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First a few pics of my shopping gains.

1. A toolbox
2. Black Gloss Rustoleum spray paint
3. Pack of 5, 1 1/4" reinforced cutting wheels for Dremel
4. Pack of 15 rubber gromets
5. Tungeston-Carbide Dremel routing bit for metal
6. 24x24 particle board for mobo to sit on while I have the case in the garage
7. JB weld (Thanks Warfarin88)
8. 2x 8x24 thin steel sheets for fan shroud
9. Deco paper holder
10. Metal cutting jig blades
11. 4-pack of Lo-Carb Monster Energy (My jet fuel)

And this morning off the internet, a Carbon colored cable management kit and a Dremel hole cutter. Both should be here by either Tuesday or Wednesday. This will allow me time to get the 120mm blue LED fans and the fan shroud mock up done.






Now you might say, what the heck does this paper holder have to do with a computer mod?!?!?!

Well unfortunately I was unable to find any good grating at Lowe's, Home Depot, Or Fry's for the fan shroud. So in Walmart I saw this paper holder. It had the grate I was looking for and it was cheap. So when I got home I broke out my Dremel with the new reinforced cutting wheels to trim the grate out. You can see what the happened to the brand new NORMAL cutting wheel that came with my set (its the small little brown dot next to the black reinforced cutting wheel on the dremel.) after only cutting through half the grating.



My next step was to trim the cut out grating to fit the top of my case:





In the last pic you can kinda see the nice pressed out pattern in the grating.

Talking of fan shrouds I decided to change it up a little.



What you think?
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The Scraps:



May use this for something else. I don't know what...any ideas??
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nice job so far, as for you wires you can get some cable shroud on ebay uv stuff is nice
get the pics coming.....
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Hey all, I am back from my birthday break and now am progressing ever further on my project. To begin with on my BD I got some time to finish out the wiring design and shape the new leg supports for the bottom of my case.





I was able to bend those leg supports out some metal my dad had laying around. I thought they would look great on the bottom of the case, not to mention giving the intake fans some room to breathe.




The way I see it, I hate taking out my mobo to replace the heatsink or check to see if the one I have on there is tight enough, so, borrowing another guys idea, I cut the large hole directly over the back part of the cpu AND the northbridge. This will make replacement incredible easy.

Now the other two holes deal with the cable management mod. The larger of the two near the middle allows the bigger ATX power cable to get through and a lot of the 5v's and the 2 12v PCIe power cables as well. I was able to sand that one down almost smoothly so it wouldn't cut the cables, but in doing so, I burned out my only two Dremel sanding drums o.0 .


On a side-mod I needed to get my computer back up and running so while my case was in the shop, I tried to build a makeshift tech station...







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I think the guy on the BFG card has got it right. Who wants odds on this lasting the rest of the week? Any takers...?





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If you think I wouldn't need a box fan in April, then you obviously haven't been in Texas...Houston, Texas.


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In the interim I used my backup PC, a REAL gamers choice...
Well thats all folks!! I'll have some more pics tomorrow if my new Dremel accessory comes tomorrow and IF I can sneak out to the garage
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