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    Project: ATX to Inverted ATX

    I've been meaning to try something out. I have this old case that I want to convert from ATX to Inverted ATX. All I'll have to do is flip the back plate of the case so that the motherboard will sit on the left.



    I pulled the rivets out



    Then detached the back



    I also removed the removable motherboard support beam



    I flipped the back over and re-attached it with new rivets.



    And here you go.




    Then I put the motherboard tray with a dead mobo still attached (For the look)



    And reinstalled the support beam.




    I put the future Power Supply in so you can tell where I'm going with this.



    For this project I will be using some old mesh I've had laying around.



    I'm still working on the case theme, but I do a have a pretty good idea.

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    Would BTX make wm rather easier? I was just wondering haha. And what do you use to take out the rivets?

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    wm?

    I use a dremel to cut the rivet in half (make it look like a flat head screw) then use a screw driver to break off the top. Any remaining top pieces will come off with pliers. Lastly I use a scratch awl to push the little piece through


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    Ah, ok I see. 'Wm' is wire management. :P

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    the wire management is easier on the reversed Mb cases . the only mian issue with these style cases is the Ide ribbons ( they are real close to the Drives ) as far as cooling this case style does perform quiet well again the downfall on cooling is airflow for the cards ( but a well placed sidepanal fan clears this up ) .... nice mod thx for sharing ... Btw i did something similar to my current case ...

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    Project: ATX to Inverted ATX

    Today I worked on the heat shield. This will ensure that air sucked in through the blowhole will make it to the PSU and back out the case.



    It took about a half hour to get it ready








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    ok what is the exact pupose of the heat shield ? it would be best to leave the psu fan open to the rest of the case or flip the psu over and have it suck air from bottom side of the case . optoion one ensurres good airflow over the cpu area ( if rear exhaust fans are weak ) option 2 ensures fresh cool air into the psu at all times ( i opted for option 2 on my case )

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    Project: ATX to Inverted ATX

    I'm gonna cut an intake fan on the front and have it suck in cool air dedicated to the PSU only (the shield will ensure this). The hot air will get expelled out the back of the PSU.
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    I marked some hole for rivets. They will hold the heat shield in place.



    And set them.



    As of right now I'm thinking of a blue case. Maybe some white or silver later on.






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    Project: ATX to Inverted ATX

    Looking good. I've thought about doing this but never have gotten around to it. Let us know if it does cool better or not. Thanks for the pics and Happy Modding to you until we meet again.

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    I changed it again, but I swear this is final.




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