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Well, my sig computer is soon to be mine, and I'm planning on doing some mods on it.

Currently I have to leave the side door off because othewise it gets way to hot inside (4 harddrives don't help with only 2 90mm fans). I want to add a top fan (between the top mounted power supply and DVD drive bays), I want to add a side fan on the door, and perhaps the most ambitious bit of the whole project...

Is it possible to take scrap\\sheet aluminum and re-rivet the case so that I can make it taller & longer? I know a friend who is very good at working with aluminum but can't weld it. I was thinking of adding 6-10 inches in length and 4-6 inches in height.

Sorry for not providing too much information to work with, but I tried my best.
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
I want to add a top fan
I want to add a side fan on the door
Is it possible to take scrapsheet aluminum and re-rivet the case so that I can make it taller & longer? I know a friend who is very good at working with aluminum but can't weld it. I was thinking of adding 6-10 inches in length and 4-6 inches in height.
use a dremelor jigsaw or a hole cutter(like them)

the case would take a lot of work to add the extra room but it is possible

what case are you talking about?
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Hey strife...

Coulda just posted this on H3F... LOL

Anyway, I wouldnt bother with trying to add material to a case... I think it would turn out pretty bad on most occasions. You might want to make sure that the case is aluminum for sure(if you plan on having it welded... Most of the time, only higher-end cases are made of Al.

What kind of case are you running?

How are you monitoring your temperatures?
    
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I'm running an aluimum (I know 100% because its very light). The person I know who will be helping me knows quite alot, so I trust that he knows what he will be doing.

This is my case, but its in really bad condition:
http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15001
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i dont think higher will be the problem. its gonnabe longer thats gonna be the hard one.
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i dont think higher will be the problem. its gonnabe longer thats gonna be the hard one.
I'm thinking of fashioning a separate case "door" (it's actually screw on) over the drive bays once I extend it. I also want more room up top so I can put two 120mm fans up there, and I want more room between the motherboard and the drive bays.

And I want it taller so that I can make some more drive bays (only holds 4 right now).
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Ok this is a noobish question but, is acylic easy to drill through or does it crack?
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Depends on how thick it is.
    
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look on ebay you need a server case,seen a couple for around 60.00.
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