Little Modded Antec

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Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:56 pm

Recently did a little modding to my case, and I thought I'd share...Enjoy!
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Rubber-covered jig feet. Had to do this cuz the table that the case sits on is recessed, and the case needs a little more altitude.

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The beauty of painter's tape...

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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:03 pm

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Finished back panel...

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Front side

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Top view...


Wasn't a major mod, but it made something unique...
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby bubba » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:47 pm

Looks good :)
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:53 pm

bubba wrote:Looks good :)

Thank ya Bubba!
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby Sporg » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:46 am

That's a nice touch to the case. Definitely gives it a unique look.
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:47 pm

Added a new Corsair power supply, and tried my hand at some cable sleeving....
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May have to re-do it, but hey, it was my first time...
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby skier » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:03 pm

case looks like it came out well, and seems like it didn't take much effort either since it's all exterior!

as for the cabling, gotta learn sometime :) i've not cabled sleeved myself but looks like the cabling itself is what looks bad (it looks like the sleeves are made for several wires/sleeve such as molex cabling), also what made you go with green for the sleeving color?
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:15 pm

Thanks, man. It's not that hard, just time comsuming, especially if you make a mistake (had one "oops" and had to break out the soldering iron). I got some UV lights coming for it, and some new fans. Plus got a new hold down plate on its way for my new water block. When that happens, UV coolant will be runnin thru...Plus I like green 8)
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"Yes, very good. I'll take a bloody mary and a steak sandwich, and a steak sandwich"

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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby skier » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:17 pm

rat6fink wrote:Thanks, man. It's not that hard, just time comsuming, especially if you make a mistake (had one "oops" and had to break out the soldering iron). I got some UV lights coming for it, and some new fans. Plus got a new hold down plate on its way for my new water block. When that happens, UV coolant will be runnin thru...Plus I like green 8)


then all the power to ya, was just curious because it was the only green i saw in the build lol
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:24 pm

As soon as can get some more sleeving, there will be more...gonna do the PCI cables, SATAs, and any others I can find.....the blue Sapphire logo on the 5770 might throw off the UV thing though ](*,)
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:08 pm

For our next installment, we're making a mounting bracket for the coolant reservoir...It'll cradle the res, and bolt directly to the HD cage, made from aluminum and a few bolts...Most work was done with a Dremel, except for the 2 large holes, which could've been done with the proper cutters (working in a machine shop has certain fringe benefits)...unfortunately, I haven't got the new radiator in yet, so the mounted photos will have to wait a couple days (the res has to be mounted before plumbing with tubing).

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The three pieces, before paint and riveting.

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Hi-Lox and nuts...For a clean and fresh look....
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Applying primer...Aluminum can't be painted unless the surface is prepped...NASTY stuff, hence the gloves...
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"Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

"Yes, very good. I'll take a bloody mary and a steak sandwich, and a steak sandwich"

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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:10 pm

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"Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

"Yes, very good. I'll take a bloody mary and a steak sandwich, and a steak sandwich"

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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:45 pm

Here's the pic of the new mount...
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"Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

"Yes, very good. I'll take a bloody mary and a steak sandwich, and a steak sandwich"

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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby bubba » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:10 pm

Looking good :)
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Re: Little Modded Antec

Postby rat6fink » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:04 pm

Thank ya Bubba...The cables need some love, though...Took your advice too, and got some Scythe fans..WWAAYYY quieter!!!!
"Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

"Yes, very good. I'll take a bloody mary and a steak sandwich, and a steak sandwich"

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Antec DF85//Under Water like a scuba diver //Win 7 64-bit//


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