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Do you know your way around a soldering iron? if so solder some green leds in the fan controller etc. replacing the blue ones?
I know my way around an soldering iron and I couldnt pull off the fan controller crap.. maybe I was too tried or something .

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post #2752 of 15204
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Do you know your way around a soldering iron? if so solder some green leds in the fan controller etc. replacing the blue ones?
That is my next step I believe. I dont know how to wire them yet so I am planning on buying some cheap ones so i can teach myself before tearing into my fan controller.
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That is my next step I believe. I dont know how to wire them yet so I am planning on buying some cheap ones so i can teach myself before tearing into my fan controller.
Dont need to wire them mate, just rip out the old ones. And just drop the new one in the same place with the legs in the right place. solder back in easy. Ill do it once ive done my exams and ive got more than 2 seconds free time, haha
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Dont need to wire them mate, just rip out the old ones. And just drop the new one in the same place with the legs in the right place. solder back in easy. Ill do it once ive done my exams and ive got more than 2 seconds free time, haha
Well then I guess Ill need to get on that soon. You make it sound quite easy and since I am already done with exams ive got lots of free time.
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Well then I guess Ill need to get on that soon. You make it sound quite easy and since I am already done with exams ive got lots of free time.
Haha, i leave on the 10th of june. I took an electronics course at school so i know my fair bit about electronics. They dont need any resistors just drop the leds in there and solder ill make a very clear tutorial for you when i do it
Heres an electronic moneybox i made in school, the main focus is the PCB i made myself and all the wiring etc.

http://www.overclock.net/off-topic/9...de-school.html
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Haha, i leave on the 10th of june. I took an electronics course at school so i know my fair bit about electronics. They dont need any resistors just drop the leds in there and solder ill make a very clear tutorial for you when i do it
Heres an electronic moneybox i made in school, the main focus is the PCB i made myself and all the wiring etc.

http://www.overclock.net/off-topic/9...de-school.html
Nice, that looks really cool. I wish my college had things like that. Do you have any pictures with it lit up?
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Nice, that looks really cool. I wish my college had things like that. Do you have any pictures with it lit up?
Nope, ill get some tomorrow though
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Nope, ill get some tomorrow though
Awesome, looks like a lot of fun.
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The Black Phantom System update: http://www.overclock.net/album.php?u=146414



Installed a Danger Den DD-GTX580/570 Black Chrome Top and Nickle Base water block to my GTX580. The Chrome finish is so shiny you can only see the reflection of the motherboard. The block dropped my temps from 35C idle/72C load to 28C idle/42 load. Very pleased with the block's look and performance. Also changed the TIM on both the CPU and GPU blocks to IC Diamond 24k. It's quite thick and pasty, but really performs well.







I also swapped the clear tubing for black PrimoFlex Pro LRT Tubing - 3/8in. ID X 5/8in. OD. Since the inside of the case is black it looks better now with the black and silver colors tubes and fittings. Plus the 12GB RAM are black and silver too.

Added a Black Ice GT stealth 120mm Radiator as well. Here is where my Phantom has a problem. The 120mm Radiator would hit the top 360 radiator if I mounted it on the inside back fan area. Mounting it outside I found the two tubing holes are too close together, so the radiator tube holes don't match up to the case holes. I had to create enough space to fit a 45 degree rotary fitting in order to get the left tube to connect. I used a 120mm fan (gutted) as a shroud/spacer and a regular 120mm fan connected to the radiator pushing air out and another fan on back of the rad. pulling air. This allowed the tubes to connect fine, and the rad. airflow is great, but it looks like a primitive jet pack out back.





I swapped out the fans for Yate Loon Medium and high fans - big improvement! The mediums at full speed are silent and more more air than the stock white NZXT fans, and the high speed ones push a ton of air, yet get loud at full speed. Funny thing, the temps of the CPU and GPU barely change 1C when the high speed fans are low or high. I'd just get the medium Yates in the future as they are excellent.

Changed the side door 200mm fan a couple times too. First the stock fan, but at full it barely moves any air. I then tried the NZXT FN 200RB "high speed" fan, but it was REALLY noisy at speeds medium and up. Returned that and got a Coolermaster 200 Red LED fan (I prefer red over blue) and it performs right in between the stock and high speed NZXT fans. Moves more air than the stock, yet at full speed is very quiet. One small problem was the mounting holes on the fan don't line up with the case holes. So I just drilled new holes which are very close to the case holes - about 4mm. The fan filter is too small for the Cooler Master 200mm fan, just barely, so I left it out.

Added a little 5mm Red LED into the Water reservoir to light it up in the front 5.25mm drive bay. I was going to change the top buttons and controller light from blue to red... next time. The two Yate Loon Medium Red LED fans on the door dimm as you lower the speed from the top control, which is nice at night.



As most of you know, the case getss really heavy when you have all your parts in, so these small wheels from home depot make it easier to move around.

You can see the the old pics and parts here: http://img593.imageshack.us/slidesho...=dscf1926p.jpg

There are a few small things I may change in the future, but for now I'm very happy with this current set up.
Edited by SandShark - 5/21/11 at 12:05am
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Looks great! I like the caster wheel idea!
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