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[Build Log] XPS 710 Downsize BTX-ITX (First Progress 8/28/12)

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Hi guys, I know, I already have a thread, but this is going to be a whole new mod. I got this case from a friend/fellow forum member Cammiso94 a while back and haven't really done much with it since. I recently sold my E-ATX setup and picked up a M-ITX setup, but I don't have a case yet so I thought, why not make use of the XPS case.

First off I just want to say this case is massive, its a monster. The top portion of the case and the bottom plate are going to be used in this mod. The really cool thing about this case is that the top and bottom are almost identical, which should make this a little less painful. I am going to cut both side panels above the center where it has a curve to make it about half the size it originally was. The front and rear bezel are going to be cut to fit also. As for motherboard mounting, the board is going to sit below the PSU on the bottom of the case, this might change though. Here is a concept picture just to show what I am thinking, I might make a scale one in Sketchup later.



What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
Edited by TB13 - 8/28/12 at 6:31pm
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This looks like an interesting idea to pull of with that case. Subbed for sure on this
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These things always take more time and effort than you think.
That said, there is no reason not to if you want to.

My experience is I get carried away with case mods, and wind up with something it would be easier to buy, plus some new tools, knowledge, and skills.

Also I very much enjoy the experience as long as I have time and space for working, Good luck, keep us informed.
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This looks like an interesting idea to pull of with that case. Subbed for sure on this

Thanks, I am going to start working on it tomorrow.
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These things always take more time and effort than you think.
That said, there is no reason not to if you want to.
My experience is I get carried away with case mods, and wind up with something it would be easier to buy, plus some new tools, knowledge, and skills.
Also I very much enjoy the experience as long as I have time and space for working, Good luck, keep us informed.

I know its going to take a lot of work, but I really want to do it or at least try. I don't like any ITX cases that are made right now, so why not make one tongue.gif I am 16 in high school and after school all I have is time. I will update the thread when ever progress is made!
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total sub.
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Thanks!
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oh,
no problem.

I totally think you're crazy.
love these types of build logs.
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Subbing, since i did give you the case tongue.gif
 
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Subbing, since i did give you the case tongue.gif

Well technically you didn't give it to, we we traded biggrin.gif
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