More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

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More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby 7cjbill2 » 2012-3-10 @ 20:50

Here is my original post, if you remember it:

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but I ditched the voodoo2 SLI setup and MilleniumII (to be used in my 233MMX build) and I've added some new bits.

Asus P3V4X w/ 384MB PC100 RAM
P3B 1000Mhz/133 w/ Alpha heatsink (NEW!)
Voodoo5 AGP (NEW!)
Linksys Gigabit Ethernet (NEW!)
LSI i4 MegaRAID w/ 2x 15GB Deskstars in RAID0
TB Santa Cruz w/ DB50XG
56x CD-ROM + 1.44MB Floppy

Fearfully, though I think I need a new PS since my fans are warbling a little bit. I have one more thing I'd like to change WRT the HDD's, but at a cost of $80 it will have to wait until my other projects get roundabout finished. The elliptical fin heatsink is on the i4 card b/c the chip gets HOT!!!

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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby CapnCrunch53 » 2012-3-11 @ 02:23

Awesome system! Loving the oldschool RAID0 setup, always thought RAID0 was pretty neat. The Core 2 machine in my sig has 2 250GB Barracuda 7200.10s in RAID0, it was a speedy little setup. For some reason we have 2 old PCI raid cards in the house; I should grab a matching pair of old 10GB drives or something for my Win98 rig...
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby RogueTrip2012 » 2012-3-11 @ 05:33

A bit messy but nice system!

You could fix the fan by pulling it apart then cleaning off out with some rubbing alcohol and re-lube with some air tool oil. I've done it to alot of fans and works great. Also while you have the supply apart you can check out the caps in the supply for buldging capacitors which means either fix it or replace the supply!! Do make sure to remove power from the supply for a couple mins so the caps discharge so you don't get shocked!!

What OS are you using? Assuming some 9x variant.

I have to ask why Raid0 with such old hardware? I'd hate to lose my 98SE setup of months of customizing by losing a drive. Running in Raid 1 (mirror) still should up the read rate while creating redundancy in case one of those old drives die!!
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby jaqie » 2012-3-11 @ 05:36

mmmm duallies! I'm working on a dual tualatin 1.4 for my voodoo5. Waiting on replacement cpus because I am having reliability issues.

I love those HSF, where did you get the intel holostickers for them?
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-3-11 @ 05:42

The rackmount server "wind tunnel" coolers from Intel came with fans like that. They came with retail boxed Xeon CPUs in the Willammette days, possibly after that too.
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby luckybob » 2012-3-11 @ 06:12

Honestly I'd consider selling a kidney for some of those old alpha heatsinks. I wish I had kept them. :(
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby jaqie » 2012-3-11 @ 06:47

I like the fans by far the most. I had emulated those with my old duallie which I have given away since - pic here to show what I mean.
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby ProfessorProfessorson » 2012-3-12 @ 20:25

Was just wondering jaqie & 7cjbill2, why are you guys reversing the airflow on the cpu coolers?
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby jaqie » 2012-3-12 @ 20:41

that's actually factory spec for some. It also helps cool more evenly, and cuts down on dust impagnation into the heatsink.
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby ProfessorProfessorson » 2012-3-12 @ 22:15

Well, I mean I have seen some coolers with fans placed in a similar way, with the access spot to the internals on the outside for easy access, but the fan rotation was still set to blow air down onto the heatsink, not pull it through it. I guess it wouldn't matter much with a low heat generating cpu, but that's not something I would want to do with a high heat one, especially with the north bridge close by and everything else generating heat on the motherboard, since that is ultimately the area where your airflow would be pulled from.
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby 7cjbill2 » 2012-4-05 @ 16:03

I'm running WinMe on this system. The RAID 0 was accidental, I originally intended to run a system + games volume separately but for some reason I did the setup wrong and wound up with 2 in RAID 0. I will change it soon, after I get it "where I want it" I'll boot to linux CD or something and dump/re-copy correctly.
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby 7cjbill2 » 2012-4-05 @ 16:04

I really like those fans. They have a thermistor or something that varies RPM with temp. I bought a bunch off of eGad and use them whenever a nice 60mm fan is required (and I have space).
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Re: More mods to my GLide PC (see inside)

Postby 7cjbill2 » 2012-4-05 @ 16:07

Don't know, I've always drawn air "up" through the heatsink on all my coolers, ever. I just thought that seemed to make more sense to me....kind of like the engine fan on a car, I guess.
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