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Started as a small budget server, then decided I wanted a budget gamer, then I ended up spending all my money on a mid to high end gamer. Only thing I kept was the case which was was limited, but eventually worked everything out w/ out so I could keep the case cool (and fairly cheap).

-Antec SLK2650-BQE (Bought for $40 after rebates, sold the 350 watt for $30 and bought a 500 for $50 after rebated.)
-Bought all antec Pro series fans. Front 80mm, rear 120mm, front 120mm in front of the HD cage, and a side 80mm.
-Decided the 2 raptors in a lower bay area would die a slow death due to heat so I bought a 5.25 bay HD case (Thermaltake, ditched the stupid blue LED fan that came w/ it) and put the 2 raptors up top.
-Decided I like the front bay door but it was keeping the HD cage from pushing air through so I bought a 120mm grill guard and cut up the front and added the front grill to let some air through. (I think it looks clean)


Overall the case, fan, grills, PS cost me $120 which I don't think is too bad for something I would have had to sell then buy new when upgrading along the way. Also kept my goal of keeping the case midsize and very clean and simple looking. Nothing LED or flashy or ghetto hacked up. Now just waiting to sell my 7800GT (my other one was DOA so I got an empty slot there), then upgrade to some 7900GTs. Also getting a 24" Dell monitor delivered on Monday.









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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ ASUS M2NPV-VM GeForce 6150 (Integrated) 2 GB Mushkin PC2-6400 Ram 
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160 GB Seagate Windows XP Pro 24" Dell 2405FPW Logitech Elite 
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Antec SP-500 500 watt Ultra Products MicroFly Logitech mx510 
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160 GB Seagate Windows XP Pro 24" Dell 2405FPW Logitech Elite 
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i dont know if its just me, but none of the pics show up...
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Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
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Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
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Originally Posted by pbasil1
i dont know if its just me, but none of the pics show up...
You posted that 2 seconds after I hit post. I uploaded w/ a .JPG on the end and put the links to .jpg. Thats fixed now.
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ ASUS M2NPV-VM GeForce 6150 (Integrated) 2 GB Mushkin PC2-6400 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160 GB Seagate Windows XP Pro 24" Dell 2405FPW Logitech Elite 
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Antec SP-500 500 watt Ultra Products MicroFly Logitech mx510 
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160 GB Seagate Windows XP Pro 24" Dell 2405FPW Logitech Elite 
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post #4 of 9
Nice and neat...very nice job!
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post #5 of 9
the case mod looks nice and well done
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60gb Mushkin SSD 2 x 500gb WD Raid0 2TB Spinpoint F4 Samsung SATA DVD-RW 
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60gb Mushkin SSD 2 x 500gb WD Raid0 2TB Spinpoint F4 Samsung SATA DVD-RW 
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nice man... its very clean and slick... its always nice to see mods being done instead of just going out and buying new... great work!
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
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Logitech Z5500 & G430 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
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Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
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post #7 of 9
Hmm, That fan in the front would look great if it was an led fan.I think i'l get me one of those for my next rig paint it and put a nice grill/fan in the front like you did.
    
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If only I could get the courage to mod my CM5...
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Originally Posted by DEMON32
Hmm, That fan in the front would look great if it was an led fan.I think i'l get me one of those for my next rig paint it and put a nice grill/fan in the front like you did.
Its great if you have no room in the bottom of your case for HDs or having HDs in the lower part of your case would produce too much heat. Only bad part is some cases only have (3) 5.25 bays so that would take up all 3 bays w/ no room for CD or DVD. Others like me would only have a problem if they like running dual CD or DVD drives or have additional 5.25 stuff in the bays. But for me I have 4 bays and only have a DVD drive for loading software and games, I rarely burn CDs or DVDs, so it works perfect.
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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ ASUS M2NPV-VM GeForce 6150 (Integrated) 2 GB Mushkin PC2-6400 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160 GB Seagate Windows XP Pro 24" Dell 2405FPW Logitech Elite 
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Antec SP-500 500 watt Ultra Products MicroFly Logitech mx510 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ ASUS M2NPV-VM GeForce 6150 (Integrated) 2 GB Mushkin PC2-6400 Ram 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160 GB Seagate Windows XP Pro 24" Dell 2405FPW Logitech Elite 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec SP-500 500 watt Ultra Products MicroFly Logitech mx510 
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