By Carlos Pascual posted Jul 22nd 2011
The AirFlow Pro™ Dynamic Temperature and Activity Display for Dominator Memory is a uniquely designed accessory that allows you to see your memory's activity and temperature simultaneously via LED meters. I've always wanted to install one with my Dominator® with DHX Pro Connector and Airflow II Fan &mdash 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 Memory Kit (CMP12GX3M3A1600C9), but with the mesh side panel installed on my Graphite Series 600T mid-tower case the Airflow PRO is being concealed inside my case and is difficult to see. With the considerable“Bling” factor of the AirFlow Pro you don’t want that to be hidden. So I decided that I would modify the AirFlow Pro to place it on the front panel of the 600T, so I can see the it in all it's glory on front of my case.
First step of modifying the AirFlow Pro was figuring out the tools and materials I needed to extend cables already provided to the length required:
- Expandable Sleeving
- Standard wire (ST26-25BK)
- Soldering Iron
- AirFlow Pro
- Heat Shrink Tubing
I cut the standard wire to desired length, and soldered the existing AirFlow Pro connecters to extend the length of wire. Once they were soldered, I used heat shrink tubing where I've soldered the wires together to insure that any exposed wires do not touch, and sleeved the cables to give it a clean look.
I ensudred that I wired my cables correctly by testing each one, and started to take apart the Airflow Pro as I only need the PCB board and not the plastic covering. Located on the back of the Airflow Pro, where the PCB is exposed, are four small screws, which allowed me to remove the plastic covering. Once that was complete, I also modified the front case panel by removing the dust filter and cutting away the plastic which covered the middle area.
I was finally ready to place the Airflow Pro in the desired location on the 600T front panel. Using double sided tape, I placed it on the inside of the front panel with the LED’s facing out. I connected the extended cables to the AirFlow Pro to the Dominator memory modules and ensured all connections, including the power connection, were properly wired and hidden.
Once everything was installed I turned on my machine and enjoyed my new modified AirFlow Pro!
Check out the video below to see my mod in action: