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id really like to add about another inch or maybe even two of gpu length clearance without buying a new case, xfire 5770s and gonna perform up to snuff much longer
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post #2 of 9
If they're attached with pop rivets just drill them out. You can always rivet back later if needed.
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so drill a while where the pop rivets are?
i think it has those, it has these dot things...
and i intend to run the cables behind the panel at that time lol
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post #4 of 9
These are pop rivets:


Drill that side until the head comes off, just give it a knock in the middle with a nail and it should pop out.
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post #5 of 9
yes use a 1/8" drill bit.
Honestly Id take everything apart and start fresh.
you got a nice little rats nest going. you will need room to work, without the fear of breaking something.

If you take out the Mobo, you will have room to work in confidence, and when you put it back you can hide wires behind it.

also a tip to drilling out rivets:
Drill at a high speed, at low speeds the drill can catch the rivet and just sit there spinning it.
Edited by cayennemist - 3/8/11 at 6:06pm
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post #6 of 9
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oh, so the drill is just gonna twist it loose, man thats gonna be tough to reach in there lol, hope i can reach them sufficiently. spring break project
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Oh my duct tape
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see what I mean...
If I were you I'd wait till you are ready to do your rebuild cards and all.
this way you take it apart Once.

The rivet is like a straw that was put in a hole then the sides just bent out to hold it still.
now you only need to cut through the straw on one side and it will pop out!
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Oh my duct tape
lol i used my twisties to hold the 80mm fan in place in this wierd spot where hot air always built up
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