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Micro ATX Travel Computer (Mini Phantom/FrostByTe*)

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    >>PhoeniX<< New Member

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    So basically after slowly thinking and slowly modding I finally got my Dell Dimension 2400 case done.

    Here are some pics, tell me what you think!

    Build:

    My Awesome case mod
    MSI 880GM-E35
    AMD Athlon II X2
    Rocketfish Universal CPU cooler Push/Pull
    4GB G. Skill DDR3 1600
    PNY GTS450
    OCZ 600w Non Modular
    60GB 2.5" HDD
    Ultra 4 Channel Fan Controller
    Cheap-O Card Reader

    Cooling:

    HDD Cooling: Antec Tricool 80mm
    Bottom Intake: CM 120mm Green
    Side Intake: N/A
    Exhaust: Masscool 92mm

    Still needs to be done:

    Side panel cut, acrylic bought for window option (already have a black modders mesh option), extensions for card reader, 5.25" accessory panel for top 5.25" bay.

    Attached Files:

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    Fan of Micro systems here. Looks good white. That Dell front does have a Phantom look to it.

    What is the gizmo in the 3.5" bay with the power cable?
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    >>PhoeniX<< New Member

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    That would be the card reader. I decided to stick in it backwards because there is no possible way to take the dang floppy deal out. Now I just need to get, or somehow make a 5" extension for it to actually reach my USB headers.
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    real ghetto. nice zipties for the fan BTW :p
    put this in the ghetto case mod thread too!
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    Well, I wouldn't say ghetto. Just trying to make it look not so cluttered, besides its not like you look under the faceplate.
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    I have no problem with zip ties. I prefer spare twist ties I have laying around.

    As long as they aren't visible and the fan doesn't rattle it's all good.
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    No rattle at all, although being it is in such a cramped area it does get somewhat loud when the fan is cranked up 100%. But 2.5" HDD's create no heat so..
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    well its a good ghetto mod then :D
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    I like it! Very well done. :rockout:
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    Thanks man :roll:
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    New mods, new day.

    So basically I have my mulitfunction panel ordered, and my mesh window fitted and sized.

    Sorry for the late update, took me a while to get the window cut.

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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I used to have that case, great work (even if I'm not a fan of white or windows)! :)
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    Best looking 2400 Ive seen
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    Is that a Dell?:eek:

    EDIT: scrolled up, it is :D VERY nice work man! You should think about making a custom emblem where the Dell logo used to be :)
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    Great, but I suggest doing something with the floppy bay, and well do something with it so that the 'Travel' part shines more (?) :)

    And of course a 'Samsonite' sticker, mmm
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    Thanks everybody! I was thinking about trying to find another 2400 case. They go pretty cheap on ebay and there is a lot of parts that I think I could benefit from having. Some of these parts included an insert for the floppy drive and an extra hard drive bay mount deal.

    Gonna post up some pics when I get my window actually installed and when I get my CPU to use the dang thing. One thing I forgot to mention is the random SATA cable and the I/O for my mic is just bundled up under my card because I currently have no place for the I/O and the SATA I have to hook my DVD up to.

    Any suggestions on what I should use to mount my window (Screws, bolts, rivets?) Its a a black diamond modders mesh window.
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    Go by a Auto Glass shop. They have rubber that is slotted on both sides to mount your pannel
    Or a van conversion window
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    how is the paint finish
    nice work man
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    The best travel mATX case I have seen yet is the NZXT Vulcan with its airflow and carrying handle.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    The paint finish is fairly decent with two primer coats and three paint coats.

    Yo Jester, is there any link or picture you can give me to more explain the product your explaining to me?
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    you should try using the image uploader here.
    click the techpowerup link on the upper left of the pages here.
    then you can copy paste the BB code here.
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    Just Google "window gasket" Then use the image option
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    You could always use bondo or some other filler and blank out the floppy slot. I would suggest making a custom fan controller, and putting the knob(s) in the opening at the bottom of the front panel.
    Crunching for Team TPU

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