Case mod(emachines)

Discussion in 'Die-hard Overclocking & Case Modifications' started by jhale2004, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Norvekh

    Norvekh Ancient Guru

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    For the time I had mine, my eMachine was an awesome setup. Had a A64 3200+ (skt. 939) and I popped in a X700 Pro. It had great performance for the price at the time. Also, great mod on that case. Might want to add a filter grate on that bottom intake fan unless you like cleaning the case out a lot, especially if you have pets.
     
  2. jhale2004

    jhale2004 Master Guru

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    lol.. tahnnkf for the comments... i dont have any pets and it seems like i am constantly opening that dang case up anyway so i keep it clean.
     
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    it should help drop it a couple degrees.i saw a bigger temp drop in my cpu vs gpu when i added mine.
     
  4. jhale2004

    jhale2004 Master Guru

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    only thing is that its not on hinges... if u remove the cover the whole thing has to come off.
     

  5. Renegade8100

    Renegade8100 Ancient Guru

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    good ol gateway. i used 2 hate those ****in cows but now they own emachines and they started using AMD and overclockable motherboards (most just need a bios flash) my lil brothers emachine has a xp3000 that i overclocked to 2.3ghz
     
  6. maxfly

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    just dremel a 120mm hole into the plexiglass.drill screw holes and your done.its probably the easiest mod you can do.you can put a fan guard and a led fan in to dress it up a little too.heres a example of what i do to mine.
    http://www.xoxide.com/nikao-dragonfire-case-black.html
     
  7. jhale2004

    jhale2004 Master Guru

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    well my light came in and it turned out to be a lil diff shade of blue than the lights so im not gonna use it.
     
  8. Renegade8100

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    u always use the same brand as ur fans when buyin a diode
     
  9. aircool

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    it looks pretty damn good actualy altho a little rough round the edges
     
  10. jhale2004

    jhale2004 Master Guru

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    my fans are antec... do they even make cathodes?
     

  11. QuadCannons

    QuadCannons Ancient Guru

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    Pre-built PCs nowadays have come a long way since 7-8 years ago, but they're still a little bit more expensive than if you had custom built your own rig:

    eMachines jhale pointed out at Circuit City - $520

    Custom build:
    Pentium D 805 w/ mobo - $149
    2 X 512MB DDR2 533 - $88
    200GB Hard drive - $55
    DVDRW - $24
    Case - $35
    Wireless KB + M set - $20
    Speakers - Free (CompUSA Midnight Madness sale yesterday:D)
    Leaving you with $149, more than enough to buy a legit copy of WinXP Home (which is what they usually give you) or a decent vidcard if you already got WinXP Professional:D

    These are regular Pricewatch prices. If you get in on special combo deals and sales/bargains, they'd be even cheaper.
    Personally in this case I'd prefer a custom build, since I'd be getting name-brand parts (especially in the base of the motherboard, which is very important for OC'ing)
     
  12. jhale2004

    jhale2004 Master Guru

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    very good point, i just wanted to show how they have progressed since the past few years. it used to be only celeron cpus and such. and they are using failry well parts too... my mobo is an MSI.
     
  13. JACK4HIRE

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    Nice mod. EMachines has come a long way.
     

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