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Swapping cases

A week or so ago I was looking through my pictures of my PC - sometimes I find it nice to see how its changed over the years. However, I noticed that I had the same case for well over 12 years now. The Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A had been a good case, housing 3 or 4 different PC's including my current one - a 2600k. Below is a picture from 2003, however I dont know how long I had it before.

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Inside the case was a AMD 3000+, 2x256Mb DDR1 and Winfast A250 Ultra TD GeForce4 Ti 4600. This was the first time I looked at overclocking a system, so I installed 7 high performance fans;

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This was great for awhile and lasting me a couple of years. Computer tech used to change a lot faster then, every few months there was something new. So around in 2005 I switched from a single core cpu, to an AMD X2 3800+. I had the choice between a faster single core cpu, or a slower dual core. I opted for the dual core hoping to overlock it to the single core speed. So I installed a larger than normal heatsink and cooler (in the same case);

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I was fortunate and found that my CPU and found that my cpu easily overclocked to the single-core performance with less voltage than stock. So for long while I stuck with a AMD X2. This lasted 5 years, and now my PC was starting to struggle with modern games. So I got some money together and built a new system (in 2011). This is my current PC - my Intel I7 2600k, 16GB DDR3, MSi 670/680 (swapped later on, as my 670 died), and built in within the same case again;

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A few months ago, Sinxar posted about his new PC build (shown here) on the forums. I like how the cables were hidden, the better air-flow and the overall look. So I started to look for another case - seeing ive been with my current one for over 12 years! I know that changing the case isnt going to mean my system is any faster, but when you been with the same one for so long, I wanted something different. After a lot of looking around I decided on a Corsair Obsidian 450D. It took me a few hours to moving the system however I wasnt totally happy with the PSU. The non-modular PSU made a bit of a mess with cables. So the following day I got another PSU;

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To me this is lot neater, and allows for much better airflow. I have also managed to switch from the smaller 80mm fans, to 120/140mm - which are a lot more quieter. My PC used to be quite noisy at times. Overall im happy with the new case, I feel its made things a lot better. I did create a youtube video showing the moving process;

Thanks guys for reading;

Posted by Roguey on Tuesday 18th August, 2015   ·   Comment 0 comments   ·  


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