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Big Brother and Mini Me

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I have been lurking on here for the last six or more months reading and looking at the designs and builds, they have all amazed me on one level or another.
well this is my start to the community.

Currently i am running a M5a99X mobo and a Asus GTX660 GPU with a AMD 4170. all running in a silverstone fortress FT02 cooled with a Corsair H60.
this system is working as i want it right now, but the MOD I am doing is my old system... this is where the fun starts!

this is what i found taking out the trash. it was sitting next to the door. it had an old intel 333 in it, for some reason i kept the mobo smile.gif

The case on the other hand was a beast. took me an hour alone to just get the plastic case off. to clean it, I ended up giving up and tossing it in the shower!
This is what i have after cleaning it as pulling off the dell logo from the sides
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this is the inside.. you know how it goes with cats... new smells, new things to rub
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after that it took me a while to figure out how i needed to go through with installing my old Mobo in this case.

the pen lines you see are from me sketching out where the Mobo was going to sit and how to mount it. this wasn't easy because the original mobo was bolted to the plate then the plate clipped into place. as you can see by the little green rubber tabs on the main tray.


In the end I had to mark and drill all new mounting holes for the Mobo and cut out a portion for the PSU



after that was all said and done with i needed to find a place to mount the HD. and since i was going to be putting a 200mm fan on the side of the case i had to cut out the HD mounts


After a long while with tin snips and my cut proof gloves



the end result is a rough fit of the spectre bitenix 200mm side mount fan for the case. this is just a test fit for the picture and not as tight and detailed as it will be for the end product.

Edited by The Rene - 1/29/13 at 9:44pm
post #2 of 9
I'm suprised noone posted on this ,this is pretty neat
post #3 of 9
I killed one of these cases in my black box build. Terrible case IMO. But I am interested in what you are going to do with it.
post #4 of 9
Subbed. would like to see this.
post #5 of 9
Your computer when its finished schould be called a Sleeper! Looks stock on the outside so noone suspects what it can really do! I kinda like this consept good work btw iam curious to see how it turns out! thumb.gif
     
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amd fx 6100 asus m5a97 msi radeon 6970 Msi radeon 6970  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
corsair vengence BLUE  baracuda seagate 7200 rpm asus sata 24x drw thermaltake contac 30 cpu cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
windows 7 home premium 64 bit LG 26 inch led 1900x1080 resolution logitech mk 260 coolermaster 750 watt gx bronze 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
coolermaster 430 elite logitech mk 260 logitech mk 260 sony reciver hooked up to asus optical port 
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2 blue cathode lights and 4 coolmax blue led f... Modright sleeved blue molex to sata x 4  
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post #6 of 9
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work on either of the cases has come to a grinding halt right now due to 10+ hour days at work. but come next pay day I will have more than enough hours banked up to start ordering in all the little things I need to finish both mods.. i HOPE
I have some carbon fiber sheeting I need to order in as well as a small assortment of tools. For this dell case I've done a lot of thinking and I have decided to go with a matte black carbon fiber look. I think it'll suit the shape and look of the case a lot, As for the mods on my Fortress I will wait till i get them all done and have pictures to post smile.gif Don't want to spoil the surprise!

One thing I did notice is, that 200mm bitfenix fan is rated at 19dB and when it's on it's way louder than my fortress is. this actually pleased me a lot for some reason! but when all the fans are cranked to high it sounds like it's about to take off!
post #7 of 9
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Sorry for the delay, but I have been working insane hours at work, 36 hours this weekend alone!

This is where the "dell" logo used to be


Got rid of the "drive bays" the power button and the power light holes. the lower one was a "dell" logo
that was on the flip lid.


the 200mm side fan that i had to mod a little to fit in the old "dell" logo




this is the flip front that holds the power/reset switches.. those pics will come later
post #8 of 9
Haven't seen one of those cases in years. Definitely want to see what your plan for it is thumb.gif
post #9 of 9
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Well with the long weekend here and some nice weather. I managed to get some paint on the case and a lot of wet sanding done. Just waiting to pick up some polishing compounds to finish off the final shine biggrin.gif




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