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post #1 of 10
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Since I recently upgraded to wc on my opty rig I didn't need my big typhoon anymore.. but I didn't want it to go to waste and I was about ready to post it up in the for sale section when I figured I'd see if I could squeeze it into my HTPC. I took the cover off and held it up there and I thought it would just fit... but I'd have to take the mobo out to install it, which is a pain bc the case is just big enough to fit an ATX mobo and all the drives and cables have to be taken out of the case to get the mobo in and out. After about an hour of fiddling around I got the big typhoon installed

check out how tight this is!

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post #2 of 10
Nice work, i wish i had a big typhoon.
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can you close the case at least? when i had it in my Chieftec case i couldnt even close the side panel because it had some plastic things sticking out for a side fan and they went right into the BT fan, lol. hence the upgrade to the Lanboy. its such a small case, but it looks so much sweeter.
    
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yeah, I can shut everything up you can't even tell there is a big typhonn in there! I also changed around the fans and put some of the high performance fans in it from my rig bc I don't need as many fans in my opty righ anymore. So, now it's cooler and quieter
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post #5 of 10
that looks like my bros rig...it fights in there so tight that you have to plug in the mobo header after taking the PSU out....but you would have more of a problem with that, since you have an actual PSU cage.
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post #6 of 10
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I actually couldn't put one screw in for mounting the mobo... the one right above the cpu socket.

this is the case I'm using
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129150

it is also very tight up top in the drive/psu cage because the original psu is much smaller than the sunbeam nuuo that I currently have up there. I have ot take the DVD burner out just to move cables around.

I got this case bc my wife wanted a small case, but I needed it to fit a full ATX case since I was using parts I already had.
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post #7 of 10
Mine is in there just as tight, if not tighter.
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post #8 of 10
With my old motherboard I had to remove the BT if I need to take out the PSU for any reason. At least now with my dfi board it is located more towards the middle of the board so it isn 't as much of a problem.
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Thats looking good

What are the coffee filters for? lol
    
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by cokker
Thats looking good

What are the coffee filters for? lol

coffee filters are a good cheap lint-free cloth. I use them instead of q-tips to clean off the thermal paste .
I also use arcticlean cause it pawns!


you know... now that I have the bt on there... I could prob oc this beast, it does have some good TCCD RAM in it after all... maybe it'll encode my tv programs faster...
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