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post #1281 of 13159
Does one i built for a friend count?































This thing was TRRAAASSSHHHED when i got you can still see the dents and gougages in the paint. I got for free from a friend after i got him an Apex Super Case as a gift. When I got it was coated it tobaco smoke scratched especially window. It didn't even have functioning front panel and some of the metal on the case cover was and still it crack a tiny bit on one corner. It's been through a lot. if only I had a before picture.


So i took it all a part and put it the tub and put it thought a cleaning cycle with a scrubber with bristles and ajax and then refilled the tub and gave it a good rinse. Used Mcquire's clear plastic cleaner and polisher on the window. I put 2 coats of paint on the case i messed up the first casue all i have was krylon and 180 grit so i went over it again with 320 grit and textured Rustoleum. I used some fine scotch brite on the silver face and really rubed it down and threw on some sail blue Rustoleum for plastic, I also rubbed down the chassis with some cloths and wii bit of WD40 in some areas the best i could and reinstalled a new front panel and sleeved it all.

I also install a hyper 212+ with out modding it runs ice cold even with over clocks it maxes out at mid 50's but, since it behaved weird and prime 95 crashed before it could give me a fatal error most of the time it's running stock. good thing too cause i had to ship it to cali.

Athlon II x3 2.7ghz and 6gb ram and a GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H with 500gb os drive that will beat out a 2 ghz single core 939 chip with failing mobo with dead pci slots and forced 600x400 res due to failing PCIe.
Her face is gonna fall when she gets this thing, she has no idea.
Edited by cdoublejj - 12/6/10 at 9:06pm
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post #1282 of 13159
Looking good. However I would place the thermal monitor on the spindle of the hard drive. Might give a closer reading to the actual temps.
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Looking good. However I would place the thermal monitor on the spindle of the hard drive. Might give a closer reading to the actual temps.
Ive owned that very same case and trust me, those temp sensors are a joke at best, I just ripped mine out.
Of course now I dont even have that case anymore. It was too flimsy and attempting to hold the system by the handle was scary.
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post #1284 of 13159
Is my rig considered a beast?


This is my sig rig.
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Ive owned that very same case and trust me, those temp sensors are a joke at best, I just ripped mine out.
Of course now I dont even have that case anymore. It was too flimsy and attempting to hold the system by the handle was scary.
hats why i just taped it on there just so it would say a number and look cool. lol It does feel a little weird holding it by the handle but, I don't think she will be toting it thankfully.
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post #1286 of 13159
I wouldnt trust that handle at all if its as flimsy as mine was.
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post #1287 of 13159
well my buddy who had before me carried with the handle countless times. it's cause it feels so light it makes think it could snap at any time. He swears he used it hundreds of times over a period of 4 years. I'd say it's high strength light plastic so long as it doesn't get brittle it's good to go. I doubt it will ever get picked up by the handle cause it will probably be parked most of the time.
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post #1288 of 13159
Hey guys i have question can you look at this thread

http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...am2-board.html

I have seen you guys talking about this board before or similar board. is there no chance in hell the new cpu will work? would an after market itx fit just the same so long as i found a replacement for the 775 style cooler? assuming i actually had the thing to work on.
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post #1289 of 13159
People sometimes use the word beastly on this one so I guess I'm in.







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Woah
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