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My old work station is not what it use to be. Lacking almost everything from the FX5200 graphics card, to it's SCSI hard drive collection, LAB1 is now almost empty. This case had five hard drives, two CD/DVD drives, and the entire onslaught of case fans. I will not dwell on the old A7V333 setup, the new setup has it's own quarks, and opportunities.


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LAB1 v1.0
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The predecessor to the Thermaltake case, this one has the Antec logo all over it.

The overwhelming block of metal on the motherboard is the Ninja-Mini. This thing consumes almost the entire CPU/memory aria of the motherboard. With Antec's fan-clips, the heat sink sits less then an inch from the exhaust fans.

The black plastic thing was an attempt to force air threw the behemoth heat sink rather then over it. Over half of each fan is exhausting air that has not cooled anything of value without the plastic duct in place.


LAB1 v2.0
The original Antec case had an overwhelming lack of intake from it's front bezel. Superbly designed for an older 40-watt computer, not for the newer computers. I was about to chop off the entire bottom of the bezel, when I came across a better candidate.
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The new case is working out well for a set-it and forget-it computer. there is no way to remove the hard drive rack without removing the fans, and this is fine for me.

I still have a couple of house keeping items to work on. The plate for the motherboard plugs needs to be diced up and installed. A baffle to guide most of the exhaust air threw the CPU heat sink needs to be made and installed. then there is building a power harness for the hard drive rack, to replace the "Y" connector.

LAB1 v2 case mod

CPUz-report

Benchmarks

Gallory TBD


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