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Antec 900 Makeover

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So, I am planning some things for my Antec 900.

So, the main reason for this makeover, is to make my computer quieter, and less bright, so I can leave it on while I sleep.

So I have a couple of things I am planning to do:
- I am going to replace all the TriCool Fans with the Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12L fans.

- I also need to replace the fan in my OXZ GameXStream power supply with one that is non LED. I need some suggestions here. (Maybe just a way to cut the LED power?)

- With this done, my case should be quieter, and there will be no lights to keep me from falling asleep.

- Now, no LEDs is kinda lame, so I was thinking about getting some cathodes. I just need to be able to turn them off when I am ready to go to bed. So, is it possible to hook some cathodes up to a switch so that I can turn them on and off whenever I wish. I have no idea if I can do this, or how to do this.

- Also I was thinking of using the scythe hard drive mounts. I am not 100% sure how they work, but it seems to me that when I install them, I won't be able to attach the fans. I am not sure, but that is what it looks like.

Any other suggestions/tips?
post #2 of 10
Much much quiter are the Scyte Slip fans supposed to be. Are they as efficient at pushing/pulling air as the TriCool fans?
post #3 of 10
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They are much better, or I wouldn't bother replacing them.
post #4 of 10
I got some Scythe hardrive mounts for my 900 and I couldn't put the fan on after.
I didn't even bother messing with it. I knew it would take some drilling or something to get it to work right. Maybe there is an easier way.

where is your computer relative to your bed?
Maybe there is a way you could just turn it to the side before you sleep?
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post #5 of 10
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Ok, well I guess I won't do the Scythe HDD mounts. My computer is like 2m from my bed. It light up my whole room though, and the fans are a little loud when everything is absolutely silent.
post #6 of 10
I usually put on some relaxing music before going to sleep, like some Vangelis or Era. It helps to sleep better, relieve stress and covers up the noise of the computer...

To me, it's a better idea than going for a silent PC because I just know I'll never be able to achieve that without spending an extra 200 bucks...
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post #7 of 10
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Ok, lets not get into a debate here, but I think I know what it takes for me to fall asleep and what it takes for me to have a good sleep.

btw 5x$10+3x$15 = $100, which is much less than 200.
post #8 of 10
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Ok, lets not get into a debate here, but I think I know what it takes for me to fall asleep and what it takes for me to have a good sleep.

btw 5x$10+3x$15 = $100, which is much less than 200.
Yeah but I was including CPU and GPU silent cooling in there as well... Anyways, I don't have much other advice... But I can tell that the Antec 900 wasn't designed to be super silent; if you do achieve to make it quiet, I'd be interested to know how you did it.
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post #9 of 10
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Well, mainly I was just wondering if I could I could hook up the cathodes to a switch to turn on and off as I please.
post #10 of 10
Cathodes tend to come with rocket switched, you could stick it through the WC'ing holes in the back
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