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Unread 20th May 2008, 02:14 PM
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Glad to see you keeping busy Olin...

I have been busy working on re-designing cases. It bugs me how the cases we are forced to buy now are basically the same design that housed 386/486 hardware.
I started with SFF cases that use ATX mobos and any combo of GPUS. My first was a plastic version (untill I realized plastic was not the best material for a case (retains heat MUCH more than Alum/Steel) It did look cool though



Here is the reason for the lack of visible wiring
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Unread 20th May 2008, 02:14 PM
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here are a few more
I built a perforated steel version



Than I thought I would make a Carbonfiber and Alum case

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Unread 20th May 2008, 02:22 PM
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Here are a couple Tower mods
The first one is a $19 Rosewill case. My idea was to show how much cooling could be improved with a few basic mods


First thing was to improve the fans/airflow

(this is just a basic throwing in of hardware with the case as sold)

Here is my idea of improved airflow

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Unread 20th May 2008, 02:23 PM
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Here is a shot of the wire management

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Unread 22nd May 2008, 12:28 PM
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Wow! That's some impressive work!
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Unread 22nd May 2008, 08:33 PM
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Thank you XJ...I am designing 3 new cases for Mfg. when I am allowed Il post some picts.
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Unread 22nd May 2008, 11:08 PM
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Wow! That's some impressive work!
Yes, Mark is amazing with his craftsmanship skills. I have often compared case mods and custom construction to my work as a review: we work our asses off, and people never quite appreciate the effort... making it only really valuable to a select few. Just a thought that I wanted to share.
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Unread 3rd June 2008, 10:18 PM
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Well put, although there may be a few we reach its worth it.

Quality not Quantity.
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Unread 5th June 2008, 08:37 PM
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Good job on those cases man keep up the excellent modding

2 questions for you tho, Where do you purchase ur vinyl if u can tell, and what case is that with the amazing wiremanagment u posted


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Unread 5th June 2008, 09:45 PM
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when you say vinyl do you mean the plastic? I get it at a local plastic place.
(lol, apparently Olin services their comps)

the case in #4 is a Rosewill I modded to show a $19 case could work better than a $300 one with a bit of thought.

Here is a link to its worklog
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=53743
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