Previously new toys on somewhat new case!
September 22nd 2007
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- Antec 900 (air cooled) » Sirverstone OP750 PSU, 52Amp single rail » Core2quad (kentsfield) OCed 2.93GHz » Scythe Infinity (3fans) » BadAxe2 motherboard » Patriot Extreme 2GB 800Mhz 4-4-4-12 @ 2.1V » ATI x1950XT 256MB » Maxtor 500GB 7200rpm » SoundBlaster Audigy 2 SZ » Pioneer DVD-burner
Well I just got lucky to find a used Antec 900 on craigslist for 45 bucks with all 4 120mm fan slots populated. I drilled 2 holes near the drive bays, cut a thin rectangle near the bottom right corner of the MB. Also cut a hole below the last drive bay to send the unsused cables to the back of the case. Painted everything matte black with texture. Wire-wrapped the power/reset/1394/USb cables that come off the top. Covered PSU's cables with black plastic tube so PSU didn't look like a hairy spider. Dremeled about 1cm off side-panel fan's top corner so it would fit with my Scythe Infinity heatsink. Word of advice, if you want good cooling and don't care having problems with side-panel fans, get this heatsink. Otherwise, get something else; I had the same problem with my Dreamer II case.
I pretty much gutted my old case and put everything in the Antec. I gotta say though, these Antec people seem to forget that PSU's have cables...looong cables...or maybe they think all PSU's are modular now. This is the hardest case I've had to work on to get a decent cable management. You can see my previous case at http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/1006.html