Hello neowinians. I currently have a small general purpose PC running these specs:
IN WIN BP-Series Case (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811108396
Intel Celeron G530
AMD Radeon HD6670
4GB G.Skill DDR3 1333 (down-clocked
500GB Seagate 7200RPM SATA rev. 3
Foxconn H67s MiniITX mobo
SeaSonic 300W PSU
Hand-me-down DVD/CD Reader/Writer lol
The PC surprisingly handles my casual gaming very well (L4D2, Borderlands, and hours upon hours of LOTRO
). The only problem I had initially, which I figured would happen, is that the video card was running extremely hot inside the case. I think my max temperature was around 94 degrees C before I shut off the load and opened the side panel. Being so tiny, she's just not circulating air very well. So, I attempted using a hole-saw to make a massive duct at the bottom for the video card. Long story short, there was lots of terrible noise, water, lubricant, heat, sweat, some blood, meowing from the corner and failure. I think the blade was too old or dull.
Open case, I'm running a lot cooler, especially on load. With a slight OC, the GPU is maxing at 76 degrees C.
I've picked up some sheet-metal mesh from the local hardware store to temporarily put in place of the panel just to keep any objects out, such as a 3 year olds hands or a cat who seeks warm, cozy places to lay in (true story). I originally wanted to paint it and mod it into the case. However, it's flimsy, bends easily, and the edges, from where we had to cut it, are extremely sharp. Also, the "holes" are extremely big. I'm basically still running an open case with it on there.
My question is, I'm looking up some "modders mesh" to finish what I've started. I'll post pics later, but the side panel to the case is an L, as it is also the bottom of the tower. I'll have to cut or bend about 500mmx500mm worth of mess to achieve covering both the side and bottom. What I would like to know, is what is the best method of doing this? Here's one of the possibilities that I'm looking at: http://www.frozencpu...450&id=DLxzcPTo
I'll post some pics later on. I basically just want to finish the job cleanly and do it right.