Project - Facelift and Clean Air Mod

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  1. Jolly-Swagman

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    Another Project Mod by Jolly Swagman

    Facelift and Clean Air Mod


    This another of my Mods to my Old P4 Rig that will be mainly a total Facelift for the Case
    and the introduction of an Air Filter of the side intake for Clean Air ( No Dust Bunnies! )

    The Case will have the rear 80mm exhaust fan outlet enlarged to accommodate
    a 120mm exhaust fan

    The side intake ( Done on previous Mod ) will incorporate an Air Filter
    with 120mm intake fan

    The whole Case once stripped down, will inside and out will be Repainted in a
    Charcoal Gray Metallic Gloss Enamel and then Clear Coat Gloss Enamel



    The Old P4 Case
    (actual pic is slightly old as didnt have removable HDD caddy
    or second DVD drive or Floppy Drive)
    Also had better case wiring management​

    [​IMG]


    After Stripping Down System then Reconnected up on my testing desk, so as not to interrupt with Folding@Home

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    Now onto the Project



    Tools used
    Jigsaw , Metal Files , Drill & Drill bits , Screwdrivers , Wet n dry Sandpaper

    Materials used

    2 x Cans Charcoal Gray Metallic Gloss Enamel
    1 x Can Clear Coat Gloss Enamel
    2 x 120mm Case fans
    1x 80mm Case fan (Blue LED)
    More Zip ties for cable management
    Blue Painters Masking Tape
    2 x 70mm M5 Thread screws & M5 Nuts
    2 x 4mm self tapper screws
    1 x 150mm diam Sheet metal
    1 x HP6 Air Filter 150mm x 50mm
    (see pic below)


    HP6 Air Filter

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    After Cutting Rear 120mm Exhaust hole and preparing stripped down case for Painting

    it was on to the Painting, and the Results can be seen below.
    Two coats of Charcoal Gray Metallic Gloss Enamel and then
    Two coats of Clear Coat Gloss Enamel
    with a light Wet n Dry sanding between coats


    Case Shell


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    Rear case with 120mm Exhaust cut out
    (Looks allot better than the picture as Flash makes look a little washed out..)

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    More to come in next Post











     
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    Jolly-Swagman

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    Another Project Mod by Jolly Swagman
    continued

    Motherboard Removable Tray


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    Case Shell with M/B Tray in Place



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    Left Side Widowed Panel with 120mm Intake Exhaust


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    Right Side Panel


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    Front Panel
    (still masked on area down sides of Panel where Gunmetal Plastic
    to offset and Highlight Charcoal Metallic )



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    HDD Cage
    ( with mounting at bottom for the 80mm Blue LED fan)


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    Front Panel Bay Covers
    and 150mm Disk for Air Filter cover



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    Here is a Close Up shot of the Paint Colour



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    More to come next Post
     
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    Update 08/28/2008

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    All the Hardware Re-Installed

    CPU - P4/HT 2.8GHz | M/B GA-865PE1000G Pro | DDR-400 2Gig|HDDSata200Gig + 80Gig IDE | PSU Kmec 500W Cool-n-Silent/CPUCoolerZalmanCNPS7000B-Cu


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    120mm Rear exhaust Fan and 80mm Blue LED Fan on HDD Cage


    Front Angle Left side View


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    Front Angle Right side View


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    Windowed Left side View


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    Close-up Window & 150mm Air Filter


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    150mm HP6 Air Filter on Intake 120mm Fan Deep Cool High Performance
    SF-1200 1300rpm 44.71 CFM Hydro Bearing



    Rear View


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    Rear 120mm Exhaust Fan with Hand made custom Fan Grill

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    Conlusion

    Overall I think this project turned out better than had expected too, and gives
    a fresh new outlook to the Old P4 Rig.

    this Rig now manly used for Music /Video Archive, Surfing Web, Mail,
    Network Backup, Canon Photo Printer for Network,
    and of course Folding@Home.



    Overall Temps are pretty Good CPU @ Idle 28/30C and Load 42/46C
    HDD's Sata @ 22C IDE @ 30C & Load 30/32C(Sata) & Load 36/34C(IDE)


    Jolly Swagman


     
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  5. MrSmoke

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    a Pentium 4 2.8GHz is hardly a v8 :/
    otherwise with a few more mods it could look tough

    if you really wanted it to be less dusty inside the case i would try to block as many holes as possible to make the only air intake at the air filter to filter all the air, but then you might have heat issues
     
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    Lol that looks ridiculous. Sorry just my opinion :p
     
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    Needs a V8 badge on the case.....havent seen a box with an air filter like that one it.

    All credit to the Op for having a go, thinking outside the square and being gutsy enough to put the pics on the net. :thumbup:
     
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    If you had a lower profile GFX card you could probably fit the filter inside the case :).
     
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    Its pretty cool. In my opinion though the old case was cooler...
     
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    i would like to know exactly how much air is coming through that filter. A 120 mm fan, and all computer fans arent especially powerful in this regard. The filter would just be way to restrictive to proper airflow.
     
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    Good on ya mate :thumbup: I think it looks kinda cool :D
     
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    hay dude thats a awesome idea when i first saw this i was amazed i have not tried it.

    im really thinking of giving something simular a go did you just come up with this idea yourself or is there a air filtering forum i havent visited yet? if by yourself how does it perform pros/cons how would i go about testing the actual airflow once i have wacked a few of these puppys on my pc ? i got a front 120 thats dieing for this.


    just relooked at it.
    can u make it so the filter just screws on and off for ease of cleaning ? how dusty has the filter goten allready?
     
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    Haha, I think this is cool mate - huge improvement over what you had to start with. Does it actually stop dust from getting inside or is it mainly cosmetic?
     
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    incoming air flow == restricted 120 mm

    outgoing airflow == partly restricted 120 mm + PSU fan

    as long as outgoing CFM is greater than filtered incoming CFM dust will be sucked in, due to the negative pressure differential.

    EG: Dust inlet
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    nice but???? big air filter? I wonder whether any air can actually pass into the case.
     
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    Awesome idea.. how restrictive is the air filter?
     
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    hahaha thats awesome man. 5 stars.
     
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    Great idea, maybe try a chrome air cleaner from an auto shop
     
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    Thanks,,, It is not that restrictive,,, but after testing for the last week or so and with the weather being a little warmer last weekend I decided to try a second 120mm fan and airflow has increased quite considerably and also changed the rear exhaust fan to better 67CFM 120mm Fan and is quiet too.

    See above answer ( Air Filter is 150mm dia )

    Thanks .. Yeah it does stop dust getting in,, still as clean as when installed.

    Yes the Filter is easily Removable,
    the 2 - 65mm machine screws (centre Left/Right) hold the Filter to Case side panel

    With the second Fan now installed there is more than sufficient AirFlow
    If you put a plastic bag near it would be sucked around filter, and and from the Fan side enough to billow the bag full of Air.

    Yeah I was going to use the Chrome Air Cleaner cover that you can get for this one, but meant had to cut too much of the rear of, so didnt bother with it, Plus was an Extra $30


    Thanks Again for Looking and Comments !!

    JS
     
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    The part that you circled has actually got my Zalman fan mate controller mounted on the inside with the dial protruding through one of those holes and the Air actually comes out of,,, not sucked into,
    Also have since removed the Custom 120mm fan Grill on the rear Exhaust ( now has PVC Black Gutter guard as fan grill) and changed fan as mentioned above,

    Rear Exhaust 120mm Fan is Higher CFM than that of the Low RPM/CFM 120mm PSU Fan,, so Exhaust Air does escape with ease,


    Thanks for you Comments

    JS
     

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