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post #1 of 16
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I was inspired by the We Are Gr33n Machine thread. I was planning on changing from the Zalman 9700LED to a Xigmatek HDT-S1283 to keep my temps in the summer down. I thought it was a good time to upgrade to quieter fans and change to gr33n.
Parts:
5 SilenX IXP-74-14G 120mm Green LED Case Fan
Green Cathode
Green Case feet
Xigmatek HDT-S1283
SILVERSTONE FP33-B fan controller (didnt really need it)
Lapping of CPU

This is the before shot, I didnt have it turned on so you can see the blue.


After w/o flash


I also re-did the cable management to get rid of all the tape. Not really an impact of how it looks in the case, but i feel better about it being neater.
Before


After

Lapping my CPU. I wasn't going for super shiny, just flat. Used 220, 400, and 800 grit paper. Then i finished out w/ some NeverDull to smooth it out.
Start


Lapping my thumb in the process


After 220grit


After 400grit


After 800grit


Final finish after the NeverDull


The Xigmatek was a very tight fit in the Antec 900 case. I had to bend some of the bottom fins in where it touches the NB heatsink.


Silenx fan installed


AS5 on the heatsink


Mobo installed in case


Bairly clears the edge of the case


Fan controller installed


Testing of the cathodes


Completed shot


Hope you like it. I do. The Silenx fans are very quiet and they push alot of air. My idle dropped by about 8C. Load temps dropped enough so i can still keep my 3.2Ghz OC during the summer.
Edited by stingerjg - 6/20/08 at 2:13pm
    
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post #2 of 16
Wow that is nice.
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post #3 of 16
Green always looks better than blue in a computer, I gotta get me some green cathodes!
post #4 of 16
So greeeeen . Nice Job! Though I wonder if this was cheaper than buying that nVidia Antec 900.
    
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post #5 of 16
omg that looked like a TON of AS5!!!
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post #6 of 16
You put the AS5 on wrong, other than that, looks good
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Liability View Post
You put the AS5 on wrong, other than that, looks good
Agreed
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post #8 of 16
Very nice mod indeed.
 
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post #9 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liability View Post
You put the AS5 on wrong, other than that, looks good
not according to this http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

i dont have a pic of after i did the test seat, but it looks very even to the corners and there isnt to much.
    
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by stingerjg View Post
not according to this http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

i dont have a pic of after i did the test seat, but it looks very even to the corners and there isnt to much.
Was gonna link that but didn't have the link on hand. The last method proved most effective and that was done with 2 lines on the silver part (and filling in the gaps of course)
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