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First legitimate MOD

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Posted · Original PosterOP

today was a bittersweet day. 

i took the plunge into the wonderful world of modding my case. 

 

i have been looking at watercooling for a little while now but have kind of deemed it impossible due to fan orientation of my case. but today, that changed. 

 

What makes this all so bittersweet is the fact that i am now using a ghetto computer. 

no seriously this is GHETTO. 

 

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first, i wanted better cable routing so i bought some 1" rubber grommets (which havent come in yet) so i punched some holes.

this by far, was the most difficult part. i finally ran to the local @ s and grab a hardcore titanium drill bit. 

it was all jumpy so it took off quite a bit of paint. 

as you can see i did the good ole Sharpie coverup. 

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its not really noticeable but nonetheless 

 

next i had to remove the hard drive cage. THIS was a pain. i had to search for rivets   <_<

i also took off two drive bays to make room for potential tubes!

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this is what i used

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my favorite picture, the future home of a big fat EK 240mm radiator 

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TL;DR

cut some stuff. made some holes. gonna wc. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Poor motherboard tray :( What case is this?

 

 

no worries :D the motherboard tray was not harmed in the making of this mod. 

 

its the Antec Eleven Hundred


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Why are you routing cables through those holes? :P

 

it will be cleaner :) 


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Hey mate,

I don't want to pick on your method, but if you can afford it I suggest buying a dremel. The large saw/drill shown in the picture is an excellent tool (I own one) but a dremel is much cleaner and much more suited to case modding. The dremel will also stop the large tears and distortion of the case metal. Just a suggestion  ;)

-Fallingout

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey mate,

I don't want to pick on your method, but if you can afford it I suggest buying a dremel. The large saw/drill shown in the picture is an excellent tool (I own one) but a dremel is much cleaner and much more suited to case modding. The dremel will also stop the large tears and distortion of the case metal. Just a suggestion  ;)

-Fallingout

 

 

i didnt get to take a picture of my dremel but i assure you it was used to the fullest :D it actually polished out the main holes and smooth off an rivet holes


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i didnt get to take a picture of my dremel but i assure you it was used to the fullest :D it actually polished out the main holes and smooth off an rivet holes

Hahaha, no problem mate  :D

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