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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

It looks absolutely amazing man...I think a tweed vintage guitar amp would look STUNNING on this thing. You know kinda like an old Fender amp. I'd love you if you managed to do that xD



I could find some vinyl and do something like that... biggrin.gif
post #82 of 318
Real tweed finish or go home tongue.gif jk jk
If you like the style give it a go, haven't seen any other modder do something akin to that yet.
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Real tweed finish or go home tongue.gif jk jk
If you like the style give it a go, haven't seen any other modder do something akin to that yet.
I could use real tweed and do some kind of cover over the fans too. I play guitar too, so I would easily appreciate the look! Maybe I should make the Durandal logo look somewhat like the Fender logo. Hmm...thinking.gif
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You're welcome hehe
post #85 of 318
There a couple amp case mod threads on OCN. Just a thought: if you want to do the amp look on a budget, it might be cheaper to look for a busted amp on eBay, rather than to recreate it out of fresh wood.
post #86 of 318
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There a couple amp case mod threads on OCN. Just a thought: if you want to do the amp look on a budget, it might be cheaper to look for a busted amp on eBay, rather than to recreate it out of fresh wood.
I'm still deciding which direction to go with the design of an amp, Just some subtleties, I'm not going to make the entire thing look like an amplifier.
post #87 of 318
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So guys, I've really been wondering what to do with this project. I don't have enough money to really make this thing shine and work how I want it to. The point I'm at right now is I just need a newer, good working computer. I'd love to watercool and everything, but I just don't have the money. I've put Durandal on the shelf for now (quite literally), as I'm bringing it home because I need to prioritize academics. My dad gave me his old Chieftec Dragon rig, (Athlon 64 5000+, 9800GT, nothing too exciting) and I might just make that a good working computer. But I really don't want this project to die. I guess it's a fine line between what I want, and what I can do realistically. I could save up the money, but by then, half of the parts would be outdated. I also have no reason to go with water cooling, I just want to for ****s and giggles. Just to say that I could do it. I would need a lot more money to get components worthy of water cooling. I could just make it air cooled, but I feel that would be a waste for some reason. I don't know guys, any thoughts/opinions/ideas? redface.gif
post #88 of 318
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Originally Posted by KillThePancake View Post

So guys, I've really been wondering what to do with this project. I don't have enough money to really make this thing shine and work how I want it to. The point I'm at right now is I just need a newer, good working computer. I'd love to watercool and everything, but I just don't have the money. I've put Durandal on the shelf for now (quite literally), as I'm bringing it home because I need to prioritize academics. My dad gave me his old Chieftec Dragon rig, (Athlon 64 5000+, 9800GT, nothing too exciting) and I might just make that a good working computer. But I really don't want this project to die. I guess it's a fine line between what I want, and what I can do realistically. I could save up the money, but by then, half of the parts would be outdated. I also have no reason to go with water cooling, I just want to for ****s and giggles. Just to say that I could do it. I would need a lot more money to get components worthy of water cooling. I could just make it air cooled, but I feel that would be a waste for some reason. I don't know guys, any thoughts/opinions/ideas? redface.gif

Do an air cooled rig but with a twist...maybe a super silent one.
I stumbled upon flexible heatpipes which you can mount over components and have them cooled by whatever rad you stick them to.
I think it's worth a shot, they cost 10usd each of them (150mm long and relatively thick). They can cool a 660ti easily if stuck to a case/rad thing.
Look for those over at silentpcreview forums.
post #89 of 318
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Originally Posted by ivanlabrie View Post

Do an air cooled rig but with a twist...maybe a super silent one.
I stumbled upon flexible heatpipes which you can mount over components and have them cooled by whatever rad you stick them to.
I think it's worth a shot, they cost 10usd each of them (150mm long and relatively thick). They can cool a 660ti easily if stuck to a case/rad thing.
Look for those over at silentpcreview forums.
The case is huge, and made of wood, so it would be a good silent rig. Any links? I'm not finding them anywhere guiltysmiley.gif
post #90 of 318
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Originally Posted by KillThePancake View Post

The case is huge, and made of wood, so it would be a good silent rig. Any links? I'm not finding them anywhere guiltysmiley.gif

lol

I found it googling this: scpr flexible heatpipes...come on tongue.gif

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=63014

I think you could add padding whilst making the rig look great if you went for a silent build. If you somehow get a 3570k you can delid it and use liquid pro on the die. They run amazingly cool once delidded, and I bet you could get away with running it oced to 4.5ghz passive.
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