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07 Jun 2010   #1491
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

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This definitely qualifies as freaking sweet!


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07 Jun 2010   #1492
Buzz2112

Win 7 64
 
 

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I like that, looks like a shrine.
lol, yeah - very serene


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Don't know whats nicer your rig or that Epiphone Les Paul
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07 Jun 2010   #1493
HILLBILLY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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If you want to know more about fan mods, I am currently adding variable resistors to my fans so that I can control the fan speed at the turn of a knob. The idea is to vary them from 12V down to about 5V. For me, the noise is nothing, but this might be helpful to you.
Here is the basic tutorial for now:
Fan Speed Controller - Build your Own

~Lordbob
Awesome tutorial, thanks! I check the tuts from time to time, but I missed this one the other day when I was browsing through them.. I was actually thinking of trying to either mod my existing fan controller, or making a new one from scratch.. Either way, the info there will be very helpful.

Anyway, I logged on tonight to share the first few pictures of my case mod project.. I was working on the side panel today, turned out pretty well actually.

First things first, the original side panel (used to be a blue LED 80mm fan in the middle):
Next I cut the new perspex panel to size, and laid it on the side panel with the fans to see how it should look when I was finished, nothing was fixed on as yet:
Then I mounted the perspex (8 small screws around the edged of the side panel), and mounted the fans (decided to go with the standard silver self-tapping fan screws):

Thereafter, I needed to cut out air holes for the fans, so everything needed to be taken off yet again. My narrow jigsaw blades made easy work of getting a smooth curve here:

With everything in place and the holes cut, it was time to remove the protective covering from the perspex panel:
Here we have the panel back on my case... As you can guess, cable management is next on my list of things to do, I'm just waiting for my MNPCtech cable sleeving kit to arrive:
And here we have the semi-finished product, I really hate my phone camera, I just couldn't get a clear photo here... This was about the best of the 4 I took:
I want to either try make my own fan speed controller, or mod my existing one to also have green LEDs and small enough to fit in the 2.5" drive bay below my DVD-RW drive... I don't use or need the LCD display for fan speed and temps (the temperature sensors are crappy on this controller anyway), but I'll have to do that later.

When my sleeving kit arrives, two 12x12" mesh panels will be in the same package, so at that point I'm going to do three things: replace the smoked-perspex cover for the front fan, make protective covers for the side fans, and make a complete mesh side panel as well. That way, if i feel like having a mesh panel instead of perspex, i just need to switch panels and move the fans. I'll put up some pics when I finish that part too..

The awesome part of this whole thing, with the fans at half speed (about 1400 to 1500 rpm), my GPU and CPU are running about 5 to 10 degrees cooler under load than they were. I think it's working as intended hey... Hehe...
Wow. Awesome work mate . And those holes you cut with the jigsaw look absolutely perfect.
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I like that, looks like a shrine.


To what?
Where money is sacrificed in the name of better componants?

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Here:

I like that, looks like a shrine.
lol, yeah - very serene


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Beautiful setup. Gaming across those three monitors would be one hell of an experience...
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08 Jun 2010   #1494
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I don't know what you mean....

~Lordbob
Ok, let me try explain a bit differently.. Looking at the face plate of the panel you made, I see four pop-rivets (two on the left, two on the right). If these pop-rivets hold the side panels on, then you'd obviously need to remove them to take the bracket apart.

What I was suggesting, instead of scrapping the whole thing and starting again, cut off one side of the bracket you've already got there, and make it narrower. I was only suggesting cutting the right hand side from the photo you posted because there's a larger piece of flat metal next to the holes on that side than there is on the left.

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Wow. Awesome work mate . And those holes you cut with the jigsaw look absolutely perfect.
Thanks very much.. I'm quite satisfied with the holes too, and surprised at how well my 6 year old jigsaw is handling itself. Good old Black&Decker, they just never seem to die...
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08 Jun 2010   #1495
smarteyeball

 
 

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Very nice, I like it

Good monitor setup
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This definitely qualifies as freaking sweet!
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Don't know whats nicer your rig or that Epiphone Les Paul
lol, tough call on that one




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Beautiful setup. Gaming across those three monitors would be one hell of an experience...
From my quick testing of it - It is. When it works

Some games work quite well with Eyefinity, some need some 'fiddling' and have a few 'quirks' and others just flat out don't like it.

Hell of a FPS hit on some titles too, hello detail lowering - goodbye xAA, lol - always a trade off somewhere


Thanks all.

Even my non-technically minded partner is impressed by the setup. She even bragged about it to her equally non-tech friend, lol.
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08 Jun 2010   #1496
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Some games work quite well with Eyefinity, some need some 'fiddling' and have a few 'quirks' and others just flat out don't like it.
The two games I have by 2K Games--the original BioShock and NBA2K10 both really, really suck with the setup. The get zoomed in to a point where you can't play the game.

Have you gotten Crysis to work at all with Eyefinity?

BTW: I like your setup. Couldn't run those monitors with my "puny" setup!
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08 Jun 2010   #1497
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm working my way through titles ATM. I even did another fresh installation to iron out a few bugs.

I believe some games need to have their FOV adjusted manually if they have a configurable .cfg /.xml /.ini

I'm tackling them one by one

(Haven't tried Crysis yet)
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09 Jun 2010   #1498
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
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Here:

I like that, looks like a shrine.
lol, yeah - very serene


My Updated lair:


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Attachment 77221

Attachment 77222

Holy sheeeeeeet... That is just amazing.
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10 Jun 2010   #1499
brayway

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

some nice setups here!
here are my *two*




my second setup is the server sitting on WIFI in the garage haha, will hopefully be setting up a LAN through the ceiling in a month or 2.... i hope
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10 Jun 2010   #1500
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Nice looking system brayway! I'm loving the three-way monitor setup.. One suggestion though:
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Have you ever though of using Display Fusion or UltraMon? I'd recommend Display Fusion, but there are also others out there... I bought Display Fusion for my PC here at work with dual monitor, and I'll be honest, I can't stand using a dual-monitor setup without it now! Try it and see....
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And I have to say this...... Imagine this with some nice individually sleeved cables in black... That would be just gorgeous.
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