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Aluminium Box Mod (First Casemod Ever)

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    you make remember i told u some months ago i got this AceFrost case (Lian Li PC-V300) from my uncle with some hardware in it.

    This one i called a "Salvage Case"
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    well today i drawed a mark i wanted to get cut up but my dad didn't want me to borrow his Dremel:
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    So i masked up what i wanted to get cut up and than he cut it out for me:

    (Blurry pic sry for that crappy focus sometimes >.<)
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    i wanted to cut that out so i can have a high-end GFX in the case and maybe build my own Micro-ATX system into it, so i used my old "EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640mb" as guide line instead of my GTX 680.


    More pics will come tomorrow when there is better light and i will show u all how it went.
    Important note there is no ETA on this build, it will be done when i got the energy, time and money for it.
     
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    Can't wait for more progress pics

    This looks like it's going to be sweet.
    Can't wait for more progress pics.
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    Det bliver spændende at følge :)

    We are waiting on a follow-up! Exciting stuff....
     
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    Here is an update of what there got cutted out, i desided to actually cut out more than just what i drawed. The reason is that it's easier to cut a little more out and than cut out a little more again, than cut too much and needed to put it back on again.

    Yes ino it's not the most straight lines the world but again, i will put some rubber on the edge i think to smooth it out.

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    Close up:

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    now there should be more than enough space for longer cards than before i took the measures from my old EVGA 8800 GTS as i said up in my first most and needed to clear so i can use the first PCI-Express slot aswell with GFX.

    to tease u a little here is how much space there actually is, and with the GTX 680 power going up the side i hope there is room enough x:

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    The back of the case where u slide in the motherboard tray:

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    now my only headache is how i will block off the floppy bay in the side of the case. Maybe i will get a brand new aluminum plate or i should do a total window in some transparent plexi glass or acrylic plate. So it will only have the two 5,25" bays i am planning about having my one optical drive and my Scythe fan controller in the side only.

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    To fill the floppy bay why not get a card 3.25 card reader or fan controller : ]
     
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    The idea is nice, but i don't use a card reader, and i got a 5.25 fan controller, but i do have a ECS USB3.0 3.25 bay laying around doing nuth.

    this one:
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