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Back in 2009 when i had no case running a dual core pentium with 512GB ram lol





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Mounted my hard drive on my psu today:

I was bored today so I opened up my spare/htpc/css rig looking for different ways to make it more silent. One of the things that always bothered me was the noise from the hdd, its the loudest part of my set up.... There's nothing wrong with the hdd which would cause it to make any abnormal noises, I'm just a silent freak. It didn't help that it was mounted right in front of my case and 2 feet away from my ears so I decided to mount it somewhere else where the noise from it would be deadened.

I bought a 3.5 to 5.25 mounting kit thinking that since there are no fan holes in the ODD bays it would silence the hdd,but mounting it there just made it worse lol. So i decided to mount it as far back in my case as I could. I used 2 zip ties to attach it to the fan grille of my psu and they work perfectly... the hdd doesn't even budge! Not only does this quiet down my system a good amount, but mounting the hdd there makes it run about 6 or 7 degrees cooler =D

Simple/effective/cheap mods make me happy

ps: don't mind the rats nest, this is not my main rig, the wires don't block air flow to any of the components, and I don't have a side window.
Edited by ceaze one - 11/1/12 at 6:30pm
    
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Manufactured standoffs to fit larger PSU in case.
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Manufactured standoffs to fit larger PSU in case.

That's awesome! thumb.gif
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New cooler came in today:

 

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Manufactured standoffs to fit larger PSU in case.

 

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That's awesome! thumb.gif

 

 

Gotta say I agree. That is awesome.

post #1257 of 7143
Built this years ago because I kept getting cut up by my ****ty old case

http://www.overclock.net/t/392861/the-box


I would post pics but no camera right now, but currently I have a 60mm fan zip tied to the inside of my case to blow air onto my vga heatsinks i put on my mosfets, zip tied my fan to the heatsink, and zip tied the fan controller into the drive bay (because my case uses tool-less brackets and they're lost)

also, the fan controller only uses molex plugs, so i clipped the wires to every fan I hooked up to it, and ripped the molex connectors off the fan controller, and twisted/electrical taped them all together.

But nothing will beat "the box"

I don't think I'd ever attempt that again.
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KWDaV.jpg

Just a modded Nvidia 7300GS with a stock AMD cooler with zipties :3
post #1259 of 7143

Lol. What case is that?

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Lol. What case is that?
SilverStone Fortress TF02-BW, Amazing case, although a bit cramped. But cooling performance is amazing. I added two CoolerMaster 230mm fans to the top for added cooling potential and cause it looks pretty dope lol
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