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Postposted on Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:33 pm

Thanks guys, I will see what I can do about reducing the picture size.
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Postposted on Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:17 am

The photos have been edited and resized. Thank you Usacomp2k3 for resizing the photo's!
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Postposted on Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:38 pm

asphalt wrote:The photos have been edited and resized. Thank you Usacomp2k3 for resizing the photo's!

Just doing what I can to help those with small monitors.

/me strokes his 2407...in an entirely plutonic manner :wink:
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Postposted on Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:03 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:/me strokes his 2407...in an entirely plutonic manner :wink:

You better stop that about 9 days from now. :wink:
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Postposted on Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:02 pm

You guys need to start using Opera auto image resizing FTW :wink:
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Would this be considered a Mod?

Postposted on Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:10 pm

Here is my case. I have just registered for the TR forums today. I have been reading this site on the daily for years now. I just never bothered to register. So this is my Computer. Its a P4 920. OC'd to 3.08G, ASUS P5NSLI (570i), 4 GB Corsair Value Select DDR2 667, 2X LeadTek 8600GT 256M, SB Audigy 2, PCIe Gig Ethernet card, CHeezie Bluetooth adapter, 250Gb Data Drive (SATA), 160Gb OS Drive (SATAII), 2x DVD-RW, 52 in 1 card reader, MS Laser mouse 6k & Kbd. Its Water cooled using a Zalman WB4 on the CPU, a Swiftech MCW30 on the north bridge, 2X Zalman GWB3 on the cards. I am using my backup pump I removed from a unused home made hydroponics kit I made a few months ago. Its really wimpy I have to have the whole system empty or bled to get it to work. My last pump a Lowes special 240Gph pond pump was sweet until it ate it. It would blow anything out of the system, and as you can see the distance up is pretty substantial. Since my Youtube videos I have added a Ford heater core to the system. It works awesome. I have a box and 120mm fan around it and it is stashed in the cupboard next to my computer (water cooled for silence rather than cooling). It brought my ambient temperature down from 100f idle 109f load for the cpu, 115f on the graphics cards, To: 65f idle 75f load on the cpu. I forgot to get the temperatures of the graphics cards because I was super pissed at Microsoft and went to Ubuntu 7.10, which btw kicks major butt. I am using what I believe is a half gallon pickle jar as my reservoir now. I have kicked the bucket(see videos). any how, here are the links for the youtube video. This is still a work in progress. I am planing on making a nice radiator box with some new 120mm (not new but different, out of an 80's vintage sun enterprise server) and a 3 fan fan bus. I am also in the market for a new pump. I am looking for good large diameter round steel stock (8" +) to make a good sized reservoir out of. The ultimate goal is to quit messing with this one and create rev. 2. I have it all planed out. just need those drops of inspiration to get the next one pushed out.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xHk0J3w ... re=related
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Postposted on Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:11 pm

Oh my god, that's sick. 8600GT SLi ftl, though.
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Postposted on Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:56 pm

Wow. That is insane! did you do your own machine work?
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Postposted on Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:49 pm

machine work?!? HAH!!! I wish, I used a wire feed MIG welder and a really big hammer. followed up with a sand blaster and Porsche "Imola Yellow" and a Perlescent Clear coat.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:39 pm

Still, amazing to see the work into that.

Anyway here's some pictures of my Cosmos with its A8N-SLI.
Only real "mods' done to it are ripping off that goddamn irritating chipset fan that would intermittently fail for no adequatly explained reason (I'd have to start it spinning with a pen and hope the mechanism started up) and putting on a passive zalman chipset / gpu cooler. I'm not sure it's even visible in the pictures as I focused more on how few cables there are

Also, my PSU being janky, i needed to use a cable extender I lifted from work on my 20 pin atx connector as well as my 4 pin connector from my PSU. The cosmos is... large.


The behemoth. For an effective guage of size, my keybpoard tray is whats sticking out on the left
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The ever important front panel. What the picture does not show is that those LEDs are bright enough to interrupt my sleeping patterns, so for late night folding while I sleep I pull the ipod dock over them [ipod removed, of course]
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The inside, from a strange angle:
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Upper area of the mobo, while the "gpu duct" is still in place. After this pic I grabbed a can of dustoff to get rid of the disgusting mess on top of those capacitors and heatsink. Using zipties to attach to the e-ATX holes will come back and bite me when i buy a new motherboard. The RAM, for those curious, is two 1024 sticks and two 512 sticks [arranged in accordance to getting dual channel to work]
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Vent removed for a view of a Galaxy 8800GT. The blue thing just beneath it is the aftermarket chipset cooler, and the SATA ports are two hard drives, optical, and my front panel eSATA. The lone PCI card is for wifi. It didn't fit properly (stupid linksys) and is ziptied in. There's also nothing quite as satisfying as looking at empty IDE and floppy ports
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About as restricted as airflow gets in this case
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This was actually the first time I opened the case while it was on (folding no less) and the cpu temp dropped a good five degrees while it was open, but was significantly louder [likely due to my overclocked CPU on stock cooler under full load]. That said it is still nice and chilly [right now 60c under load @ 2.5ghz]


Gypsy cablemanagement job courtesy a real gypsy
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Postposted on Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:13 pm

I really like those "Cosmos" cases. They remind me a lot of the Mac Pro i think it is. I am very much attached to my Dual G5 Mac here at work.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:08 pm

Here is my rig right now:

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Postposted on Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:45 pm

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Postposted on Mon May 05, 2008 10:03 pm

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got some custom cable management with my antec case
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Postposted on Tue May 27, 2008 10:01 am

new internals shot, changed pretty much every part except the case since the last one. Unfortunatly my 8800GT is no longer with us. I'm considering burying it in the back yard. Also the Cosmos's thermal gpu duct thing [not pictured, wanted to show off hardware because I'm vain like that] actually does chill a couple degrees off the gpu [and wherever the thermal sensor is on my motherboard]

My cable management isn't as good, but they're pushed to the back so they dont impede airflow.
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Postposted on Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:13 pm

I modded a thermaltake tai chi to carry a 120.3 radiator off the back for my 'main rig' that I built in 2005 and still use to this day..

prepping a brace for the rad/fan assembly
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the inside, showing off the dual watercooling loops.. a week after this shot I got another 7800 GT and put it on the same loop as the other video card.
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the back.. complete with duct tape holding a wire down :)
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specs:

Asus a8n sli deluxe, chipset cooled by dangerden waterblock
Amd 3800+ X2 s939 stock 2.0ghz, runs at 2.6ghz constantly @ ~25 C under load cooled by swiftech cpu block
2gb pqi turbo ddr400
2x300gb seagate drives in Raid0 for game installs and media
1x120gb seagate drive for windows, linux, and vista OS installs
1xXFX 7800 GT 256mb @ 500mhz (stock = 425)
1xBFG 7800 GT 256mb @ 500mhz (stock = 425)
1xATI 9000 PCI - when I have the two 7800 GTs in SLI I'd lose my other two monitors without this card.
SB Audigy2 Platinum EX
Magnum XG 650watt modular power supply
coolermaster digital fan controller keeping all 6 fans running slowly enough to be almost silent

main WC loop:
DDC 12V pump
3/8" ID tubing for CPU and mobo
120.3 thermochill radiator
3 evercool 120mm aluminum fans all outside the case

vga loop:
thermaltake bigwater radiator, pump, 1/4" tubing and 5.25" reservoir
2x coolermaster vga blocks with copper memory heatsinks
120mm fan under the case sucking in cool air and pushing it through the rad

other fans:
1x120mm blue led fan in the front for the hard drive cage
1x120mm blue led fan in the back for system exhaust
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Postposted on Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:48 pm

I'm pretty basic. Man I need that new monitor for Christmas.
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Postposted on Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:08 pm

My rig

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Postposted on Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:17 am

That is very interesting type3john

but you might consider 'upgrading' your table sometime in the future, lol
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Postposted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:05 pm

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Postposted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:20 pm

Is that a BTX case?
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Postposted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:31 pm

Captain Ned wrote:Is that a BTX case?


No, it's just a ATX motherboard mounted upside down and facing, what would classically would be, the back panel. A few cases use this, though Lian Li has used it in their large high end cases for awhile now.
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Postposted on Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:40 pm

Too bad Lian Li decided to scrap the whole inverted ATX on all their new cases. This was a modified OEM V2000 case for Tagan called Black Pearl.
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Postposted on Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:26 pm

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Postposted on Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:46 pm

pretty much finished messing with my computer
it is nothing special like some of these monsters lol
you can see the specs at my webpage

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Postposted on Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:07 pm

May I suggest removing the stickers from your monitor and the shrink wrap from your case? Both would go a long way in making your set up look much nicer.
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Postposted on Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:47 am

Hi all!

My home case mod...

Antera 325 Mod
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Spare Tyre Mod
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http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/1777.html
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Postposted on Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:46 pm

Dell 2005FPW 20" Widescreen LCD, Asus P5ND2-SLI Deluxe, Pentium 630 @ 3.6GHz, 2GB Corsair DDR2 - 675MHz, BFG 7800GTX OC, WD Caviar SATAII 250GB, Lite On DVDRW 16x, still using my old Hercules Game Theater XP and Creative 6.1 sound system. That is wrapped in a Kingwin alum chassis and powered by a Rosewill 500W power supply.
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Postposted on Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:58 am

Here's a few shots of my rig inside my slightly modded cm690.Mainly I just made a few extras holes for better cable management and removed the front grill.IT's only purpose was to look good and obstruct airflow in a classic case of form over function.Also removed the extra medal guards behind the drivebays that were not being used.But with the adjustments and some fairly nice cable routing if i do say so myself, My system hovers around 26-31c idle and rarely going over 41c load.That,s for both the main board and cpu.My systems in my sig.

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Also for your viewing pleasure the worlds most comfortable entertainment center.No your eyes are not deceiving you the key board does glide seamlessly over my lap with out me even having to lean forward.

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And the piece de resistance the dirty under workings tying it all together.

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Yup that's right the world's greatest foot stool.Laundry basket with a memory foam pillow and man is it ever comfortable.
Amd Phenom 2 560(unlocked to 4 cores at 3.8ghz),xfx Radeon 6870 (ty again tr ^^ ),Cooler master haf case, 4gb of drr3 1600 ram, win7 ultimate 64bit
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Postposted on Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:15 pm

My CM690II Advance case..

I just got it build last weekend till 4am (it is the 2nd case i DIY myself after 7 year ).


These are my component , thank TR to bring out the latest guide with CM690II advance
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Exterior CM690 II Advance
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Interior CM690 II Advance
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Most of the cable still runaround the HD bay , lucky i manage to get this Seasonic PSU with Modular Design in 80 Bronze also with cheaper price , will post out more photo after i come back from travel.
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