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Fractal desing Core 1000 Litlle Big Mod

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First of all, I´ve never done a build log or something, so I hope to learn a lot and blablabalba... that stuff tongue.gif

I bought this case for 30 euros:



So far the case is nice, it contains a fully functional server / NAS 24/7

Specs inside:

A4 5300 w/AMD FX 8120 Stock cooler (much better than stock one...)
Gigabyte F2A75M-D3H
Sillicon Power DDR3 @ 1600
Seagate Barracuda HDD (500GB data)
Toshiba HDD (120GB Boot)
Tooq 400w PSU
Fractal Desing Core 1000
And Ubuntu 12.10 LTS as main OS and trying to switch to Crunchbang OS #!

The first thing I modded was the front pannel, I removed the ugly bars that were in front of the frontal fan, you can see the remaining bars over the fan



After that I want to add a second fan over that frontal fan, drilling a hole over it placing the fan there
The thing that I dislike the most is its low potential of containing HDDs, I dont know If Ill use both 5.25 bays for 3.5 HDDs, or will buy a 4 3.5 HDDs support for the 2 5.25 bays, We´ll see later
Also Im thinking of buying something sorta like a CM GeminII M4 (http://www.amazon.es/Cooler-Master-GeminII-M4-Ventilador/dp/B005XOY87Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381186236&sr=8-1&keywords=cooler+master+M4) and at least, adding some white cold cathodes.



PD: Id like to know if someone has a method to hide the PSU a bit, something like a black rectangle that goes from one side of the PSU to the 5.25 Bays, be sure to comment
Edited by danilon62 - 10/7/13 at 3:52pm
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You could use coloured acrylic sheet or foam board to cover the PSU.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 6600K MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON MSI GeForce GTX 1080 SEA HAWK X 8GB 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX Black P... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
120GB Samsung 750 EVO 500GB Samsung 750 EVO Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 6x 20mm EK Vardar F4-120ER Cooling Fans in Black 
CoolingOSKeyboardPower
Thermaltake Commander FP Windows 10 Pro 64-bit QPAD MK-90 RGB Pro 850W EVGA Supernova P2 with EVGA Black Braided ... 
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Fractal Design Define C QPAD 8K Pro 3x 30cm Silverstone Ultra Slim SATA cables 
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