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So being a nublet that I am, I see something I like I want it and try to reproduce it in my own messed up way/ I am truly amazed at some of the antec 900 mods on the forums and want to mod my own.

So I will be attempting a Cyber Druid cable mod, and painting the entire case
I am about to head out to Lowes for some supplies and what not. Any tips would be great. I am going to try not to cut off any fingers with the dremel. Used one when I was in the Marines and it wasn’t my fingers but the material that got hurt lol.


Here is a before screen


New Parts Coming in the mail today- (Some leet cable managment)


Any ideas for a color scheme? Red /black - Green/black - or other?
Edited by Krymore - 7/12/08 at 7:05am
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Hmm... Im not a big fan of anything other than black inside a case, but just throwing in some red fans would look nice.
    
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If you can get a hold of a hydraulic hole punch.. that would be best for getting a nice clean hole in the case.

A hole saw will work.. but you'll need some sort of grommet for the sharp edges it leaves. My dad works in an electric shop so he got me a hole punch and it made the cleanest hole I've ever seen. Was smooth enough so I could just pass the wires through without even having to file down the edges.

And I'm with blind_stone.. I painted my 900 black in the inside and it's got blue lights. Maybe a little red would be nice though, but not too much to make it like bright red. I guess it depends what you want though =)

Overall, the 900 is kind of an easy mod. Just make sure you measure out all the holes perfectly before you start cutting. The hardest part, in my opinion, was getting the case wires to the back (usb, 1394, sound) because you have little space to work with and be careful not to dremel out any of the locks the back door needs to slide on =P When I did mine I was just about to get some tin snips and cut away that big part that poked out.. but upon further investigation, I learned that the part I was about to cut off was vital for the door to remain shut =)

Good luck to you and post pics when it's done =D
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Okay, I am going to go with black inside and maybe replace the blu fans with red and give it a nice ati kinda look since I will be running 2 4850. Thanks for the tips. Oh and I know what you mean about those hole saws, Wish I was still in the Marines lol use all that stuff for free. I was an aviation electronics tech Good ol dremel should get the job done tho.
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Okay, I am going to go with black inside and maybe replace the blu fans with red and give it a nice ati kinda look since I will be running 2 4850. Thanks for the tips. Oh and I know what you mean about those hole saws, Wish I was still in the Marines lol use all that stuff for free. I was an aviation electronics tech Good ol dremel should get the job done tho.
Good luck with modding, my cousin is in the Marines, he is aviation tech too!
Also be sure to check out the ton's of build logs and mods here @ OC.

My favorite is the SR-1 Build.
    
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Okay so I got some stuff in the mail yesterday and I got my almost circles cut out with the dremel.



Sanded her down and applied 2 coats of primer this morning



Holes for hdd




Oh and if my retarted ass can do this any one can so if you are hesitant dont be. Its actually quite fun


Oh what do you guys think about this for a color scheme , amazing looking 900 imo....





Any advice would be great and about the hdd cages is it better to just go with stablizers?
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I reversed mounted my HDD's in my 900. Take a look at the link in my sig. It was pretty easy, just need to drill a hole in the cages so you can have both screws in each side. You also need to have 90 degree sata power plugs though otherwise they will hit the fans.

It takes some work to get the cables all through, if you did get rid of the cages you would be able to take out the drives a lot easier. It's a pain to get them out once everything is back in its place.
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I rushed a little today , sanded, 2 coats of primer, sanded, 2 coats of black paint, florida sun dryed it pretty fast . So tomorrow I am going to apply clear gloss coat to seal her up.

Quick noob question, how do you update you post name, came up with a real name for the project.
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Looks good. Make sure you add some edge molding to the holes that you cut . You dont want the sharp edges to cut the wires.

For editing your post title, edit the first post of your thread. Click the go advanced button and you should be able to edit your title.


Edited by wastedtime - 7/11/08 at 8:50pm
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Another 900? why not - watching.
Good luck.



Just like u, I too got the XIGMATEK cooler and it kicks A$$!
Did not have to lap it at all and my Q6700 idles at around 22c-24c all cores @ stock speed.
Looks like should be able to OC nicely
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