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I could part with the P2s, I'm sure it's just the mobo that's broken.
Hmm, I'll think about it.
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Update: funds have been limited due to numerous car issues. Will be attempting to get a PSU so I can start taking measurements for cables and sleeving. Also debating between Including the OS in the RAID, or letting the RAID be storage only.
Stupid life getting in the way lol.

And I myself would rather keep the RAID for purely storage, as I think an OS in a RAID configuration is a bit sketchy.
post #12 of 32
Love seeing old school cases like this one revived. Makes me want to do something about that old Pentium 4 Dell system that's just taking up space at home.
   
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Dell cases often turn out to horiffic bundles of proprietary custom evil. Be warned. Opening one is often like looking back into the nasty confusing finger slicing garbage from the bowels of MacOS 8
Edited by bombastinator - 10/31/13 at 8:00pm
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post #14 of 32
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Dell cases often turn out to horiffic bundles of proprietary custom evil. Be warned. Opening one is often like looking back into the nasty confusing finger slicing garbage from bowels of MacOS 8
I tend to agree. Dell likes their proprietary crap. Especially the BTX form factor that has confused many a modder.
post #15 of 32
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Dell's proprietary form factors are nothing my Dremel and enough cutting wheels can't handle. Think I burned through...2-3 of them cutting the back off. Project is sort of on hold until I get my check on the 15th though. Will likely be adding a 400W-500W PSU. Still not sure about the processor/mobo, but I have some DDR3 lying around I think. It's also not going to look near as badass until I finish the water cooling loop, which will be the very last thing. (Due to cost).

Edit: It was also about | | close to being thrown away. The other thing I can't decide on, is what to do with all those LEDs on the front...
Edited by Silvos00 - 11/1/13 at 7:08am
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post #16 of 32
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Overdue update. I've given up on drilling the holes myself, as some of the pre-drilled holes make this nearly impossible. I gutted an aluminum or tin one out of the same case I got the back panel from. Though unfortunately the Dremel is at my GF's house, I will not be finishing this phase tonight.

My biggest fear at this point is going to be the aesthetics of it. I can make it work, but the back panel might look like a honeycomb on the other side. (Where the HDDs live).
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do not use the dremel on the girlfriend. girlfriends are better than computer modding.
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post #18 of 32
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Lol I left it there to sand something, then forgot about it. It's about 50 minute drive...

As soon as I get the motherboard screws and my Dremel back I can get the tray mounted and my test-mobo up and running. The custom windows will also be finished soon.
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post #19 of 32
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Side panel created, but unfortunately I cracked it while drilling. Will be buying another piece, making the edges a bit straighter, and using some smaller/rounder screws to make it look decent.
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post #20 of 32
gotta have really sharp drills for plastic. They even make drill specifically for plastic with a sharper bevel. You need to cut your way down, not press your way down.
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Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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