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Case Mod - In Progress Falcon Northwest Revival

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by maestro0428, 14 Apr 2012.

  1. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    So i am constantly looking for new interesting cases to build my pcs in and happened upon this case on eBay. It is the actual case is the photo. Its a beautiful Lamborghini yellow, I don't know whether it is Giallo Fly or Superfly Yellow. Anyway I scooped it up for a song considering how much paint work is by Falcon Northwest. The case is in excellent shape with only a couple of hiccups. As it is so old it only excepts 80mm fans. So do I dare cut the case for larger 92 and 120mm fans or do I replace the old Coolermasters with new Panaflo 80mm? The other problem is that the door is so shallow that a fan controller (with knobs) won't fit. Hmmm.

    Heres a parts list, yeah, its not super high end, but bring whatcha got right? This is all coming out of an old Dell XPS 510 modded for ATX mbs. I like that case, just time for something new.
    AMD 965BE @ 4.0ghz
    Asrock Deluxe 4
    Adata Extreme 8GB
    Sapphire Xtreme 5830
    4 hard drives
    Corsair 650w psu
    DVD burner, etc. etc.
     
  2. dbradford32

    dbradford32 What's a Dremel?

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    Mod the crap out of it! I personally would still add a fan controller, but make holes in the front door to access them when it is closed. Next up, bust open the shell, add a few 120mm fans, but add only silent fans. From there, go with a window on the side, and keep it along the lines of the lambo yellow. Maybe make the doors hinge in such a manner, that it would keep with the lamborghini theme, also. The possibilities are endless! Great cases, also! :)
     
  3. Guest-23315

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    That's a Coolermaster ACTS-201 or the like if I remember correctly.

    Easy peasy to bung a 120mm exhaust fan in the roof. Look at some of the Wavemaster mods as the chassis internals are identical IIRC
     
  4. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Use a reversed fan controller-put in backwards in the end of the bays and adjust it from the inside.

    I want to see a total restore, no cuts for fans, just work with the case and the fans available today and see how it works. I loved that case, and I haven't really seen a mod where 120s were put in one I liked.

    Also, I like your taste in cases. I'm modding a boutique case as well. Now that we're finally able to get our hands on them, there are some wild mods being done.
     
  5. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    I think I want to leave the exterior stock looking. I might get some 80-92mm fan adapters so there is more airflow. Hopefully it will be enough cooling. Pics coming soon.
     
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    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Pics of the case as received

    Here are a couple of pics with the old dvd rom, psu, floppy, cables, etc.[​IMG]
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    -maestro
     
  7. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    That is one seriously blank canvas to mod. Really nice case. What do you have in mind?

    john
     
  8. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Uh oh my heatsink is too tall for the case![​IMG]
     
  9. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    =:dremel: :)


    send from my BLADE via tapatalk
     
  10. Guest-16

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    The 201 was sans-door, whereas the 210 was with full glass door. I'm not sure what the half-alu door code is.

    Anyone remember it?
     
  11. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    No, but I do remember that PSU, Enermax Noisetaker. I miss mine, but my Delta works much better.
     
  12. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Actually the case is the coolermaster atc-110. And yep the psu is an enter max.
     
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  13. Guest-16

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    Ah 110! I was searching 210. :duh:

    You win, Sir!
     
  14. Guest-23315

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    Coolermaster used to make some absolute beaut cases...
     
  15. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    True, I've owned a couple now.
     
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    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    So I found a 80-92mm fan adapter in one of my parts bins. I hooked that up to a Vantec Steatlh 92mm fan and attached it to the rear exhaust port. I have another adapter to go with the other 92mm Vantec Stealth I have for the roof of the case on the way from Performance-Pcs. I actually left the stock 80mm Coolermasters at 12v which is what they were from the factory and those things are damn loud. I cannot imagine trying to live with a pc this loud. Out they go now for some quieter ones or if I can fit it, a 120mm fan. Now that I had to put the stock heatsink back in that is too loud too...for some reason its running at 5113rpm?! Ugh.
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    So I need a new cpu heatsink. Can anyone recommend a good lower profile AMD cooler?

    Thanks.
     
  18. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Go for Thermaright Samuel 17 or Scythe Samurai.
     
  19. maestro0428

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    I also have to get rid of this. Someone tried to scrape it off. Too bad, probably had original spec on it.[​IMG]
     
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    Scythe Samari is only 35 bucks here in the US. That may be a good choice. Any other heatsinks come to anyone's minds? Damn, my Xigamatek worked great at 4 ghz. Now its just a paper weight.
     
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