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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Thunder_return, 1 Aug 2003.

  1. Thunder_return

    Thunder_return New Member

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    Now I`m finally started to do some real modding.
    I`m rebuilding an old server AT case to a nice ATX Bigtower case
    I got it from my dad , he had used it to a server on his job , I`m happy that he is my dad!
    Now some measurements:
    Height 64 cm
    Depth 48 cm
    Width 18 cm

    I have looked and it´s name is simply "bigtower"

    Some pics are lost due to server problems , the thread is repaired as far as it goes
     
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    Here is a pic of it:
    [​IMG]
     
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    Here are some more pics of it:

    With out cover
    [​IMG]
    With out cover and front:

    [​IMG]

    The case from behind, after I cutted out the 2 fan holes:

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Ouches

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    Ouch, thats going to be a hard time of placing the mobo standoffs as that is one of those cases where the mobo was mounted on plastic clips, so the original holes are far too big. I tried to do the same thing to that very case because I had no other use for it, but had little luck. Yours will probably be better though, heck, its probably twice as clean as mine was =).
     
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    EDIT: Ouches: I now it will be a hard time
    to get the mobo in place..

    Do you have any ideas of it?
     
  6. Phat Ass

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    good case :) should make an interesting project
     
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    I was going to use the original pieces in 4 places that fit an atx board, except that I would have needed to shorten a bunch of stand-offs and hot-glue them to the plastic stands. The board would have been slightly crooked but as far as I remember it was acceptable.
     
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    Here is a list of things a have planed to do:

    Re make it to ATX.
    Paint the case black, just poolish the inside a bit.
    Make a big window on the side of the case.
    Make a top window.
    Modd the PSU a bit : it`s grey now. I want it black.
    And remove the original fan grill. Change it`s fan.

    Make some H.D.D. leds.
    Make some H.D.D. cages.
    Add some fans in to it.
    Add some Blue CCFl`s in to it.
    Add some chrome top handles.
    Add some chrome fan guards.
    + Play around with some speakers.

    That`s about all the things I want to do.
    I got to be fast, the LAN weeks start at the end of August!
     
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    Sorry but I can`t change it now , but I will think on my spelling.
     
  10. Miku

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    Why can't you change it?
    Click Edit
     
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    Miku:Thanks. I didn`t know that. LOL!
     
  12. Thunder_return

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    PSU Modding

    Now it`s time to do some modds.
    While thinking of the case I decided to take a break and
    give my PSU some attention:Since I have already said what I
    want to do on the PSU , so on to the work!

    First I took off the ugly fan grill.

    And these pics shows the PSU after some cutting and you
    could also see a plastic bag over the mechanics, these are
    for protecting the inside when painting it.
    [​IMG]
    And after painting it looks like this:
    [​IMG]

    And this is how it turned out, I am quite pleased with it.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Now I have added the new fan: A Morstar with 3 blue led`s
    I also added a new fan grill , a golden one from a blown Chieftec PSU.

    EDIT:The pic is lost, see it further in the thread.

    Please RATE this thread!!!
     
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    Hi guys.. Have been at vacation and then
    the school has started.

    Now I have thinked twice at what I really want to do.

    The list is still like above, I have just modded it and chosed
    some other materials: thickness,sort of buttons,window shape and stuffs like that.

    I have done one thing at those weeks: Totally detroyed and slaughtered 2 psus. The reward?:
    10 molex connectors with cables.
    2 switches.
    Some rubber rings .
    A fan guard
    2 fans.


    I will do something these week!!
    I have the paint and the jigsaw at home:

    Time for some modding!!
     
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    WTF!

    I haven`t got anything done on the case this weekend either!
    I have changed computer case for one friend and changed motherboard for another friend.

    Finally I have gotten some 2 mm thick plexi and it has
    a little "smoked" colour to. Those windows are saved!

    You guys or girls who read this please post a link:
    I need to find a guide: how to rewire networkcard leds
    to the front of the case, or something similar.
     
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    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    This is how my case should look like when its ready.

    EDIT: Pic is lost, see it further in this thread
     
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    That black and aluminum case the side of your desk is screaming" PUT A PUTER IN ME"!!!!!!

    That would be a nice mod, me looks closer maybe a little too big....

    Can't wait to see progress...keep it up man..:clap: :clap:
     
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    Looking nice!
     
  20. Thunder_return

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    Big Update today!!!

    I have been doing some modding the last week but haven`t got
    time to load and subscribe it. Sorry!

    Some drilling and sawing later :
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    And finally my 3.5 to 5.25 bay is gonna get a new colour: black
    [​IMG]
    I have lots of things to do outside , as it is the end of summer
    it is carrying woods time. Not happy with it but at least I have free ADSL for it.

    Update coming soon!
     
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