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Old 18th August, 2006, 12:15 AM
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Could/Should I use this old case?

Hi all,

I ripped the guts out of an old puter I had lying in the garage, It was a pentium 2 with I think gdram???? 128mb 133mhz anyway that stuff is all in the bin now and I just kept the old hdd the floppy and the psu.

I'm thinking of using this case for my first attempt at case modding and also my first attempt at building a system. I'm not going to spend a crap load on it, probably just source some 2nd hand or really cheap stuff from ebay. I just want to see if I can put one together without killing it or myself.

The case is an ATX, not sure really what this means other than the dimension, but wondering if any atx m/b will bolt straight on or if I may have to move the bolts to suit the holes on a new mb or visa versa.

What are your thoughts? any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 19th August, 2006, 12:08 AM
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Why I think it is a great candidate for a mod job. Does that mobo tray cover the whole backside of that case?
If it does I would remove it and cut it down. you just as well throw away that psu too while you are at it. Blow a hole in the roof and put in a nice fan
There is much you can do with that case or any case for that matter

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Old 19th August, 2006, 02:27 AM
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Looks like a perfectly good case. You'd pay about $20.00 for one like that new.

I love scoring things like that.
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Old 19th August, 2006, 02:30 AM
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Those are the best to mod...You are not leary about hacking it up when it is free. That is a good layout for a cool paint job also.
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Old 19th August, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Hm, wouldn't that case be heavy? I mean, the last case I picked up with a P2 in it was super heavy.

If not, I say go for it! I would love to see what kind of ideas you have for modding it.
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Old 19th August, 2006, 05:07 PM
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Take lots of progress pics....
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Sweet! Thanks guys.

The case is not heavy at all, bout the same as my new one, so should be fine.

I'm gunna give it a crack with the PSU for now. It's a 450watt generic, and since its my first case mod AND first time building a puter I'm just going to use cheap stuff I find on ebay, msy, fluidtek and anything else I can find cheap.
I've got some thoughts on the mod too.....Anyone got a 410 Shotgun? thinking either buckshot (lots of little holes) or a few pig shots (a couple of big holes). Real authentic BF2 rig. LOL
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Old 21st August, 2006, 02:44 AM
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How much are you looking at spending on parts?
Can you afford all of them to go boom at the same time?

If you can - buy a new PSU, and get rid of the old one!
If you can't - buy a new PSU, and get rid of the old one!

That PSU in a slightly modern build is like using diesel in a Ferarri F50, it will run for a while, but the end will be horrible.

Just think - it took that 450W PSU to power a P2, think how much more a modern computer uses, and I can guarantee that PSU cannot provide it.
Not even a 754 semperon 2600+, graphics integrated MB, single HDD, single optical drive, 512MB RAM. Or any similar combination.
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Very nice case!
Your lucky... it has the in/out panel allready cut out. I have allready cut two of those in some old Gateway cases. A real pain, but works.
That case is nice-n-big for adding lots of stuff.
You could cut a hole for a fan in the lower front bezel area.
You also got the front usb/audio ports too.
Don't tell us your theme yet and surprise us!
I wonder what the long rectangle hole next to the PCI panels is?

What kind of case is that?

oh, by the way, ATX refers to the placement of the CPU, PCI, RAM, and so forth on the motherboard. A BTX board wouldn't fit that case because the CPU is on the bottom and the PCI's are on the top.
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