My new case v.Computerrice

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  1. droopz

    droopz New Member

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    Just some pics of my custom case now that its finished.

    Mods include

    - Chasis respray in matt black (internal)
    - Exterior respray in gloss midnight back (w/clear)
    - Trim resprayed in brunswick green (w/clear)
    - Windowed side
    - All fans are ballbearing
    - Drilled holes for water piping (w/rubber gromits)

    Features

    - Swiftech Ultra Extreme water cooling kit (1/2" tubing)
    - Large 5.25" bay reservoir
    - AMD64 3700 running @ 2.46
    - 2Gb DDR4 Ram (generic brand)
    - XFX 7950GX2 1Gb xxx

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    Sorry about the pic quality... still not sure how to take pics of lights in the dark. If anyone has some tips please let me know.

    EDIT: New host.
     
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  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    1. What do you use it for?
    2. How much noise does it make?
    3. Are you running [email protected] to contribute your spare MHz to OffTopic's [email protected] team? They're trying to cure cancer, you know.
     
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    wow, you ruined a decent case.
     
  4. droopz

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    1. Everything. Gaming, HTPC, work, Photoshop, making pizza etc...

    2. At full song, heaps. But if i runthe fans at about 50% its nice and quiet.

    3. No. Im very particular about who plays with my MHz.
     
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    droopz New Member

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    You dont like the respray? Or dont like what I did inside the case?

    Or just hating in general?

    Im thinking Ill pull all the green sleeving off and extend/shorten the wires as required to hide them totally.
     
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    don't like the interior, but the exterior is attrocious.
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    1. Okay.

    2. Is there any situation that needs the fans to run at full speed? Does it actually need that much active cooling? If so, I'd say you need to make the hardware more robust.

    3. Fine, don't help cure cancer then. The process runs in the background anyway; it doesn't get any CPU power unless no other programs are using it. Keep in mind that just about the only time a CPU runs at full usage for more than a couple of seconds is when a program has crashed and is stuck in an infinite loop.

    4. If I could make a suggestion, go buy a can of flat laquer (also known as matte or non-glossy, NOT semigloss) and spray it over the entire case. I'm not too keen on shiny paint unless it's mirror-smooth, and since you used spraypaint, you didn't have a chance of achieving that. (not that I could do better.)
     
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    2. Rarely. Most of the time it runs quiet, especially since im not really pushing the CPU with a heavy OC. But I wouldnt mind seeing how much higher I can get it so I may use the fans more during games and big photoshop jobs.

    3. No broadband at home anyway. :wtc:

    4. Thats not a bad plan. I havnt cut or buffedthe outside at all, but I know what you mean. Problem with a Matt finish (like th interior) is that it would pick up a tonne of dust and shit. I do have an automotive spray booth at home (no oven though) so if the cut and buff doesnt get it looking smoother, I guess i cant redo it properly.
     
  9. Clarity

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    :wavey:

    I [email protected] on my OC (and did before). I don't notice a hit to my performance, but sometimes I have a suspicion they are TEH STEALING MI MEGAHOORTZ! I'm folding for team 45454 (DFI team).
     
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    you bad person :squint:
     
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    By the way, you case, form what I can see looks decent. I personally like clean "bo extra stuff" cases, and I'm really not like the look of my Armor. But, my temps are good, so I'm bot complaining =) If only I had 100 more bucks for that LianLi =(
     
  12. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    huh?
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    I would say that the glossy finish would pick up more dust, in addition to showing fingerprints. Glossy paint usually has to be electrostatically-applied (as in, the way they paint cars) or else it has a tendency to stay sticky for a long time.
     
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    i think it looks pretty nice. one thing it could need is a nice wetsand with 1000 grit and a polish to get rid of the orange peal of the paint, but otherwise good job
     
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    i seed thet i tihnk yuo arw making fun if my.
     
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    Now I know I only painted this case with presure-packs, but I've had some experiance spraying cars. Not a perfessional at all, but like I said, I have a booth and ive done a fair few cars. Including myown 3 times. None of them ever stayed "sticky" for more than 12 hours after spraying.

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    Whereas the old Baja ive got, painted matt black.... not only gets dirty easier, but its 100 times harder to clean.

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    Anyway, like xnevergiveinx said, it just needs a sand and polish to get the kind of results your after.
     
  17. deusexaethera

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    Okay, if a sand and a polish will smooth the paint without dulling it, then yeah, I guess that would be the best thing to do.

    As for matte paint getting dirty faster -- I hadn't taken into account that you might take your computer off-road. Now that I see the wheels on the underside...:rofl:
     
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    Well shit! Doesn't everyone?
     
  19. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Nah, it's hard to get a long-enough extension cord, and automotive power inverters consume perfectly-usable horsepower. Can't have the engine stalling out in the mud, now can you?
     
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    I go offroading frequently... I've never worried about horsepower... only torque. Torque is king.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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  22. deusexaethera

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    Horsepower is torque generated across a span of time. Unless you manage to stop time when you go offroading, you're using horsepower to do it.
     
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    What do you drive?
     
  24. deusexaethera

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    I'm guessing he drives his Toyota Tacoma.
     
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    I sold the Tacoma back in 2004....

    I have a GMC T15 Jimmy that I offroad a lot (beater, cheap to fix, don't care about the body) and a Toyota Tundra.

    The Jimmy is a 4.3L V6 (190 HP, 250 ft.lbs.) The Tundra is a 4.7L V8 (284 HP, 335 ft.lbs.)
     

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