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

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Processor intel e6700 @ 2.91ghz
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Cooling 2x akasa 80mm, arctic cooling freezer 7 pro
Memory 2gb corsair xms2
Video Card(s) his x1950pro agp 512mb + accelero x2
Storage 120gb & 80gb ide
Display(s) 19" dell p991
Case found in street
Audio Device(s) onboard audio
Power Supply coolermaster igreen 500w
Software windaes xp home sp2
#1
To view this case mod, go here.



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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britrb

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#2
Thats the best price ever!! FREE!!! :D good going mate :)
 

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#4
?

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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Storage 120gb & 80gb ide
Display(s) 19" dell p991
Case found in street
Audio Device(s) onboard audio
Power Supply coolermaster igreen 500w
Software windaes xp home sp2
#5
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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0V3CHKiN

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#8
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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#9
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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Processor intel e6700 @ 2.91ghz
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Cooling 2x akasa 80mm, arctic cooling freezer 7 pro
Memory 2gb corsair xms2
Video Card(s) his x1950pro agp 512mb + accelero x2
Storage 120gb & 80gb ide
Display(s) 19" dell p991
Case found in street
Audio Device(s) onboard audio
Power Supply coolermaster igreen 500w
Software windaes xp home sp2
#11
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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#13
Pretty cool man...:) I like the story and the finished product that goes with it.