Computer Case Revival From 90s to Now(MOD)

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Introduction: Computer Case Revival From 90s to Now(MOD)

Hello everyone, this is my 1st instructable so plz help me get better :)

Step 1: Planning Phase

First thing's first

first you need to plan it. How you want your case to look like.

It includes 2 main things

1. Outer appearance.

2. and most important, You dont mess up your Case ventilation.


Step 2: Ventilation Before and After

Step 3: Case Cooling Explained

These are 2 In-takes

1 120mm fan hitting directly to my Ram sticks and moving to CPU.

1 80mm fan hitting directly to my HDD and moving towards GPU.

These are 3 Out-lets

1 120mm fan above taking hot air directly away from my CPU outside.
1 88mm fan at rare, helping keeping presure banlanced.

1 120mm fan inside my PSU.

Step 4: Disassembling the Whole Case.

Step 5: Cutting Out Shapes for Window and Cooling Fan and Front Panel

Step 6: Check If Everything Fits in Perfectly

Step 7: Painting Everything

Step 8: Put Everything Back On

Step 9: Add Fans to Your Case

Step 10: And Your Case in Done

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    Nice! this gives me an idea on modding my case :)

    Thanks!

    i am so willing to try it!

    but i have some questions (sorry if they are dumb as *insert a metaphor for a dumb thing here*

    1. at step 5, do i cut it all from a diffrent piece of metal and then replace the existing panels on the computer, or do i cut down the computer panels themselves?

    2. if the answer for the previous question is the first option, can i use something like wood instead of metal/scrap?

    3. if the answer for the first question is cutting the case itself, do you think the first option will work as well? i am afraid to ruin it somehow and have no replacement.

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    1: yes i used an galvanized iron sheet 1.5mm thickness and cut the front panel.

    2: ofcource u can use wood :D anything according ur convinience

    3. No no i did not cut the panel but i did used the Power switch and restart switch from Case's panel :)

    Very nice !!, I have a lot of those boxes sitting around , and case modding is great !!!

    Awesome!!
    Which glass did you use and how'd you place it?

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    Plexy glas / Acrylic sheet

    used 3m double sided tape

    Good plan with ventilation
    I modded my case from 2005 and i have 7 fans now (at low rpm so they are quiet)

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    mine is also quite :D later i added coolermaster's silent editions :D

    I love these modifications! I love your write up, something I'd suggest is a clearer cover photo so people know what your final project looks like. Great first instructable!

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