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Silverstone Fortress Modding plans

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Switzerland, Heart of Europe
System Name Fractality 1.0
Processor Intel Core i7-860 @ 3.6GHz
Motherboard EVGA P55 SLI
Cooling Prolimatech Megahalems and four Fractal Design 120mm fans, sleeved
Memory 16GB Kingston Hyper RAM
Video Card(s) PNY GeForce 580 XLR8
Storage 64GB and 180GB SSDs / 1TB and 2TB HDDs
Display(s) 24" Acer V243W
Case Fractal Design Define R2, sleeved all I/O cables
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Corsair HX750W modular, sadly only stock sleeving
Software Win 7 64bit
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Hi all

This is my Silverstone Fortress, or better, was:
http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/1849.html

Its a great case, but I am not entirely satisfied by it, especially airflow wise. So I had some ideas what to make with it. And now I finally feel motivated to do it. Here are my three ideas:

1. Stealthing the optical drive using a front bezel.
2. Since I only use one HDD cage, cut a hole where the top holding mechanism is located, so a top HDD can breathe.
3. The middle three front bezels. I want to mod a 120mm fan behind them, so there will be kind of an air tunnel feeding my Xigmatek directly with fresh air.

So these pics here will picture what I will be doing. They were edited with Paint, so sorry for the crappy look:




I'll make a project log if anyone is intrested, with pictures and text and such:D
If anyone has more ideas/suggestions, feel free to let me know.

Edit: This is my first "real" case mod, so I don't expect it to be epically perfect:eek:
 
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