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Server Turned Gamer

Well hello there OCN, I'd like to introduce you to my new build of a Server Chassis turned gamer.
I plan on updating as often as possible, and as often as progress is made.

The general plan is to create more airflow, a more appealing inside design, aswell as keeping it a sleeper on the outside . I'm going to sleeve the entire PSU aswell as all internal cables such as the front panel and fan wires.

The PC components that I'm installing are as follows:


Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2.4ghz
Prolimetech Megahalems rev. b
2x Push/Pull Xigmatek 70cfm Fans
XFX Radeon HD 5770
Corsair tx750w Non-Modular Power Supply
(4) 1tb Segate Hard Drives
(2) 1tb Hitachi Hard Drives
(1) 640gb W.D. Hard Drive
(2) 250gb W.D. Hard Drives
Generic DVD-RW Drive


I do not plan on painting the inside of the case at this time, however I do plan on creating some holes for cable management.

I'm going to install (3) 92mm fans that have pre-cut holes on the left side panel, and then I'm going to install 2 more Xigmatek fans on the back of the computer as Intake/Exhaust. Also I want to install my Antec 200mm Bad Boy fan, but I'm not sure where I'm going to mount this until I get the case.

I purchased the order from Newegg on Monday night. The order will hopefully be here in 2-3 days.

Thanks for viewing, Hope you enjoyed!

Stay tuned!
Edited by bootscamp - 4/17/10 at 9:13pm
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post #2 of 15
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Well Here's the lowdown. UPS Dropped off the case from Newegg, man this thing is a monster,

I apologize in advance for the quality of some of these pictures.

Taking out the hard drives from my other "case" I decided to have a bit of fun.




Well, just kidding, I didn't really knock them down, but it sounded like a good idea until my friend said, *** ARE YOU DOING!

Moving on

I installed a 92mm Fan in the front of the case, I drilled it, and ran the wires for it.



Then I installed a new power switch because the one that came with the case, would be behind a door that I locked shut.



Showing all 8 hard drives, and my 5770.





Then Installed the Hard Drives in the case



Followed by the Motherboard, CPU, and Ram and Heatsink




And then the powersupply



Hooking everything up.

And the Final Product.






And the Final Setup,


Well I hope you guys enjoyed this thread, I defiantly enjoyed the build. Comment and post what you liked/ect.
Edited by bootscamp - 4/17/10 at 9:10pm
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Good luck with the mod!
WHat xaser do you have btw, im a HUGE fan of the Xaser II/III Cases.
really dislike the IV
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Originally Posted by dasparx View Post
Good luck with the mod!
WHat xaser do you have btw, im a HUGE fan of the Xaser II/III Cases.
really dislike the IV
I had the Xaser IV, It was a bit too flashy after a while, until my case arrives my computer's just out on my desk. I better change that in my Systems, Thanks



This is what my computer set up looks like for the moment.

And my setup
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This is what my computer set up looks like for the moment.
I think you should work on your cable management a little bit
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how outta curiosity do caseless people start their computer?

merely a lone button, or jumper?

I know what i use (lone cable).
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That asus has an onboard button I believe, just like the p6t deluxe...
P.S. you mean sleeker, rather than sleeper , but great!!!!
I cannot wait to see the product, and the process!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VW_TDI_02 View Post
I think you should work on your cable management a little bit
Its got plenty of airflow

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Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo View Post
how outta curiosity do caseless people start their computer?

merely a lone button, or jumper?

I know what i use (lone cable).
A screwdriver

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Originally Posted by cdolphin View Post
That asus has an onboard button I believe, just like the p6t deluxe...
P.S. you mean sleeker, rather than sleeper , but great!!!!
I cannot wait to see the product, and the process!
No I mean sleeper. I want it to look stock from the outside, as in nothing flashy. Make it look like it was meant to be that way.
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