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post #1 of 13
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Hey all I wanted to get this thread started for my build this next week. From Sat to Sat a 1 week mod.

This is my case now (Brand New), before I hack it up. All your comments and suggestions are welcome!!



All together not a bad case, but I am going to be running dual GTS's and I want to OC them, but I need more COOLING!! Unfortunately this case lacks sophisticated cooling outside of the front and back 120mm fans.

Here is the case as it looks now with all the hardware. Notice the hotglued 80mm fan on the VGA vent .



In this picture you can better see the wiring issue I got going on in here.




Not pretty is it?

My Mod is to cut 2 120mm fan holes in the top of the case and possible flip the PSU upside down (Thanks to Wafarin88 for the idea) and make an exhaust vent in the top for it. I'll post some better pictures tomorrow to give you a better idea of what I plan to do, fan wise.



For Wire management I plan to run all the wires behind the mobo shield on the back, not to mention putting all of them in wire loom.

Got any other ideas, be glad to hear them!!
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its so very...blue, not a bad base.

My case looks like that, except silver and about 5 times the wiring lying around the case (three harddrives, a PCI-E x16 card that needed extra juice, a bunch of 120mm fans, etc)
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LOL, I can make it go all UV if I wanted. The CCDs are blue/blueUV.
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I'll bet ya there are some color changing CC lighting kits around newegg somewhere, that would be awesome to have a fader case, come to think of it, I have an extra 5 bucks, maybe I'll do that for my next project

(I know that I have 3 LEDs around a (broken) pseudofan (accidentally kicked it, snapped the plastic rim, it hit the real fan behind it, and launched back at my shin) that slowly change colors, maybe theres some of those you can throw in there)
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Sounds like a good plan; hopefully it goes well. Nice case selection
post #6 of 13
At least there is plenty of room to work in there...unlike some cases I know *cough*Antec 900*cough*.

    
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My bro as an Antec 900. That things is so cramped. Actually makes me think the case should have been a mini tower.
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My bro as an Antec 900. That things is so cramped. Actually makes me think the case should have been a mini tower.
I've modded my Antec 900 to get it to where I want it to be...and I still dread digging around in there. I have caluses (sp) and scar tissue buildup on my knuckles from digging around in there, and when I used to have my old Zalman cf9500...I used to cringe at the thought of unplugging the CPU power cable.

*shivers*
Still gives me the willys.
    
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post #9 of 13
Not nesc a case mod, but it would look 100x better with cleaner wires. I really like the thermaltake supplies just because they wrap the wires, I know it's kind of a dumb reason to pick a PS but it looks pretty.



-EDIT- just saw you plan to reroute/use loom so never mind lol.....

Another aesthetic thing that irritates the heck out of me is the plain gray drive bays, some black paint would look WAY better if you have everything out of the case anyway.
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post #10 of 13
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I may pick up some Black spray paint. Or heck maybe some silver. LOL. I agree about the cord issue, but I am undecided on whether I should go black or chrome loom. I am also thinking of making double intakes at the bottom of the case.
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