...but they don't fit onto the cpu.
Too near the power supply.
The case on my linux machine is simply too small altogether, and in any case because of the location of the PS it is only rated for processors up to XP2000.
The only other case I have at the moment is the one I've got for a friend, who want's an upgrade. It would fit into that one nicely.
I can't give him my big case, it is obviously 2 years old, and I'm upgrading him to an XP2400 so I can't put his upgrade into my small case (which is only 2 weeks old). Or at least I can't unless I mod it. And he said he wanted a small case anyway.
That was the situation at 4pm this afternoon.
Since then I've removed the PS, taken the connectors off the back and added some mains cable. Then I've resited the PS at the bottom front of the machine. The fan grill there exactly matches the position of the PS fan (which I've reversed). And I've run the mains cable round the edge of the case back to the position of the original connector.
One of my concerns was that the moving the PS to the front could cause me some vibration noise. I've solved that problem with a little foam draught excluder. The PS is now rock solid in it's new position but not actually touching the front panel.
I've cut the back panel off a dud power supply which gives me the new mains connector and a switch, and a mounting panel for another fan. All I've got to do now is connect the mains cable to the switch and input connector and fit a fan and I'm finished.
My first attempt at case modding and everything seems to have gone very smoothly. Tomorrow I can finish building his machine, and start on the task of fitting my mobo into my new case. The new Evercool fans are rated at 79CFM at 2000rpm, max noise under 30dbA so hopefully I will be able to hear things s little better tomorrow. And I can put the cover back on too.
And then I can try overclocking just a little more.
And don't ask for pictures, I haven't even got an ordinary camera never mind a digital one.