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    My last summer's MOD

    Hey everyone,
    I havent posted in so long now But here I am back with some pictures
    Last summer (2004) I build a computer specially for all the games that came out (d3 hl2) and are coming out (stalker etc). I also moded the case to make everything look real nice.

    Here are the components:
    - AMS Gmono steel case CF 2029 Black
    http://www.amselectronics.com/Produc..._family_lg.gif
    - MSI Neo Platinum
    - Athlon64 Clawhammer 3200+ CG revision
    - Corsair XMS Twinx3200C2 512 x 2
    - eVGA Geforce 6800 GT
    - Maxtor DiamondPlus 9 SATA 80 GB
    - getting another Maxtor SATA 250 GB soon
    - Plextor 708a
    - Zalman 400B-APS PSU

    cooling:
    Zalman CNPS 7000 on the CPU
    Vantec CCB-A1C IceBerq on nForce 3
    2 x 80 mm UV reactive fans
    1 x 120 mm blue light fan

    misc:
    - 3 blacklight tubes
    - some red UV reactive cable tubing
    - some Black cable tubing
    - black metalic glossy spray paint
    - 3 switches
    - Fanbus controller
    regards,

    the xenon

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    I didnt want to do anything too drastic with the case, so i decided to cut a big 120 mm hole through the front of it, as gMono allows for 120 mm fan to be mounted. Also painted the insides with black glossy paint.
    Here is the case being ready for cutting and painting:
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190640

    Here is the case with the 120 hole cut out in front! The insides already painted (although it took me a while to paint them as I messed it up at first) The hole was drilled with a hole-saw which worked magic as u can see
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190684

    Here are most of the goods
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190696

    AMD clawhammer 3200+ see the AR at the end of the first line means CG stepping which is great for O/C (i was really lucky to get that little thing from Newegg cause CGs are rare)
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190709

    as some can remember getting a geforce 6800 GT this summer was pretty much impossible, I was on the eVGAs backorder list for about 3 weeks. Before that i was some other websites waiting list for x800 pro for like a month good thing i went with GT
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190716

    And here is the final product
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190719
    regards,

    the xenon

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    And in the dark
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190724

    Front:
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190722

    And full view. Keyboard is with blue backlight xenix i got it on sale too at xoxide.com
    http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehost...jpg/?id=190727

    Too bad I didnt post this earlier. I dunno why but school started and i just didnt have any time to post Well at least finally found some. Hope you guys enjoy (even though the components are a little "outdated" already)
    Please feel free to comment or ask questions
    Enjoy
    regards,

    the xenon

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    Very nice looking system. Looks like a job well done. One thing though, yer desk is too clean, geeez

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    Nice setup...hows that TFT monitor for gaming? I was thinking about getting one.

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    thanks,

    monitor is the one thing i forgot to mention. Its a SONY SDM-S74/Black 17 " with 16 ms response rate.
    here is a newegg link ( got to love how the price decresed like 25% since the time i bought it ) http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...006-077&depa=1

    And about LCD monitors and gaming I must say that I havent noticed any difference. I played D3 for a while as well as CS and there was no problems at all. I heard that if the LCD has 16ms response rate or better than there would be no ghosting or anything like that, and my experience supports that.
    regards,

    the xenon

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    Very nice mod, looks interesting. I was wondering about the mesh you got for the 120mm fan in front, it looks nice, but were did you get it?

    hehe, so good things are with the 16ms lcds. Im going to save my money up for one With your 6800GT and that monitor do you have to play at a certain resolution? I only have a 5900 and hl2 would slow down baddly at 1200x1000 res.

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    great mod! wish i had the time and the $$$ *jealous*

    --'spazz

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    here are the meshes there are also sold in 80 mm veriety
    http://store.yahoo.com/directron/fangrill120bb.html

    yes every LCD has its default resolution that it works best with, with mine its 1280 x 1024 but 6800gt handles it with no problems When you look at specs for LCDs they tell you their "natural" resolution. I am pretty sure you could buy a 16 inch LCD with "natural" resolution lower than 1280 x 1024.
    regards,

    the xenon

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