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I could believe it, since you are a Druid! Or something like that!

Thanks! I think I may have to attack my 900 to make some sense out of those crazy cables!
I will post some more pictures soon.

Here's a suggestion--get a holesaw the exact size as the holes Antec put in the back--that way you can re-use the grommets for the frontpanel cale holes--I put one hole right up ithe right corner of the tray besdie the DVD one hole at the bottom edge of the mobo beside the front panel I/O. Antec makes the cables about1/2" short to make the run without a lot of strain--I would reccommend lengthening the cables ( a simple job) by taking off the top panel--if you have not taken off the top panel before be careful and us a looooong screwdriver to push the two front prongs forward after getting the other 4 tabs free and removing the two screws. Once you have the top panel off you will see the stripey ribbon cable and where it goes--snip and add about two inches to the leads either by solder and HS or twist and tape--whatever is secure enough and easy for you.

I put some tape in the case and fitted the PSU and mobo to make marks where their edge are then I made lozenge shaped holes by boring two holes with the holesaw and connecting the "dots" with the jigsaw.

After filing and sanding the edges to debur and straighten them I lined the lozenge shaped holes with c molding from MNPCtech.com and re-used the grommets from Antec.

Or you could just send me your case and I would change it out with one that is premodded

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i noticed that a few years ago that a CD is with in one half of a millimeter to being exactly the same size around as a 120mm fan... don't know if that is use full to you or if that is just common knowledge for all the tech'es around...
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The Fans on the modulars I am thinking most people like and use are 140mm...

















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Wow, CD, just wow

The acrylic front panel looks simply awesome, are those fan knobs still useable?
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Most definitely--I modified the Sunbeam controller by trimming a heavy 1/8th inch off the front of the PCB, removing the 16 spacing washers from the 4 knobs, elongating the mounting holes on the back of the PCB and then reassembling it--the knobs stick out past the front a good 1/4" and turn very nicely.

I also removed the LED bezels so the LEDs protrude further into the acrylic...

I need to make a 3 pin harness though so I can route all the fan cabling to the back side. I have the parts..just no inclination--I am whupped.

Thanks for the compliments.

Right now the cooling sytem needs some help. The E6600 idles at 46C regardless of fan speed and under Orthis stablizes at 63C after a few minutes--again regardless of fan speeds...

That seems to be due to weak flow from the pump...which is a relatively simple fix--I just am taking a break from Puterations for the day as I need to work on Blue Dream and modify the loop for a Stinger V8.

I think putting an MCP 655 in there will cure the temp issues...if not then it must be the rad/ rad location just isn't good enough.

Have to say it--that BlackIce is no Thermochill...
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Nice dude!!!!
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WOW Very nice.
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heh I think so too.

I have been running at idle for some time now with the fans all on low and the temps are still the same--47C at pretty much idle.

I would say for what I do--post here--check email--do some graphics and designing--store data and media--This particular build is working for me. The onboard graphicws are extremely crisp and clear at 1680 x 1050 and the rext is very easy to read--not exaclty the sort of stuff a gamer looks for--but as much as I type and read more than I game my 2D performance is more important than 3D power at this point in my life...

The rig is extremely quiet--I would say that the 38mm 90cfm fans on low are much more tolerable than the 72cfm fans on low...not sure what it is but the tone from the big turbines is not annoying to me at all--no growling or whining--just a kind of muffled sound of air moving.

The DB-1 is inaudible...and for 90% of what I do it provides enough cooling oomph.

But If I want to FOld 100% both cores I think I would have to tolerate running the CPU at 64C too...

ALthough I am sure the processor can tolerate that I know I can do better.

But for now I am just enjoying the rig as it is...I like the AA8XE too...but the chipset coolers are damned loud since I OC the bejabbers out of it.

I am perfectly happy with the MicroATX Abit board..no flashing lights..no chipset fans...I have not even tried OCing it yet, since I can see temps are an issue.

I am glad the chip is running well considering I have had it running on Phase at 3800mhz most of it's life

I think the AW9D-Max that used to host the E6600 is toast though...lovely thing--another Victim of ICE.
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it is possible to mount the rad behind the front panel if you didn't have all those hard drives behind there
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