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Case Mod - In Progress Project: LEXA Revival

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by The boy 4rm oz, 11 Jun 2009.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Thanks mate :D.
     
  2. Mark_Hardware

    Mark_Hardware New Member

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    So, if you have 2 Lexa's, does that mean you will have a half a Lexa more than me?
     
  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    You could put it that way lol. I actually have 1 1/3 LEXAs lol. Within a week of receiving my original the top hinge on the door broke, NZXT sent me a whole new front fascia (temp display and all) from their Australian stockist.

    Good news. Today is a fantastic day, hardly a breeze and the suns a shining. I'm going to clean up the case and get some pics up later today for you all.
     
  4. blackflag

    blackflag I Kill Dremels

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    LOL at using the grill to clamp to... :D

    Keep up the good work :thumb:
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Thanks blackflag, I was surprised at how sturdy the BBQ was for sawing lol. Later today I will be posting up the final pics, stay posted.
     
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  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Well guys this is my final update. I have finally finished fixing up LEXA and now it's time for the final glory shots...again lol.

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    Sorry about the less than perfect pics :D. For those who missed the final pics of the original build, they can be found here:
    http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9478&page=67

    Well that's it, all done. I may post an update later on with OC clocks and temps. Until then...

    Happy Modding.
     
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  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    *double post*
     
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  8. Mark_Hardware

    Mark_Hardware New Member

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    Tooo...... Much........ Sexy........ Must........Come.........to........Australia........And.....steal.......case!
     
  9. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    HAHA, thanks Mark, I'm glad you like it.
     
  10. DonT-FeaR

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

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    i like it alot!
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Thanks mate.
     
  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Stunning. I really love the enthusiasm. :thumb:
     
  13. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Thanks a lot stonedsurd, I am really glad you like it.
     
  14. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    It's looking great TB4O! nice work!

    My only suggestion for improvement would be not having the wires run over the support bar. Maybe you can slide the wire holders up a bit and mount one to the back of the bar?
     
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    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Thanks for the comment MM. I originally tried attaching the PCI-e power cables behind the support bar but due to me having a 20cm UV CCFL there it was quite impossible. The wires like that actually keep the disk drive cables perfectly straight also which is a nice aesthetic bonus, I wouldn't have done them that way if I didn't like it ;).
     
  16. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    yeah man, not trying to diss at all. :doh: on the CCFL, my bad. I do like the clear spacing/layout of the wires/ tubes as well.
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I know you weren't having a go, criticism is healthy ;).
     
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    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Well I decided that I don't want to go to Uni on Friday so I thought I would get my OC tweaked and post up a screen shot for you guys.
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    CPU:
    Q6600 from 2.4GHz to 3.2GHz @1.38v
    Idle Temp = 24-26c
    Load Temp (3DMark06 and general gaming) = 36c
    Load Temp Fully Loaded (100% on all 4 cores, Prime95) = 44c

    GPU:
    8800GTX from 576, 1350, 900 - 638, 1545, 999 (Stable) - 661, 1593, 1026 (Best)(Core, Shader, Memory)
    Idle Temp (Core) = 36-37c
    Idle Temp (Ambient) = 34c
    Load Temp (Core) = 42c
    Load Temp (Ambient) = 40c
    *NOTE* 3DMark06 run with "Best" clocks *NOTE*

    RAM:
    From 400MHz (800 effective) 4-4-4-15 2T @2.2v - 498MHz (996 effective) 5-5-5-15 2T @ 2.2v
    No temp data, but feel cool to touch.

    3DMark06 score from 11,365 stock to 13,928 OC (some runs I can get 14,000+, just depends).

    I am pretty happy with these clocks, not bad for a first attempt at overclocking lol. The CPU definitely has some more headroom and the RAM can go a bit further (I have seen it at 1066 speeds with stock CPU clocks) but this is more then enough for me.

    Well this will definitely be my last post for Project: LEXA, I have tidied up all lose ends, posted everything I wanted to and said everything I wanted to say. As always comments are welcome. Time to plan my next mod ;). Until then...

    Tb4o signing out.

    Happy Modding.
     
  19. Mark_Hardware

    Mark_Hardware New Member

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    Pretty sweet man. Good work, as usual
     
  20. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Cheers bro.

    I'm just tweaking the RAM settings as they appear to lock up my machine after a hefty Crysis gaming session, nothing major, just need to drop the clock by a few MHz.
     

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