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Dell Dimension 2400-FrostByte*

post #1 of 8
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Here is my rebirth of this old dell case that I had laying around from a computer my mom fried in 06'.

So far I have it sanded, primed, painted, and one fan installed.

This case was perfect for a small micro ATX gaming tower because the PSU and 5.25" bays are hidden up on the top rim. For another bonus the HDD cage is mounted vertically in the front of the computer. Very open on the inside. So I got moddin!

Hope to achieve in this mod:

*Plexi window with 140mm fan

*Scythe 120x12mm fan (For bottom, have to get under headers)

DONE*92mm LED fan for back, 80mm up front

DONE*Evercool UFO cooler (8400GS)

Specs:
*785GTM-E45
*Athlon II X2 2.8GHz
*4GB Patriot DDR2 800MHz
*8400GS (Mega clocked lol)
*600w OCZ PSU
*500GB Caviar Green





Edited by InerTia* - 5/17/11 at 1:09am
post #2 of 8
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Here is a picture of the inside. Transformed a bit I shall say.
post #3 of 8
Looks pretty sweet there. Nice work!
    
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post #4 of 8
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Ok so here is a quick update, I will add pictures later. While I was at the local walmart yesterday I found this metal trash can that was almost identical to Modders Mesh. So instead of the plexi window I am going to use that. (The trash can supplied me with a 3' by 1' aprox strip of mesh).

I also ordered an Evercool UFO GPU cooler for my 8400 and I am hoping to pull a high overclock (I really do not care about the card), and a 92mm LED fan which I will end up painting the casing white.
post #5 of 8
So which of the Dell cases support mATX? I'd love to mod one.
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post #6 of 8
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I know the Dimension 2400 does. I think most of there smaller towers do as well. I had no issues getting mine in there. Although I did have to move one mobo riser. No biggie.

UPDATE: I finally got my 92mm case fan for the primary exhaust, and a UFO GPU cooler. Will post pictures tomorrow.
post #7 of 8
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Ok so here is what has been done since I started this thread dealio

*Installed a 92mm LED fan in the back, the casing around the fan will be painted black as soon as I get paint.

*I finally found a metal mesh substitute (Made from a metal trashcan)

*Got my Evercool UFO GPU cooler for teh 8400GS. Holds around 30c-50c load. Which was a major hassle installing and modifying to fit my MOTHERBOARD.

*Took the DVD drive out because lack of use..

Here are some pics




post #8 of 8
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And here is a quick picture of the modding I had to do to the GPU cooler to get it to fit on the lowpro XFX 8400. The fins were hitting the PCI socket below the PCIE 16x slot. And the "Universal" mount had to be shaved down because it was hitting the capacitor.


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