This is a work in progress and I have no idea where I'll take this. I've seem many logs all over this forum and others, I've taken my notes and am finally going to jump in and play.
I've come across a case at our local Universities clearance warehouse, where Joe Public can bid on or purchase, after a certain date, on almost anything from the University, I've chosen to purchase. The case in point here is an ATX case, but had a working Linux Ubuntu system in it, nothing to special though. I've got something in the works for this box. But on to some pics and log enteries.
Looks like a good place for a turbine fan
So, my thoughts were to move the HD tray to be inside of the 5.25" tray, since I'll be using (1) DVD/CD drive, why not. It'll just give me more room for a fan below.
Down to some cutting off of useless tabs. Marked with an (X).
Done cutting and now inplace except with no rivets quit yet. But, I noticed one little problem that is easily fixed.
HDD tray sticks out a little too far for my liking.
But, now I'll have to cut some of the 5.25" drive tray to be able to attach HDD's in their tray. Another easy fix.
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Onto front turbine fan placement and cutting of front bezel. I found an old CPU fan cooler side vent tube from an older case lieing around and thought it might work, guess what, it will.
I'll have to do some bondo filling and then cut off excess, but you all get the idea.
inside of bezel.
Time to start cutting the fron t of the case now. And "Poof". Like magic it's done. Sorry, I forgot to take pics of this one while in progress.
So, I started to think of some other air flow issues with this case and decided to add (2) other fan holes. (1) on the bottom (80mm)
and (1) on top, another (80mm)
Well, that's it for now. I'll post more soon. Thanks for looking.