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Old July 28, 2009, 04:28 PM
ryanlusk ryanlusk is offline
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Default Antec 3000

Hey HWC, welcome to my first ever mod / build log, I'mma call it the Antec 3000
I plan to...
[S]Cut cable management holes[/S]
[S]Paint the inside black[/S]
Stealth the DVD drive
Replace the fans with those orange xigmatek ones
Put CCFL's in it (blue)
Case Window


Just got my Antec case in the mail today, was so pumped to start modding it.
Some shots of the box.

Screws and stuff, don't laugh at my flower bed sheet

Was a bit too excited to snap pics of the case before I started tearing it apart :o
Front Panel:

A big scratch I made while laying the side panels against each other, definitely a :sozo: moment.

The naked case

The fans, once my wallet says okay, I'll have some xigmatek's in there

The top, taped off, getting ready to paint :D

I know I shoulda cut my cable management holes first, but my motherboard is at my mom's, so I figured I shouldn't guess.

The little parts being painted, more or less just trying to get a feel for the spray paint

Here's the paintjob done more or less

Heh, first time modder / painter _

At least it'll be covered by the motherboard

Done, and inside now

This looks really bad here, but looks fine in real life.

The fans installed

The basic idea of everything on the inside

Seriously, what HWC worklog is complete without a cat ?

Yeah I know he looks like he's going to die, he's like 18 years old.
Older than me, possible he's dead in that pic haha, good old Houston.

The end

Before Cable Management

Now to find out where I need to cut...

Doing the Cable Management

Marking where to cut

Weapon of choice

An hour later...

There it is with the holes cut in it.

My ghetto u-channel wannabe, once I get ahold of something better, I'll use that

Running the cables through

From the front

The mess in back

I'm not happy with the cable management yet, I'm sure I can do better, then again, these cables are stiff and annoying to work with.

Inverting the Drives

Flipped HD, tight fit for that fan !

Hiding Fan Cables

I just ran them right behind the motherboard.

Still not sure what to do with the fan controllers though, I'll probably just tape them in somewhere.
But they're annoying.

Also I moved my drives to the bottom slots.

Anywho, I plan on doing a case window next.
Thanks for looking !

Last edited by ryanlusk; July 29, 2009 at 07:02 PM.
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