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What kind of cloth do you use with the alcohol? There's a few finger prints on the side panel I'd like to take care of.

Any cloth is fine. A cotton shirt, a paper towel, a wash rag, even a handkerchief lol.

I don't get some of the obvious things you guys ask sometimes. XD
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I like to see what others use and possible learn new methods/tricks/ideas along the way. I always have my own methods. thumb.gif
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I like to see what others use and possible learn new methods/tricks/ideas along the way. I always have my own methods. thumb.gif

Ah, well personally I use a 4,000 PSI pressure cleaner to clean mine off every now and then. thumb.gif
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I finally did it. I read through all these posts. Well, I actually started around page 50 or something, but still a trek in itself. Of all the cases with mods I've seen, my favorite was where somebody modded their DVD drive, taking off the front face, and using one of the brushed aluminum face plates as the optical drive face. They glued the faceplate on the DVD drive, and used a calculator button or something in between the two, that way they just had to push on the lower right corner of the face plate to open the tray. Looked great. Couldn't even tell there was a dvd drive installed. I forgot to write down the post, but it's somewhere on page 100 and something. Really impressive.

Thanks, I was the one that modded the DVD drive cover. It was a very easy mod to do and really makes the front of the case look clean. Its holding up well too, no problems with it at all.
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Working on some serious GPU cooling, lol.

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Thanks, I was the one that modded the DVD drive cover. It was a very easy mod to do and really makes the front of the case look clean. Its holding up well too, no problems with it at all.


I think I might do that optical drive mod. I would love to have that uniform brushed metal look on the front. But I have no idea how to do it. I know you explained it in your post, but I'm not sure how to remove the face of the drive or anything actually. You mind posting a video or step-by-step instructions on how to pull it off? Thanks.
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Most, if not all, DVD drives have a removal bezel. I imagine they are made this way so that OE manufacturers can sell bulk units to big name companies who will slap their company's bezel on it and sell it as their own drive.

Removing the bezel takes all of 5 minutes- I just googled remove DVD bezel and found a Youtube vid that shows exactly how I took mine off: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usimq6Q3Pa0

Then all I did was take the original brushed aluminum/plastic drive bay cover and cut off everything. I used masking tape to cover the part I was keeping and to make sure that if the dremel/rotary tool slipped it would not mark up the cover. I used a standard cutting wheel at high speed and a sanding drum to smooth everything out.

All thats left at that point is to attach the new cover. I installed the drive into the computer with the tray fully closed just to make sure the front lined up with the rest of the covers. You should glue the bezel on with the drive attached to make sure everything lines up 100%. After the bezel is on, I ejected the drive via Windows and glued the calculator button on the bezel so that it sits right above the eject button.

Thats really all it took. I'm pretty sure I did it while I was watching a basketball game that got boring, so its really simple and a non intimidating task.
 
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I'm just using an external DVD drive and card reader.
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Working on some serious GPU cooling, lol.
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That is some serious cooling there Sol lol wink.gif

I think that I might be doing something like that soon. biggrin.gif
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