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Modding AMD Case Mod: Chillin at Computex Show in Taipei

Discussion in 'Modding' started by mnpctech, 7 Feb 2008.

  1. Thacrudd

    Thacrudd Where's the any key?!?

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    What will it not take at a modding contest? lol. I bet it sure is nice to have all the tools you need at your disposal. You and your crew are doing a great job and you should be proud!
     
  2. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Thanks for the great replies!

    Machined and Chrome plated "AMD logo" Side Rotary access panel handle.
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    As I mentioned earlier, I wanted you to see the chrome plated bezel I/O port and zalman aluminum face plate up close.

    Just notified my shipment from AMD arrived this morning!!

    This is what I was told is inside. I wont be able to confirm until later today.

    2x 3870 X2
    1x WD 400GB HDD
    1x LG SATA DVD+/-RW
    1x 2GB PC2-8000 memory
    1x GB 790FX board
    1x Thermaltake V1 Cooler
    1x 750W PCPC power supply
    1x Phenom 2.6

    This sponsership thang is nice. I take back what I said eariler about "corporate poo poo"

    LOL!!
     
  3. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    LOL. When you pump out quality stuff consistently like you guys do, the stiff-collars will be knockin' the door down lookin' for advertising builds! And with good reason too. This is probably the coolest case I've ever seen. And that's a bit hard to say, considering it's based on a Thermaltake chassis :hehe:.
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You can now. He added extra fans.:D
     
  5. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    ^LOL, Cheapskate.
     
  6. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    I hope so Jeremy! :dremel:

    Would you believe I didn't utilize all of Thermaltake's 12 locations for 120mm fans?! ....haha.. I hate FAN NOIZE
     
  7. mnpctech

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    Goodies arrive! compliments of AMD yesterday.

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    1x 750W PCPC power supply
    1x WD 400GB HDD
    1x LG SATA DVD+/-RW

    AMD is shipping a 30" panel (crossfire ready) to meet up with the system at CeBIT.

    Phenom 2.6
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    2GB PC2-8000 memory
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    1x 3870 weighs in at 2-1/4pds!
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    Gigabyte MA790FX
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    Gigabyte MA790FX
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  8. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Sorry for the long interlude since my last update.

    My wife's family is in the middle of a crysis that started Tuesday. I've been comforting her through this, so getting online wasn't a priority over the last few days.

    Carlos did arrive Wed afternoon to install the system. Carlos and I had Davanni's Hoagies for dinner around 6:30pm. Carlos is diabetic and had a severe reaction to the Mayo. He experienced severe food poisoning throughout the evening. He also arrived from Sunny Miami to a Frigid Minnesota to perform this work under a massive deadline. The man deserves a medal!

    AMD sent us the PCP&C Silencer 750W PSU. This PSU doesn't have modular connectors, I modified the SwordM in manner that it's entire shell now opens up, this leaves very little space to hide your cables, so cabling this system to hide everything is was a real challenge. This endeavor proved to be a major time drain. After everything was installed we fired up the system and couldn't get any video output. We troubleshooted into the early morning. Remember that Carlos is still contending with food poisoning and I'm getting reports from my wife about her situation. We also lacked the alternative hardware to test in the system loop to pin point the trouble area. We were both mentally drained at this point. I told Carlos to email AMD we were having problems and would miss Thursday's shipping window for CeBit in Hannover, Germany next week. I brought Carlos back to the hotel so he could find rest before his 5am wake-up call to prepare for flight home. AMD responded that they could slate it for WCG in Colonge, Germany

    Last night I was able to get back to the shop with Tom (Owlbot), uninstall the system, break it down into it's most basic config on the workbench and re-install everything with clear heads.. It POSTED! and everything is working now.

    I emailed my AMD contact this morning to see if it's not too late to ship this over to CeBit on Monday. I have no idea if he reads his company email on the weekends. It would miss CeBit's opening days, but maybe make it time for the peek weekend crowd.

    I haven't had a chance to take decent pics. Bare with me through this situation, it will be worth the wait!
     
  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Life happens. I have learned patience. This will be worth it:thumb:
    John
     
  10. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Your CrossFireX system has video problems too? Mine may be going back for a complete swapover. MSI K9A2, 4x3850. There's issues with this that they gotta work out...
     
  11. mnpctech

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    The case is finished! My goal was to present something original with a Sci-Fi theme that oozed hi-tech. I also wanted a hint of something Biomechanical without the gore element. The swordM's best asset is that you can't always distinguish the front from the back. You find yourself walking around it to study everything.

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    AMD Phenom 9900, 2.6 GHz
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  12. mnpctech

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    More pics update!

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  13. G0RD0N FAN

    G0RD0N FAN Jeff Gordon #24

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    Wow that is simply awsome!! Great Job! One of those cases you set in the middle of the room not under some desk.
     
  14. E.E.L. Ambiense

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    OMG, Bill. I'm going to go ahead and drop a goldfish in here. :jawdrop: It deserves many more too. That thing is amazing. Truly amazing. A work of art. Priceless. I'm pretty much speechless right now. :baby:


    Condolences to your wife; 'nuff said.
     
  15. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Thank you for the kind words! It made all of the hours worth every minute! :thumb:
     
  16. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    :jawdrop: Amazing job. truly the first thermaltake case I want. I especially like the feet you used, seem to fit better than the regular case feet.
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    WOW!
    The shot of the front with the doors open is like Robot-Jesus!
     
  18. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    The wait was worth it, Bill. This is just amazing.
    John
     
  19. Tech-Daddy

    Tech-Daddy New Member

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    sick....

    that is all I can type right now....

    utterly, fantabulously, wickedly,... sick...

    Hit that shot right outta the park Bill... Excellent job.
     
  20. zhangmaster12

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    WOW amazing worksmanship. LOL@cheapskate Robot-Jesus indeed!
     

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