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post #1 of 13
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Hi,

I've had an idea for a case mod, here it is...



Old PC I know, but it's the case I'm using at the moment...

I want to drill through the rivets int he bottom cage, the one that hold the floppy and the HDD. Would I be able to remove it and how? Also, if I did, would the top cage be Ok, it isn't resting on it is it?

I then plan on buying a convertor to mount my HDD in the top spare CD bay and have a 120mm fan on the front of the case in the gap you can see...

What do you think?
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post #2 of 13
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Anybody at all?
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post #3 of 13
Hi.

Are you planning on putting an intake fan in the area that the lower cage is located?

To remove rivets use a drill bit that is about 1mm larger in diameter than the rivet head. Drill out the head carefully so that you do not drill into the material that you may want to keep. Once the head has fallen off the rivet can be pushed through.

Added clearways for airflow are almost always an added benefit.

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post #4 of 13
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply

You can see in the picture the area that I plan on adding the fan, I also want to get rid of the HDD and Floppy cage and stick my HDD in the CD Drive.

Do you think that the top cage will be able to support itself?
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kornowski View Post
Do you think that the top cage will be able to
support itself?
It looks like it has six rivets on the front part of itself. Does it have any holding it to the top of the case?
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post #6 of 13
As an addendum to Mootsfox's reply, It has been my experience with rivets and aluminum that the (6) rivets should be enough to support the weight.

The structure is not (or shoudn't be) subjected to a lot of abuse. As long as the unit is not being bounced all over Gods green Earth, then you I think you are good to go.

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post #7 of 13
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Thanks for the input guys!

Yeah, it looks as if it does, it's attatched to the case by a screw...
Here's a picture of it:

Do you think it'd be a good idea or now, it'd look neater but there wouldn't really be anywhere for me to tuck the spare cables.

I've ordered some cable sleeving and a duct to guide the air from the front 80mm fan.
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post #8 of 13
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Do you guys think it's a good idea to take it out, would there be any real benefit other than being able to put a 120mm fan on the front?

Also, Would I need to take everything out of my case, or do you think because I'm only drilling that it'll be Ok?
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post #9 of 13
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Anybody?
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post #10 of 13
it looks to me like it already has room for a fan up front. fans up against walls like that usually don't move a lot of air anyway.

personally, i like having my hard drives in the bottom front. it keeps them cool.
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