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Hello all. First log, second case mod here. I started with a HAF with a e8400 Core2Duo system with an EVGA GTX 285, then stepped it up to Sandybridge, and now am inheriting 2 EVGA GTX 295's with backplates (space heaters). I'll get to my main rig in another post, and maybe submit it to the HAF hall of fame (if I'm ever fully satisfied with it).

Anyway, as for this case mod, I'm ripping an old, crappy computer, and putting oldish computer parts in (Woo!), so if your all about the insane parts, don't bother looking.

The case I'm starting with is this eMachines tower



My staging skills aren't this good, I couldn't wait to gut it, so I took no pictures. I chose this case for a few reasons, it was free, it has a good hard drive bay to scrap (two drive bay, easy to manage), built in motherboard stand-offs (so there's a dent under the motherboard), and regular power, hard drive activity, power switch, audio, and USB headers for the front panel. All these things are very helpful considering now I don't have to spend anything on parts, besides paint and a few pieces for assembly.

As for the design, I always thought tech benches were cool, but they're not very clean. I saw a cool case done by Mod Men and thought a combo of the two would be cool.

I'm horrible at paint drawings but bare with me...



So, it will have the motherboard/main stuff on top, then everything else in the box below. As for cable management, the motherboard tray will be ~2 inches wider than the motherboard, so I can cut holes for cables and whatnot. I have the DVD drive and hard drive covered, not sure what I want to do about the power supply yet. Anyway, as for tomorrow, deriviting the tray, cutting it up, sanding, and spraying.
Gaming Computer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Gigabyte P67a-UD4-B3 GTX 285 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
WD 1TB Windows 7 64 bit Razer Black Widow Antex 1000w 
CaseMouse
HAF 932 Razer Lachesis 
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Gaming Computer
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Gigabyte P67a-UD4-B3 GTX 285 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
WD 1TB Windows 7 64 bit Razer Black Widow Antex 1000w 
CaseMouse
HAF 932 Razer Lachesis 
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