December 17th, 2006, 09:14 AM
crazy mod....not really
this isnt crazy...
i would like to do that or something along the lines of that
i have access to the tools and other materials i need, thats not a problem
plus an adult will do it but anything i can do in addition to that? also might put a fan on the top
but the front thing seems cool
btw...again thats my exact case *not in pixer* but model and color
December 17th, 2006, 11:00 AM
In the average household environment that thing will fill up with crud in no time.
Apart from the occasional box I have built for "young people" I have never gone in for see-through panels and flashing LEDs
There are two simple and cost effective modifications that I do recommend, though.
1. Install an "exhaust fan". This fits into an empty PCI slot or, better still, into an empty mounting below the motherboard. It fits horizontally and will pull 40~50 cubic feet a minute out of the box.
2. Get a cooling fan equipped HDD mounting. This sucks in air at the front and passes it over the HDD.
Also, if you haven't already got one, I would recommend investing in a surge protected power strip.
There are two things that really kill HDDs in my experience:
1. Hot, stale air building up around them. My two suggestions help to prevent this.
2. Vibration....................so make sure that your sub-woofer is well away from the box
Just to show what they look like.
Last edited by nihil; December 17th, 2006 at 11:52 AM.