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[Case Mod] Corsair Carbide 200r "Mil-Spec"

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So I'm starting my first project, it's primarily a case mod, but also involves some system modding,
I'm a complete novice at this, so if i make any mistakes please don't hesitate to correct me,
I'm basing the theme on my motherboard the Gigabyte Sniper M3, with it's matt black and green colour scheme.

What I've done :
Drilled out all the rivets in my Corsair 200R, replaced with m3x4 and m3x6 hex bolts with m3 nuts. (1st pick, 2 are rivets , 1 hex bolt for comparison) for ease of disassembley

First modifications to come:
Laser cut fan mount to allow me to mount a 120mm fan in the drive bays (see 2nd pic for paper mock-up)
Remove centre part or front door and drive bay covers, and replace with clear acrylic (3rd pic)

Future plans:
Add window
Paint exterior grey
Paint fans and other items to match mobo
remove ram heatsinks and paint






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Edited by Flowwwie - 5/4/13 at 4:11am
post #2 of 46
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Small update,
Just hacked up the drive cage and drilled some larger holes to allow me to mount it on standoffs so it's flush with the other fan

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Part way through removing front panel - acrylic or mesh? Any ideas appreciated smile.gif



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Edited by Flowwwie - 5/10/13 at 11:15am
post #4 of 46
I think the mesh will look better than the acrylic.

I'll be waiting for more progress biggrin.gif
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interesting and I have this case for my 'daily driver' unit... thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by SiberianGhost View Post

I think the mesh will look better than the acrylic.

I'll be waiting for more progress biggrin.gif

Ok ! I think ill go with this as my friend has some off-cuts i can buy from his build , + the airflow will be much much better.

Just waitting for my other friend wit ha dremel to return home so i can finish removing the middle section, next on my check list is ram heatsinks because the blue is awful , and then painting.

Will post some better quality pictures when i can smile.gif Thanks for the input
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interesting and I have this case for my 'daily driver' unit... thumb.gif

Yeah it's a great little case for modding!
post #7 of 46
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Better picture of cuttging work

Close up of extenders




Better system picture


Apologies for blurriness, shaky hands ! smile.gif
post #8 of 46
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Just finished cutting front panel! Just to give you a better idea of where the mesh will go





And on the case


post #9 of 46
Good job dude. biggrin.gif

Waiting for more progress.
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post #10 of 46
Looking nice so far. Are you going to replace that top fan with a Corsair one too?
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