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Old November 15, 2008, 04:15 PM
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Hi guys,
Well im getting my FT01, its the Silver windowed version, ETA is thursday. Anyways, i want to do a couple mods. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Im going for a near silent system here, i think i might have to reopen my psu and put an drop the speed of the Tricool i put in there, its at medium right now.

Components:
MSI P35 Neo2 FRI
E6750
4x1GB Patriot Extreme 800mhz 5-5-5-12
1TB Samsung SpinPoint F1
OCZ GameXtreme 700w
PowerColor HD 4870

Cooling:
TRUE 120 (Push Pull w/ Antec Tricools)
Xigmatek Battleaxe (Vantec Stealth Fans go here)
Fans: 1xAntec Spotcool, 4xAntec Tricool, 2xVantec Stealth 92mm
OCZ XTC Ram Cooler
Scythe Kaze Master Fan Controller
Scythe S-Flex E 120mm Fan (for PSU )

Mods I Want to Do:
1. Stealth Optical Drive
2. Quieter Fan in PSU
3. Cold Cathode Lighting (ordered 4 white, and I have 2 blue)
4. Sleeving All Cables that arent, (SATA, IDE, and Fan Cables)
4. Any Other Suggestions?

Completed Mods:
1. Sleeving Sata/IDE Cables: Not much of a mod, but i cut my fingers up pretty bad getting the sleeving over the Sata Plug :(, and i cut up my IDE cable and sleeved it)
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P.S. I got this case off of Mr. Mattlef ;), cant wait for it, Thanks matt

All Done, the pic's are here:
All above mods and more are complete.









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Old November 15, 2008, 06:13 PM
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If you want to quiet your PSU, use a Scythe S-FLEX fan. Those Tri-Cools are noisy in general and on "low" don't move much air.

The S-FLEX "E" would probably do you well.
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Old November 15, 2008, 06:26 PM
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thanks for the suggestion, looks good, Just ordered it and added to teh list.
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Second that, the Tri-cool are noisy. Maybe a fan speed controller, this way you can really control the Fan and you can buy different fans, just under volt them.
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Old November 15, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Second that, the Tri-cool are noisy. Maybe a fan speed controller, this way you can really control the Fan and you can buy different fans, just under volt them.
whattT??? Antec Tricool on low is too loud? i just ordered 2 :( i should rma them back. I thought they were like 20dba on low, theyre like 25 though.....
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I meant they are loud if you put them on medium were you have real airflow. But this is personnal to everyone, so try them and see. If you don't like them Try to use a fan speed controller. You could always buy Yate loon, these are cheap and god.
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I meant they are loud if you put them on medium were you have real airflow. But this is personnal to everyone, so try them and see. If you don't like them Try to use a fan speed controller. You could always buy Yate loon, these are cheap and god.
Ya on medium they are loud, i usually run them on low. Comparing the two, both on low, do the Yate Loons push more air, and is it significant?

Oh and i ordered a fan speed controller, its in the list, Scythe Kaze Master
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Added pics, comps all done except for the trad2 thats on the way :D
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Very nice. Are those the Xigmatek fans on your TRUE? If so what model and how do you find them?
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Yep they are the Xig's. I love these fans they are so nice. The only place i could find them was performance-pc's in the states, but they ship to canada
XIGMATEK XLF-F1253 120mm 4 white LED LED Case Fan - Retail - Sleeved Products Model: XLF-F1253 [XLF-F1253] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come
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