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Just finished my first mod, it's "unique"

post #1 of 7
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So from this thread: http://www.overclock.net/t/1250460/need-some-help-ideas

you can get an idea that my "mod" wasn't going to a typical cut a hole, slap the glass and you're good to go.

The first problem was the heatsink tips sticking out:
600x400px-LL-22410e15_IMG_8863-1400.jpeg
600x400px-LL-9e37319a_IMG_8862-1400.jpeg

Then there was the issue of the non-flat surface of the side panel not to mention having to place an additional hole of some sort on the top right to allow a proper exhaust (and/or intake depending on testing).

first cutting steps led to this, but needed some minor mods
600x400px-LL-3c140b2f_1.jpeg

so I figured something like this would do

600x400px-LL-49092a4c_3.jpeg


All in all...here is what I ended up with smile.gif

400
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400

A bit messy, but was too exhausted after cleaning up the mess of acrylic and the 3M tape, etc...

Was my first time using a dremel and the acrylic bit...so I think it was not too shabby for starters.

Thanks for looking! thumb.gif
 
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post #2 of 7
Nice job for the first time!!!
KEEP MODDING ALIVE!!thumb.gif
post #3 of 7
Super clean, great quality work there smile.gif
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Oh yeah, here's the original case for reference smile.gif

thermaltake_wingrs_201.jpg
Wing RS 201

Here you can clearly see how much of a pain that side panel was with the groove =/
 
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post #5 of 7
Good workaround!

The only issue I see though is if you decide upgrade your cooler, you may be left with an odd hole in the side panel. confused.gif

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post #6 of 7
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While that thought did occur to me, this is just a sleeper comp and will not be getting any new upgrades smile.gif So that's taken care of thumb.gif

(otherwise, spend another $5 on an acrylic sheet tongue.gif)
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darkphantom View Post

While that thought did occur to me, this is just a sleeper comp and will not be getting any new upgrades smile.gif So that's taken care of thumb.gif

(otherwise, spend another $5 on an acrylic sheet tongue.gif)
There ya go!

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