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Gentlemen (and possible lady o.0)

im out on my weekly delivery run for work and and im sitting in front of a building that dose government work and they wont let me in the building to unload so im bored to tears hiding from the rain in the cab wile they unload for me (part of the contract they signed with the feds is they cant have non employees in the same area as the stuff they make) and i was thinking about my plans for the case and cooling.

i got an idea that i know has been thrown around in the WC section of OCN but i wanted your opinions on it before i go too far into my reaserch. im thinking i could take my planed H50 cooler and mod it out to have 2 120mm rads (it comes with one so why not use it?) in different places in the case and a reservoir some place (still haven't gotten that far in the planning) what im thinking is get one of the higher end rads (50 to 70 bucks max) and stick that in the "cooling duct" with the output going to the pump/block (its an intake with a push pull so i would think it would cool better than any place else and cold water in = lower core temps right? correct me if im wrong) then out of the block to a rez and then to the first rad.

so it would go something like res>stock rad>good rad>pump/block>rez

i dont have the money for a regular WC loop as much as i want one but i want some of the benefits (sexy eye candy and slightly better temps than air)

im thinking 2 120mm rads simply because it will be easier to fit them in their with out destroying my dase in the process. if i had the money for a full WC set up i would stick a 3x120 in the front behind the grills instead but yea.....

off topic:
WOOT! new 3G netbooks for work to keep every thing organized and connected to the shop!
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Good work, that long exposure shot looks sweet. Your mod is coming along nicely
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uploaded a couple more pictures last night of the cooling duct in the case.


sorry for the fuzzy. my camera was fighting with me


with the flash washing out most of the green


and under the box in the case their is just enough room for the fan controller and my planed water cooling tubes (the headers on the controller are right below the first fan so if i do some cable management it could be a nice snug fit in there

now im off to the airport to see off my sister and nephew probably wont be too much more of an update this week due to lack of funds but you never know i might find something to keep me busy

still looking for input on the H50 question posted above. how much restriction can that pump handle any way?
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im giving serious consideration to putting one of THESE in the cooling duct.

can any one give me any input on the idea? can the pump handle it? is that rad any good?
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The H50 pump isn't really good, it SHOULD work but it wouldn't be a bad idea to get another pump.
    
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I don't know too much about water cooling so I can't answer your question. Although I saw a post on doing what you're talking about doing to an h50 in the water cooling section and I even followed it for a couple days... But I got lost in everything and gave up

Anyways... The case is looking great mate. Love the way that cooling duct works. Awesome shots by the way. Wish I had a nice camera
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Curse you with your fine toolery!
I agree, how dare you use a drill press, micrometer and other precision tools. When we lowly few are left to use dremels and hole saws!! LOL!
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I agree, how dare you use a drill press, micrometer and other precision tools. When we lowly few are left to use dremels and hole saws!! LOL!
BriSleep and the rest of you make me laugh.

any one can get most of this stuff for pretty cheap if you know what your looking for. those calipers only cost me 40 bucks when i got them and you can get a decent drill press for $150-200 at most home improvement stores (and about 75% of them are better than mine)

i will say i have been lucky with my bits and stuff though. when it comes to cutting tools like those you really do get what you pay for. my dad got the bits i have been using for a few years in the mid 60s and spent ALOT of money on them. they are still damn near the best cutting tools i have ever seen

as my dad always tells me "keep your tools sharp and in good working order and they will last forever".

that and my personal favorite "dont force it..... get a bigger hammer"

im gona get some measurements on my cooling duct tonight and give some serious consideration to what i want to spend my next couple pay checks on. this week im kinda limited on the computer spending because my girl friend won an award im going to surprise her at school and take her to dinner so i wont have too much left over after i pay my bills for the month
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my sister is gone for less than 4 hours and im home from work for 20 mins and i already invaded the kitchen


i took the "cooling duct" back out of the case to work on it some more and i got the measurements i was missing at work when i was htinking about the radiator option

the fattest rad i can fit in their with out redoing the whole thing (NOT HAPPENING) its about 51mm(if i move the fan mounts to the outside of the mounting tabs)

what i want to do is cut out the bottom of the duct to allow the inlet and outlet to fall below into the empty space behind the fan controller
barbs facing back from here

in this empty/wasted space
any comments or ideas?

thats all i have for now. and more than likely for a little while.

im thinking about paint right now as well. in thinking is yellow stripes going at 45*s across the outer edges of the front bezel (keeping the mesh all black)and maybe some text on the handle and across the bottom mesh piece. (at the top stuff like "LIFT HERE" and "HOT EXHAUST" and across the bottom of the font "INTAKE KEEP CLEAR"

stripes sorta like this


as always any comments and suggestions are welcomed and at this point kinda wanted... im hitting a wall right now on this project :doh i have a couple small things on the list that im gonna get done tonight but i could use some ideas for the rest of it. and if any one is any good with photo-shop if they could throw together what they think my current idea would look like that would make my week. i have the idea in my head but i have no idea how it would look for real and i suck with PS



and random shot with the front on and a fan in the bottom

Edited by Striker36 - 3/30/10 at 4:17pm
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With all the talent your showing I think the only thing you have left to do is make up your damn mind! Whatever the result will be brilliant. So git-r-dun son.
    
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