Hello Everyone, the day has come for me to clean out the closet. I haven't messed with my ideq in a long time because I built a SFF in a Qpack. My wife got on my back to unload boxes of computer parts - so I assembled this ideq to try and sell it. It has been heavilly modded - most of the modding history is posted on these forums in the ideq section! This is an extremely quiet, fast & fun box - it took hours and hours of work over a couple years to get it this way.
200n - mobo, case, psu
Athlon XP-M 2500+ (yes, mobile chip - runs fast and very cool) - w/only 1 stick of ram it runs at 11X200 = 2.2GHz - ran @ 2.4GHz with 1 GB ram, dual channel mode. Very fast and cool.
16X DL DVDRW Burner
512MB VDATA pc3200 DDR
Sound Blaster Audigy SB1394 Sound Card - Excellent Sound w/add'l firewire ports - Card Only
60GB WD Hard Drive
Original Ideq manuals, Studio Fun & Original Ideq Drivers disc
PSU flip mod, with a Zalman op-1 80mm fan on the PSU, exhausting out the top of the case
Side-mounted hard drive - mounted directly to the frame of the case.
80mm intake & exhaust mod
Mesh face front of the case w/ 80mm intake fan
Black heatsink on the northbridge chip
Aftermarket solid coper heatsink with blue LCD fan - much quiter and more efficient cooling for processor.
Lighted power switch mod - see photos.
Only known issue: The sound was crackly the last time I heavilly used the 200n. I don't know if it was driver issues (I had a radeon AIW card and there were known issues between nvidia & aiw drivers), or something hardware/interference related. That is why I am including the Audigy sound card. The Audigy sound blows the ideq sound away anyway.
Last things the case needs:
- A new paint job. It has a hammered paint finish on it, and I was going to paint the front mesh silver to match.
- The power switch has not been modded onto the case, It would take all of 5 minutes to do, but I haven't messed with this case in months and would prefer to not do it.
- Better mounting for the DVDRW drive, which is why I'm including some of the extras below.
Extras - I am throwing in some other things with this deal - a couple brand new 80mm LED fans, a small spool of wire, a small sheet of aluminum for modding, plastic wire ties, miscellaneous cables, some plunger switches.
Well, that is about it. It is tough to get rid of this little box, and I'm actually pretty emotional over it. I've had a lot of great experiences with it, and posting my ideq adventures on these forums. My price includes UPS ground shipping. If I don't get what I want for this, I will probably keep it. I feel it is practically a collector's item - even if only I think that! If you have any questions - fire them away to dresselwerks[at]gmail.com. If you would like me to finish modding this box, I will charge an additional $50. Now, on with the photos. Download some hi-res photos by clicking here.
EDIT: I have sold stuff before mostly on anandtech forums ... granolamonkey is my username there as well. I have all positive heatware feedback.