Hi, new user, decided to post some of the rigs i've made and tweaked these past weeks.
i basically made 2 computers one for myself and one for my GF, we play a mmo, multiplayer online game no, not wow, eq2(no wow vs everything else flames plz) as such we play high end(we are the uber guild on our server for those asking). So we needed powerful machines if we're gonna keep on playing, decided to upgrade.
her's is configured a bit like mine, but i'll just post mine first
amd x2 1.9, oc'd to 2.8(40c idle, 51load)
2gigs 4-4-4-12 patriot
asus msn2 570
some ultra x case i got free after rebate, free shipping too(yes i recieved the rebate)
some ultra x pws i got free after rebate(got that rebate too)
-old sb xlive
-old dvdr drive that won't burn but will still read(my other computer will handle the burning duties)
-old wd 250 sata
3yate loon 120mm (the sl kind?)
1 artic cooling 80mm
1 gemini ii cooler(it was cheap w/ a rebate 18bucks it looked so huge i had to take the deal)
So i basically put everything together, then it got noisy, i mean wow(for cooling i had an old sunon 80mm front, 120antec something back, and old artic cooler freezer 64pro[this one was nice and quite])
long story short, i suspended the drive w/ mcmaster bungee cords, then i thought these cords are cool, why don't i just tie the fans with them too.(it's not too aestically pleasing if you see the pics, but works well) i got the arctic cooling 80mm and the 3 yate loons,(it was a sale again free shipping 3bucks each) i took the fan out of the pws and put bungee cord on that too. taped up some holes, wired it nice. and i dremel'd out the cage drive(was just 6 solder points). also found 2$ rubber feet at radio shack
i'm surprised the fans aren't blurry as i took the pic while the machine was on, old nikon. i plan to clean up the cpu fan leads, after i lap the cpu/heatsink.
here's the side door, i took out theplastic vent on the side.
it's pretty quiet now, it runs
40idle, 51load while playing eq2
gpu never changes.
b4 it was a wind tunnel now i hear a slight humm and minor hd noise when it works hard(like loading a game zone).