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 Post subject: Chieftec modd 2
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:20 am 
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My second Chieftec modd, a lot harder this time because of older hardware and a loud Thermaltake 120 mm fan.

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Cut some holes in the motherboard tray, cut out fan grills and constructed a suspension-method from an iron tube.

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Recycling some old hardware, a nforce2 based Barton gaming rig. Fans are undervolted to 5V although the Fractal Design needs 12V to startup, easily solved with a fanmate.

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All is dampened.

Pretty quiet considering the really loud and highly vibrating Maxtor drive and the TT fan. Temps are ok but not as cool as my 939 based rig with passively cooled graphics, X800XL is really hot.


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broken images?


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Fayd wrote:
broken images?
I can view them :?

EDIT: Here, I uploaded the pictures to Imageshack:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8608/hvgqfvzvf.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3386/fkjvnmdeu.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6499/yylmhqyqc.jpg

I didn't take permission from bozar though, will remove if he wants. I apologize in advance for my action.

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LodeHacker wrote:
Fayd wrote:
broken images?
I can view them :?

EDIT: Here, I uploaded the pictures to Imageshack:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8608/hvgqfvzvf.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/3386/fkjvnmdeu.jpg
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6499/yylmhqyqc.jpg

I didn't take permission from bozar though, will remove if he wants. I apologize in advance for my action.


Off course you have my permission. I thought I linked them right so that everyone could see them.


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I can see them nicely. Good modding. How's the effects compared to the previous build?


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CyberDog wrote:
I can see them nicely. Good modding. How's the effects compared to the previous build?


Thanks.

Very different considering the demanding hardware inside. My friend also wanted to have the possibility of having two drives instead of one and he wanted a more stable HDD-mounting compared to my first Chieftec mod. That's why we choose to construct the "high airflow cage". I like it a bit more due to more secure och stable drives and parallel to the ground.
I don't really believe that a non-parallel mounting is that harmful to the drives but let's face it, parallel mounting looks much better.

The old hardware was a challenge to setup right and tidy, IDE cables are really short and the motherboard have strange positions for the main ATX cable and CPU-power connector.

The results are nice though, quite low temps on both graphics, cpu and motherboard. Noisewise it's a bit more quiet than my friends dampened P180 with 4 undervolted Nexus RS, Noctua cpucooler and passively cooled graphics. The loudest component is the TT fan which whines a bit at a feet from the user.

The funny thing is that the dampening really is packing material I got with my roland synth, works like wonders.


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