Discussion in 'Overclocking, Benching & Modding' started by daedal, Sep 24, 2005.
That's what Home Depot and a drill is for. :evil:
you know, going through the pix again, why didn't you powdercoat all your parts instead of have them painted? paint will begin to flake and chip off much sooner than powdercoated components
lol, true, *in a sarcastic tone* but 3hrs. of adventuring in a hell-hole of a garage is MUCH harder and more time consuming than going to the Home Deopot ever will be. Now who wants that kind of cake work?
Because powder-coating is expensive and I already have my paint gun.
Want to pick up an airbrush soon but with Winter coming along, dunno if would really be worth it right now.
looks very nice . you gotta teach me how to do the sleeving . It's the only task i lack
Well sleeving fans is ridiculously easy, especially 3-pin connectors.
I'll take some photos tonight and post a small "How-to" but basically what you do is this:
1. Take your three-pin connector and look in the slots. In there are three pushdown pins.
2. Grab a needle or some other small, pin-like object that would fit in that slot.
3. Push down on top of the slot, therefore compressing the clip allowing it to come out of the socket. Be sure to write down what cable goes into what slot!
4. While you're pushing down the pin, pull slightly on the cable. Do NOT force it out or you'll break the pins. Only very slight pressure should br required
5. Do the same for all three pins.
6. Cut your sleeving to the required length and two small lengths of shrink wrap
6. Slide your sleeving other the cable and connectors
7. Slide one piece of sleeving down the end of the cable
8. Using a lighter (or hairdryer or heat gun), apply heat to the heatshrink to make it, well, shrink.
9. Once it's on there tight, do the same for the front piece.
10. Re-connect your pins in their proper sockets. Voila.
Still haven't mounted the fans yet. I have very little spare time at home, heh heh.
These are the screws included. Self-tapping but where the hell do they tap in to!?
Looks like they might go into this hole here, but what if I need it to mount it on the other side?
Will the screws tap in there?
getting those wires through the sleeving is ridicilously hard
the rest is easy though
You might as well take a pair of wire snips and cut off the metal parts behind the fans. My case had some of those and all they do is block off your airflow and make more noise.
Wire snips work well.
Then just replace it with a plain wire guard or leave it empty. Then you'll get your 80 CFM.
Well those also hold the cables up and away from the fan blades. Not sure if it would interfere with anything else. I'll check it out when I get home later tonight.
I mean the metal mesh behind it.... plus then you can paint the wire guards the same color as the case
are you talkingabout the honeycomb mesh on the case where the fans go?
Yep. All they do is block airflow and make more noise due to the air being forced against it and the ffan spinning faster.
I cut them out of all my cases.
I know you "should" cut em but I'm too lazy.
Agreed. And the fact that I've already painted the chassis does really want to make me take a blade to it. Still haven't gotten around to install those fans in there. Might do it tonight after work.
Well its one of the best things ever.... it won't mangle anything if you do a good job with wire cutters or even better, metal snips....
It quiets it down and cools it down for free! How could you NOT want to :lol:
Plus like I say its easy to spraypaint one of those little wire guards so you don't mangle your finger + take any attention off rough edges
The fans are BEAUTIFUL!
Sadly, I could only use two of them for now.
They don't seem to fit on the XP-120 because of the "strap" design it features.
The other one was meant to hang on the side grill, sitting in fan screws but the way the screws are recessed in, that is not possible. I'll have to find some way on hanging them on there.. I'm thinking twist ties.
Unfortunately, I left my camera at my girlfriend's house but I'll try to get you guys some pictures later tomorrow.
nice . glad to hear ait all worked out . i am anticipating the pictures that are soon to follow
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