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I wanted a really clean case, so I ditched the CM690 for the Rocketfish. But I didnt want the door and really liked some of the things in the "Dark Desire" build log by Sum0n3. All ideas in my build I credit to him. This isnt the grand build I envisioned, but I am happy with it.

Here are a few work log pics:








Here is the finished case:

You will notice the Audigy fron I/O. It is actually an Augigy 2 I/O, but with a black Audigy 1 cover (the Audigy 2 was white). I got this to work with my Extreme Music with only an IDE 40 pin rounded cable.





I used a Scythe 5 1/2 fan controller and a Lian Li front fan mount.





I took the video card fan mount and widened it for less resistance to airflow and set the fan to pull hot air out. Should I flip the fan so it is bringing in cooler air from outside the case to blow across the video cards?





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Update: June 7th

Here is a Rocketfish build I did for a friend. He came up with the idea to use the video card fan mount as a cable hide. It didnt take too much modifications to trip the flange off and drill/tap it.








Edited by ericeod - 6/7/08 at 8:26pm
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thats nice looking. you could have air cooled the sb/crosslinx
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Wow. only if they had them in stock here.
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So is that floor you installed, the exact floor as the bottom one?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
I wanted a really clean case, so I ditched the CM690 for the Rocketfish. But I didnt want the door and really liked some of the things in the "Dark Desire" build log by Sum0n3. All ideas in my build I credit to him. This isnt the grand build I envisioned, but I am happy with it.

Here are a few work log pics:








Here is the finished case:

You will notice the Audigy fron I/O. It is actually an Augigy 2 I/O, but with a black Audigy 1 cover (the Audigy 2 was white). I got this to work with my Extreme Music with only an IDE 40 pin rounded cable.





I used a Scythe 5 1/2 fan controller and a Lian Li front fan mount.





I took the video card fan mount and widened it for less resistance to airflow and set the fan to pull hot air out. Should I flip the fan so it is bringing in cooler air from outside the case to blow accross the video cards?



one thing i painted myinside black really adds class,imo
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you mite of seen them
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very nice and clean ericeod nice work
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thats nice looking. you could have air cooled the sb/crosslinx
That was my original plan. But I was getting impatient and didnt want to spend the money on the Enzo coolers to see if I could mod them to fit. I guess I could have just shared the middle mounting hole. In the end, a friend bought me the SB/crosslink cooler for helping him with his build. I try to only keep the CPU and NB (with a low restriction block) WCed. I took a chance with this one. In the end, I can still run a 1.5v vcore at 3.9GHz. I wouldnt go higher anyway.

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So is that floor you installed, the exact floor as the bottom one?
Yeah, I picked up another case since BB gave me a $25 gift card from an online purchase with instore pickup error on their part (they didnt have the item in stock). So the 2nd case was only $17 out the door. So I just cut and modded the floor.

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Originally Posted by phillipjos View Post
you mite of seen them
Very nice! Mine is almost a twin of yours! I was thinking of taking the extra video card cooling fan (the silver box) and cutting out the back so air could pass through, then mount it on the sub floor to help with airflow. But the pump placement is keeping me from trying that ATM.
Edited by ericeod - 6/5/08 at 5:52pm
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Very nice and clean, been thinking about switching up from my CM690 also, feels too cramped anymore.

About the fan for the gfx, I would see if it made a difference, which ever way did I would go that route, classic trial and error.

Again props on the cleanliness.
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post #10 of 31
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Very nice and clean, been thinking about switching up from my CM690 also, feels too cramped anymore.

About the fan for the gfx, I would see if it made a difference, which ever way did I would go that route, classic trial and error.

Again props on the cleanliness.
Thanks!
I am doing a trial and error right now. I just filpped the fan about 10 min ago to see how temps are.
Edited by ericeod - 6/7/08 at 8:27pm
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