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Let me know what you think. First build in this case was with Gigabyte 780G mATX board 2 yrs ago, then i rebuilt with Gigabyte 990x board earlier this month, and now I did some metal work with my new Dremel, and I think I'm finally satisfied. Just need 1 more fan for push+pull CPU. Specs in sig.

Mods:
-Rectangle slots for CPU-8pin (top left and bottom), circle holes for eSata bracket from Monoprice (bottom left) and front panel headers (top right and bottom).
-Custom fan/lighting connector using 6 male header pins, and 3 - 2pin female headers (scavenged from old cases front panel). This is soldered to slim 4 pin molex connector.
-Homemade 3pin fan Y connector for 2 front panel fans, no molex adapter!
-Extensions on 2 Antec tri-cools and on red cathode power switch cable.
-Transparent rubber cable protectors around holes
-Drilled 32 holes in bottom of case for PSU vents
-Exchanged flat rubber feet for tall Thermaltake V4 feet
-Removed fan grill in PSU and mounted it upside down

Things to learn from this build:
-Dremel bits break, even half way through a task frown.gif have to buy a new metal shaping bit. Made due with cut off disks for rectangle holes.
-Definitely always wear safety glasses and hearing protection is a good idea too!

Hero of the day: Monoprice.com!
cable mounting squares, 100 for 2$
Esata bracket only 1$ since 990xa doesn't have one... cheaper then getting a higher end mobo just for a port!
Cold cathodes 2 for 7$ comes with PCI bracket unlike many other companies.

edit: imageshack sucks, use this: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0r8udsgu0h23pea/2LGu6bJJmm

780g:
oldoldinside.th.jpg

990xa before case mod:
oldinside.th.jpg

990xa after case mod - inside:
insidebd.th.jpg

990xa after case mod - back:
backyz.th.jpg

all your holes are belong to us:
holes.th.jpg

custom connector:
customadapter.th.jpg
Edited by kevinf - 4/18/14 at 6:25pm
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Sony 20X Sata DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 2 rev B (3) Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12H-P Antec Tri-Cool 140mm 
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Looking good nice mod!
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Thanks
Is this more appropriately placed in "Case Mods - General Discussion"?
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WD Blue SSD Windows 10 RS3 Dell P4317Q Cooler Master QuickFire Cherry Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
Dell 1500W Alienware Area-51 Logitech MX5500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD FX-8350 (Vishera) Gigabyte GA-990XA AMD 285X (unreleased) AMD 285X (unreleased) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (996679) Western Digital WD10EALS 1TB Blue Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 180GB Intel 530 Series SSDSC2BW240A401 240GB 
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Sony 20X Sata DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 2 rev B (3) Scythe Slip Stream SY1225SL12H-P Antec Tri-Cool 140mm 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Antec Tri-Cool 120mm Scythe Ultra Kaze DFS123812-3000 Windows 7 Pro 64bit ASUS PA248Q 24.1" IPS 
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