

Must be using onboard graphics. Would make sense considering I don't really think you'd be able to find a card under that massive heatsink, lol.

Edit: Just realised the free lane down below... meh.
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Yeah them darn tuniqs are huge..lol
    
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Originally Posted by AlderonnX View Post

I'll bite. Voted and i have a question.. Where is your GPU?

Soooo..... to answer your question I will respond with a picture

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Story behind it:

I was playing COD when my screen just went black and I heard a clicking noise. guiltysmiley.gif I take a gander inside my tower to find the fan half sitting on my wireless card doh.gif Contacted the RMA and they are shipping me a replacement heatsink. Just hopefully the card isn't dead itself *fingers crossed*...... so yeah stuck with on board graphics for the time being (512 shared memory)

Thanks for the votes all thumb.gif Always nice to have some input from fellow computer enthusiasts like me.
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So, speaking of my broken GPU.........

Replacement has arrived!!!!!!! applaud.gif

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Originally Posted by CudaBoy71 View Post

Yeah them darn tuniqs are huge..lol

Speaking of the large Tuniq Tower..... after I verify everything goes right with the watercooling switch I won't need it anymore.

If anyone needs an upgrade I'll let it go, just have to pay the shipping. It's treated me right for 4 years and still has plenty of life to it.
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