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I actually posted a thread about this ages ago but I can't find it.

I have a case which I was given as a temporary solution a fair while back, I'd like to mod it but not sure how to make it look any better.

Any of you modding chaps got any ideas? Here's a few snaps from earlier last year.









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post #2 of 16
First off, what do you want to use it for and what kind of budget are you planning?
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post #3 of 16
Window for sure maybe paint interior black.
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Agree with window and a new paintjob would do wonders. Perhaps cut a blow hole and replace the front with mesh?
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Mesh would look good and whatever drive bays you don't use mesh covers.
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First off, what do you want to use it for and what kind of budget are you planning?
It's incredibly light so possibly a LAN box, otherwise just spare PC. Budget.. not alot, I have a plethora of tools at my hands. Budget would be say.. £40 maximum for actual spending on the mod, I'd like to keep it as a project and something to do.
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Window for sure maybe paint interior black.
I do have some black paint.
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Mesh would look good and whatever drive bays you don't use mesh covers.
Yeah I think I want to remove that front plate, its very easily removed so shouldn't be any trouble, just a regular lift & release.
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post #7 of 16
in the paint area, make sure you use etching primer so the paint will stick well. do nice even coats, dont hover in one area for too long. I agree with window, especially if you will go watercooled in the future.
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post #8 of 16
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in the paint area, make sure you use etching primer so the paint will stick well. do nice even coats, dont hover in one area for too long. I agree with window, especially if you will go watercooled in the future.
WC on this is incredibly unlikely, though if I ever do I'll be doing it on my main rig.

If I do I suppose I could stick this H70 in it though. It's more a "Home for spare parts" than an uber 1337 machine.

Gotta hit the hay, it's 2:46am and I have to be up at 7am. Gotta catch a few winks. I'll check up on this in the morning.
Edited by Reflux - 1/23/11 at 6:49pm
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post #9 of 16
Interior paint job, window or lots of nice fan holes, pretty up the front somehow.
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post #10 of 16
~Drill out the rivets holding the HDD cage. turn it 90 degrees and re-rivet it.
this way you can cable manage better.

~Sleeve the Front IO cables

If you could take off the front bezel and take a few pics for us, I can come up with some ideas for modding it. first we need to see what we are working with.
I just need to see the back of it.

EDIT: mod the sheet metal first so you don't need to paint twice...
OFC right..
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