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its actually pretty spacious for GPUs in there. It can handle about 12" (thats what she said).



its actually looking pretty good. Its such a small case that a single 120mm can easily provide enough airflow.

a rear 92mm and PSU will provide good exhaust. I think it will do alright.

I am pretty much finished with the case but I want a better camera to take pictures since the cellphone just makes everything look second rate.

here is a quickie to show how it looks atm.

Still need to go out and get a 92mm fan. Luckily Microcenter is selling one for only $2 so I will probably pick that up later today. Also I was very happy to find out that all the front panel LEDs work perfectly. It looks 100% like an old school dell with the green status lights. I love it! The USB ports work perfectly as well. Front panel audio would have been very hard to do though without a pinout diagram but I am using an X FI card so it didn't matter in the end.
Nice. Yeah it seems like airflow "should" be fine like that. I drilled a bunch of holes in my front panel in front of the intake fan, but it had a bunch of divets like a golfball on the front panel so it didn't make it look to bad.

Still not sure if these rigs should be called "stealth" or "sleeper" builds. I guess "sleeper" should be reserved for cars and "stealth" can be reserved for pc's. Stealth sounds cooler anyway. LOL

By the way, I would have put some tape or something on the power button leads. Those things are kinda close together.
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post #22 of 57
Nice build, I made one using a similar dell case and I love mine. With the low rpm fans I have it is very quiet and still runs pretty cool.





The fan added to the bottom made a big difference in temps for me.
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post #23 of 57
I have that same case I just took out of HTPC duty. I replaced it with my Antec 300 modded to be an HTPC. Now, this may be my next victim. I like what you guys are doing with it.
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I am on this.. SB... You Go Man.. I want to see what pearl you put in that clam.

Oh yea....

    
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post #25 of 57
Nice idea,i always wanted to do that too but with this style of case

But i cant find them.

Love the whole wolf in a sheepskin look. (like a mk2 Jetta D with a VR6T)
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post #26 of 57
^ At first glance i thought that was a 2U case.
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Awesome man, nice build
I've wanted to do something like this aswell , fun project, and a killer PC for lans (not to mention Ultra portable as well)
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post #28 of 57
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Nice idea,i always wanted to do that too but with this style of case

But i cant find them.

Love the whole wolf in a sheepskin look. (like a mk2 Jetta D with a VR6T)
o.O my school has them... who knows how many atleast 100+ in the building im normally in.

they got a custom psu and 3 pci slots, (ones at school ) so you would have to replace the whole backplate and proably have to go with a itx board, dont think a SFF psu and matx board would fit but MIGHT. lol
but yeah not sure where to find one..
    
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post #29 of 57
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Those are some sweet looking Dells! Nice work fellas.

Alright so I got around to taking some more pics. Could not get my hand on my camera so I am using my cell phone for these pics so that's why they aren't the best quality.

I upgraded my cooling to a Thermaltake Duorb. It's pretty impressive but what I like most is that it provides cooling for the mosefets and memory. I am about 6c less than the Freezer 64 Pro as well. It was a great deal; I was Microcenter and saw it on clearance for $20 so that explains the random upgrade.

And now for the pics:

Looks like your low end Dell huh?


Lets take a quick peak inside


Dang thats some pretty hot stuff for a dell!


another shot


and finally in action


Temps are very good since you can see how close the front 120mm fan is to everything. Spins at about 1500rpm max so that keeps it very quiet. The rear 92mm is has been 7v modded so its also very quiet. The HSF stays about 1600RPM. The X2 is the loudest thing during gaming but that can't be helped... two 4870's on one PCB. Otherwise a quiet and cool little PC.

So there you have it... my stealth Dell build. Nobody will expect this tiny thing to house a friggin 4870X2 and a Quad Core CPU. NO ONE! MUAHAHAHA!

PS: thanks for the checking my thread
Edited by sexybastard - 3/18/11 at 10:41pm
post #30 of 57
I'm all for lighting Dell's on fire and all...but seriously, get RID of that Gigabyte 760G motherboard. It lights itself on fire at bone stock with a 95w CPU. You've got an unlocked quad on it, and likely overclocked.

Just figured I'd give you the heads up, before it lights up on you . And no, an RMA will not do you any good in that event either, because Gigabyte could care less. (Took me 7 months to get a proper RMA out of them for mine when it went up in flames).

Otherwise, looks like a solid idea though.
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