This was my first MOD. I really didnít use any articles when I made my MOD. I just basically went with pictures of other MOD cases and threw together a combo of ideas. Ultimately I came up with pretty descent MOD and excellent airflow through the case which in turn, made my case to 20 degree cooler.
I just got tired of seeing that old beige computer case so i took a whack at my Hewlett-Packard 6470Z 400MHz with 128MB RAM, 32MB ATI Radeon 7000 and a 20GB Maxtor Fireball hard drive. I also have a Philips 5.1 Sonic Edge sound card which I use to play my Logitech Z-640's it also has a Linksys network card which I'm on a LAN with connected to a cable modem. So I painted the case gloss black cut a few slots in front and I cut a flame window out of my side panel which I use dual blue CC lights to enhance the window there are some small things inside and outside. I think it turned out OK - that's all that matters really.
This case is a result of a Dremel and too much time on my hands. I am running a 1900+ Athlon, Soyo Dragon Plus motherboard, GeForce4 MX 440 video, Sound Blaster Audigy Platnium soundcard, 1 gig of DDR, 40 gig Seagate Barracuda in a removable drive running OS and system files, 3 120 gig western digital harddrives to hold data. Two cold cathodes light her up, and 6 fans keep her cool.
Homemade fanbus w/ 2 5mm blue LEDs, blue sound activated CCFL, all LEDs changed to blue 5mm, side window (16x16cm cutout), homemade slot cooler lighted by a 5mm blue LED, biohazard 20x20cm blue sticker. Not shown on the pics : 50mm exaust fan on the back, 80mm fan (painted white, and lighted by 4 blue LEDs) with laser-cut grill (biohazard model), hidden flat IDE cables.Once you started, its never done, its a simple mod, running silent, and very bright! =)
This is Narcosis - made from bopaque black stained glass, and it has a lava lamp mounted into the front. Most people think that there would be heating issues with this but the air flow around the lamp is good, and there is an empty cavity behind it with two fans above venting the hot air out. Nothing actually comes into contact with the glass of the lamp so there isn't anything to transfer the heat besides the base, and that is 1/2" thick mirror.
My first Case Mod. AMD Athlon XP 1600+, 450w PS, 512MB DDR Ram, Samsung CD-R/RW & DVD-Rom, ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 7500 64MB DDR, 20GB HD. I moved the PS because it covered my processor and half of my MB. The fan was reversed and draws air in with the help of 3 pusher fans mounted in a front bay bezel, there are a total of eleven fans in the box, one is a 42CFM turbine system blower to exhaust it all out the back. There are two banks of 6 white LED's to light the case, two blue strobes catch the flourescent tips of the processor fan and neon glowire wraps around the perimeter of the clear front bezel. Estimated Cost : $1400 Estimated time: 60+ hours
AMD Athlon 1400. A 40 GB and a 60GB harddisk. 640MB pc2100 DDR memory. MSI K7T266 Pro MB. I bought this case, just to mod it. I made a hole in the sidepanel with a Dremel tool. Put some blue lightbars in, and some switches to turn off the lights. I put a mirror in the bottom of the case, round IDE cables. Tt Dragon Orb CPU Cooler. I even fixed the HDD/Floppy cages with aluminium plates. Still working though on a graphical LCD-screen, and a front bezel for fanspeed regulation and light-switching.