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TODAY is when i finally got this old server case that was lying around my dad's office. So far i have just took everything off of it and now im going to outfit it w/ some black aluminum casing and window it so it looks AWESOME! Give me suggestions and tips for the road because i haven't done something like this before. I will continously be putting up pics. THANKS Mobsta




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post #2 of 14
That case has lots of modding potential. Good luck to your project.
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You should definitely put some paint to it.
 
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post #4 of 14
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DIdnt let me put more pictures. Also i may have to put in a different motherboard tray or mod the heck out of it because the mounting things wont go in it properly also the dimensions are (in cm) 40x19x54 LxWxH





Edited by Mobsta21 - 6/25/08 at 5:16pm
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post #5 of 14
that looks similar to the case Repo is modding currently
good luck with your mod
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post #6 of 14
Good luck on the mod, I've seen several vintage case mods and they look awesome when they are finished. I think a black w/ chrome trim color scheme would be cool.
post #7 of 14
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TODAY is when i finally got this old server case that was lying around my dad's office. So far i have just took everything off of it and now im going to outfit it w/ some black aluminum casing and window it so it looks AWESOME! Give me suggestions and tips for the road because i haven't done something like this before. I will continously be putting up pics. THANKS Mobsta
I LOVE that case, used to have one myself

And for the record, its NOT a server case. Its the regular tower case Gateway used to use. In fact, they only used to sell two cases back then - that tower case, and a desktop (now known as HTPC style) case.
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post #8 of 14
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That is what i am going for. I also want to put in a water cooled system w/ a glowing green look. I still have ALOT to do and i just started today tonight and tomorrow i am going to research and find ALOT of my supplies. I still have to get the materials for the outside and im doing a side windows so i have to find that and A MILLION other things. Its going to be a LONG fun project. And thanks for the suggestions keep them coming! To MANYAK sorry for the misconception my dad was using it as a server haha.
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post #9 of 14
A good reference would be repo_man's case here
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Thanks again Manyak. Unlike REPO i am not going to use the same outside of the case. We kind of did the opposite i am going to (try) to use the same inside except for a few things (mobo tray) but i am completely redoing the outside because the outside is all 1 piece and is plastic.
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