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any hobby shop, hardware stores, I get mine here at canadian tire, , very easy to fins dremel bits and cuttoff wheels, and they are pretty cheap as well
cool i might have to buy some.
 

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You want more? :D

1.) Cut a large square hole in the mobo tray to access the socket back plate. This makes it easy to switch cpu coolers without having to remove the whole board.

2.) Apply some sound dampaning material to the base of the case. It won't make a large different in noise, but acts as a good dust catcher and I think it just looks cleaner. I know your on a budget so I might have some left over from my last build.

3.) Change the front panel leds to yellow ones and like I said before, you can mod the case fans/ cathodes with yellow as well. Now modding all your fans to yellow leds will be very time consuming, so I was thinging maybe white leds will light up the yellow paint. We might be able to find yellow fans:) check A.C.Ryan's website, they have lots of uv colored fans.:)

4.) With the paint jod I wouldn't do the inside 100% yellow. You want to even the theme out nicely, for example: paint the mobo tray, inside/outside rear, and top of the case Yellow. With the botton black and drive bays black. I can draw out a good example if you want.

5.) Have you thought about mounting a fan on the bottom as intake? This will be very effective if the case will be off the carpet and on a table or stand. If you want to do this I would get taller feet so air can actually get under there. If you really want to be flashy you can get led case pegs.;)

Do you have a Lowe's or Home depot near by? They have Plexi-glass that you can cut to the size you want.

To help with more mod idea's, do you have the specs for this mod yet? What psu, cpu cooler, mobo etc are you using?
how do i mod the leds and cathodes because you said it can be done but you never explained to me how to do it but i guess we can wait till the end or close to the end of the project.
 
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Tip: remember there is a certain. Dremel disc for different types of material such as steel, plastic, aluminum etc. Like using a thick metal disc on plastic can tear it up leaving rough cuts. Just use your best judget, like light dics's for soft material and heavier disc's for thicker material.
 

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Tip: remember there is a certain. Dremel disc for different types of material. Like using a thick metal disc on plastic can tear it up leave rought cuts. Just use your best judget, like light dics's for soft material and heavier disc's for thicker material.
so you mean for metel i sould use a thin disk or should i use a thick disk?

i will also be testing on that other case for the right disk.
 
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so you mean for metel i sould use a thin disk or should i use a thick disk?

i will also be testing on that other case for the right disk.
Thick for metal and thin for plastic. It's good to test the disc's, but not too much because you want to make then last. The small cheap disc's break really easily and can sometimes go flying! so watch out for that.
 

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Thick for metal and thin for plastic. It's good to test the disc's, but not too much because you want to make then last. The small cheap disc's break really easily and can sometimes go flying! so watch out for that.
this is my first mod so cant wait to see what comes of it. so any little help counts
 
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No problem, I am happy to help:toast: I love modding cases and I aways incourage others to do the same if they're up for the challenge.:)
 

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No problem, I am happy to help:toast: I love modding cases and I aways incourage others to do the same if they're up for the challenge.:)
how do i mod my led fans to yellow?
 
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Always use safety glasses when using a Dremel, especially if you aren't experienced with it. Those discs shatter and shrapnel goes everywhere.

I swear I saw MKMods or Cyberdruid show a how-to on changing Fan LEDs, but I can't find it.
 
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adcom32..the two or three. good bigger discs i sent you will be great for metal, they stand up very well. the smaller discs in the tube are for plastic and such , and be careful as those break realy easily!, also remember to let the dremel do the work, dont force it or you can break a disc, bend a shaft or wear the disc out faster! I will be modding my case as well once my w/c parts arrive, as i need to make room for everything inside the case. It seems to me that you realy enjoy doing this sort of stuff, so that always makes a difference on the final product!
 

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adcom32..the two or three. good bigger discs i sent you will be great for metal, they stand up very well. the smaller discs in the tube are for plastic and such , and be careful as those break realy easily!, also remember to let the dremel do the work, dont force it or you can break a disc, bend a shaft or wear the disc out faster! I will be modding my case as well once my w/c parts arrive, as i need to make room for everything inside the case. It seems to me that you realy enjoy doing this sort of stuff, so that always makes a difference on the final product!
yeah i like making my own stuff rather tham buying already built stuff cause anybody can buy something, but it takes skills to mod and such on and by the way my name is jeff, whats yours? dean duh, lol
 
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ok well i just read an article about modding a desk and i thought that would be a great idea so what you yall think i should do?
 
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ok well i just read an article about modding a desk and i thought that would be a great idea so what you yall think i should do?
Modding a desk would be cool, but focus on one project at a time your nothing will ever get done.;)

Sorry I never got back to ya on the led fan mod, It was awhile back so it got erased from my history. I will make another one.

So any progress so far?
 

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Desk mods are awesome. Have you guys seen moonpigs desk mod?
 
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thats going to be sick cant wait to see it.:toast:
 
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Yeah he cut the back fan grill out and is working on removing the hdd bays atm.