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post #1 of 6
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Hi guys, i have a Compaq OEM Case, and i want to mod it.. my ideas are a bit boring, my best mod was a Small hole i cut on the Side to act as a VGA Vent.. it was less than perfect.. so id like you guys to give me a few ideas and cool stuff i can do with it.

Here a Pics







VGA Side ( that hole is the ''vent'' i made with a light mounting plate from a trailer)



Other Side


front


Inside my system ( yes i know its dusty in there)



The Case Measures 7 Inches wide by 14 inches in height by 16 inches from back to front.

So what do you think? can this OEM Case be Modded?

Closer look at the back

    
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personally I would say make a window on the side that you made the "vent", if thats more money then you can afford, then try some mesh instead of plexi. Paint the inside of your case, a diff color than the outside, for a bit of a contrast. Add some LED fans to it, and find a way to pick up or make some covors for the front drive bays. If your really wanting to mod, take a look at some of the other mod tip sites, and figure out a way to make a new front. If you spend a few bucks and replace the ribbon cables, and work on the wiring inside your case, it will lower the temps and increase the looks quite a bit. try some sort of looming on the cables that r really visable. That should also help. Also for future refferance it would be helpfull to give an aproxamite spending limit. Good luck and keep us posted.
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thanks, ill need to go find that Jigsaw Cutter...then go pick up some mesh at the hardware store..
    
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cable management, window, lights, paint endless list, theres just some of them happy modding
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Don't forget body filler and sandpaper

Mod the front with a fan intake and add the rear for better air flow
    
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Hey, read through and look at the pics of my "Flip this Case" build in my sig. I used a stock HP case and modded it. Maybe it will give you some ideas. But I would say at least do a window mod on the side panel, cable management, and/or some paint.
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