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[Case Gallery] Antec P180

Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by Spacegoast, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Spacegoast

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    C2D E6750 w/ lapped TRUE120
    8800GTS 640mb w/ HR03+
    x1 74GB Raptor HDD
    x2 300GB Seagate HDD
    PC P&C Silencer 750w PSU


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    Well first I used a 1 inch hole saw to cut several holes out behind the motherboard and throughout the case, to allow for better cable management. Then I put rubber grommets on the walls of those holes that I cut out, that way the cables I run through there wont get snagged or damaged on the rough edges. I also had to pull out the dremel to cut into the case a little to ease the cable management. I took a close up of where I cut out. After some heavy planning I went through and routed the cables anywhere could where they would be the least visible. I dont thing anyont notice but I fit a 120mm fan down in front of the lower hard disk drive cage. In order to do that I had to remove a piece that was held down by rivets, but they easily popped out with a flat head screw driver. I will make another log of my earlier cable management pics too so others can see how that was done. I have lots of pics and several revisions of cable management on the Antec P180.
    To top it off I painted my case in mid-February to give it some added luster, lol. I used Dupli-Color bumper black and also the Sandable Primer. I included some pics of the primer process and a few pics of the painting.
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    Nice job, I like the black. Good work on cable managment as well. The yellow SATA cables are a nice contrast to the black paint. Keep it up and get some more pictures posted for better scores.

    7/10 from me for now.
     
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    ohhh the good a lil old P180 i dreamed of one (before) now snaching a PC1000
    10/10 :D
     
  4. Spacegoast

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    thanks guys. soon i plan on painting the side panels and the front panel too. still, not sure what color though. any suggestions?
     
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    new pics added

    I posted some additional pics and added a little more explanation to what I did. Is there any way to post the mod details directly underneath each pic? Also, is there any way to get more than 16 pics up? I have maybe a hundred pics I could post on how I modded my case.
     
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    Very clean. That case sure has a bunch of compartments. I bet its a really solid(quiet) case.
     
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    very nice job....the black paint makes that case look much better. Great cable management. What about lighting? need a pic with side panel on. 8\10
     
  8. Spacegoast

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    the side panels are still silver and all beat up. i havent painted them yet. i will soon though. as for lights, i dont have a window so why bother with them? i know performance-pcs.com has a p180 side panel with a window but its $90. way overpriced. the whole case is cheaper than that right now at fry's ($70 after rebate.)
     
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  10. I like the black color. It looks "clean".
    No need for neon lights or similar.
    An 8 from me.
     
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