Splatter Fest - NZXT Tempest

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ikem
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A budget case mod. Kind of showing that u can do something radical, without spending alot of money.

Specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 920 (2.8ghz) @ 3.6ghz
2x2gb Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2 800mhz @ 1010mhz
ASUS M3A78-T
EVGA Nvidia Geforce 9800gtx+ (740/1100/1836) @ 842/1224/2052
WD Black 750gb HDD
Xigmatek Dark Knight
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 680 watt

Verification:
CPU @ 3.8 (sits at 3.6) - http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=674043
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/745905/Benchmarks/all.png
~22 sec hyperpi - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/745905/Benchmarks/hpi_20100928_231705.png
Maxxmem - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/745905/Benchmarks/MaxxMEM2_m5608.jpg
16554 - 3dmark06 - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/745905/Pictures/bench3.jpg

Case - NZXT Tempest - $100
Paint - Acrylic - $8
Paint - Enamel - $20
Fans - Xigmatek 120mm x3 - $30
Fans - Xigmatek 140mm x2 - $24
Lighting - White Cold Cathode - $10
White Acrylic - $5
Smoked Acrylic - $10
Aluminum - $10

for a reasonable price i made a radical themed computer case

(also, a color which not many people use!)

Total Mods:

Paint (alot of it)
Removed the front foam in grills
Removed extra plastic in the front filters
Hidden DVD and BluRay drives
Cut grills out on front and rear fans
cut and installed new gray/orange tint acrylic side window
Wire Management
painted video card shroud
painted ram coolers
painted hdd cage
painted power supply cover
NZXT Premium Sleeved Wires
Added a Floor to split heat intense parts.












cvasquez
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Is it me or you just also painted the outer shell of the video card? Hope you have enough cooling going on...

Other than that...creative.


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dglenn247
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thats a nice rig. Its built with a lot of room to grow. This would definately be a standout discussion piece for any home or office.

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Love it! Feels like I just took a trip back to the early 90's!

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Good Job! This has been promoted to the front page. ;)

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ikem
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cvasquez wrote:Is it me or you just also painted the outer shell of the video card? Hope you have enough cooling going on...

Other than that...creative.

all i painted is the shroud. Which is just plastic over the heatsink.

also added specs and verifications.

Thanks for all the great comments

MrGreen
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I love it! Wish I was creative, bold, and didn't procrastinate as much to do something similar. And it would be IMPOSSIBLE for me to get the right splats.

3dGameMan
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Yea.. nice splatting man :)

nilzxx
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Sweet design! Looks really cool and creative!

--complete specs-- Intel Quad Q6700 | Tt TMG i2 | 4GB Crucial Balistix Tracer PC6400 | 1TB Seagate Barracuda | 500GB Seagate Barracuda | XFX GeForce 9800GTX | Asus P5N-D | XION 600W PSU | DVD-RW 16x | DVD 16x | SABRENT TV Tuner | Saitek Cyborg Mouse 3200dpi | Cyba Snipa LED Mousepad | Logitech G15 Gaming keyboard | Aspire Blue X-Dreamer Case | VisionQuest 2ms 22" 19:10 LCD screen (1680x1050) | Logitech Z-5500 Surround Sound

ikem
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hey this case is in the Lanoc.org case mod contest. Please vote for your favorite case mod. If you vote for mine, thank you greatly.

http://lanoc.org/case-mod-contest-voting

Ikem