Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by DoOb's, 14 Sep 2007.
Good to see this project again DoObs, the interior is loking really cool !
Thanks Hexen and Colossous, yea ive just been busy at work. And now its time to get stuff at the end of this month. $$$$ hehe.
great to see this project moving again........
So i got some really bad news... I went to a lan last night. But the day before Thursday, i was putting my pc together into my case so i wouldnt have to take my pc in pieces to the Lan, I came across a problem, which i was aware of.
Ok so after about 3hours of making the other adjustments, i.e GFX card plate quik placement holes and cutting and sound card plate i had my GFX card in the middle slot on the DFI.
Now I in my head had this thing that surely all 3 pci-e slots should be 16x, well that im afraid isnt with the P35 DFI. So now the problem is i finally get my pc all together. Start up COD4 and for some reason my frames are like 17-20 eish a second.
The card was running at 1x. so i go in the bios and now i was able to only put it to 4x NC, this still didnt help with only bringing in another 5 fps.
The bad news.
I can either disband this project, or spend alot more time on this case, and remake a new back plate which might be ok for my radiator still. And also remark another new and better motherboard cover. I shoudl still be able to use the cover that bends over the gfx card and follows to the bas of my case.
Coz the problem is my card has to be in the top slot which is the only slot that is 16x. And thats is exactly opposite where my radiator port barb comes out. Bummer. Which in my mind i knew about not knowing about the other slots not being 16x...
I know it would be stupid to just abandom the project so .... my option is tomorrow im gonna look a heighten the radiator with a new back plate.
I ended up going to the lan with me lunging around my pc in pieces, almost killing my PSU from my tubing leeking through the one pushin on my res. and water trickled down my psu fan grill. eish i shate. 5 hours later i made a plan and was gaming at 11pm at night.
Thanks guys, im really sorry about this. Kinda crappy on my hard work on that back plate, but at least ive got a spare for another user motherboard with the pci-e slot one down.
No problem DoObs cheer up a bit, there's an option you can change your mo-bo to the one with 3x 16x pci-e slots but i know how it can cost. Think slow about it, you will find proper solution for this situation, everything will be fine! I'm keeping my fingers crossed all the time! It's going to be nice mod!
don't give up because of a setback.
this mod is looking sweet.
like hexen said think about your options and you will figure it out.
Thnks guys for sure im going to do just that. have been pondering over it last night and this morning on my cycle. So not too much of a problem to fix.
Ye - setbacks suck duder but this is one cool mod dude and you really have to see it through - been looking forward to it myself !!
This mod is definitely worth brainstorming what you can do to fix it. You have a great start and a lot of support here. No doubt you can come through with something spectacular.
I'm definitely going to guys. Being optimistic is key.
Good news , easy job guys, But its a real tight fit i rate. If i move the Rad up to just under the PSU i will have the space i need for the Gcard. and what im gonna do aswell is move the rad closer to the side panel which i is like 8mm or so less.
Upwards is about 12-13mm
So now i get the alluminum.
Well guys looks like im modding this weekend, Got my new panels and now i can get on with my mod.
Will design the side panel tomorrow morning.
sounds great..........anxious to see what you come up with.......
nice one good to see this going again
Hows it going guys well after a late night of overclocking my new E8400 getting 4.4ghz (489x9) i got down to some measuring up for the new back panel. I havnt designed the side panel window just yet, im gonna do some looking on deviantart.com
Pics as follows.
Got the panel all lined up, using sticky tape to hold it in place. You can also see the stacker had a lip to it so i took the angle grinder and cut that off, allowing me about another centimetre of space to push the psu up. So now the PSU will sit right at the very top of the case with not space between the top of the case and the base of the power supply.
Marked all the holes to be drilled for the panel. And Side panel on.
My Stacker comes with this neat plate that you actually screw onto the PSU and then from there on to the Stacker, so that was my template, aligning it up in the correct position.
Next was the Radiator, this had to be as high up as possible. Coz of the Gfx card slot being one slot higher.
So there is a 1cm gap between the psu and where the Fans will be mounted inside the case.
Here i just wanna show you the difference in space now, allowing alot more space for the GFX card, and also about 1-2 centimetres of clearance aswell. So this should be good to go.
I gotta purchase dremel disks, i dont want to use a jigsaw to cut the back panel, incase it jerks or something and bends the panel.
So now I must just design the side panel window. and then I am A for a Wave soon.
Dam i need those dremel disks, would have been done by now
Nice, all the watercooling looks very nice. still a few bubbles in there ;(
Hello again Do0b's, one question about ram coolers on G card... is this a hot glue ? (in my eyes looks like )
Indeed it is, um but ive tested it and it comes off easy without messing up the pc board,
The bubbles look cool, but ya not good for the performance, but they have all gone now
and whith the right temp they will fall over I'm not a o/c spec but i know that good for performance of card is also o/cing ram clock, but don't really know how hot they can get then... and without Volt mod on them i think they should be bit warm. Am i right ?
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