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I want to destroy some OEM cases

No what I really want to do, will probably just result in them being destroyed. But eh, otherwise they're going in the garbage. I wanna hack them up and turn them into small form factor cases. But ones that will still accept a Full ATX motherboard. And thus have the room to run the necessary components. I just want to ditch any extra space that isn't needed for something. I know most people don't do this crap. After all, why would you. And yes, I've already just bought a couple of sff cases. But I want to hack these up. I want to see if it can be done, for some reason. I've got a workshop at my disposal, so I'm doing it.

Think its possible? There is some random dell mid tower case, a big ugly compaq case from 2001, and an HP case that appears to be mini tower. Would it be best just to harvest any flat sheet metal? Or would it work to actually try and trim up one of the cases? Then maybe add some metal from another case, cover up the gaping holes I made. I'm confident that I can at least make it look professional, if the job can actually be done at all. I think it would be a cool skill to have, and if I could somehow master it, I'd probably do it a couple times per year. Turning old OEM garbage cases into a small form factor case that could still be used. Like many of you guys I'm sure, people tend to toss old computers at me. They wind up sitting in my shop until I get tired of them taking up space, and then they go in the dumpster.

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