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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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    I sleeved the rear Vantec fan and the stock AMD cooler and the soon to be Zalman 92mm fan for the roof (which I thought was another Vantec, but alas it was not, another raid from one of my parts bins).[​IMG]
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    I have a solution for no fan controller also, check it out.
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  2. maestro0428

    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    Any other ideas on heatsinks? I still can't work out the PWM on my stock heatsink. Only Speedfan tames the beast. I cleaned out the front grille today, man was it nasty. I tossed the fan filter as it was too restrictive and I don't mind cleaning my pc regularly. Removing the front of the case was very delicate as the door has very small pins and even tinier washers that help level it. I'm not looking forward to that again. More pictures soon, cameras batter died.
     
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    scythe shuriken or BIG shuriken they are both low profile quiet and do a decent job I put one in my friends pc and my mothers
     
  4. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    The best fan for that case is either a Scythe Ninja or a Noctua C14...
    Max clearance size for those cases are 150mm, I know this because I have a coolermaster wavemaster and a coolermaster Praetorian...
    I have the NH-C14 and it works flawlessly.. also you can mod the side panel and fit any size cooler you want... :D
     
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    maestro0428 Master Modder

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    The Scythe Ninja Rev. 3 is 160mm tall so its too big to fit. The Noctua c14 is way too expensive for me. Thanks for your comment though. So far the coolers I am looking at are the Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro rev. 2 which I have used in two builds so far and works great but it blows hot air right up to the psu, the Scythe Samari ZZ rev. B which is a top down flowing cooler, the Xigamatek Loki which will also fit but also blows up into the PSU. I am trying to keep the heatsink bill under $40 US. I know that doesn't give me a lot of options, but neither does the height limitations.:grr:

    Here is what I am looking for: the best cooler that blows from the top down, costs less than 40 bucks and is under 150mm in height. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
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    [​IMG]Unless someone has a better idea, this heatsink, the Coolermaster Gemini II fits the bill nicely.
     
  7. axscpu

    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    axscpu What's a Dremel?

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    the coolermaster is a great heatsink as you can fit it with a 140mm fan !!!!
     
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    I found a prewired Bulgin Switch with a blue LED in one of my parts bins. I also found some short black sata cables from a couple of Apple G5s too. I am bidding on that heatsink, keep your fingers crossed (and don't bid on it, lol) that I win it. I plan to use two of my Sharkoon 1000 120mm fans on it. My motherboard has connections for two cpu fans.
     
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    I have been sleeving quite a bit so I thought I would show off the lighter I have been using to heat the tubing.
     
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    New 80mm fans are on their way from newegg. Fan adapter should be here around the same time as the fans.
     
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    I added another DVDRW, mostly to fill the other hole left by the previous optical drives. I also added a flash card reader to replace the old floppy. I bet this case never expected to have USB 3.0 on its front end. I may end up painting my keyboard and mouse to match....although not with actual Lambo paint. Come to think of it, I have a yellow mx 510 already from when I built the Killer Bee PowerMac G4 to Lian Li mod.
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    Received a package today. 80-92mm adapters. Fitted one to the Zalman fan and now its installed. Moves way more air than that 80mm Panaflo I had on there. Only 80mm fans will fit in the front without serious modification. I want to keep the case as stock as possible. This is more of a resto mod I guess.

    Do I put the Bulgin switch in or do I keep it totally stock?
     
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    Got my new fans today. They are no quiter than the old ones. I need to get some more resistors. Pics soon.
     
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  16. Plodder

    Plodder What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice looking case and my favorite colour.
    Me want :waah:
     
  17. maestro0428

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    Oops double post.
     
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    Here is a pic of the new fans.
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    Nobody makes cases with aluminum like this anymore.
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    Pic of those pesky tiny washers.
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    BnZn What's a Dremel?

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    I am curious to know as to whether you'll be painting the chassis, or leaving it bare?
     
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    I plan to leave the chassis as stock as possible.
     

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