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ok got those off, got most of the case torn apart.. i just cant figure out how to take off the top off.. the part that has the buttons and the flip up thinggy.. i need to take that off before i send it to the powder coater's..

Edit: so how did you all get the motherboard tray rail thing? did you just pop the rivots and not powder coat that part? im afraid the temps needed to powder coat would fry the bearings in the track.
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Yeah, of course. Just pull the main black plastic part toward you, perpendicular to the drive frame, and then slide it rearward. It has a few plastic nubs on the backside which key into the metal cage and as soon as those are free they allow the quick releases to slide off. Just make sure you keep at least one intact so you know how to put them back together.

Just make sure the retractable pins that go into the bay device are in fact retracted (just reach into the cage from the back and feel for them) before trying the slide the black plastic assembly to the rear. The push button on the black plastic assembly, of course, operates those pins.

Also note that if there happen to be screws into the bottom holes of an installed bay device (you can install screws through matching holes in the black plastic assembly) the black plastic assembly will NOT slide backwards over them. The screws must come out first.

(I mounted my HDDs with screws through rubber anti-vibration mounts but put the black plastic assemblies on just to store them there so they never get lost.)
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Dont powdercoat the rails on the mobo tray part or on the case part. Basically what will happen is that the ball bearings will not make good contact and then you have to scrape the paint off. The rails can be removed on both the parts with a screwdriver. Then just powdercoat the rest and then reattach them in place.

I made the mistake of powder coating the rails on the mobo tray and then had to spend time removing the powdercoat using a screwdriver, as it would not move smoothly on the rails anymore.

Also for the top I/O area, the screws are to be removed from inside the case. So basically turn the case and rest it upside down and you will then see the screws that keep the top part attached to the case. 4 screws in all. You will need a long screwdriver to remove them as some of the parts get in the way.


Hope this helps.
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Also for the top I/O area, the screws are to be removed from inside the case. So basically turn the case and rest it upside down and you will then see the screws that keep the top part attached to the case. 4 screws in all. You will need a long screwdriver to remove them as some of the parts get in the way.

Almost wish you hadn't reminded me of that mav2000. Now I have to think about modding that assembly. I was trying to think of where to add more front-of-case USB ports. Hmmm, make it fixed rather than pop up and double its height. Orrrr, "raise the roof." Take the entire top front assembly (plate, pop up, switches and LEDs) off, add a "floor" under it with more I/O ports and re-attach the whole thing to the case. The pop up stays functional that way. I'd have to un-cable and uninstall all six 5.25" bay devices. But maybe not that big a deal.

I think way back in this 840 Club thread somebody added an entire front to back attic or second floor for water cooling. I'll have to look. Has anyone else done any functional mods to top of case?
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I think the top is pretty functional as is. But I guess you have some ideas. BTW, the top pop up part wont work, unless you rig up the locking mechanism as well. If I remember right it was a plastic clip sort of thingy on the case itself.
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Has any one tried replacing top IO panel with something else?
Will a 3.5 card reader fit there?
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I think the top is pretty functional as is. But I guess you have some ideas. BTW, the top pop up part wont work, unless you rig up the locking mechanism as well. If I remember right it was a plastic clip sort of thingy on the case itself.

I think it's a "down the road someday" sort of project. And a better idea might come along. I did have the have the locking mechanism released once so the pop up was all the way up. But I don't remember exactly how it was attached to the case. It's all obscured with bay devices now.

If I do need more front-of-case USB ports I may try to figure out how to run them off a NZXT - IU01 Internal USB Expansion Adapter / Bus Extender. That device and the added ports might all one to be in one bay or add on of some sort.
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Two more almost mods.

When I installed the CPU and cabled up the GA-X58A-UD3R board I wound up with two loose parts: the CPU socket protective cover and the 1394 header protective cap. I knew if I put them away safely someplace I'd forget where that was!

The socket cover was easy. I just used a zip tie to hold it to the MOBO tray using two unused EATX mounting holes.

The 1394 cap took a little tedious effort. I de-soldered a 10 pin header connector guide from a junkyard MOBO. It's even blue to match the MOBO. Drilled and countersunk a hole and screwed it to another unused EATX mounting hole. The 1394 cap of course fits perfectly.

They can never get lost.

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Edited by Old Guy - 1/30/12 at 1:53pm
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LOL...now thats one funny mod...

BTW, anyone cut a window on the side panel. Any measurements to keep in mind?
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That is one way to battle Alzheimers, oldguy!
(My solution: always keep the original boxes/cardboards and throw their all "extra" parts. But this requires tons of available space. But gets me a few Euros more when I sell the parts...)

mav2000
only measurement you have to keep in mind is that you need to leave a generous slice at the " back-end". When you slide the side panel backwards (to remove it) about an inch and a half is blocked by the vertical extrusion, plus the inch (plus/minus) which the panel itself needs to slide the backwards to unlock.
     
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