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Ok, so the first case went downhill right from the word go. The last of my patience left when the case was continuously bending under the slightest of pressure because of the low quality metals.. SO when I went out looking for a better case, I found one that was steel, not aluminium.

The result, THIS



Its not bad, and functionally speaking has a few features, and a decent amount of room, which I plan to occupy.

So I took it apart (duh).



Traced some cut lines



Preserved the hdd cage from the old case, because its just plain wicked and has potential. Added rivets for structural integrity (since its still cheap aluminium and likes to bed)



Even the sides from the old case were kept... for parts

Those little 'burrs' I will be removing and riveting to the bottom of this case to make my hdd tray (which I plan to install into this case) removeable.



Also the 120/100/80 mm fan slot on the side from the old case will be removed and added to the new case, not sure if I am going to put it on top of the window, or put the window around it like the last case plan. Due time.

Thats all for now, hoping to have the holes cut by the end of today, but who knows :s
Edited by superk - 10/15/09 at 10:14pm
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mine
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yep, this one too. ALL MIIINNNE!!!
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Good gah, that front bezel is hideous! Lol, the power of bondo must strike there somewhere!

So what all do you have planned? Besides transplanting the HDD cage? Is there a theme to it or is this just a resurrection mod?
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The basic theme will *hopefully* end up being a sort of industrial theme with siny polished metal and chrome trims.

its a resurrection mod, but also a functionality mod (cable management, windows) and most importantly, a FACE LIFT OMG!

I have hated the look of that case since I got it..
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Originally Posted by superk View Post
The basic theme will *hopefully* end up being a sort of industrial theme with siny polished metal and chrome trims.

its a resurrection mod, but also a functionality mod (cable management, windows) and most importantly, a FACE LIFT OMG!

I have hated the look of that case since I got it..
Lol, I can understand your sentiment
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subbed, lets see what you can do
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go to it man!
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any case mod done by a guy who uses pci slot brackets to reinforce the structural integrity of HDD cages (or anything for that matter) is going to turn out great
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