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by coolhand
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

Mine cost less to make and has higher quality materials, looks better and I get the satisfaction of building something. If you bothered to actually read the thread youd see I did it to kill time while saving for the parts. Take that partical board marketing shite somewhere else.
by coolhand
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

After months of saving and slowly building I now have my 2P rig parts together (a Big Thanks to 3.0 Charlie over at HWC for the Motherboard, Ram and CPUs) I'm installing the OS as we speak and will be folding like a mutha this evening. The Open Air Bench will get some more tweaks I just wanted to te...
by coolhand
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

Small Update, I received my first piece of Hardware today, A Corsair AX850 PSU (Thanks to Mike over at silentpcreview.com | Everything about Silent / Quiet Computers for the Great Price) , pretty sweet unit, Nice having an option to use 2 or 4 Sata Power cables. The Bench is getting close to complet...
by coolhand
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

Small Update: I've attached the Plexi Using Chicago Screws to the Aluminum Frame, the structure is pretty sound now. A few pics (sorry they aren't great) http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/folder%20holder/DSCF2822.jpg http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/folder%20...
by coolhand
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

Update 2011-10-11 Just a small Update, One step closer to completing the “Folder Holder” thanks to Dave at UN Designs for his Donation of a UN Designs SSD Bracket. http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/folder%20holder/X-Bracket-Horizontal-225x300.jpg I wanted to mention every CPU sit...
by coolhand
Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

Update 2011-10-10 I've started work on the aluminum frame. http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/folder%20holder/DSCF2785.jpg http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/folder%20holder/DSCF2784.jpg http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/folder%20holder/DSCF2...
by coolhand
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 1047

SOLD

What I have here is a LNIB Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD ArmI used it for a few months then packed it up. I was just going through my stuff to find things to sell to fund my upcoming project (Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/7 Folder ) I will Include a 100mmx200mm Vesa Adapte...
by coolhand
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

Small Update, Set up my workshop in my office/spare bedroom. Happy Thanks Giving!!

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by coolhand
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

I agree a bigger cooler would be better. just limited with what is compatible on a 2P g34 board
by coolhand
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

Just Some Scribbles, gonna go see the parents this weekend, grab a pop-rivet gun and some aluminum pieces. Might start saturday or monday, sunday is busy with thanksgiving

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by coolhand
Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Re: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P

Hello the reason for the NH-U9DO is because they are compatible with the G34 socket, the other 2 are not, slightly limited on CPU coolers for server boards / Sockets.
by coolhand
Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/
Replies: 14
Views: 6369

Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/

Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/7 Folder (Fold-Tron 3.0? still working on the name) I’ve got the folding Bug; I love the idea of contributing to finding the cure for a Disease like cancer. The big C has been a huge part of my life, My Mother and Father have both Battled c...
by coolhand
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My on its way to be silent HTPC, Silverstone GD05
Replies: 12
Views: 9729

the case with out feet is 5 11/16" = 127.6875mm

with feet 6" = 150.114mm (5.91" but 6" is more accurate with the face plate perturbing higher than the case)

measured with my tape measure

with out feet she will fit.
by coolhand
Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My on its way to be silent HTPC, Silverstone GD05
Replies: 12
Views: 9729

Dimension 440 mm (W) x 150 mm (H) x 325 mm (D) links: http://www.silentpcreview.com/silverstone-gd05 Height 5.91" link: http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=49498&vpn=GD05B&manufacture=Silverstone%20Technology http://www.silverstonetek.com/ these are as trustworthy as my ruler. google is a wonderful to...
by coolhand
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My on its way to be silent HTPC, Silverstone GD05
Replies: 12
Views: 9729

Great point Mike, I keep my top cover cracked open a few inches, definately helps with the cooling, Just keep a can of air close by.
by coolhand
Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

New update, 3 Kingston 64GB SSD's in raid 0, As OS and Application HDD the 2 WD 640 blacks are storage that i move my DL and media to after i start to fill the 170+GB of sweet sweet SSD space i have. http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/DSCF1126.jpg http://i864.photobucket.com/album...
by coolhand
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CM Storm Sniper Black rig
Replies: 10
Views: 7331

Nice Clean Build I would definately swap out the stock fans as soon as you can. good advice here suggesting turning the CPU Heatsink to let natrual convection take place (heat rises) one question whats that uh ribbon type cable doing in your build, i mean you have so many "New" parts the IDE just do...
by coolhand
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

for the noisey 5750 (i Have 2 in Crossfire) it seems to be my only option, when i stop the bottom GPU Fan the case is silent, ive tried a dab 3in1 oil with no luck, I havent been able to find aftermarket solutions either. One day there will be an option, (i suppose i could take the fan off and zapst...
by coolhand
Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

As far as i can tell, I cant hear it from 6 inches away, i have to put my ear up to the exhaust, the 135mm fan makes a difference for sure.. NCIX always has these on sale... I like mine so far. Im now looking at a FT02 case the antec is about as silent as i can get it, but i want more. Its just hard...
by coolhand
Wed May 05, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

Re: Updates

More Case Damping Material added, this is getting closer to silence. still hear some turbulance from the rear exhaust(Noctua 120mm at 385RPM) http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/IMG_1967.jpg Where can i get this Devo material ? You think it can make a difference? I actually Met up...
by coolhand
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Update on my solo build...
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

Tuck some wires away. aka cable management. not harshing on you. just my opinion.
by coolhand
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

Updates

More Case Damping Material added, this is getting closer to silence. still hear some turbulance from the rear exhaust(Noctua 120mm at 385RPM) http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/IMG_1967.jpg http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/IMG_1968.jpg http://i864.photobucket....
by coolhand
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

Updates

More Case Damping Material added, this is getting closer to silence. still hear some turbulance from the rear exhaust(Noctua 120mm at 385RPM) http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/IMG_1967.jpg http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab203/coolhand2010/IMG_1968.jpg http://i864.photobucket....
by coolhand
Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

So the V2 is the only VGA cooler that will fit.. hmmm where can i buy one?
or better yet where can i get a new fan for the VGA?

thanks.
by coolhand
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Intel X25-M 80GB 34NM Postville 2.5IN SSD $229.79CDN
Replies: 0
Views: 853

Intel X25-M 80GB 34NM Postville 2.5IN SSD $229.79CDN

http://bestdirect.ca/products/218794/SS ... 2C1/Intel/

NCIX price matches these guys. NCIX price is $299.99CDN (sale happening tonight as part of their weekly sales, so thats probably why Best Direct has the sale price on now(same company different prices)
by coolhand
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is VaporX HD5770 overkill ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2980

I have the 5750 Vapor X, its great (aside from fan noise, im really picky)
you can OC the 5750 to the 5770 specs using the catalyst control panel. I went with the 5750 because its reviews said it was quiet and the price was right seeing how you can overclock it to the 5770 specs.
my 2cents
by coolhand
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Ati 5770 Air cooler?
Replies: 51
Views: 15889

I have the Sapphire Vapor X pictured above (HD5750 version) I cant seem to find a quiet cooler solution that will fit. anyone ???
by coolhand
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

^Thanks!!! I would love a SSD but its not in the budget at 3+$ per GB. maybe in quarter 2 when intel releases their new SSD's and the prices come down a little. Anyone have a HD5750 GPU? i need to quiet the fan down, even at 20% its audible, ive looked everywhere for aftermarket coolers and there on...
by coolhand
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Grandia GD05: A Versatile HTPC Case
Replies: 69
Views: 50097

Great case

I purchased this case a while ago. its great. more pics here:

viewtopic.php?t=58029
by coolhand
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 on its way to silence and performance
Replies: 35
Views: 15687

Thanks^^ its a work in progress. and yes its very quiet, i can hear HDD seek noise and a low hum when i put my ear to the case. So i have a bit more to do.