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Modding Rocketfeesh! Good News Everyone!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by 500mph, 12 Sep 2009.

  1. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Good News Everyone!

    My PSU died this morning! I pressed the power button on my nifty control panel, and then i heard *POPfizzle*. Smelling electric death, I said **** it, and then went to class.
    Getting back from my first class I tried to start the PSU out of the case and it wouldn't start. Knowing that could be at least one of the problems I went over to my local Frys and had them find me a Corsair TX750 they had hidden somewhere in the store. Bought it, installed it, power on and it works! Now this mod is ~$120 over budget for now.
    Moral of the story: Raidmax PSU's can die easily.

    Now I have a bunch of cables I need to hide. *hint hint*




    Thanks! There is plenty more to come.

    I'm trying, but I'm no competition to you. Only reason updates are quick is because its the start of the semester. Work will come soon.
    I will! I just need time and money.
    Just you wait, it will look good eventually.
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Jeeze! I'd hate to hear your BAD news.

    Harvest the fan and wires outta that b*tch before you toss it. Just be careful of the capacitor of death.
     
  3. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Moral of the story: Raidmax PSU's are $30
     
  4. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    I am going to get the fan out of it, it was the first one I modded. Also it is 140mm and will fit in the Corsair unit. And I am going to save the wires since they are modular, and make this PSU semi-modular.

    Minimum quality means MAXIMUM PROFIT. Enjoy my OCZ StealthXStream.
     
  5. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    You should figure out how to incorporate the PSU female end sockets for the modular connectors somewhere in the case where they are actually close to where they are used. The RF requires loooong wires anyway.
     
  6. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Bought myself a little present.
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    I'll just leave this grainy out of focus picture here. Until I take a better one.

    The things I went through to get that to work :wallbash:
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    What is that, Matrix Orbital? I need to figure out how to use one of those :p
     
  8. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    You may be onto something. I need to do some planning.

    Yes it is, a MX223. Got it off of a friend for $25.
    Since I am using 7 64bit, I had to run the "XP mode" virtualization to get it to properly work. It would install fine on 7, but I couldn't use any program for it.
     
  9. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Looks like your having a good time out there in Az, you and jhanlon303, are giving me ideas for the Coolmaster you left me!
     
  10. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    Double post. lame.
     
  11. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Thought I would plan a little bit last night.
    Started here.
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    Ended Here
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    You can figure out what this is for
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    Update by next Thursday.
     
  12. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Beggining of Stage 2

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    Old setup=taken apart

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    Finally get to use this

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    Rocketfeesh is soooo much bigger. And easier to work in too.

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    In use for a month and it gets dusty so fast. Even with a dust filter!

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    I am not too happy about this. I took the backplate off and turned it around so it wouldnt hit the stock backplate so we will see if that made a difference on the spread.

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    A few hours and a dinner later we have this! I miss having a modular psu. So many wires! The Rocketfeesh is much easier to work in, and feels nicer.

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    Pretty extended capture lights. It's not really this bright.

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    Modified the front door so my fans get plenty of air.

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    4 white fans in such a small case make it plenty bright.

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    There would have been a 2nd hard drive in there, but I broke the data connector on the older 80gig I have. I have another at home which some sectors failed on, so I am going to try to switch the boards.




    Now that Rocketfeesh is empty, I can get to work on it! I need to go to the store first, I need some plexiglass, and maybe some alu angle. Might get some spraypaint too, but we will see how my budget works out.
     
  13. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Excuse me for being a questioning old geek but could you not put the HDD(with an adapter) in one of the 6 optical bays (OK 3 left) and freed the front fans to blow completely into the case and across the hot bits?

    /me running for cover

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    Never mind - that's not the RF case.
     
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  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    TOO much thermal paste. Ideally, all you need is a thin film of it on the IHS.
     
  15. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Going to mod the RF case these next few days. I know what you are saying, but I would like a fan to cool my hdd's.

    But my heatsink has the gaps on the bottom because the heatsink pipes touch the cpu directly. shouldn't it squish the extra out? I'm getting 40c on a 4.2ghz overclock on idle, which does seem pretty decent. I may try putting on less paste nest time and seeing what happens.
     
  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Doesn't really make a difference. You always want as little paste as possible to inhibit direct metal-to-metal contact. It's only meant to 'fill' in the microscopic gaps between the IHS and the heatpipes/base.
     
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  17. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Alrighty, I'll do that next time and see what my results are. Thanks for the tip!
    +rep
     
  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    No worries mate :)
     
  19. boothy_1993

    boothy_1993 CPC refugee

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    i like this mod keep up the good work, will be following it :):thumb:
     

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