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Project: ATX to Inverted ATX

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 3 Sep 2006.

  1. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I've been meaning to try something out. I have this old case that I want to convert from ATX to Inverted ATX. All I'll have to do is flip the back plate of the case so that the motherboard will sit on the left.

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    I pulled the rivets out

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    Then detached the back

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    I also removed the removable motherboard support beam

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    I flipped the back over and re-attached it with new rivets.

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    And here you go.

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    Then I put the motherboard tray with a dead mobo still attached (For the look)

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    And reinstalled the support beam.

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    I put the future Power Supply in so you can tell where I'm going with this.

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    For this project I will be using some old mesh I've had laying around.

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    I'm still working on the case theme, but I do a have a pretty good idea.
     
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  2. Belial669

    Belial669 New Member

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    Looks like a great start.
    Just wondering is the motherboard tray held at the top, i couldnt see any holes/rivets holding it there, is it just held by the support beam?
    Looking forward to seeing more.

    Cheers
    -Belial
     
  3. LuitvD

    LuitvD New Member

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    looks like it's slid into something... but I can be wrong.
    Good luck with this mod. Looking at your previous mods I see this one will be very nice... I'm waiting anxiously to see what the theme will be.

    *subscribed*
     
  4. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I like your walls :p Isn't that project so far just a USD(upsidedown) ATX, not a btx?
     
  5. Lazarus Dark

    Lazarus Dark New Member

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    yes, i have a CM Stacker STC-TO1 and Btx contversion requires more than just flipping the mobo and back upside down, the back plate actually has to be rearanged to fit a Btx mobo in properly. maybe you just mean you want to install an ATX mobo upside down? (sometimes referred to as WTX)
     
  6. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Active Member

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    Thats the same internals as one of my cases (now in componenet pieces), i was also thinkning of flipping the mobo tray, except mine would be for WTX not BTX.

    looks good so far :)
     
  7. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Actually I never heard of WTX, but I guess that's more accurate. The motherboard is held in by rivets in the case too. There's about 6 total in place
     
  8. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    love inverted cases... i wonder if i can do that with my transformer :grr:
     
  9. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    Today I worked on the heat shield. This will ensure that air sucked in through the blowhole will make it to the PSU and back out the case.

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    It took about a half hour to get it ready

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  10. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I marked some hole for rivets. They will hold the heat shield in place.

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    And set them.

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    As of right now I'm thinking of a blue case. Maybe some white or silver later on.

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  11. jswilson64

    jswilson64 New Member

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    That case looks suspiciously like one I have disassembled on my bench, waiting for inspiration. Maybe I just got it... Same removable mobo tray, same bulged too-small fan opening, same riveted construction.
     
  12. sunnyg

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    that looks like a nice fumed up room.
     
  13. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Dark Lord of BT!

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    I changed it again, but I swear this is final.

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  14. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    its gonna be specled like that ??

    i dont think that looks atall good, like you were painting your house and it went all over your PC :wallbash:
     
  15. mattthegamer463

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    It looks like he tied it to the front of a jeep and went offroading for a few hours I think...
     
  16. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    In what snow?
     
  17. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Looks good I think, no other computer is speckled. Depends what else is going to happen to it I guess.
     
  18. yahooadam

    yahooadam <span style="color:#f00;font-weight:bold">Ultra cs

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    that would be a browner colour i recon :p
     
  19. spyder09

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    Maybe if you did metal flakes. That would be alot better.
     
  20. Belial669

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    Speckled, Well its certainly, ahh, interesting.
    Personally i think the blue looked better, i'm assuming you're not going to be leaving the paintwork in that state, or continuing it as a theme.
    So i'll reserve judgement for now.
    As spyder09 said i think might look better with a metal flaked finish.

    Cheers,
    -Belial
     

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