Ever since I wrote about my PSU modding, I knew I would have to get some pictures of my work. Well now I finally got myself to do it. Only problem is, that all the pictures I took of my PSU were messed up by my cheap camera's crappy flash. But, I'll try to get those pictures re-taken and I'll add them here then.
Edit: As suggested, here's a list of my components:
- Asus A7V880 motherboard with 1024mb memory
- AMD Barton 3000 400MHz with Aerocool HT101
- Geforce TI4200 with Zalman heatpipe
- 160GB Maxtor (lower HDD) and 80GB IBM (upper HDD)
- LG DVD-burner
- FSP300-60PN(PF) with analog sensor and Papst 4412F/2GL
- 2 x 120mm Nexus (one intake, one exhaust), second intake Glacialtech 120mm
Anyway, here's some pictures of my rig. I'll give you a play-by-play.
Overall picture of my computer. The fan wires going to the T-Balancer behind the PSU are a bit
messy still, I'm trying to get those hidden somewhere.
Shot of the CPU area. You can see the analog sensor pinned between the CPU heatsink's bottom part. I'm thinking of ducting the CPU area so, that the plastic cover will be removed from the heatsink and the 120mm rear fan will ducted over the heatsink. That would probably lower the PSU temps few more degrees.
If you're wondering why the CPU fan is sucking through the heatsink, it's because I found out the PSU sucks all the warm air if the fan is set to blow from the other side. This way the CPU fan is blowing it's warm air towards the rear fan and out of the case.
I've also placed an analog sensor to the rear of the PSU, for measuring PSU exhaust air. (Yeah, I know, pretty useless, but where should I stick 4 digitals and 4 analog sensors.
There's the front of the case and the HDD area. The HDD mounting is going to be swapped for some kind of suspension. Just haven't figured out how... The fan below the bottom HDD is Glacialtech Silentblade 120mm, doing it's part in air intake. Not really sure whether I should let it be, remove it or reposition it...
I've created a wall of acoustic foam in the 5 1/4 area. Helps in hiding the horrible amount of T-Balancer sensor wiring. I've placed a digital sensor for both HDD's and one between the graphics card and it's heatsink. Also the whole case is damped with Acoustipack.
This is maybe a bit boring, because so many ppl have the Sonata these days. But please give me some comments (both good and bad), suggestions and questions!