Project Lamniforme: The Worklog [56k Warning! Lots of pictures!]

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  1. daedal

    daedal Uber Coffee Drinker

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    Project Lamniforme_____
    Is this a big case mod project? Nope.
    This is just a worklog for small mods I'll do on my case. Comments and suggestions appreciated.

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  2. daedal

    daedal Uber Coffee Drinker

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    Here's how my PC was running while the frame was out for paint. At least it was cool.

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    Frame was painted flat black. I actually missed a few spots but none that are visible unless you flip the case upside down.

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    The paint came out pretty well, but the flash makes it look a bit weird.

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    Mounted the XP-120 with a Panaflo fan and sleeved the cable. Test fit. All good.

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    Popped it back in for a full test fit because the paint is a bit thick. No problem.

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    Gonna have to paint those heatspreaders black. :)

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    Looking good so far.

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    I like how the I/O plate ended up but the back looks a bit boring now. Any ideas?

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    Everything fits in pretty well.

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    daedal Uber Coffee Drinker

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    Here's a quick-and-dirty "sketch" of what I'll be doing with the plexiglass.

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    Matth Flash Banner Hater

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    You have a plain black heatsink fan, and you're windowing?

    I suppose the shark theme doesn't need garish illumination just for the sake of it?


    I'm getting the idea for something mechanical, driven at low speed to sweep a blue "laser" led at swimming speed - swish, swish, swish, or a "knight rider" LED chaser with the leds mounted close together and angled, rather than in a line (and inside, giving a sweeping illumination)
     
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    It's looking good M8. Have you thought about cutting out the fan grills at the back, did it with mine and its a lot quieter and cooler..... I love the XP120, it's a monster ;)

    Do you rate the Ram heatsinks and do they actualy make them cooler?
     
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    daedal Uber Coffee Drinker

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    Just ordered 80.00$ worth of Aluminium fans with Blue LEDs.
    They look awesome and push around 80CFM @ 36DB. Can't wait to see how they fit in.
    http://www.evercool.com.tw/products/al_led12025.htm

    Hmm. Anyone know if I could simply polish the paint off the heatspreaders?
     
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    looks pimp...

    and about polish the spreaders, it should work. Start with a really low grit (~100 should suffice) to remove the paint, then go at er :)
     
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    mounting evercools is a bitch at best, they don't use standard screws, nor are they threaded
     
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    Hmm. Guess I'll have to tap 'em. :dead: What size thread do those screws use?
    [EDIT] Called my supplier yesterday. He informed me that the holes were indeed not threaded but that there was self-tapping screws included. Unfortunatly, he almost informed me that he was out of stock and would only be shipping them today so they won't be here until next week.
     
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    Couple more random shots. :)

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    You know what would look pimp would be an ATI Silencer on that X850XT :D
     
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    Last time I tried to install a Silencer on there, it artifacted like crazy, even in BIOS. Had to RMA the Silencer and a get refund. Sent several emails to Artic Cooling and they never answered a single one of them. Dunno, might just have been a dud but that experience is kind of shying me away.
     
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    Well the newer revision 2 is good. I'm using one with no probs but I understand ur fear... Would look nice though :p
     
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    The one I tried was a Rev 2. That's the problem, heh heh.
     
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    maybe it wasn't mounted correctly? or you just got a dud model

    anyway that paint job looks really sweet - you've tempted me to do the same. At least i'll know what my case'll look like ;) I have the TT Shark aswell.
     
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    I mounted it four times, making sure that the cooler sat correctly both on the core/chip and on the memory. That's why I think I got a dud because it was a pretty straightforward installation and all.
     
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    great job so far dude! keep up the good work :).

    my ATI Silencer is working flawlessly, yeilding me higher OCs on my card. you're probably right about the silencer you had, it was probably a dud like you said.
     
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    Yay! They're here! I'll sleeve 'em later and post a few more pics. :)

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    i had gotten one of those fans for my ex-gf back when i built her rig. the screws that came provided in the case were really short and didn't go through all the way. i had to go on a 3hr. adventure into my dad's garage just to find 4 long enough, matching screws!
     

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