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[Case Gallery] The Taz Machine

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Specs:
AMD 5000+ Black Edition O/C'ed to 2.8Ghz
3 GB of mixed DDR2 at 667Mhz (temp. RAM)
BFG 8600GTS
Maxtor 160GB
Antec Basiq 350W
Cheap DVD burner

Mods:
I started with just cutting out all the fan grills and later lead to me cutting the side panel out for a acrylic window. I then cut a hole out for VGA cooling on the window and put a temporary 80mm fan then in future upgrade and cut a 120mm fan hole. I bondoed 3 of the 5 5.25" bays, from the outside of course :p, and cut another window up front in the face plate and put in a smoked out piece of acrylic with the name "TAZ" cut out to display it lit up when I get a 120mm fan put in. I painted it black, not the best job, its my first time in the painting field lol. Plus I remounted the power switch and power/HDD LEDs

The beige DVD drive is gone now with a black one, Its kinda hard to make out the "TAZ" in front
 
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Nice window insertion mate! Very clean.
You have very nice cable management there.
Although, I can't see "TAZ" anywhere :( I'm pretty sure that looks pretty cool
 
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Nice window insertion mate! Very clean.
You have very nice cable management there.
Although, I can't see "TAZ" anywhere :( I'm pretty sure that looks pretty cool

Thank ya! Yea its kinda hard to see without light coming through it. Its on the bottom of the face plate.
 
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Cooling Stock 3x 120's||Stock stuff
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Thank ya! Yea its kinda hard to see without light coming through it. Its on the bottom of the face plate.

Pretty bawls mate! Again, nice handy work ;)
 

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Nice work you done there Bro, but I can see that this paint is a fingerprint magnet, i'm sure it's a pain in the A**.
about bringing out the TAZ you can use a Matt black paint or a lighter color around the edges, it will show.
 
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Yea it took a little bit of trial and error to get the TAZ to stand out lol. And thanks for the tip on the paint. Yea the clear coat is a fingerprint magnet I forgot to clean it up b4 I took some pics
 
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