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    Default Cuda 440

    Time for a new mod.

    Project: Hemi-Cuda



    This is a present for my Brother-In-Law who is a HUGE mopar fan. He's been drooling ever since I built SuperbeePC for his parents.

    In the same spirit as Superbee, my Brother in law does not know!!

    The specs thus far are:

    Foxconn A74MX
    AMD Phenom 9150e
    4GB DDR2-800

    Video card and Hard drive are still unknown

    Alrighty, the victim case is the Orange In-Win F430 (review coming soon!)



    This vent is the dumest thing ever thought of. It's nearly totally useless, minus it's "cool look"



    Fortunately, it comes right off!



    This is what you're left with



    Here's where I'm cutting. This case needs a window with an intake fan, not a vent



    The drive bays have a bit of mesh on them, but not the see through kind



    I've already taped off the panel where the window will go



    And painted the bays. I'm not sure what I'm going to have besides a DVD drive, so the painting is "just in case"



    I put the bays back in, for now.




    TGS
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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Cuda

    More done.

    I added the first DVD drive. I say that because there may be more



    I got my Motherboard



    And added the Phenom x4 9150e



    Here's the 500GB My Book I got at Office Depot for $39!!



    And in the flesh



    There were no obvious screws so I had to pry it open



    And there you go, a 500GB internal SATA drive



    I cut out the window too. I will clean it up tomorrow night as today is Sci-Fi Friday

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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Cuda

    Next up is the window. When you look inside you'll see....

    this
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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Cuda

    Quote Originally Posted by Twigsoffury View Post
    hahahhahahhahhaha

    I just bought that exact same motherboard.

    http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9673/dsc03171sy3.jpg
    If i remember right it was 46.99
    cpu was 100$ or so
    Didn't add the img code cause i figure you dont want a random picture included in your work log.
    No prob. Newegg sent me an email because the mobo was nominated for some award :lol:

    The window cut is done. I still need to buy more rubber trim for the plexi



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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Cuda

    Now to do something with the right panel



    I taped off my work surface



    It's gonna look a hell of a lot better than this, but it helps me visualize the goal


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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Orange Cuda

    I received my fender logo. Oh, and it's real not a reproduction



    Here's where it's going



    These are the marks for where I'm drilling the holes. I'd love to do it today, but my wife is off work and doesn't want me near it.

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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Orange Cuda

    I got the 4GB (2x 2GB) of RAM



    And the Coolermaster V8 heatsink



    It's pretty damn BIG!



    Here's about where it'll be in the case



    I padded the bottom to simulate a motherboard underneath. And as you can see it's still about a half inch from where the panel window will be.

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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Orange Cuda

    Quote Originally Posted by d_stilgar View Post
    I'm sure you have a pretty solid vision for this already, but some 40mm fans and "headers" coming from the heatsink would be cool.
    I'm not sure what you mean.

    This morning I drilled the holes and added the fender emblem.

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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Orange Cuda

    Time to test the components. Pictures do a lot of talking!





    It's shiny.







    It's HUGE!!









    Everything seems to be OK

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    Default Re: Project: Hemi-Orange Cuda

    Well, considering that the fan on the heatsink now is 120mm (I assume), you would need four 30mm (25 maybe) fans on the side of it, and then make some pipes like these pictured.





    Looking at the heatsink again now though, I'm not sure you'll be able to do that on the sink itself, although the metaphor for the CPU being the engine, and then having the heatsink look like an engine, would be pretty cool.

    You might be able to do that same idea on the side of the case though. Although, like I said before, I think you probably already have a vision in mind.

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