Front Intake of ITX Case

Front Intake of ITX Case

The BitFenix Colossus is a great case but wished the front had a removable filter or grill. Behind this grill is a 230mm fan to suck in cool air. A simple burst of air from a can will not be able to remove the dust inside the grill. I will need to try to find other means of removing the dust.

With the door closed on this case the air is sucked in from the top but with the door open, obviously it takes in more air directly from the front. The dust in the hollow door is very hard to get to but with a good shot of air it cleaned it right up. There were some stubborn dust particles that needed an old fashioned Q-tip to move it along.

Posted by E_milTakesPics on 2015-03-15 00:17:13

Tagged: , Spring , Cleaning , ITX , Case , Intel , HTPC , SFF , BitFenix , 600W , Dust , Dirt , Grime , Air , Computer , Colossus , Q-Tip

My Workstation (As of 12-22-2012)

My Workstation (As of 12-22-2012)

Surviving December 21, 2012, it is high time I took a photo of my much asked about desktop workstation.

Been a long time coming, but here it is, my main desktop workstation and my trusty old laptop. I completed, for the most part, my system build last August 2012; I could have finished it sooner but there were technical problems that I nor my good PC buddies could figure out (I eventually figured it out myself LOL).

I have yet added a videocard since my wallet has gotten thin since the pseudo-completion of the build. But hey! It’s the holidays… cha-ching, cha-ching. LOL

A normal shot with the lights on.

Just hover over the photo for the exact names of the peripherals, etc.

For the overall specs:

CPU: i7 3770

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 4

RAM: 2x4GB G.Skill Sniper 1600mhz

PSU: Corsair Gaming Series 700watt non-modular

HHD/SSD: Seagate 500GB SATA Mechanical Drive

Chassis: Bitfenix Shinobi Window Edition

Cooling: Deep Cool Ice Blade Pro on Push/Pull, 2x120mm Bitfenix Spectre front intakes, and 3x120mm Deep Cool exhausts with LED (Blue)

Monitor: 23" LG IPS234V and 17" HP f1703

Keyboard: A4Tech KD-800L (Cheapo keybaord but has LEDs LOL)

Mouse: E-blue Cobra (Got this for free… I don’t even recognize the brand LOL)

So yes, I was an avid PC gamer back in the day, and I was a PC freak of geeky nature waaaay before I began photography. So I am more confident of my PC skills than my photography skills LOL

Well, just visit my blog site to read my evolution of being a PC freak of geeky nature.

Shooting Information:

Nikon D5000
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
1/2 second @ f/8
ISO 1000
Flash Not Fired

Post Processing Information:

Adobe Lightroom 4
Not Cropped


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Posted by Bright Ideas with Chan Udarbe on 2012-12-22 13:18:27

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

This little guy is my HTPC/server which is on year round for entertainment purposes. Every three to four months I try to open her up and clean her insides. It is a simple build that its main purpose is to hold and share files.

CPU: i3
C: 120GB SSD
OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Posted by E_mil on 2015-03-15 00:17:14

Tagged: , Spring , Cleaning , ITX , Case , Intel , HTPC , SFF , BitFenix , 600W , Dust , Dirt , Grime , Air , Computer , Colossus , Corsair , GSkill , Builder , Linux

Top Intake of ITX Case

Top Intake of ITX Case

I live in Hawaii so my windows are open 24 hours a day. I place the case in a book shelf approximately 3.5 feet high. Its three feet away from the window so I’m assuming a majority of this dust is from outside. Right after cleaning this I noticed my CPU is 5 degrees cooler.

Under this filter are two Corsair 120mm fans were very dusty, and I had to use a few Q-tips to get a very good lair of dust off the fan blades. The motherboard and the other components had a very little to no dust particles on them. However the stock CPU fan blades had some dust on it.

Overall it was a simple clean and I really wish the front grill was removable for easier cleaning. This being a large ITX case made it simple to clean for someone with pudgy fingers. I highly recommend this case from BitFenix.

Posted by E_mil on 2015-03-15 00:17:12

Tagged: , ITX , BitFenix , Colossus , G.Skill , Intel , Corsair , PC , Power , HTPC , Spring Cleaning , Spring , Cleaning , Case , SFF , 600W , Dust , Dirt , Grime , Air , Computer , Review