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post #11 of 65
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This is tougher than I thought. I was trying to take the case apart last night, but it is held together by a combination star screw/rivet head. It looks like I have to DRILL off about 50 heads to get started. I need to get to the current mobo holder (which is also the other side of the case) to drill/place holes that line up with a 680 mobo.
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post #12 of 65
man that sucks.
I had the same problem the other day transplanting a dell to an Antec case, had to drill out the D(H)ELL STANDARD MOBO HOLES.
I can't wait to see how this turns out, good luck.
I wanna mod a G5 case too!
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post #13 of 65
why paint it black? silver is where its at for that particular case
    
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post #14 of 65
No you dont have to drill the heads out!

Use a torq 10 or 8 bit. I can verify tonight which one it is when I get home.

As far as getting the mobo standoffs off, just get a big pair of channel locks and they will snap right out. Dont worry as none of the line up with a PC mobo.
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post #15 of 65
Okay it is a torx #8 bit and you will also need a small allen wrench, cant remember the size but pretty sure it was a metric.
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post #16 of 65
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Originally Posted by nagal View Post
Okay it is a torx #8 bit and you will also need a small allen wrench, cant remember the size but pretty sure it was a metric.
Will try that tonight. +REP if it works.

I have a STAR set of screwdrivers and my smallest did not fit.

BTW, I am keeping it silver!
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post #17 of 65
NItteo when I get a chance I'll get the PMs that Aquamac sent me about his G5 Case mod and how he did it so cleanly.

It was way too expensive for me to commit to, though. Sorry for bein LATE.
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post #18 of 65
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NItteo when I get a chance I'll get the PMs that Aquamac sent me about his G5 Case mod and how he did it so cleanly.

It was way too expensive for me to commit to, though. Sorry for bein LATE.
Thanks! That would be awesome bro! I am still deciding on how I am going to do the back and mobo holder.

Just watch eBay man! Ill PM you how much I got this case for.
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post #19 of 65
It is not called "Star" It is called a Phillips head. It looks like this : +

Black is where it is at dude. Silver IMHO is boring....you need to spice it up a bit!

BTW where did you get this case?
post #20 of 65
The back is not that hard to do. Check out my build log and if you have anymore questions Ill answer the best I can

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...cooled-pc.html

btw: I thought of painting mine black too but decided to keep it silver
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