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Background:
I recently bought an NZXT Phantom to replace the old piece of crap I was using. It's been sitting in the corner of my room for a while and I thought, why not do something with it?
I had a few ideas of basic mods I could do with it, but nothing that really seemed good enough to do. I came up with the test bench idea because I was doing a lot of "plug'n'play" stuff with my computer and using a test bench would have made things so much easier.

Parts:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz
Gigabyte 945GMF-DS2
GeForce GTX 570
CoolerMaster Hyper TX3 Evo (Push/Pull)
4GB Kingston
60GB Corsair Force 3 SSD
320GB Samsung HDD
500GB Seagate HDD
Thermaltake Litepower 700W

Anyway, onto the actual modding biggrin.gif
This was the case originally..


Stripped down...I made a cut out at the front for a fan with my mates dremel (still need to drill holes and such)



Removable motherboard tray (flipping it to face upwards)



Removing all the 5.25" drive bays and the 3.5" HDD bays and the rear I/O sheild









Rivets all gone..


It's so empty..




Mobo tray in


Marked out the side panel today as well.


That's it for the first update, I plan to get the side panel (soon to be top cover) cut and fitted this weekend and I also have to figure out what I'm going to use as a base for this whole thing.
Any and all idea's are welcome smile.gif

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Those who don't enjoy overkill water cooling or just water cooling in general, can't afford it.
Those who like water cooling but can't afford it can enjoy the entertainment and inspiring ideas once they save up for it. <- I started here...

Classic's still a classic. thumb.gif
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I like and enjoy overkill water cooling or general water cooling because I can afford it.
Those who don't enjoy overkill water cooling or just water cooling in general, can't afford it.
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A piece of painted plywood works well for the base. Thats what i'm using. Attatch by drilling holes through bottom rails (where original side panel would sit) and driving short screws into said holes and plywood. Looks good so far ! thumb.gif
EDIT: Looks like you don't need to drill holes, there's already plenty there. One thing with the panel, i would put some holes in it to route your cables. If you keep it solid, you'll have to route them outside case to reach top of MB and any expansion cards that need power.
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