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post #831 of 887
I've always loved the look of the Performance One line, but hated how boxed in they felt. So first stage for re-build was to open it up, and ditch some of that excess steel. As you can see in the previous pic, the mobo panel got swiss cheesed & the PSU divider is gone completely. Thank god for cordless grinders.

My other gripe has always been the lack of fan capacity. I fabricated up a couple new plates to replace sections in the front of the case, purely to house fans in the space I wasn’t using.




Then was the paint work. I am a little obsessed on Black with Red, always have been. I got super lucky here because the switchboard builder I use was able to powder coat these with another bigger job. Giving me an impeccable finish, and super smooth edges. Grand total cost, one box of beer!!



A keen eye will notice the mattress now also has a couple of key upgrades on it, as well as the freshly fabricated fan plates.
post #832 of 887
The reassembly of the case frame was easily the most tedious. Trying to remember the exact order everything came apart in was not easy, also resulted in nearly double the required rivets. To keep on theme, I ran with the super popular Corsair AX range, pretty quiet, very efficient and bang on for looks.


post #833 of 887
Before popping in the new fan plates I assembled separately and threw on some super fine mesh for additional dust protection. First double sided taped to keep in place, then fan screws to ensure it can never come free. once the edges were trimmed up, it looked like a bought one. Double sided tape would always be hidden by stock frame parts, also sprayed these so they wouldn't collect dust on the exposed tape.





It was about now that i clicked to the single floor with powdercoat... thickness. The paint was starting to impact the ease of reassembly, because the tiny increase in thickness meant some holes were not lining up 100%. Then once I included the 2x new plates it got worse. Nothing a little drilling can't sort, we're talking 0.5mm here.




Edited by D-pea - 5/28/16 at 8:10pm
post #834 of 887
Final sections of chassis riveted into place, ready to start installing components.



Can really get a feel for the amount of space now created, with no loss of that original rigidity in the chassis.
post #835 of 887
Some very lucky spacing helped. Perfect measurement and cutting of HDD cage allowed it to perfectly fit around the new fan location.


Just managed to squeeze these two in, to make a feature of them.


...and I mean JUST in, literally 1-2mm in it.


2 x Gigabyte GTX760 OC 4Gb. Just so happened my little bro was looking for a reason to buy a new card, gave him one.


During the build I realised that my 750w PSU was not capable of the additional 12v rais for the 2nd card. I knew my friend had 'aquired' a Corsair HX1000w and hadn't touched his PC for a long time. Again, beer currency solves another problem. Sprayed our the blue sockets and removed the stock decals.


PC starting to take shape.


...just needed that extra spark. Enter braided red 6 & 8pin cables.




Now had the new decals designed, just need to get them printed.
PSU decal:


SLi bridge decal:


Ev1ltwin case decal:
post #836 of 887
Hey there fellow Performance Series owners!

Just joined this awesome forum, and I am a proud Antec P180 owner myself.

I'm presently modding my case, just to give it a more aggressive look and to be more practical, but I lack cutting skills, as this is my first time trying to mod a case biggrin.gif

So far these are my ideas:

- Full dark clear acrylic side panel (done, temporary fixtures with double sided tape, will be fixed with neodymium magnets (these little buggers are on the way home)
- Wrapping interior in white mate vinyl wrap (on the way aswell)

Here are some pics, sorry for the bad cable management, tomorrow I'm going to have my new PSU installed, wich has longer cables smile.gif:




Specs are:
i5 6400 with stock cooler
MSI z170a g43 Plus mobo
2x4gb HyperX ddr4 2400mhz
MSI GTX 770 TF 2gb ddr5
Lame LCPower 550w psu (got my XFX XT 500w today)

I wanted to remove the PSU divider.. How did you guys do that?

Cheers!
post #837 of 887
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Originally Posted by Daedalux View Post

I wanted to remove the PSU divider.. How did you guys do that?

You need to drill out the rivets holding it in place, just be sure it is the right rivets wink.gif

I have also been considering restoring my old P183, i just never had the time for it, so i got a Define S instead, but i like the Antec P18x style more, it was just to much work for me to do back then.
Edited by Bear304 - 6/8/16 at 2:26pm
post #838 of 887
Hey there Bear smile.gif

Are the rivets on the front?

Will the case loose some strenght if I cut it?

Cheers!
post #839 of 887
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daedalux View Post

Hey there Bear smile.gif

Are the rivets on the front?

Will the case loose some strenght if I cut it?

Cheers!

I believe Rathborne did this to his P18x case you might want to scroll through it as he took it all apart.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1559212/build-log-silent-navi-antec-p180-mod

And yes ofcause it'll lose some of its strength, but if you have the side panels on it should be just fine, i think it might be worse if you were to remove the drivebay cage, but Antec didn't cheap out on the metal like on many of the never cases like the Define series, they are so flimsy the metal flexes very much - which makes it feel cheap...
Edited by Bear304 - 6/8/16 at 2:47pm
post #840 of 887
Thanks! But couldn't find Rath removing the needed rivets frown.gif

Seems I gotta find out by myself.. Hehe

One more thing.. Is it the entire piece of the "Antec Design" floppy drive slot another piece?

Cheers!
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