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[Case Gallery] Found case in street, built 1st PC!

Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by Autiem Sel, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. Autiem Sel

    Autiem Sel New Member

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    To view this case mod, go here.

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    Specs:
    Processor: intel e6700 @ 2.82ghz
    Motherboard: asrock 4coredual-vsta
    Cooling: 2x akasa 80mm, arctic cooling freezer 7 pro
    Memory: 2gb corsair xms2 ddr667 4-4-4-12
    Video Card: his x1950pro agp 512mb cat7.6
    Harddisk: 120gb & 80gb
    CD/DVD Drive: sony dvd rw dw-q30a
    CRT/LCD Model: 19" dell p991
    Case: found in street
    Sound Card: onboard audio :)
    PSU: coolermaster igreen 500w
    Software: windaes xp home sp2

    Mods:
    Gave case a soapy bath. Cut front panel - just keeping top part to cover dvd drive and card bay. Installed 2 illuminated push-lock switches and 2 push switches (where the usb slots used to be) for HD led, power led, reset and power on. Stuck metal mesh to gaping square hole. Installed front fan & guard and blowhole fan.

    The pre-built P4 pc I had couldn't handle the x1950pro I got, so decided to upgrade my cpu and motherboard. Finding this case in my street was nicely timed. I didn't want any lights in my case - I need pitch black to sleep - the front led's can be switched off for night-time uploading.
     
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    Thats the best price ever!! FREE!!! :D good going mate :)
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    'windaes' xp . LOL I can tell your from bonny Scotland m8 :)
     
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    I don't understand why you cut off the lower 2/3 of the front of the PC; can you explaine?

    Glendor...
     
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    The front panel was in a bit of a state, and I wanted to mount my own lights/buttons, so cut the bad bit off. I had it with no front panel at first, but the dvd/sd drives wouldn't fully slot in to be flush with the case. So I got out ma hacksaw!
     
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    I voted 9/10 because:

    Nice result over all
     
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    I've seen that case before. It sorta looks like a Mac tower. I think it sells for around $40ish on Newegg. Forget the company name.
     
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    Hmmmm.....

    I'm not quite sure what to think aboOt this one. You say the front bezel was in bad shape? Bondo and some sandpaper do wonderful things... I think you shold have tried to save it. I mean, it's just a standard case with 2/3 of the bezel missing. Wire management looks well done though, I'll give you credit for that, but I'm gonna' have to ding ya' for the lack of imagination on the bezel.
     
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    Autiem Sel New Member

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    Cheers for the comments folks!
    Aye, the front panel was unusable, I salvaged what I could. (Probably the reason it was thrown out)
    Already bored with the look of my case, I started a spraypaint session but the can ran out before it was finished... it'll be complete over the weekend. Until then I'm running an 'intel outside' system :)

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    lol intel outside. I recgonized the asrock board by looking at it without reading first post or looking in specs :D
     
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    Pretty cool man...:) I like the story and the finished product that goes with it.
     

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