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Would you get a P250 or SOLO II White ? (if it ever exist)
Of course, white computer are less dusty 33%  33%  [ 2 ]
No, black computer are faster 50%  50%  [ 3 ]
Depends on the price, but interrested 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 6:16 am 
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I got this Antec P150 back in 2006. I since have upgraded many times my computers, but always kept this beautiful white case. Originally I was running an S939 X2, then a S775 C2D, then a C2Q and now I'm with an LGA1155 i5.

While I was running an LGA775, I modded my case to make it more like the SOLO II. I call my P150 a SOLO 1.5, because I do not have the top fan (I couldn't care less anyway, top = more noise) and I do not have the USB3.0 at the front panel. I modded the backplate of the motherboard back when I had an S775 and also added a Clear CMOS button when I had this S775, because I was into overclocking and my CMOS jumper was below the video card. Removing the VGA each time was a pain.

My S1155 motherboard have a clear CMOS at the back I/O, so I do not use that customized switch anymore, but I cannot remove it, it is stuck in the case. This is preventing me from using 2 of my 5.25 bays.

Here's the spec of this sexy beast.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
CPU cooler: Thermalright Utra-120 Extreme
CPU Bolt-thru kit: Venomous X
CPU fan: Nexus D12SL-12
MOBO: ASUS MAXIMUS V GENE
RAM: Patriot G2 1600MHz XMP 16GB kit (too lazy to go check the exact model number)
VGA: ASUS GTX660 Ti 2GB DC2 (amazingly quiet for a stock cooler)
SSD: Intel 520 series 240GB
SSD mounting bracker: Scythe Twin Mounter revision B
Caching SSD: Intel 310 series 40GB (yup, the MOBO got an full-height MSATA slot!)
Wifi: Intel Advanced-N Centrino 6235 Wifi+Bluetooth (yup, the MOBO got a half-height MPCIE slot!)
Wifi antennas: stolen from an old ASUS RT-N16 router
HotSwap tray: Startech S25SLOTR
Optical drive: LiteOn DVD burner black (need to use the P150 white DVD faceplate)
PSU: Seasonic M12D 850W
CASE: Antec P150 (obviously)
CASE fans: 2x Nexus DF1209SL-3 @ intake, 1 Nexus D12SL-12 @ exhaust

Back:
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MOBO backplate cutted for fast CPU tower heatsink installation.
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Sound dampening material on side panels: (applied on both, but took only 1 picture)
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Sound Dampening material on bottom: (also applied on top, but only took bottom picture)
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Sound dampening material to patch honeycomb holes at the back. You can also see the Nexus PCI-300 pci-slock bracket. (ImageShack rotate my images like retards)s
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Back of my clear CMOS switch in the 5.25 bays
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3.5 to 2.5 adapter installed in the P150 5.25 to 3.5 adapter. :roll:
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Front intake fans:
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Back exhaust fan:
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CPU cooler & CPU fan:
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PSU silencer kit (helps remove the vibration from the PSU to the case)
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Overall:
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Since I'm all into white computing, because we all know white computer are less dirty, I matched all my gear over time. Here's the list of my white devices that fits with my P150.

Monitor: NEC LCD2070WNX White (that thing is noisier than my PC when below 90% brightness. A very little whining noise is heard and makes you feel like your head is going to explode)
Keyboard: Logitech K750 Solar keyboard for Mac
Mouse: An old Logitech White MX600 Laser Mouse that came with a Logitech combo S530 for Mac
Speakers: Logitech Z4i
Color printer: Canon iP100
Monochrome laser printer: Samsung ML-2165W
Ethernet gigabit switch: D-Link DGS-1008D
Router: ASUS WL-520GU
Access Point: Apple AirPort Extreme Dualband

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VAIO S13A | i5-3320M | 12GB RAM | GT640M LE 2GB | 320s 160GB SSD | LCD IPS Mod
MacMini2,1 | T7600 | 3GB RAM | 320s 80GB SSD
Router: i3-3220T | Kozuti | DQ77KB | 4GB RAM | 525s SSD 30GB | ISK110
C-3P0: i5-4570S | NH-L12 | Z87i-Deluxe | 8GB RAM | 320s 80GB SSD | SG05BB-Lite | ST45SF-G | UJ-875A
R2-D2: i5-3570K @ 4GHz | Ultra-120 eX | Maximus V Gene | 16GB RAM | 520s 240GB SSD | P150 | M12D-850W


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 Post subject: Re: My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:16 am 
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You are saying it's white but you are not showing pictures of the outside of the case... No matter what, all dust is grey and your case is going to end up grey, just like the much faster black cases. :lol:

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HTPC/folder/Storage : Silverstone|E5300 with Samurai-Z|2Go RAM|GTX460@800|2x1To WD EARS|Intel X25M G2 80Go

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 Post subject: Re: My P150 aka SOLO 1.5 White
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:15 pm 
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Location: Montréal, Québec
Hahaha, well, everybody knows how the P150 looks like. I havn't taken any exterior pictures because it's no different than a stock P150 from the exterior. :P

I don't agree with you about the dust. I can't barely see the dust on my P150, I see it only if I touch the top of it of pass a swiffer over it. Same goes from my silver PS3 that I imported from Japan, can't see the dust (yeah, i'm a lazy guy, if you don'T see it, don't remove it, that is my way for cleaning dust!) :oops:

The case I had before the P150 was the P180 Black SPCR Limited Edition, and the top was always full of dust that you could see to the eye, it was a pain cleaning it everything 2 days or so.

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VAIO S13A | i5-3320M | 12GB RAM | GT640M LE 2GB | 320s 160GB SSD | LCD IPS Mod
MacMini2,1 | T7600 | 3GB RAM | 320s 80GB SSD
Router: i3-3220T | Kozuti | DQ77KB | 4GB RAM | 525s SSD 30GB | ISK110
C-3P0: i5-4570S | NH-L12 | Z87i-Deluxe | 8GB RAM | 320s 80GB SSD | SG05BB-Lite | ST45SF-G | UJ-875A
R2-D2: i5-3570K @ 4GHz | Ultra-120 eX | Maximus V Gene | 16GB RAM | 520s 240GB SSD | P150 | M12D-850W


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