End of a Era 3

End of a Era 3

wire wires wires and some dust

Good bye old friend 😛 .. XP3200+ out of commission for now soon to become a HTPC ..
This PC has served me well over the years , when I first Built it I managed to get a 2nd in class on 3d marks

Posted by KürvZ on 2009-01-29 19:12:23

Tagged: , Nikon , L11 , Thermaltake , PC , Radeon , MSI , Corsair , Ram , Mainboard , computer , PSU , GFX , X1650 , Dusty , wires , cable , mess , The Challenge Game

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Posted by tnle_ on 2010-03-29 06:18:40

Tagged: , ASUS , Rampage , Formula , X48 , Q9450 , Corsair , TWIN2X4096-8500C5D , GTX295 , HX620 , BDC-S02 , WD1001FALS , X-Fi , Fatal1ty , Intel , Creative , MSI , Western , Digital , computer , Thermalright , Ultra , 120 , LED , 12cm , Heatsink

DSCI0789

DSCI0789

Gigantic 250mm fan! Moves a significant amount of air into the case while running pretty quiet and looking looking sexy with the red LEDs. I added a 12 inch extension cable so that I can remove the side panel and not have to detach the fan

I recently had to trim off 1/8 on an inch from all 4 screw mounts so that this fan doesn’t sit so deep into the case. I bought a Zalman 9900 Max CPU Cooler and a few test fittings revealed that the top of the cooler was in contact with the fan when the side panel was closed. Now the fan is still seated far enough away from the dust filter in front and the CPU cooler behind it.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:51

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

Test Fit

Test Fit

Just made it! By the way, the fan is mounted ‘backwards’ in this photo just for a quick clearance test. I think I didn’t bring the bezel downstairs with me for the fitting.

I recently had to trim off 1/8 on an inch from all 4 screw mounts so that this fan doesn’t sit so deep into the case. I bought a Zalman 9900 Max CPU Cooler and a few test fittings revealed that the top of the cooler was in contact with the fan when the side panel was closed. Now the fan is still seated far enough away from the dust filter in front and the CPU cooler behind it.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-06 20:41:59

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

DSCI0784

DSCI0784

Custom mesh bay covers without the dust filter.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:29

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

DSCI0778

DSCI0778

Custom mesh bay covers without the dust filter.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:15

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

DSCI0796

DSCI0796

Dust filter cut from a 1/4 inch thick piece of replacement air conditioner filter. Notice the thin black thread, it keeps the filter from from being sucked into the fan as it operates. A decent amount of light from the fan still manages to show through at night while catching a fair amound of dust.

I recently had to trim off 1/8 on an inch from all 4 screw mounts so that this fan doesn’t sit so deep into the case. I bought a Zalman 9900 Max CPU Cooler and a few test fittings revealed that the top of the cooler was in contact with the fan when the side panel was closed. Now the fan is still seated far enough away from the dust filter in front and the CPU cooler behind it.

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:44:01

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

DSCI0788

DSCI0788

Bay covers with the dust filter cut from replacement air conditioner filter

Most current setup 10-3-11:
Antec SLK3700 BQE Case

Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 CPU (2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

MSI X48C Platinum Mobo

Crucial DDR3-1066 RAM 2GB x4

Ultra 750w PSU

Zalman 9900 MAX CPU FAN

WD VelociRaptor 300GB HDD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD x2

XFX Radeon HD 5770 GPU

ASUS 24 inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit (5.9 WEI)

Posted by airzeke on 2011-02-04 01:43:45

Tagged: , SLK3700 , BQE , Case , Intel , Core2 , Duo , E8200 , CPU , processor , MSI , X48C , Platinum , Mobo , motherboard , Crucial , DDR3 , 1066 , RAM , 8GB , Ultra , 750w , PSU , power supply , Zalman , 9900 , MAX , FAN , heat sink heat sink cpu fan WD , VelociRaptor , 300GB , HDD , Caviar , Black , 1TB , Hard Drive , XFX , Radeon , HD , 5770 , GPU

14th July – Making Space

14th July - Making Space

Opened up my PC’s casing to dust it (boy, was it clogged with dust) and to measure if a longer GPU will fit it.

Looks like it’ll be able to fit a 12" GPU!

Posted by Rawbean Laden on 2011-07-14 15:59:40

Tagged: , apad , cpu , pc , msi , mobo , motherboard , p45 , platinum , kingston , ssd , hitachi , hdd , gpu , nvidia , geforce , 9800gt , ide , esata , sata , sigma , 30mm , f/1.4 , 1.4

20th December – Doctor, Doctor

20th December - Doctor, Doctor

Followed my brother’s suggestion to dust off my tower; while having a fever. Not quite the smartest thing to do, but I had lots of time to waste and nothing much to do.

Can’t sleep, can’t go out, can’t face the telly/monitor for too long a time. Falling ill is such a drag.

Posted by Rawbean Laden on 2010-12-20 04:37:58

Tagged: , apad , drmos , gpu , nvidia , geforce , 9800gt , cpu , intel , core 2 quad , q9550 , 2.83ghz , motherboard , mainboard , msi , p45 , platinum , cooler , fan , tamron , 17-50