|The power supply came out of my other
system. It's made by Sparkle and is a 300 watt box. I removed some of
the wires that were not going to be used being this is a clear case and
don't want to have wire clutter ya know. So off comes the top cover and
time to do some more modding.
|I'm going to remove the old 80mm
fan and putting in a new clear one. This will be hard wired to the existing
wires the old fan was using. There will also be a new fan grill which is
gold. Remember the gold CD-ROM cover? All part of the theme.
While I have the cover off it's time to cut a few
wires that I won't be needing. The AUX connector got the knife along
with two extra Molex connectors. I don't know what the AUX connector is
even used for but it seems like all the power supply's I have seen all have
|One more fan is going to be added to
the front of the power supply for some added cooling. After removing
everything from the inside of it, out comes
the Dremel again to make a hole for the fan. Drill 4 holes for the gold fan
cover and then remove all the sharp edges.
|This purple cover is replacing the
old metal one. It's held on with
some double-sided tape that goes on the top of the power supply at each
end. I also added a blue LED inside under one of the heat sinks. If everything goes right, we should
be able to see inside when the system is powered on.
Now it's time to add some cooling to
the hard drive.