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Old 02-13-03, 06:49 PM
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Oh Yeah!! Just ordered a new computer.

It's my first upgrade in about 5 years. My current computer is a Celeron 500 w128MB RAM and a 32MB TNT2 M64 video card.

The new one is as follows:

Athlon XP 2200+
GIGABYTE GA-7VAXP Motherboard w/RAID/USB2/Firewire/6 ch Optical out/LAN
512MB 2700 DDR RAM
Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB Video Card
2x 80GB IBM 7200RPM Hard Drives in a Striped Raid Array.

I'll be using my existing CD-RW and DVD Drives.

I feel like I'm part of a special club now, made up of people with fast computers
Old 02-13-03, 06:58 PM
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:impressed:

Can't wait for m upgrade in the Summer!
Old 02-13-03, 10:01 PM
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So am I, I am upgrading my rig pretty soon and I hav to say you are going to really fast with that.
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Anyone do a case mod? (pics?)

Has anyone modded their case? I would like to and could use some advice pointing me towards some good sites or resources.

Also, post your pics if you have them.
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Re: Anyone do a case mod? (pics?)

Originally posted by Alvis
Has anyone modded their case? I would like to and could use some advice pointing me towards some good sites or resources.

Also, post your pics if you have them.
I've been really interested in case modding for a while but decided to go for the pre-modded case. I got the below case (minus the internal lights) for about 40 (~$65US)


I'm still looking around for a nice cold cathode tube and maybe an extra fan to cool my hard drives. But I don't want to much noise. As for sites on the subject, just do a search on google.
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Re: Anyone do a case mod? (pics?)

Originally posted by Alvis
Has anyone modded their case? I would like to and could use some advice pointing me towards some good sites or resources.

Also, post your pics if you have them.
Here is my case. Not really heavily modded, I used all off the shelf stuff to customize it a bit




Bought most of my stuff from Frozen CPU
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your computer is exposing it's parts
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ShoeBoy , that's a very nice Lian Li you have there. Which model is it again?

Are you happy with it? Is the aluminum thing worth it for you? Or would you now spend less for a decent case and save your money for components.

As you can probably tell i'm sitting on the fence about this one. I'm thinking about either the Lian Li series or a Chieftec/Chenming/Antec steel/alu case with window. The latter are a fair bit cheaper than the Lian Li ... well, the steel versions anyways and I like the idea of a 21 inch case that I can fit my truck through.

Anyways, i'd love to hear your experiences and opinion.
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Here's the new system I put together a couple of weeks ago (I really need to do something about that tangle of cables).

http://www.angelfire.com/d20/darren_garrison/what.html

(ignore the weird file names, I just quickly recycled an old web page with the new picture)
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Originally posted by Darren Garrison
Here's the new system I put together a couple of weeks ago (I really need to do something about that tangle of cables).

http://www.angelfire.com/d20/darren_garrison/what.html

(ignore the weird file names, I just quickly recycled an old web page with the new picture)
Whoa nelly what a beauty!!
The problem with too many wires however is a common one. After 4 years of not building a system myself I thought they would have improved the situation on LED headers and front USB/audio ports. But these days you have to put even more effort into installing the motherboard than we used to.

Anyway, what's that thick red cable in there??
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I think that's a rounded IDE cable.
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Yeah, rounded IDE and floppy cables. I really look forward to the day when all drives are serial ATA. Mine supports two of them (though I don't have one) and the cables are tiny.

Just for the record, other than the Asus A7N8X and Corsair CAS2 that people here helped me pick out (and the Athlon 2600+ I had already decide was the best fit) I ended up with these parts:

This is my case:

http://www.directron.com/amx01bnd.html

With 4 of the blue LED fans inside http://www.directron.com/ledfan1.html
and one of the tri-color LED fans http://www.directron.com/superflower.html on the blowhole (I bought two more because I was going to add a second blowhole to the door and one to the top, but then decided that I had plenty of cooling). Also have a Antec TrueBlue 350 power supply with two blue LED fans built in, and a heat sink with red and blue lights on the fan http://www.googlegear.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=370415.
The dragon came from here http://www.casemods.com/shop/index.php?shop=1&cat=23

After this photo, I painted the exposed metal of my drive cages red so that my dragon would show up much better. Now I just need to get a nice red ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 9700 to fit the color scheme. :-) After it drops by a couple or three hundred dollars, though.
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case modding is sooo 2000.


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