I don’t do any of this. It’s sooooo specific. However, after many years, fans might get noisy, and I might want to slow them down to procrastinate the necessary maintenance. It’s nice to know that that option exists.
My case: By far the best I’ve ever owned, though it has a fatal flaw with harddrive noise in certain harddrive cages, and I wish the windows were bigger, and I wish the color-cycling could be automated. But still: This NZXT Phantom 820 Series case was $199.99 from NewEgg. "CA-PH820-M1 Matte Black St" / 2 yr warranty / Steel & Plastic / Power Supply Mounted: Bottom / Motherboard Compatibility: Micro ATX / ATX / Mini ITX / E-ATX / XL-ATX / Side Panel Window / Expansion: External 5.25" Drive Bays:4 / External 3.5" Drive Bays:No / Internal 3.5" Drive Bays:6 / Expansion Slots:9 / Removable Filter / Front Ports: 2xUSB3.0 + 4xUSB2.0 + Audio + SD Card Reader / Fans: 1x140mm Rear + 1x200mm Front + 1x200mm Top + 1x200mm Side Fan / Side Air duct: No / Dimensions:25.59×9.25×24.09" / Weight: 32 lbs / Integrated HUE lighting for illuminating the exterior/interior of your enclosure with option to turn on/off and allow you to customize the colors at your heart’s content / integrated 4 channel digital fan controller with 15 watts per channel and LED indicators that progressively gets brighter on higher speeds / easily removable air filters located in the top+front+side+bottom to prevent dust entry / Adjustable interior pivot 120/140mm fan slot for directional airflow / Removable HDD cage and large storage capacity for 6 hard drives / Stylish acrylic window with a view to show off the interior of your rig / Unrivalled Cooling Capacity to mount up to nine fans for a maximum airflow / ±Rear I/O white light for visibility in dark environments with a toggle switch± / Extruded right side panel for an elegant look and achieves 36mm clearance for cable wire management / Equipped with a stylish pedestal that lifts your enclosure off the ground for increasedairflow.
NZXT Phantom 820 computer case, computer controller, controller, manual.
March 17, 2015.
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BACKSTORY: Building my new computer! We decided to name it Thailog. Thailog ("Goliath" spelled backwards) is the evil twin of Goliath from the cartoon Gargoyles. Carolyn’s computer is named after Goliath, so it just makes sense that Clint’s computer is the evil twin of Carolyn’s computer. A quick summary of the computer’s specs is: Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz with an Arctic Freezer I30 cooler on a ASRock X99 WS EATX motherboard with 24G of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400mHz RAM, a Radeon R9 270 video card, and a Crucial M500 240GB M.2 SSD…all inside a massive NZXT Phantom 820 case. It was a $1560 build, summarized on my blog at clintjcl.wordpress.com/2015/03/06/journal-hardware-purcha…
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