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Case Mod - In Progress EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009

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  1. Coolone

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    EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009
    PART 1 of 4


    Worklog
    By Coolone


    a. Name of mod:
    EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009


    b. Description of my case:

    Idea
    When my fantastic EIZO FlexScan T68 died I felled very sorry since we already have been friends through 8 years where the EIZO FlexScan T68 monitor have given me the best pictures I ever have seen on a monitor. So I thought this should not be the end of my great EIZO so my imagination was questioned how could I still get anything out of my old monitor, even if it not could deliver any pictures anymore?

    Since I like to have a PC case with my one touch I thought it could be nice to make a case mod where nearby all used hardware was visible. This was the beginning of my EIZO FlexScan T68 case mod project, where you could see the hardware I have used for my project through the acrylic glass I have build into the front of my old monitor.

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    EIZO FlexScan® T68 (CRT Monitors)
    http://www.eizo.com/Support/discontinued/crt/t68.asp


    c. Hardware used for my case mod:

    Some description and pictures of the hardware I have used for my EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009.


    Processor

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    Intel® Core™ i7 processor – 920
    http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei7/index.htm?iid=prod_desktopcore+body_corei7badge


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    With faster, intelligent multi-core technology that automatically applies processing power where it's needed most, new Intel® Core™ i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. They're the best desktop processors on the planet.

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    Product information

    2.66 GHz core speed

    8 processing threads with Intel® HT technology

    8 MB of Intel® Smart Cache

    3 Channels of DDR3 1066 MHz memory

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    Chipset

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    Intel® X58 Express Chipset
    http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets/x58/x58-overview.htm


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    Desktop PC platforms based on the Intel® X58 Express Chipset, combined with the Intel® Core™ i7 processor family, drive breakthrough performance and state-of-the-art technology to performance and mainstream platforms.

    The Intel X58 Express Chipset supports the latest 45nm Intel Core i7 processor family at 6.4 GT/s and 4.8 GT/s speeds via the Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI). Additionally, this chipset delivers dual x16 or quad x8 PCI Express* 2.0 graphics card support, and support for Intel® High Performance Solid State Drives on ICH10 and ICH10R consumer SKUs

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    Motherboard

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    ASUS Rampage II Extreme
    http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?modelmenu=1&model=2619&l1=3&l2=179&l3=815&l4=0


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    The Ultimate Overclocking Board for Tweaking Fun

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - News
    http://www.asus.com/news_show.aspx?id=13130

    ASUS Unleashes Highest Performing Enthusiast Motherboard to Date: ROG Rampage II Extreme

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    Best-of-breed Republic of Gamers (ROG) Motherboard Supports 3-Way SLI® and CrossFireX™
    Setups on Latest Intel Platform to Deliver Unprecedented Gaming and Benchmarking Performance

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    Memory

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    Patriot Extreme Performance Viper Series DDR3 6GB (3 x 2GB) PC3-16000 (2000MHz) Low Latency DIMM Kit

    Patriot Memory PVT36G2000LLK
    http://patriotmemory.com/products/g...group=PC3-16000-2000MHzMemoryModules&catid=23


    Patriot Memory PVT36G2000LLK Specs
    http://patriotmemory.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=5&catid=23&prodgroupid=82&id=795&type=1

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    Patriot Extreme Performance (EP) line is engineered to expand your gaming options. These modules are designed
    to operate at 2000MHz and is available in 2GB kit capacity. Equipped with Patriot ACC (Aluminum Copper Composite)
    technology, these modules are designed for maximum performance and stability under extreme overclocking conditions.
    Engineered with quality and Performance in mind, Patriot Extreme Performance line is the ultimate solution for
    extreme overclockers, gamers, and PC enthusiasts.



    Graphics Card

    SAPPHIRE
    http://www.sapphiretech.com

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    SAPPHIRE HD 4550 512MB DDR3 PCI-E 1G HM HDMI
    http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=000101&pid=209

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    With all the latest features, the ATI Radeon™ HD 4550 graphics cards deliver an incredible visual experience
    with best in classperformance. Enjoy unprecedented levels of graphics realism and play the latest games with
    support for Microsoft DirectX®10.1. Add this graphics card to your PC and watch Blu-ray movies and HD content
    play with incredible visual fidelity1, and view digital photos with over 1 billion colors2. Do it all with
    break-through efficiency that doesn’t compromise performance.



    Hard Drives

    Western Digital VelociRaptor 300 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD3000HLFS ) 3.5-inch (backplane-ready)
    http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=495

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    300 GB, 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 10,000 RPM

    The evolution of 10,000 RPM SATA technology.


    Western Digital VelociRaptor 300 GB SATA Hard Drives ( WD3000GLFS ) 3.5-inch (SATA cable connect)
    http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?DriveID=459

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    300 GB, 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 10,000 RPM

    The evolution of 10,000 RPM SATA technology.



    Cooling

    CPU-Cooling
    To cool the Intel® Core™ i7 processor I have chosen this great Thermalright TRUE Copper cooling solution.

    Thermalright TRUE Copper CPU Heatsink
    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/cpu/true-copper/product_cpu_cooler_t_copper.html

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    Thermalright LGA1366 Bolt-Thru-Kit
    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/product_accessories.html#lga1366boltnew

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    Thermalright TR-FDB-1600 Fan (1600RPM)
    http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/fan/product_tr_fdb_fan.html

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    On the following website you could see how well the Thermalright TRUE Copper CPU Heatsink is designed.
    http://www.viddler.com/explore/KBrozio/videos/2/1.243/


    Review of the Thermalright TRUE Copper
    http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTU3MywxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==
     
  2. Coolone

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    EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009
    PART 2 of 4


    “CASE”-Cooling
    To cool my case mod I have chosen some 120mm Cooler Master case fans.

    Cooler Master 120mm Switch-Fan R4-L2S-12KB-GP - Sonic Blue
    http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?language=en&act=detail&tbcate=36&id=2579

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    Introduction Features Specifications Gallery Reviews Support

    Higher transparency fan frame and brighter LED

    LED On/Off control connector to turn on or shut off LED based on user’s need

    With one control panel to connect up to 3 LED On/Off Fans

    Higher air flow to enhance cooling performance

    Silent operation for excellent case cooling

    RoHS compliance for protecting the environment



    Optical Drives

    Pioneer BDR-203BK
    http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/products/45/75/442/BDR-203BK/specs.html

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    Blu-Ray DVD & Pro Blu-Ray - DVD Writer (Blu-Ray & DVD Burner)

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    The BDR-203BK offers 8X reading for single layer BD-ROM/R/RE discs and 6X reading for dual layer BD-ROM discs, along with 8X writing for BD-R and 2X writing for BD-RE single layer discs, 16X writing for DVD-R/+R, 6X for DVD-RW/+RW, 8X for DVD-R/+R DL (Dual / Double Layer), 5X for DVD-RAM and 24X for CD-R/RW media types.



    Sound Card

    Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty
    http://www.soundblaster.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=17813&nav=0

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    Maximum audio performance and connectivity for Pro Gamers

    Realistic EAX® 5.0 sound effects that pull you into the game

    Accurate 3D positional audio - even with normal headphones

    Accelerated audio for unbeatable game performance

    Clearer voice chats for better voice communication

    Works with PCI Express equipped PCs



    Light

    Cooler Master Ultra Aurora CCFL Series (DFL-UD1-EB)
    http://www.coolermaster.com/products/product.php?act=detail&id=128

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    Power Supply

    Thermaltake Toughpower QFan 850W
    http://www.thermaltake.com/product_...00001182&name=Toughpower+QFan+850W+&ov=n&ovid

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    Unique patented designed blade shape and a 360° open frame, effectively reducing noise.
    Extreme Quiet 14cm ball-bearing QFan technology.

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    d. Hardware setup:

    Pictures of the hardware setup for my EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009.

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    e. Build phase:

    Some pictures from the build phase of the EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009.


    Monitor

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  3. Coolone

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    EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009
    PART 3 of 4


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    Motherboard tray

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    Monitor with motherboard tray

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    Monitor with acrylic glass

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  4. Coolone

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    EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009
    PART 4 of 4


    f. Case Mod finished:

    Pictures of the finished EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009.

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    g. Case Mod finished with hardware installed:

    Pictures of the finished EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009 with the hardware installed.

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    h. Case Mod - Homepage & Videos:


    Homepage:

    EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor – Gaming Case Mod 2009 by Coolone
    http://www.lanpartypathfinder.com/casemodding/EIZOGamingCaseMod2009/


    Videos:

    YouTubeCOM - EIZO Gaming Case Mod 2009 - Daytime
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_5qyojbeKo&fmt=22


    YouTubeCOM - EIZO Gaming Case Mod 2009 - After Midnight
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1x0we0_-us&fmt=22



    i. Thanks for taking a look at my case modding project:

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    Feel free to give your command of my case mod project!

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  5. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    very cool, have you thought about painting the inside of the case.
    or putting an lcd screen in the front of the eizo (very good brand of screen)
     
  6. Coolone

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    I don’t like the idea with an LCD in front of this monitor mod.

    Since my idea was to build a case mod where the hardware I have used should be visible like in these cases with window side plates.

    Yes, EIZO is indeed a very good brand and also a fabulous monitor. So I had a very bad day when it was over with my EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor. But more than 8 years with the best picture quality I have seen on a PC monitor is also well done.

    It started to come some ugly electric pouches through it – when I later talked about this with a EIZO representative at CeBIT 2009 he told me that the monitor could had been saved bay some special damp cleaning in a laboratory.

    He said that the electric pouches came from some dust that comes on the monitor bay time.
     
  7. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    This was a very nice writeup/casemod. That is one CRT I wouldn't mind having.

    But why the HD4550 with all that other kickass hardware?
     
  8. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    yeah, whats up with the grraphics card. is it because of the 15" screen?
     
  9. Coolone

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    Yes, the HD4550 is not the right Graphics Card. But there was not that much money left, so I thought that I would wait for the DX11 cards. And the HD4550 low profile could maybe be used in one upcoming suite case mod or in a HTPC.

    The picture quality of the EIZO FlexScan T68 Monitor was incredibly good. T stands for tension mask with is a small mashed metal net. That gives same very good pictures and also dose that the monitor front is very flad too.
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  10. BlackWhizz

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    Well, i dont like the mod. Its quality but i really dont like this because it hasnt got a monitor inside. You've said that when a screen is in front of the hardware you cant see the hardware. But why dont you make some side-windows then?
     
  11. Coolone

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    If you take your hand in top of you LCD monitor and a little behind it, than you could fell all the head that comes out of it. All this head would not be nice to get inside my monitor case mod.

    But with some ektra cooling it will be possible.

    A side-window would bee a good idea if there comes a LCD in front.
     
  12. BlackWhizz

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    True, but you can make the case in 2 sections (one for the LCD screen with some kind of duct and one for the mobo cpu etc etc part). The lcd section isnt gonna get very hot. Screens in my school are also in front of windows and they are very hot too; but they still work after 3 years.
     
  13. ry@n

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    I've seen a lot of monitor mods but never one with such a kickass spec! Really cool!
     
  14. Cigano

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    Very good !!

    I like the different types of projects, that it is working with new ideas!

    Congratulations for sure is a great work:D
     
  15. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    haha looks like my mod :p
    only better.. lol

    (my first mod)

    looks great.. nice work mate
     
  16. Coolone

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    Yes, there is some similarity with your first mod! :D
     
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    This is a great bit of recycling - green star from me :)

    As said above a bit of paint on the inside will do wonders and will improve the overall look and reflection of the lights.
     
  18. Rkiver

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    An interesting mod, and good recycling of an old monitor. Pity about the graphics card, but as you said you were running low on money.

    Overall I rather like it.
     
  19. Coolone

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    Thanks! :thumb:

    Coolone

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    OK
     
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