Chieftec -> Coolermaster
At the beginning of 2002 I changed my AOpen HQ08 case for a Chieftec Black Maxitower
Now another year has passed and my paycheck is bigger then last year, so I was able to afford a Coolermaster :)
Aopen -> Chieftec -> Coolermaster .. what next? :grin:
anywayz, after 1 year you can be sure that is has collected some dust
The beast within:
Side by Side:
New case, New toys, floppydrive sized rheobus:
doesnt look half-bad actually:
After I removed everything from the old case, I took out the motherboard tray:
and was almost ready for insertion:
This is how it looks inside, all the HD bays are FULL, the case is what you might call "a tight fit"
getting the fans hooked up to rheobus was also a nice way to find out how flexible your fingers are.. mine are okay =)
I hooked everything up, dragged it back to my room (I'm guessing it lost 30-40% of the weight compared to the chieftec)
yep it's working fine, checked the temperatures using the Winbond utility which reads from the onboard sensors.
CPU Idle: 50°C
CPU Load: 60°C
CPU Idle: 42°C
CPU Load: 48°C
oki pretty impressive difference.. but I had 4 casefans in the Chieftec which were no longer hooked up.. then I remembered why.. *BLAM* PC cold reboots.. the PSU is not able to provide sufficient power to keep 4 HDs, 1 CDRW, GF4 Ti4600 & one overclocked P4 & 4 RDRAM sticks AND 4x 80mm fans up & running. (Enermax 340Watt)
Jumped in my car drove to Comtechnology to get me a 420Watt Superflower. While I was there I also got some AS3.. cause I remembered something, previously I forgot to remove the Pentium 4 1.6Ghz...(contest starting 3rd March anyone?)
got home and removed the "old" PSU & placed the new one.
another 5min later I was ready to install a brandnew "RMA" P4 2.26ghz on my motherboard.. The ABIT TH7II-Raid
the Abit doesn't support FSB533 CPU's..
reinstalled the Volcano 7+ cooler. So back in my room I pressed the power-on button.
Ha li loooojjaaa.. it boots @ the settings it had before, 150FSB x 17 = 2550Mhz.. core voltage is down to 1.44v , upped it to 1.50v. Booted into windows and checked the temperatures
Idle temps: 48°C
hmm something ain't right here..
start Prime95.. CPU temp rises to 75°C, PC slows down to a crawl.. hmmm. thank god for Intel & the onboard thermal protection.
reseated the Volcano 7+ (this has happened before, it doesn't fit right away and you have to retry couple of times)
Idle temps: 41°C
Loaded temps: 53°C
that's more like it!
Primed all day without a crash, so I'm pretty happy with my "free" 150Mhz extra power (lol)
The rheobus looks like this in the dark:
Don't mind the colour of floppy and Plextor :*
see you guys next year :grin:
Nice very nice indeed :super:
/me wants that paycheck .
I want WC for my gpu inside my atcs410 case and guess what : there ain't no place :)
r u planning on selling the chieftec?
Nope recycling it to replace my AOPEN HQ08 =-)
I really don't get it: the coolermaster temps are WAY better than de chieftec ones, but the chieftec handles much more fans and has much more place to offer to your devices.
Darn, maybe is alu a good material after all ? :-)
all the fans in the Chieftec were disconnected cause it was too loud!
:-/ not too fair I know :)
this is not a review either :p
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