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Area 51 - Update - Another box!!
So I got another box! This one is from Performance-PCs



But what's in it?



They even gave me one more fan than I ordered! Awesome! The heatshrink is for the paracord that I will be ordering shortly. The ATX pins and connector are to fix a broken 24 pin extension that I will sleeve. The fan power splitter will be used to power all of the fans in my case.



This is where I might put the splitter.



The bottom of it is supposed to be mounted via velcro. Unfortunately, PPCs failed to supply me with the other side of it so I will have to buy some more.
It also didn't come with a cable to power the fans.



Luckily I had this lying around from a dead fan.



I cut off the extra wires and now I can power all of my fans.



This is what it looks like behind the motherboard tray at the moment. This will be nice and tidy when I'm done.



Here are the fans installed in the case.



Now to repair the extension.



Here's the culprit!



I put one of these pins on and it's as good as new

Now I just need to order the paracord sleeving so I can sleeve the 24 pin, the PCIE 6 pins, and the fan cables. I was thinking of ordering black paracord with some red paracord as an accent color. What do you guys think?

Thanks for watching
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I'm definitely keeping an eye on this thread - I have a dead Alienware sitting on a shelf in my computer room, and would dearly love to get it back up an running, but with more airflow and a nice clear view of a prettier inside. My friend wants me to throw it away. He doesn't realize yet that not only is that never gonna happen, but he's gonna help me on the mod (he's got the necessary tools).

Fantastic job so far! Did you do the vinyl wrap yet, or is it still rockin the paint job? My case is so dinged up from multiple moves that it's going to need some TLC... the vinyl idea sounded good, albeit a little (lot) pricier than some sandpaper and paint.
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I'm definitely keeping an eye on this thread - I have a dead Alienware sitting on a shelf in my computer room, and would dearly love to get it back up an running, but with more airflow and a nice clear view of a prettier inside. My friend wants me to throw it away. He doesn't realize yet that not only is that never gonna happen, but he's gonna help me on the mod (he's got the necessary tools).

Fantastic job so far! Did you do the vinyl wrap yet, or is it still rockin the paint job? My case is so dinged up from multiple moves that it's going to need some TLC... the vinyl idea sounded good, albeit a little (lot) pricier than some sandpaper and paint.
Good thing you aren't throwing it away. This case is totally moddable I haven't done the vinyl wrap yet. I've still got the dripped and chipped paint on there but I hope that will change soon. And to me the cost is worth it because I will have a totally smooth finish that I can't reproduce with spray paint and a pro job is a lot more $$ than some vinyl wrap
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It's look beautiful! I love what you did with it.
Makes me want to mod my Predator 2.
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It's look beautiful! I love what you did with it.
Makes me want to mod my Predator 2.
Thanks a lot
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Hey spRICE! How is your sexy build coming along these days?
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Hey spRICE! How is your sexy build coming along these days?
It's doing well, but it would like to get some sleeving done to it pretty soon
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I'm hoping to do some modding this weekend to the top panel of the case. I'm going to add a vent. Here is a mockup of what I was thinking I would cut out:



What does everybody think about this design? I like it And don't mind my poor Photoshop skills
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I get a chance to use one of my favorite pictures...



My feelings on the matter.
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when u r done u should send a pic of it to alienware and tell them to make a rig like urs
    
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