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[Project] Blue Flood

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Edit: Unfortunately I posted this thread in the wrong part of the forum about 4 days ago, so this is a copy and paste maneuver not a problem with time travel... - 4/2/08


Hey all I wanted to get this thread started for my build this next week. From Sat to Sat a 1 week mod.

This is my case now (Brand New), before I hack it up. All your comments and suggestions are welcome!!



All together not a bad case, but I am going to be running dual GTS's and I want to OC them, but I need more COOLING!! Unfortunately this case lacks sophisticated cooling outside of the front and back 120mm fans.

Here is the case as it looks now with all the hardware. Notice the hotglued 80mm fan on the VGA vent .



In this picture you can better see the wiring issue I got going on in here.




Not pretty is it?

My Mod is to cut 2 120mm fan holes in the top of the case and possible flip the PSU upside down (Thanks to Wafarin88 for the idea) and make an exhaust vent in the top for it. I'll post some better pictures tomorrow to give you a better idea of what I plan to do, fan wise.



For Wire management I plan to run all the wires behind the mobo shield on the back, not to mention putting all of them in wire loom.

Got any other ideas, be glad to hear them!!
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post #2 of 9
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First a few pics of my shopping gains.

1. A toolbox
2. Black Gloss Rustoleum spray paint
3. Pack of 5, 1 1/4" reinforced cutting wheels for Dremel
4. Pack of 15 rubber gromets
5. Tungeston-Carbide Dremel routing bit for metal
6. 24x24 particle board for mobo to sit on while I have the case in the garage
7. JB weld (Thanks Warfarin88)
8. 2x 8x24 thin steel sheets for fan shroud
9. Deco paper holder
10. Metal cutting jig blades
11. 4-pack of Lo-Carb Monster Energy (My jet fuel)

And this morning off the internet, a Carbon colored cable management kit and a Dremel hole cutter. Both should be here by either Tuesday or Wednesday. This will allow me time to get the 120mm blue LED fans and the fan shroud mock up done.






Now you might say, what the heck does this paper holder have to do with a computer mod?!?!?!

Well unfortunately I was unable to find any good grating at Lowe's, Home Depot, Or Fry's for the fan shroud. So in Walmart I saw this paper holder. It had the grate I was looking for and it was cheap. So when I got home I broke out my Dremel with the new reinforced cutting wheels to trim the grate out. You can see what the happened to the brand new NORMAL cutting wheel that came with my set (its the small little brown dot next to the black reinforced cutting wheel on the dremel.) after only cutting through half the grating.



My next step was to trim the cut out grating to fit the top of my case:





In the last pic you can kinda see the nice pressed out pattern in the grating.

Talking of fan shrouds I decided to change it up a little.



What you think?
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May use this for something else. I don't know what...any ideas??
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Hey all, I am back from my birthday break and now am progressing ever further on my project. To begin with on my BD I got some time to finish out the wiring design and shape the new leg supports for the bottom of my case.





I was able to bend those leg supports out some metal my dad had laying around. I thought they would look great on the bottom of the case, not to mention giving the intake fans some room to breathe.




The way I see it, I hate taking out my mobo to replace the heatsink or check to see if the one I have on there is tight enough, so, borrowing another guys idea, I cut the large hole directly over the back part of the cpu AND the northbridge. This will make replacement incredible easy.

Now the other two holes deal with the cable management mod. The larger of the two near the middle allows the bigger ATX power cable to get through and a lot of the 5v's and the 2 12v PCIe power cables as well. I was able to sand that one down almost smoothly so it wouldn't cut the cables, but in doing so, I burned out my only two Dremel sanding drums o.0 .


On a side-mod I needed to get my computer back up and running so while my case was in the shop, I tried to build a makeshift tech station...







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I think the guy on the BFG card has got it right. Who wants odds on this lasting the rest of the week? Any takers...?





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If you think I wouldn't need a box fan in April, then you obviously haven't been in Texas...Houston, Texas.


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In the interim I used my backup PC, a REAL gamers choice...
Well thats all folks!! I'll have some more pics tomorrow if my new Dremel accessory comes tomorrow and IF I can sneak out to the garage
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200GB SG 7,500 RPM CD-RW/DVD-RW Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2 20" Samsung LCD 3000:1 Dynamic, 2ms 
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post #4 of 9
Sweet Mr. Q!

You dove right in.

I (obviously) like what you're doing. I'm a little foggy on what you have planned for the top. Is it going to be made entirely out of the mesh?

As far as suggestions, the only thing I can see immediately is that flipping your PSU isn't going to help your wire management issues any. You might want to think about some sort of a cover inside the case for the main leads, as they are going to be front and center once you invert the power supply. It would have to be small though I would think. You don't want to steal any of the thunder from your top fans.

Lookin good so far. I love the legs on that tech station LOL. Are those stable?
post #5 of 9
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It won't be entirely made out of mesh. It'll be more like what you did with the top of your case only longer and the mesh will be on top.

I also took apart my power supply and just inverted the fan. So I won't need to flip it, but I just voided my warranty . Oh well...
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200GB SG 7,500 RPM CD-RW/DVD-RW Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2 20" Samsung LCD 3000:1 Dynamic, 2ms 
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post #6 of 9
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I just recently had my side panel painted and I wanted to share it with you guys because it is exceptionally cool.





Sorry for not updating but I got busy with school and all the fun stuff that goes along with it.
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post #7 of 9
That's a sweet paint job. Very creative.
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holy damn nice paint job.
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post #9 of 9
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Wow its been a while since I have updated and I am very sorry for that. In the longterm, i found that those legs I made for the case were to unstable. Oh well. Since my last update I have added a new power supply and my other graphics card. This is probably about the limit of the project on this case.

I have over the months since my last post have found several mistakes and problems with my design. There is always room for improvement. Thanks for those who kept up with the project.


Project-Completed!
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