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can you take some side and top pics of your hidden drive i wanna do that but i thought with it being mesh it would be hard ... great work on them... hence why i need the help lmao
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can you take some side and top pics of your hidden drive i wanna do that but i thought with it being mesh it would be hard ... great work on them... hence why i need the help lmao
I posted these on the HAF member thread too with more information, but here you go...

One thing I did not mention on the HAF member thread is that the face of the drive tray fits right inside the screened drive bay blank. It was pretty easy. It just took some time.









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omg thanks that was awesome... ya im just waiting for some parts to get in to do some more modding thanks rep+
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Pick up a set of 8" Cold Cathodes. The set I bought were the Logisys Computers brand. You need to slide the bulb out of the tube. I gave the ends a light twist and they came right off. I didn't have to do any cutting. There is some hot glue inside the tube holding the wire side of the bulb in place. I held a lighter up to the tube to heat up the glue again and then the end slid right off. Two holes need to be drilled for the wires to pass through the case. 1/4" worked perfectly, but 3/16" or even 5/32" would work if you do not sleeve the wires.



Slide the bulb through the hole from the inside outward. The bulbs fit almost perfectly into the side mesh screen. I had to drill a 1/16" hole into the plastic through one of the mesh holes on the right side to allow the bulb to fit down in completely. This could be done just as easily with a fine tip grinding or engraving dremel bit. The hole only needed to be 1/16" or less deep. In fact, the bulb fit in place without drilling at all, but I wanted to relieve any pressure from the tip of the bulb. I re-heated up that hot glue to hold each wire side end in place. The other end is held by one of the mesh holes.



In order to allow the light to flood the center screen section as well, it needs to be trimmed out leaving approximately a 1/4" to 5/16" of depth on each side. I looked at the effects of the cold cathodes before I cut out the sides and it looked great as it was, but that was not the look I wanted here. If anyone plans on doing this, I would recommend checking out the effect before you cut the center piece, because it did look good like that. Sorry about not taking a picture like that. Oh, and if I were to do this again, I would not have cut as far down on the sides because it flexes a little bit when I yank it off of the case as it is now. I would recommend cutting down to just above the lower posts that hold it into the case. Doing so, would eliminate that flexing issue. The top however should be cut as shown in the picture up to the top of the screen mesh.



Lights switched off:



And switched on:


EDIT: Before I ordered these cold cathodes, I started a thread discussing the exact length of cold cathodes and how they are put together. Here's a quote from that thread that I thought would be helpful information to anyone considering this mod:

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On some brands of CCFL tubes (notably A.C.Ryan) the end blocks are not glued to the tubes (friction fit) allowing them to be pulled off more easily, but you'd still have to either cut the block with the wires passing through it or desolder the wires to get them out of the block.
I used the Logisys Computers brand. No cutting was necessary. That thread is located here, if interested:
http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...ml#post7290766

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post #65 of 132
Wow that is some funky sleeving you picked - cool stuff
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That is a very nice job with the sleeving. Awesome work!
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WHOA! I am DEFINITELY doing that front CCFL mod. +rep for you good sir!!
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Wow that is some funky sleeving you picked - cool stuff
The color is "Ogre" and it's made by Techflex. I picked it up at Performance-Ppcs. They sell it by the foot and in two sizes of kits. The green on it is UV reactive and the black is not. Here's a quote from the site:
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Techflex delivers! Introducing 3 new colors called "Power Blends". Each of these new and innovative braids combine an exclusive UV reactive color with a complimentary standard color. The combination looks terrific in normal light and glows like mad under UV lighting.

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That is a very nice job with the sleeving. Awesome work!
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WHOA! I am DEFINITELY doing that front CCFL mod. +rep for you good sir!!
Hey post a picture of your mod to the HAF member thread when it's done! I'll be looking forward to seeing it.

Thanks guys!
post #69 of 132
very nice front CCFL mod. My next thing to do in my case, that is if my system starts up ok tonight, is the lighting and you have a lot of lighting ideas in your case.....

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That's purdy, good job.
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