Disassembled the Azza Solano 1000. I'm glad it's a tall case and has room for a non-dexterous person like myself to work . (I hate to call myself clumsy)
. I decided to wait on installing the 1000watt psu, as I don't think I'm really drawing all that many amps with just a couple 8800gts' and a dual core, and the Rocketfish 700 watt psu hasn't ever failed to perform. Thinks I'll just keep it in for now, and save the other psu for a new build
Did some minor case mods. There's a resistor-switch for H-M-L fan speed built into the back of the case I relocated up about a couple inches. I took out the "honeycomb" rear fan bump that alot of cases seem to include as standard equipment.
Having a Dremel is a godsend when doing little mods like this. Mounted a Scythe UK3K on the outside of the case. Mounted another one blowing through the radiator out the back in push/pull. Hooked up as fan1/fan2 on my new fan controller. Used the Corsair fans as intakes on the front of case, doing supplemental VGA/memory cooling. Another UK3K on the bottom draws up cool air from under the case. A 210mm top of case blowing up, and a 230 side of case for VGA cooling finish the wind tunnel. I got everything back together... Had to mod the 230mm side fan and panel to close correctly, and went to reinstall hard drive.... the "L" shaped bracket on the sata port had busted off inside the sata cable
I actually managed to superglue the bracket exactly where it had come off of, but for some reason, is reading as a bad boot disk. So, I'm on the laptop until my new hard drive arrives. Really wish I could afford a small SSD drive but they're selling for like 2bux a gig on ebay even!!
Anyhow, some pics...cant wait to see my temperature differences from the ol' Thermaltake R1....