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B Mar 14, 2007, 09:20pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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You Should Pressure mount that cooler Mothow, ive read you can get suitably better performance than it has already.

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Edited: Mar 16, 2007, 05:29pm EDT

 
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Brendan, that is the most crazy rig I have ever seen. Wow. Loving the CRT too. Where did you get that case? It's nice. ;)

Actually, paint it black with spray paint, just the case, and the drive bays. Even flat black, I did so on my Pentium II machine, and it looks so much nicer. It use to look like yours.

Here's a few newer Pics:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/waterdrop006/pc.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/waterdrop006/pcopenLarge.jpg

Keyboard Mod:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/waterdrop006/keyboardmodLarge.jpg

Xbox 360 and other Electronics on the otherside of my comp:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/waterdrop006/360.jpg

iPod 3G, Sony PSP, Dell Axim X30, and Audiovox CDM8910:
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/waterdrop006/Gadgets001.jpg

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Edited: Mar 16, 2007, 05:39pm EDT

 
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I was thinking about spray painting the case a long time ago however I don't wanna mess up the stickers!

EDIT: I know my case is crap. I won't cheap out on my next build.

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Sean what are you talking about pressure mount?If you meant a back fan i have one.I was cleaning my case at that time.I had the fans out.And i was testing my temps.I also had a Delta tri blade in there and with that sucker mounted i was getting 5c better temps but it was way to loud.My green LED fan is much quieter.
http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casqw5.png

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Lol Brendan. You've got the same exact gaming controller and microphone headset that I do...

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Donmeister said:
Lol Brendan. You've got the same exact gaming controller and microphone headset that I do...


Practically the same HSF as well. ;)

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Practically the same HSF as well.


Yeah, it's a sweet looking cooler isn't it?

By the way, what did you use for your dust filters? I heard about using swiffer wipes or something like that. I would like to do something like that for my system.

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I used some special filter material my dad has at his work (sorry I don't know what it is called). Swiffer cloths would work as well but you would have to clean them much more frequently since they are soon thin.

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http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=C...Code=112.3

How about filters like these? And ask your dad about the material he uses from his job. :)

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Donmeister said:
http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=C...Code=112.3

How about filters like these? And ask your dad about the material he uses from his job. :)


Those would work just fine. The material I used for my filters are very similar to the material you find in furnace filters. I hope that helps.

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My case (Cooler Master Centurion 5) came with filters through the whole front panel (the panel is a mesh grill), so it stays pretty dust-free inside :). I just cleaned the filters yesterday, boy were they dusty ...

I'm getting a 15" green cold cathode soon, so once I get that installed, I'll take some nice pics. A question: it says that the dual inverter it comes with is capable of supporting twin 15" cold cathode tubes. Does that mean 15" only? Or will it work with one 15" and one 12"? Are the power requirements (of the tube) the same?

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I would think a 12" uses less power, which should be fine. As long as it doesn't use more power.

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Mothow said:
Sean what are you talking about pessure mount?If you meant a back fan i have one.I was cleaning my case at that time.I had the fans out.And i was testing my temps.I also had a Delta tri blade in there and with that sucker mounted i was getting 5c better temps but it was way to loud.My green LED fan is much quieter.
http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=casqw5.png


Pressure mounting is when you have the heatsink put more pressure on the CPU, stays closer to the CPU, and makes the cooler perform better. like 3+c better in alot of cases

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I'm shocked there aren't more corner setups. I think the only two that were that I caught were Payton and Bobby. :O

Also, where did all the CRTs go? I know, to this day, if I were going to spend $300 on a monitor it still wouldn't be an LCD. Cathode Ray Tubes FTW!

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I used to have a corner setup a couple years back with my old desk. I like having room to put stuff around me, and it makes surround sound easier. I didn't however like not being able to know if somebody was sneaking up behind me to slice my throat.

I don't have a good digital camera atm, but I'll borrow one and take a couple of nice pictures of my setup as it is now, it's quite nice. :-]

As for CRT's, I have two sitting on the floor in my bedroom. 17" I think? Hell if I know. I've also got a half-built Duron sytem in there, when I finally get around to getting the rest of the parts for that I'll set those two CRT's up with it. :_)

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i have a 17" Flat Screen CRT :D 1280x1024 ftw!

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Sean Costello said:
Pressure mounting is when you have the heatsink put more pressure on the CPU, stays closer to the CPU, and makes the cooler perform better. like 3+c better in alot of cases


Dude it only mounts 1 way.

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I love how we are all following the "Pics Only" rule.

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