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Modding modding a mobo tray on Chieftec?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Nightingale_zero, 3 Jul 2004.

  1. Nightingale_zero

    Nightingale_zero What's a Dremel?

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    I really don't want to buy another case right now, but I want the ease of having a mobo tray. I have a few ideas about how to go about it, but i was wondering if anyone else has done this with a Chieftec? I searched to no avail. I was thinking of cutting out part of the back panel of the case, cutting off some tabs here and there, and then making a track for the motherboard mouting plate to slide into out of some polycarbonate I have laying around.
     
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  2. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    It would be pretty tricky. I recently took apart the mobo tray on a chieftec, and it's held in by a TON of rivets. Not only a bunch on the back, but some on the right side and even a couple under the front bezel. Try drilling out all of those and experimenting with it.
     
  3. Nightingale_zero

    Nightingale_zero What's a Dremel?

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    Well its already all apart thats why I was asking. I am currently stripping the whole case down and repainting it because my last paint looked ok on the outside but the inside sucked. Anyhow i am changing the whole setup on the case and I thought while i am at it I might try this. Maybe tomorrow if I get brave enough I will mark it up and start cutting.
     
  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    well thats the best way to go about modding something... :)
     
  5. MrBurritoMan

    MrBurritoMan What's a Dremel?

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    yeah i modded my chieftech case today and it was ballz on the floor modding. :dremel: not much planning i just went at it and i would say that things didn't go all that bad. :cooldude: in fact it was a nice adition to my case. if you are wanting to know i put hinges on my door so i wouldn't to unplug the multitude of things that i have on it everytime i needed to do something in my case. back on topic. the best mods i have seen are ones that have little planning but a great idea; and yours is a great idea. :thumb: please let us know how things go. i know i would like to try this on my full tower! :naughty:
     
  6. Nightingale_zero

    Nightingale_zero What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah I was going to cut the back panel almost in half (more like 3/4) and then reinforce the chassis with something later. Only thing I haven' really decided is how the right panel (if you looking at the case fron the front) Is going to be able to be fastened to the case. I am thinking I might juse put visible bolts and a handle and hinges on it to fit the theme of my very own FF7 Jenova project. I am still debating if weither to go with a Gundam theme or FF7 theme, but so far the Jenova theme was my first idea about 7 months ago so I think I will stick with it.
     

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