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Antec 900 The Re-Birth of a Legend

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I decided to make a few custom mods to my old Antec 900 case.

 

I purchased this case in 2008. Although I want a new case im stuck with this one for now so I decided to spice it up a bit.

 

Mods to the chassis Include.

 

-CPU cutout

 

-PSU cutout so I could invert my PSU and intake fresh air from the bottom.

 

- 8 pin power cable hole

 

- added holes for psu cables and better cable management.

 

- Painted the Chassis white.

 

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You better file those cuts. And add u channel or grommets on all the holes.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

You better file those cuts. And add u channel or grommets on all the holes.

 the cuts are really rough.

 

i will be adding some type of grommets or something.

 

last thing i want is to ruin my new sleeved cables


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 the cuts are really rough.

 

i will be adding some type of grommets or something.

 

last thing i want is to ruin my new sleeved cables

Hey, make sure to post pictures of the finished thing,alright? I wanna see it. 


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swiftech H220

 

mod mount to front grill

 

 

 

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I stripped the rubber sleeve of an old A\V cable.

 

not the greatest but functional.

 

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Things are beginning to move along.

 

close to being finished.

 

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Cool, I like this mod. I would have done something similar with my Antec 900 if I hadn't given it to a friend.

 

If you don't mind me asking, how are the rubber covers held in place around your cable management cuts? I'm working on some cuts in a project case and was going to slice some heatshrink to cover and glue it.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I used the rubber sleeve from an old s video cable.

 

after i cut the corners the rubber sits nicely in the channel without being fastened by anything. its not the greatest but cost nothing and did the trick.

 

I found 1 nice rubber grommet from a place by my work (its in the hole with the sata cables) I will prolly grab another.


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Enjoyed this mod lots. Great job


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Enjoyed this mod lots. Great job

Glad you enjoyed!

 

Thank You


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Before.

 

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cables somewhat managed. was a bit of a challenge to get the side panel back on, but i got er.

 

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Love the mods nice job man!


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added system overview to the tube.

 


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Nice job, very clean, are you planning to buy the MPower Max Z97?


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Nice job, very clean, are you planning to buy the MPower Max Z97?

 Im not sure I need Z97, I really dont know how to feel about Z97 right now. I dont need m.2.    sata 3 + ssd works good for me, but theres always the upgrade bug right.

 

im waiting for devils canyon to be released and anxiously want to see if vendors update the uefi to support devils canyon.

 

if z87 boards support devils canyon im gonna start scooping up high priced z87 boards on the cheap.


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 Im not sure I need Z97, I really dont know how to feel about Z87 right now. I dont need m.2 sata 3 + ssd works good for me, but theres always the upgrade bug right.

 

im waiting for devils canyon to be released and anxiously want to see if vendors update the uefi to support devils canyon.

 

if z87 boards support devils canyon im gonna start scooping up high priced z87 boards on the cheap.

Would you recommend the MPower? Seeing you've been using MSI for quite some time, it is safe to say they are stable right? I'm looking for a first build when the 4790k get released, so I don't want to cheap out on a motherboard. Plus the MPower Max comes with the WiFi add-on.


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Would you recommend the MPower? Seeing you've been using MSI for quite some time, it is safe to say they are stable right? I'm looking for a first build when the 4790k get released, so I don't want to cheap out on a motherboard. Plus the MPower Max comes with the WiFi add-on.

 

 

I have had really good luck with mpower boards

 

i have owned the z77 mpower as well.

 

super solid overclocking board, solid build quality, intuitive easy to use bios. true dual bios, direct bios button, beefy heatsink design.

 

 

 

two complaints about the z87 mpower

 

shitty wifi antenna connectors ( the z87 mpower max ac and z97 mpower max have standard sma connections, way better)

 

power reset button placement ( z97 mpower fixed this)


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Hey ProKon, Nice rework dude. Good paint job, looking to do something similar with and older rig of mine. Nice clean looks.

 

Just a build tip, when doing the holes in the MB tray, pre drill the corners with a large drill bit. It will give you the nice rounded corners like the standard holes in the tray. 3/8" (10mm) up to 9/16 (14mm) at a low speed with not much pressure does the job nicely. Then cut the rest out with a dremel or the like.

 

Just a tip for next time.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey ProKon, Nice rework dude. Good paint job, looking to do something similar with and older rig of mine. Nice clean looks.

 

Just a build tip, when doing the holes in the MB tray, pre drill the corners with a large drill bit. It will give you the nice rounded corners like the standard holes in the tray. 3/8" (10mm) up to 9/16 (14mm) at a low speed with not much pressure does the job nicely. Then cut the rest out with a dremel or the like.

 

Just a tip for next time.

 

Ya I kinda went to town on the case with a 7" mikita angle grinder :)


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