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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Yo_Wattup, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Yo_Wattup New Member

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    Case needed better air flow, what better way to allow this than to hack up my cheap raidmax! I just cut out the hole roughly with an angle grinder (after drawing circles and properly measuring of course), Then filed the edges back so they were nice and smooth with a standard steel dome file. Lastly I colored in the bits of visible steel and screw heads with a permanent marker. Noobish, yes. But looks absolutely flawless and works like a charm. Red+blue LEDs look sweet too.

    I should've got some more photos of it in the progress, sorry guys. :eek: Also there is another fan on the bottom I added but you can't see it in the pics. (Actually you kinda can in the last pic through the side window)

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    That actually turned out really well. I personally only like a single LED color (all blue fans, all white, etc.) but it still looks very good.
     
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    I like it. except the lights, too many colors for me. Overall, nice job.
     
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    Nice job! man , looks very good :toast:
     
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    Yeah I've only really seen single coloured LEDs on cases so I thought I'd give multi a go. Might add another red fan on the bottom to even the colours out.
     
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    lol niceeee, i kinda did the same thing to my old 30 dollar case, of course i was on a budget and made vents for a few fans that i had laying around. i saw my temps drop instantly
     
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    Nice work! But shouldnt the fans be more to the rear to be really effective?This way they are just sucking away the cold air that gets in from the front.
     
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    It appears his PSU is top mount so I'm sure he couldn't really go much further back.

    Very tidy mod tho :toast:
     
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    Correct. The PSU was about 1cm from the adjacent fan IIRC. Overall, a bit of a tight squeeze, I was going to go with 140mm fans but couldn't fit then in. :toast: Thanks!
     
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    nice work, but with dual top fans, i guess that work fully just the middle fan coz it draws hot air right from processor and ram
    anyway nice and neat mod :toast:
     
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    Man those holes you cut out look quite professional. Looks like you bought it that way!!

    Nice
     
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    Very professional result.

    Am jelly. :)
     
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    Nice job you did there. What did you use for cutting out the holes?
     
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    Oh man the holes were a nightmare. I didn't have the right tools at all. What I did was cut out big enough holes with tin-snips for an angle grinder blade to fit in there, and basically grinded from the inside->out in ~1mm increments. Very time consuming. Then just filed away the roughness with a standard dome steel file, and covered the metal-coloured bits with black marker pen. :D Ghetto, as I said...
     
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    What to say, well it looks very "n00b"-ish. :p Just kidding man, looking good. :toast:
     
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    looks good. Its hard to cut big round holes
     
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    ^ditto ...it looks great. I like the grilles too!
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Nice job. Can you post up some pic's of the inside of the case?
     
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    Overall, how long do you think it took to do this job? I might have missed the actual time in your posts but it looks fantastic for being ghetto modded.
     
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    Where are the pictures ??
     
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    Sure, when I get home! :D

    Probably about... 2-3 hours maybe? I was taking my time. :eek: :)
     
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    Ghetto mod...:roll: Nice try, that's far from ghetto.:rolleyes:



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    Nice job!
     
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    Am I the only one who can't see pictures? I'm far north and we use some wifi secured routers that I can't access and it blocks us. Thank you for answering.
     
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    Good job dude.
     

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