Saturday, July 21, 2012

New Case, and New Computer Temps!

     I got a new case, and it didn't strike me how much a good case actually helps your temps.  Not sure whether it's the size or the over-sized fans, but I get an average of 5°C Cooler - which is considerable for just a case swap.  It's a little bigger than I expected but It sure looks nice and I got to manage me some cables... Took 3 hours to swap the case out, here is a comparison of the two cases:

As you can see, the case is quite larger, and the fan on the top is considerably bigger and does move quite a bit more air.

Antec 200 V2 on the left, and an Antec 1100 on the Right

     But the real beauty is on the inside... quite an improvement in room in the new case makes it almost too easy for cable management, and no loose cables anywhere, no matter where you look.  The old case didn't have the room or holes for wire accommodation like the new one, so here is a comparison of the two builds on the inside:

Antec 200 V2 Case
Some light cable management pushed behind the HD Casing.

Antec 1100 Case
Used all the management Holes, Doesn't look half bad ;)

     Overall a great improvement, I still have to test our long term running temps, and I DID have to slightly modify part of the case to accommodate my Corsair Liquid Cooling H60 Kit, up at the top there is this Fan controller that runs off of one molex, but the molex won't fit with the H60 in there, so I turned it upside down, and ran an extension to the fan controller to the back.  Overall it looks good with it's side off, and with  it's side on!  I can control how bright it is, but it does glow UV light most of the time!  And with this Ballistix Tracer Ram, it's a rave inside whenever my computer starts getting worked up!

     I'm pretty happy with it... All I need to do now is get a new video card, because Windows is telling me it's the slow part of my system...

     Time to wait on some good SLI so I can try out some Nvidia Surround action!  Likely my next big upgrade...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Odd Revelation

Found a Freudian flop in this symbol that most religious and non-religious people know...

It's the Mark of the Beast in the 'Not of this World' for all you new testament goers.  Check it up on revelations!  Is this the sign people are looking for?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Built A New PC

It still needs a little work but here are some pictures...

Here is with it off:

Here is with it on:

And the cable management is horrible, but I kinda threw it together as fast as I could, and I may get a new case since this one is ridiculous, but It's kinda cool and blinky!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

No matter what you're doing where... It's the fourth of July! There are plenty of ways to celebrate! If you're a Brit, you can wear a red coat, drink tea, and say "You should have stuck with us!" If you're Mexican you can consider this our version of your Cinco de Mayo, and go all out and reinvent our holiday like the Americans did yours...

 And where-ever it's possible, you should always light explosives, today is one of the few rare days where the Americans might not even consider you a terrorist if you go lighting explosives, it's actually patriotic for once! If there is anything I'm personally not doing, it's going to the beach. California has really made the ocean the worst place to go these last few years with rules like: No Alcohol, No Pets, No Fireworks(San Diego County), No Glass containers. Not to mention the locals making bank of you when you try to park your car to realize the residents are charging you to park in what would be 'free' spots. All so you can spend the day being haunted by the police force all night thinking up reasons to put you in jail for your neighbor's alcohol bottles lying around(last few years).

Instead have a nice BBQ with some friends getting down on some Games! What are you doing this 4th of July?