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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2002, 06:17:00 PM »

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On 2002-01-25 17:21, arcsylver wrote:
Ok maybe it was a 1.4 T-Bird. My bad. I can get a mobo and the CPU for about 300 on tigerdirect right now.

As for the noise, I am not as worried about noise at the moment, Cooling is my major issue. I also want a rig that looks as good as it performs. Fan noise doesn't really bother me.

  Again Thanks for all the input from everyone this project is going to take a while to do because of the cost. I am wanting to save up and either by it one piece at a time or just keep saving and by en masse when I get the money up.




I can get an athlon xp 1800 and a nice ddr mobo for under $300 you need to look around better...  The max I would pay for a 1.4 ghz cpu and mobo would be ~$230 + shipping.

Check out http://www.newegg.com, http://www.mwave.com, and http://www.buy.com they are all great sites, and have great prices.

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2002, 10:39:00 PM »

newegg.com is good.  i got my newq platinum there for only $88.  try going to pricewatch.com so you can see the price ranges from the sites that offer them,  and newegg.com is the usual site hit.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2002, 10:43:00 PM »

dump the 80mm fans and go with 92mm. you can get a lot more cfm at the same sound levels
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2002, 12:03:00 AM »

Thanks for the tip. I went to http://www.newegg.com and found a schweet Enermax, FS-980XPSS 11-bay Server Case. This puppy is only like 150 bucks versus 300 for the Lian-Li. I think I may be changing the case already.

  Thanks again guys. I like this case better and I think I will be able to mod it better than the other.
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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2002, 04:18:00 AM »

My advice first and formost when it comes to modding would be, try to be as original as possible. looking at other cases and buying premodded parts, ie: pre cut windows, though very nice, kinda takes the fun out of creating a project for yourself.
The best cases I have ever seen are ones that I have never seen things done before.
just my 2 cents worth.
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2002, 11:52:00 AM »

http://www.colorcases.com">color cases has really cheap cases from what I've seen.

anyone know anything more about em?
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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2002, 01:33:00 PM »

I already Scrapped the idea of a precut case. I am looking at the other case instead. It seems to be a little more "Mod Friendly". It has massive amounts of room in it and I like the fact that the mobo tray is higher off the bottom than is normal.

  This way I won't have to worry about my lighting interfereing with the Cards. Only thing is it comes stock with a 80mm in the front and a 120mm in the back.

Would I be better off using a 120mm fan in the front as well?
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2002, 03:49:00 PM »

yes
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« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2002, 11:25:00 AM »

I just made a wish list at Newegg.com for the majority of the parts i am going to need for this project.

  The grand total minus the pretties is $1500 for the hardware, $1600 if I go with win XP.  BTW they have an OEM version of the home edition for $88 with hardware purchase.

Add about another $150 to $200 for the mod stuff and we hit pretty close to the $2000 mark which was going to be my limit.

  So it looks like I better start saving up my pennies.

  I am looking to get the professional look out of this mod.
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2002, 11:49:00 AM »

start by saving your 88$ and NOT buy any windows at all :)
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