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Hey guys, I have had this massive case sitting in my closet for a week or so now and I think its time to do something with it. It used to belong to a friend of mine, but he decided it was a little too big for his liking so I gave him a crappy OEM case and got this monster, check it out:



I have no idea who makes it, but its very well built and the front of it screams at me to cut it out and put a radiator up there, so thats what I am going to do along with a few other thing like painting the inside, making some cable management holes and maybe adding a window. The front isn't quite big enough to house a 360mm radiator, but I only have a 240mm so its going to work perfectly.

So its about 300mm from the bottom to the bottom of the drive bays, but I could always extend it in the future to accomadate a 360mm radiator.


Here is a little size comaprison with a 120mm radiator


So I found a template and got to cutting, but I haven't gotten very far and I'm tired so I will have an update on the cutting tomorrow.


I am going to try and find somewhere to put my 120mm radiator, but that will come a little later. More update coming in the near future, stay tuned!
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subbed. this is going to be awesome
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Subbed! This looks interesting. The case may be an Antec, because that shot of the front with the purple piece of plastic looks like what's in my dad's old SX1030B.
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Subbed! This looks interesting. The case may be an Antec, because that shot of the front with the purple piece of plastic looks like what's in my dad's old SX1030B.

It kinda looks like the SX1240, but the top front panel looks different, mine has a door that opens to reveal the 5.25in bays.

Edit: The case is a Chieftec Dragon

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Edited by TB13 - 11/7/12 at 1:55pm
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post #5 of 17
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So I got the front cut out done and threw a few fans in to make sure everything lined up and it does biggrin.gif


I will snap a picture a little later with the radiator mounted and some fans on it. So far so good, now I just need to figure out where my other 120mm radiator is going to go.
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So I got the front cut out done and threw a few fans in to make sure everything lined up and it does biggrin.gif

I will snap a picture a little later with the radiator mounted and some fans on it. So far so good, now I just need to figure out where my other 120mm radiator is going to go.
nice. wish i came over to help out.
 
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post #7 of 17
Nice, I love big old cases... SO much room for mods!!
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Nice, I love big old cases... SO much room for mods!!

I know right, I was just looking at it trying to find where I can put my 120mm radiator, this looks do able, but I am going to have to tear the case apart to cut it out


I was also looking at the huge empty space above the motherboard tray and I think I could fit a square quad 120mm rad in it, I am going to take some measurements to make sure then I might pick one up.

Edit: It could fit one drool.gif
Edited by TB13 - 11/7/12 at 5:20pm
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sub'd smile.gif
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Hmmm.... I'll bite... Subbed!
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