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I get a chance to use one of my favorite pictures...



My feelings on the matter.
Haha thanks
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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
I should! If they did everything to their rigs that I hope to do to mine, it would be pretty awesome I would love to see a matte black alienware!
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post #382 of 454
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Area 51 - Update - Cutting Top Panel
Today I had some free time so I decided it was time to make a bold move with my case.
I took the design from the previous post and made a template out of it:




Then I taped the top panel of my case and traced the template onto the case


Next I took my rotary tool (and my jigsaw)


and cut out the pattern



This is the panel after about 2 hours of sanding and filing. It was REALLY hard to get the two sides to be exactly symmetrical. It's not perfect but it's close.
Eventually I'm going to get some black mesh to go behind the holes. And I'm going to cut a fan hole in the metal panel of the case to add some airflow.
What do you guys think?
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post #383 of 454
Repeat the picture from my previous post. Looks awesome, in a stock sort of way. You know those mods that looks like they should have come stock. It's a compliment.
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Repeat the picture from my previous post. Looks awesome, in a stock sort of way. You know those mods that looks like they should have come stock. It's a compliment.
Thanks! That's exactly what I was going for. I wanted something that went properly with the case lines.
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Really nice mod there spRICE, Sub'd . I really like some of the Alienware cases. To tell you the truth I didn't think much of it at first but the more work that you've put into it the better it looks. Are there any more updates to come as nothings been posted for just over a month?
 
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Thanks! Sorry no updates right now... School is pretty hectic but I hope to get something up soon, even if it is just a cable management update
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Subbing this one, my brother's got this exact case (and the Alienware computer that came with it) and I'm scrounging for ideas to quiet/cool that thing.
    
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Thanks! Yeah the stock cooling is pretty terrible.
And sorry guys for the lack of updates. I have been pretty busy with school. I hope to be ordering the vinyl wrap pretty soon.
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Wow. I just spent about an hour going through this thread and it really motivated to keep working on this case . It reminded me of how supportive you guys are and it made me feel pretty bad that I have been keeping you guys waiting for so long.
Expect some updates in the near future
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Wow. I just spent about an hour going through this thread and it really motivated to keep working on this case biggrin.gif. It reminded me of how supportive you guys are and it made me feel pretty bad that I have been keeping you guys waiting for so long.
Expect some updates in the near future thumb.gif

Damn right we do, keep going spRICE thumb.gif. I for one want to see this great mod all finished, Im toying with the idea of going water cooling in my very small OEM case. To bring the temps down and make it quieter, so if I do I could be making a build log after Christmas biggrin.gif.
 
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