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Hm...I bet a bunch of people would pay for a mod like this to their Dell computer cases
    
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Looks sexy Sorry the WC and stuff didn't work out D:
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post #93 of 133
I see you didn´t go with the liquid cooling, which would really light it up, also, personally I would´ve changed the front, leave the dell logo for kicks but just something done to the front, other than that, great work!!!!

PS: Loving that someone else saw the potential in an old or otherwise unlikely case, I´m currently in the same boat (the Mod in a Week thread).
    
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Thanks guys. I bought a Corsair H50 yesterday, so I'll throw it in once my new motherboard arrives. I think I'll save the real watercooling for my Phenom rig, assuming I keep it... which I probably will. It will provide me with another project once this one is completed.
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Where will you put the H50 though? I don't think there is 120mm holes anywhere in the case, unless you're going to mount it at the bottom where you cut out holes.
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nice work looks like a total new case!

and yeah wheres the h50 going o.O
    
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In the front, of course. I did some test-fitting yesterday and it should work fine.
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In the front, of course. I did some test-fitting yesterday and it should work fine.
Ah okay. Thanks for all the details and the pictures. It really helps me think about what I'm going to do to mine. I'm assuming there is no space above the motherboard for a 240 rad? I know there is little/no room in the case. How about below the motherboard?
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The top of the case is pretty cramped with the PSU and 5.25" bays. Definitely no space for a radiator there. However, you probably can get away with a slim radiator and fans in the bottom, but you wouldn't have much space between the rad/fans and your video card, especially if the PCIe x16 slot is the second expansion slot. That was my original plan, and I still believe it would work. Just make sure you have enough clearance to the front/back/side/motherboard, which means DO NOT cut the fan holes in the center of the bottom panel.

Anyway, waiting for new parts is no fun. I think I might pull the hardware out this afternoon and take some pictures of the bare case, maybe even make a little bit of a guide...
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Looks incredible. I'm really liking the color scheme.
     
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