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Ok so I got a bit of work done. Was hoping to do more, but my vehicle decided to blow its wheel bearing which set me back $500 and a buncha time.

So here is the good news

While I was waiting for my vehicle to be finished at the shop, I decided to do some motherboard work. I installed my TT Spirit Coolers, but only after a nice lapping (got em used and VERY tarnished and scratched)




And this pic shows it installed on the mobo and running. Thats the mobo which will have its new home in the finished case. Upgrading the case wasnt enough. To date ive replaced the cpu cooler, removed both chipset coolers and replaced thermal pads with AS5 (and replaced the smaller heatsink with a TT spirit), and added active cooling to the video card via a P2/3 slot CPU fan. It works AMAZING believe it or not.



THE POWER OF BONDO STRIKES AGAIN... and again, and again, and again lol

For now though, just one again, as the power of bondo is powerless until I buy more :\\



For the few of you who were (un)fortunate enough to grab a look at the previous Heracles mod candidate, this is all thats left of it



Its scrap metal now lol.

And this is the 'channel' I had to cut for my atx connector. Reason being is that the 'cable management' side is so close to the motherboard tray, that there would have been no way to close it without denting the case. If I do it this way, the added space by the motherboard standoffs etc will be perfect. Still a few more holes to cut, and one to fix.. Kinda got carried away with the grinder

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You know, if you want a more "normal" way to cool your GPU, just turn the TT spirit on the SB to point towards it. The cool air (SBs let off very little heat) will run across the card and out those vents in the back.

I bet that in a closed case that will be enough for it.
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Actually, this one with the stock cooler got hotter than the video card. I know its not normal, which is why im putting the spirit there in the first place lol... Besides, I modded the video card before the spirit, and its already dropped temps over 30 degrees
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Actually, this one with the stock cooler got hotter than the video card.
What the...... wow. That's a real weird SB, I don't I've felt one that got hotter than "lukewarm" yet.
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At the time I was also majorly OCing though... at stock its ice cold. I dont know why the SB would get hot due to OCing, but it did... Im also new to intel OCing and didnt really play with too many bios options.. maybe ill explore a bit more before OCing ti again..
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superk, be careful of any large pins (solder-points?) on the back of the motherboard that could dig a hole into the 24pin wire when you squeeze the case door on.
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At the time I was also majorly OCing though... at stock its ice cold. I dont know why the SB would get hot due to OCing, but it did... Im also new to intel OCing and didnt really play with too many bios options.. maybe ill explore a bit more before OCing ti again..
Yeah that's probably a good idea, the SB doesn't usually get overclocked much, just the NB and CPU. The SB just contains the HD controller(s), maybe one or two PCIe connections (whatever's leftover from the NB), the USB controller.... nothing you'd really even care to overclock.
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post #19 of 157
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its actually funny... the sb gets about 5x as hot as the nb lol.. mind you the nb also has the zalman cooler icing everything around it
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NEED OPINIONS



This will be my hdd led (obviously it will be cleaned up and made all pretty and stuff first)

I will be inserting two red wide angle LEDs, one per side, and having them illuminate the OCN flame. My problem here? Which etching pattern should I use?
  1. Etch ONLY the outline of the flame
  2. Etch the outer flame and fill, leaving the inner flame unetched
  3. Etch the outline of the outer flame and fill the inner flame
  4. Etch the whole flame, ignoring the inner flame (it would disappear)

The 'window' will be set against a black piece of metal, which will completely hide any see through possibilities. Just FYI. This is just for show, some eye candy, there will be no actual 'window' here.

And if you have other options which you think would look wicked, please do post! I would LOVE to make this thing look wicked, so help me out!
Edited by superk - 7/11/08 at 10:34pm
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