Been hanging around here for a while now, just reading and thinking. Well, I finally found a tiny bit of motivation to do something. I dug out my old computer and started 'planning'.
Since I had some Zalman parts from way back I thought I'd mod them to fit my needs. Or well... The Radeon already had the ZM80C-HP since before, and the CPU had a CNPS7000A-Cu on top of it. Not much to do really, but I figured; "What the heck, I've seen tons of people straping on a 120mm fan on the CNPS7000, why shouldn't I give it a try?". So of I went, found an old Lian Li casefan that i demolished for the project. Ended up looking like this:
Yeah I know, I'm a shitty photographer.
Then the crazy idea of a fan/hdd-tunnel popped up in my head. At the moment it seemed like a good idea. This is how the prototype looked:
Attentive people will notice that that is a 140mm fan from Aerocool. Its not that bad acctually, but then again I'm used to quite the high ambient sounds in my room. Anyways... At this time I had already modified the case a wee bit to suit my cable management. At the same time I cut out all fanguards and modified the PSU, removed unneeded cables and fanguards. (Antec Truepower 550W, a bit to hefty for this project, don't you think?
This is what it looked like after the small tweaks to the case:
I must say, the best part of this project was the cable management. It was pure fun! *I'm a loonie!*
Anyways. At this point I realized that the fanbox was to big and unsuitable for my plans. And just plain ugly.
So I scrapped that idea. Hmm, seems like I cheated here with the picture taking. Oh well, the photographers among you are probably happy about that.
Here follows the endresult:
Intel P4 "Northwood" 2.6 GHz
Ati Radeon 9600XT
1.5GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR400
Seagate Barracuda IV 60GB
<insert manufacturer> DVD-ROM
Coolermaster ATC 710-SX2
Intake - Scythe S-FLEX [The one that comes with the Infinity]
CPU - Lian Li casefan, no idea about the real manufacturer
Exhaust - 2x Sharkoon Silent Eagle 1000
PSU - standard fans with removed fanguards and rubber.. uhm.. screws?
Now then, after I started it yesterday I was a weeeee
bit dissapointed. The bearings in the modded Lian Li have obviously taken a beating so it sounds like a freaking chainsaw, gonna have to fix that. The intake fan is quite loud at 12V so I will have fix 5 or 7V to that, also the intake airflow sound is quite loud, I'll need to figure out a way to don't have it directly in front of the front. (That sounded weird.) The PSU has a high frequency beep not coming from the fans. The only thing I'm really happy with are the exhaust fans, even though the barely give any airflow but hey, who am I to complain about that?, and the cable management. Feels nice to have more meat on the bones though, now I can take this with me to the Lian Li PC-201 which contains my workstation/desktop/fileserver/gamingrig, some day...
I do however have a plan for the intake in the ATC. Bear with me for a little longer:
Yeah, my drawing suck too, so what?
But I guess you get the picture. I think I've seen a similar system here somewhere. If I'd only find that tiny bit of motivation now again...
Jeez, this became more like a project post than a gallery post. Well, moderators may do as they please.
Til next time!