Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Case mod 2.0!

06 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Case mod 2.0!

I really like this sub-forum, it's awesome!

So, summer is coming up and I want to get started on my summer project plans, notably, my compulator case. Last summer, I rebuilt the case, now I'd like to expand further some.

My first question I'd like to pose is about fan noise. I currently have two Vantec 92mm Tornadoes running, but on the 5V, the sound of them on 12V is demonic simply put (need a fan controller). My intake fan on the bottom front of my case is inset about three inches, so it's a little vent basically. I think I read once that if something like that is done, that can cause airflow noise, is that true? I kind of want to increase the length of that vent about two, threeish inches so on the inside of the case, I can build around that vent so I can have that space for cable storage. But doing so, can that actually cause noise due to the airflow rushing into the vent?

Next, I also need to fix my LED lighting, one of my LEDs died. If you had to choose a color for LED accent lighting, would you choose blue or bright white?

And lastly, if anyone knows that is, where or how can I obtain a rechargeable battery pack that I can chuck into my case with a PATA connector to power a system lightning setup inside the case? I checked Radioshack, they don't seem to have something of such.

Any help will be much appreciated!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Jun 2011   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
My intake fan on the bottom front of my case is inset about three inches, so it's a little vent basically. I think I read once that if something like that is done, that can cause airflow noise, is that true? I kind of want to increase the length of that vent about two, threeish inches so on the inside of the case, I can build around that vent so I can have that space for cable storage. But doing so, can that actually cause noise due to the airflow rushing into the vent?
Yes. Essentially you are creating a wind tunnel which will amplify the noise significantly. Buy 'build around' - I assume you mean to extend the vent?

Is it feasible to replace the 92mm fans with larger 120mm ones?

Alternatively you could sacrifice a little CFM and replace those fans with quieter ones. Either way, a fan controller is a good idea.



Quote:
Next, I also need to fix my LED lighting, one of my LEDs died. If you had to choose a color for LED accent lighting, would you choose blue or bright white?
Entirely a personal choice there mate

Personally I'd go white because Blue has been done and red is the new blue. White is the new red
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote:
Personally I'd go white because Blue has been done and red is the new blue. White is the new red
Can't go wrong with the classic "radioactive" look of green though. Acid-etch a bio-hazard insignia on the plex-window and call it a day.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


06 Jun 2011   #4

 
 

lol, true. I had some green fans for a while.

I removed them because they didn't match the existing reds - it made my case look like a Christmas tree
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
My intake fan on the bottom front of my case is inset about three inches, so it's a little vent basically. I think I read once that if something like that is done, that can cause airflow noise, is that true? I kind of want to increase the length of that vent about two, threeish inches so on the inside of the case, I can build around that vent so I can have that space for cable storage. But doing so, can that actually cause noise due to the airflow rushing into the vent?
Yes. Essentially you are creating a wind tunnel which will amplify the noise significantly. Buy 'build around' - I assume you mean to extend the vent?

Is it feasible to replace the 92mm fans with larger 120mm ones?

Alternatively you could sacrifice a little CFM and replace those fans with quieter ones. Either way, a fan controller is a good idea.



Quote:
Next, I also need to fix my LED lighting, one of my LEDs died. If you had to choose a color for LED accent lighting, would you choose blue or bright white?
Entirely a personal choice there mate

Personally I'd go white because Blue has been done and red is the new blue. White is the new red
Shoot. Yeah, I plan to extend it inwards some to it matches up to my hard drive bays, so when you open it, there's a whole block of nonsense, with room for cable storage.

I've been debating whether or not to keep it blue or go to white. I originally planned for it to be white, but at the time, I couldn't find any white LED lightning kits. I agree, blue has been done more than a European prostitute, but with black, it looks great.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2011   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

Shoot. Yeah, I plan to extend it inwards some to it matches up to my hard drive bays, so when you open it, there's a whole block of nonsense, with room for cable storage.
If hiding the cables is mainly for aesthetics, perhaps use a single sided piece of coloured cardboard/plastic extended to the HDD cage on the viewable side to hide the cables.

The appearance of a block without the noise

Quote:
I've been debating whether or not to keep it blue or go to white. I originally planned for it to be white, but at the time, I couldn't find any white LED lightning kits. I agree, blue has been done more than a European prostitute, but with black, it looks great.
Blue does look good with black and you'll be the one who looks at it the most. It depends on the case really. It may look just as good with white - plus it's a fresh prostitute

If it's that Dell case, I think white would probably suit it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

Shoot. Yeah, I plan to extend it inwards some to it matches up to my hard drive bays, so when you open it, there's a whole block of nonsense, with room for cable storage.
If hiding the cables is mainly for aesthetics, perhaps use a single sided piece of coloured cardboard/plastic extended to the HDD cage on the viewable side to hide the cables.

The appearance of a block without the noise

Quote:
I've been debating whether or not to keep it blue or go to white. I originally planned for it to be white, but at the time, I couldn't find any white LED lightning kits. I agree, blue has been done more than a European prostitute, but with black, it looks great.
Blue does look good with black and you'll be the one who looks at it the most. It depends on the case really. It may look just as good with white - plus it's a fresh prostitute

If it's that Dell case, I think white would probably suit it.
HAHA! Yeah!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Case mod 2.0!




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Case mod 2.0!
Thread Forum
Solved The Case of the Missing Pillow Case Chillout Room
Case Fan PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Do You Have This PC Case? PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
New Case Help PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
new case PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
What do i do in this case? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33