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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 06:39 PM - Thread Starter
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The past month or so I've been really interested in sleeper rigs. And since I just made a new main rig I had some parts I could put into a sleeper once I found a case. Well last week I got my hands on a Packard Bell A950-TWR and it is going to make quite a nice sleeper once I get everything set up correctly. I will try to keep as much of the case original as I can, only removing the old standoffs while adding ATX support and adding support for a front 140mm fan. When complete the sleeper will have an AMD Phenom II 1090T x6 and a Gigabyte GTX 670.





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Unspoiler them pics though buddy. You have to show em what you're working with.

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Coworker brought his Dremel in and made room for a front 140mm fan and cut/popped out the old rivet standoffs. This is also the 1st time I've ever used a Dremel.

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Cutting metal with a dremel can be crazy weird. Just use a stone now to round imperfections. Protip, window molding for PC cases does a good job hiding sharp metal edges, and looks good as an accent to whatever color the case is.

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When the case is all together you shouldn't be able to see the cut edge at all. But I guess I could get some to help with noise reduction on the fan.

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That's a beautiful old case.

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Subbed. That is a weird looking case indeed. Looking forward to some creativity.
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Cutting metal with a dremel can be crazy weird. Just use a stone now to round imperfections. Protip, window molding for PC cases does a good job hiding sharp metal edges, and looks good as an accent to whatever color the case is.

Small hand files too. That window molding will look good as long as it's a fairly large window. Maybe it was just the molding that came with my window kit but it was too thick and wide for my liking. Ended up finishing the edges with a file and a Sharpie (black case). However as an alternative, especially for that fan hole, take small automotive vacuum line and slice it down one side. It will fit over the metal and does curves quite well.
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