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ZueriHB

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  1. Thank you. I have the Sony NetMD drive connected internally trough an USB A adapter and a DC-DC PSU. Audio still needs to go outside, as the HD Audio header is blocked trough my capture card. The only thing missing is to drill further holes for better ventilation. GPU and CPU never exceed 80°C (70° idle) and 70°C (50° idle) respectivly under high load, but some lower temperatures would be preferable. I'll update after that had been done. Also currently trying to acquire a CRT with higher resolutions than 640 x 480 ^^.
  2. Thank you all for the kind words. I adhere to your advice and leave the original badges bee. As I'm currently collecting offers for the ventilation holes (I lack the proper tooling), I converted my external USB netMD deck to an internal deck. Currently all wires still go outside, but USB 2.0 should not be a problem. More concerned about getting +9V for it though. But a DC / DC converter should do the trick. And no, I can't hook up it's audio trough the MBs front audio connection, as those are blocked by my capture cards passtrough
  3. They should fit there.I could install up to four of them next to each other and run them real slowly. But I opted for the AIO approach and fitted a rad next to the GPU. After some tests and simulations, I have acceptable temps for such a situation. Now I just need to drill ventilation holes into the sides of the top cover. Another question I have for you guys. Currently, the entire outside is stock. Should I apply additional case badges or not?
  4. For now, I replaced the unsued slot covers with modern honeycomb ones, Didn't test yet for thermals. I just measured the space above the rear I/O shield, and I have excactly 60mm between the end of the I/O shield and the top wedge. It would be very thight. And I wonder if the top cover could still be locked in place, as it's locking mechanism connects right there (the two wide slots at the top edge). But thank you for the suggestion.
  5. Hello, this is my first post, and my first non standard PC I built. But my 2.5th PC build. 0. Preface I always wanted to do a sleeper build, but never found a case, which I could work in. Originally, I wanted to try an IBM PS2 or PC 330, but those would require extensive reworks to get anything fitted inside. But then I remembered the other old PCs used in school. Those Fujitsu Siemens computers with a transparent green fronts. A quick search revealed some expensive and heavily used systems all over the world. And after some browsing trough eBay, I found one in almost perfect condition for a reasonable price. Untested of course. For my use, untested is fine. And after delivery, it didn't boot. And I didn't want to mess around with that as I really only wanted it for my sleeper build. I still have the Siemens parts and will give them to my old PC tinker friend. For Hardware, I just use what I currently had as my main PC. Also, the Maxwell are supposedly the last highend GPUs by NVidia with DVI-I for direct VGA access. Old Spec: Siemens Scenic 661 Intel Pentium III @ 500MHz 64MB SDRAM/100 Matrox Millenium G200 LE 8MB 4.3GB HDD 40x CD-ROM 3.5" FDD Windows NT Workstation 4.0 New Spe: Asrock Killer X99m INtel i7 9820K @ 3.5GHz 32GB DDR4 / 2300 EVGA Geforce Titan X Superclocked 12GB Samsung XP941 250GB m.2 SSD Intel SSD 750 400GB PCIe WD Red 6TB Blu-ray / DVD / CD-ROM Card Reader and USB Picture shows computer after successfull procedure. 1. Taking a look inside After opening it up. There was not much in it. But such cleanliness... 2 slot Harddrive bay and cone PC speaker Testfit Seems to fit. Or does it? 2. Trimming down I knew the PCIe power for the GPU will be a problem, and first I thought the EVGA Powerlink L-Bracket may help. But I only have about 10mm clearence. But after some quick search engine shenigans, I found out I could clip off some plastic and bend the cables away. Not pretty, but practical. 3. preliminary cooling There is so little airflow in this case. I mounted a fan at the ISA card holders to draw some cool air for the GPU. The CPU is currently out of luck. But Idle temperatures hover around the 60°C mark, incl some internet browsing and YouTube consumption. But starting anything slightly demanding, GPU and CPU go up to 80°C. There will be thermal throtteling eventually. 4. Next steps To improove cooling, I'll need to cut or drill holes in the currently still 100% stock case. I thought of installing a 240mm AIO unit with the rad mounted on the GPU side as an intake. And a fan to vent the mainboard around the GPU. That should drop temperatures drastically. Just need to find a mounting solution for the rad.
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