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a hateful exercise in patience
By: robAP Rating: 7 (6 votes)
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Cost: +500
Last updated: 01/10/2007
   
Info: coolermaster CM5. this cost me $450+ i suppose on top of whatever parts you have already running including the water conversion. the spare parts built 80% of a new folding rig in my old case. the red led fans are the only lighting. 4x120 and 1x80. i located the black ice extreme II radiator on the floor to eliminate as much water above the components as possible. in the lower front drive bays i cut a plate of polycarbonate/plexi-glass that slid in and the pump was zip-tied to it in place with rubber feet. the fans are 30Db or less and the pump is quieter than they are. so i moved the drives up into the higher bays each in a zalman heatpipe HDD cooler. i cut the bay covers out except for one and allowed it to mount the fan on. it blows out to draw air over the coolers that was brought in from the bottom radiator fans...also red. thsi helps as the airflow moves up over the memory...and also on the bottom of the 9800 pro video card helping cool it..better. also the flow moves around the northbridge passive cooler. as a result ive gont 100+mhz higher to the chips absolute stable limit on its max safe voltage, and have seen a 10c temp drop at max load on a new layer of AS5. also, i punched out the origional feet and used coller spacers and replacement rubber feet to provide elevation and room for the fans to breathe through the radiator up from the floor.
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the front view.
the front view.
lights out. the black upright sylinder is the resivoir.
lights out. the black upright sylinder is the resivoir.
another lights out from the front.
another lights out from the front.
flow visualization of the system.
flow visualization of the system.
the front fan mod to move air from the HDD coolers. i had to move the coolers back in the bay just a bit to clear the fan. had to drill holes to do this.
the front fan mod to move air from the HDD coolers. i had to move the coolers back in the bay just a bit to clear the fan. had to drill holes to do this.
parting shots and comments. at one point it was just a bunch of trash laying around on the dinner table......
parting shots and comments. at one point it was just a bunch of trash laying around on the dinner table......
Sagittaria commented on 2005-12-28 22:00:00 that:
cool, red and black pwn alll

Socks of Doom commented on 2005-12-07 22:00:00 that:
Whoa. Nice. That case is a refreshing change from the ordinary.

LucifersMagician commented on 2005-12-01 22:00:00 that:
Good job! wow!

Hushplz commented on 2005-11-07 22:00:00 that:
love u sexy red affect

virus commented on 2005-11-01 22:00:00 that:
although im a fan of blue myself, its nice to see some other color lol. i think you got the red perfect. looks great

coolahaNx commented on 2005-10-18 22:00:00 that:
i like it.. i think i would have went with a blue look tho.. but thats personal preference! overall i'd sport it! :)

Zero! commented on 2005-10-17 22:00:00 that:
Love the red

Nerm commented on 2005-10-16 22:00:00 that:
looks nice.

robAP commented on 2005-10-13 22:00:00 that:
more pics available on my thread in modding:
http://forums.overclockersclub.com/Finally_Done_-t58698.html
pics at beginning, links and more pics at the end on page 2

lost commented on 2005-10-13 22:00:00 that:
havent seen some red in a while. really purdy. what about some UV cooling?

Dtaylor commented on 2005-10-12 22:00:00 that:
I love that case! That's a neat rig!

Verran commented on 2005-10-12 22:00:00 that:
those centurion cases are great! I've built two lately and loved both.

anthony commented on 2005-10-12 22:00:00 that:
Thats freaking sweet! Those bolts on the window look great! Very good work =)

Misuta_Yancha commented on 2005-10-11 22:00:00 that:
nice case and yeah that would take alot of patience to put that water cooling system together but it seems a little cramped with the rez and rad inside the case othr than that some inside completed shots would have been nice


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