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What did I just freebie myself into? And what should I do with it?

post #1 of 10
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So, as always people are giving me old hardware because I am "the computer guy" in my circles, well I let word out I was looking for an old large case to mod. This is what was handed to me.

I have two questions,

what kind of case is it?
mod recommendations?



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post #2 of 10
looks like a classic, go crazy man XD
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post #3 of 10
Yummy SCSI hotswap
post #4 of 10
It is probably an old server case.
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post #5 of 10
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definately an old server case, wish I had a use for the SCSI hotswap bay or the SCSI HDD's, it just looks cool. the motherboard tray is removable and there is a hole in the right side that could fit a couple of 80mm fans for exhaust, thinking about cutting a 120mm or 140mm or two in the top for exhaust, a few 120's in the side for intake and run a left to right airflow. Though once that bay is removed I would have plenty of room for intake upfront
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post #6 of 10
That thing looks SWEET.
Is that glass on the front door?
Is it aluminum?
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post #7 of 10
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Looks like plexiglass, I believe it is aluminum
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post #8 of 10
That is one sweet case. If it was me I'd leave it as it is because it's damn sexy. Maybe replace the plexi with real glass or mesh that's about it. Mmm... brushed aluminium.

If modding then probably cut out some holes for 120s but that rear area above the IO ports needs a lot of work.
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post #9 of 10
Not sure if you'd be into my idea, but I'd cut everything off the front, then cut a sidepanel window. Watercool this sucker. Put a custom reservoir in the front so when you look through the window on the door you see a water fall. Maybe just cut out the top few bays until the SCSI hdd bay (and just leave them there because they look cool), and use the two bays below for an optical drive and to house a pump or something. Replace the front window with clear acrylic. You could even house SATA HDD's behind the reservoir since it wouldn't take too much space...

I think it'd look sweet.
post #10 of 10
You could try to "mod"/replace the IDE ports with SATA ports, so you can actually, ya know, use it.

I wish I had that case though...I would definitely use those hot swap bays. Trying to fit 7 HDD's in a HAF 932 is not fun...
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