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Case Mod - In Progress Moding 380t from ITX, into mATX

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Lehani, 12 Mar 2015.

  1. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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    hi there.

    i have cast my love on the corsair 380t, but i have a mATX, not ITX. so what does i real modder do ? MOD IT!

    so let us start.
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    here it is.. lets strip it apart :)

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    done :)

    now lets cut a little :)

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    well, i have to make a whole new backside plate, thats why i leave 0.5 cm so i can use some rivets.
    now i only have to figure out how thick the new plate should be, i am thinking about some 0.8mm plate. but lets see...

    and i also need to find another mATX case, also need to find a way to place my powersupply

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    a fine start of the project :) please feel free to leave comments, and suggestions :)
     
  2. Impatience

    Impatience Minimodder

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    *Subbed* I've always thought there was wasted space in this case! Let's see what you make of it! :thumb:
     
  3. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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    Corsair's 380t Black and white concept

    well. another day in the life of a modder :)

    i have an idea of making it black and white, since i will have all red LEDs changed into white.
    i have change all the riverts and used new white ones, mainly becuase i dont have any black, and alot of white. so instead of have some of them white, i took a decession to make them all white. now the case was seperated :)

    i had a old Fractel design define mini:
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    kill it :)

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    so it goes the right way. the backside from the fractel case fitted like a charm :) so i hope next week i can get the back, cutted and rivert into place :) good weekend :)
     
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  4. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Great idea, the 380T really is large for ITX, cramming in a mATX kit is the best thing to do with it.
    Will be watching with interest.
     
  5. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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    #4
    thanks :) i this morning i notice a little ekstra piece that needed to be cutted :) so i have some work to do before monday, where i get my backplate :)

    furthermore i have placed an order: [​IMG]
    a nice touch to the mod :)

    on the last picture in the previous thread you can see 2 long stiffeners, normally you can put 2x120mm fans up on those, i will make use of those with, one fan for GFX, and one fan for CPU.
    since i will be using the silverstone tundra td03 water cooling for my CPU.
     
  6. greenfarm

    greenfarm What's a Dremel?

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    Where can I buy this power adapter?
     
  7. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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    the picture is from ncases.com, where they sell it :) for 10USD i think it is. but the shipping cost is way to high for me, so i found it at the local hardware store :) for the small amount of 5 usd :)
     
  8. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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    Update on my mod once again :)

    i got the plate from the local workshop yesyerday... i started to cut, measure, cut.. and make it nice :)

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    alot of mess :) but the end result is really going to be nice :)

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    i threw the motherboard in place :) looking fine, even got some room for a little cable management :)
    enjoy the pictures :)

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    now i beginning to think where i put PSU :) and my CPU cooling :p

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    i noticed that i forgot to cut a little corner :( but is it nesscary ? i think i will put a few thoughts into it :)

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    and the big question is, the CPU cooler? should be be in side or in the back?
     
  9. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Not bad, quite roomy case then. I thought you would have needed it to do it diagonal.
     
  10. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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    diagonal ? :) no, its have like 1 cm on both top an bottom of the motherboard :)
     
  11. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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    well been paint and cutting :D tomorrow i hopefully got some pictures of the case, where i hopefully start to gather the case back together.
     
  12. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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    the last part of it :)

    well... i got painting and cutting :) and the case are coming together as a whole PC once again :)

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    well, i am happy with it myself :) just hoping that corsair gets thier minds open and make a mATX

    enjoy it :) the hardware comes on monday i hope :):)

    it wasnt that difficult to mod to fit mATX :) i hope someone else will do this so Corsair gets thier eyes up for the mATX size cases.

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    comment are more than welcome :) i'll be posting a another shot with the hardware stuffed inside :)
     
  13. storm4710

    storm4710 What's a Dremel?

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    nice m8
    going to do something like it to my 380T will post pictures when done i have a month to make room for a mATX motherboard 240mm AIO Corsair system and a GTX 780
     
  14. storm4710

    storm4710 What's a Dremel?

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    now i did it

    Hey m8
    finally had some time to do it
     
  15. Lehani

    Lehani What's a Dremel?

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