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This public gallery is for cases modified by people un-affiliated with Directron.com

Here we plan to accumulate a collection of images for modified PC cases and systems from our readers, visitors and customers. The purposes are three-fold:

(1) For our customers and visitors to show off their creativity and artwork. (2) For others, especially those new to case mods, to get some ideas for their own work. (3) To provide a common place for hard-core PC fans and users to share ideas.

We'll pay you $2 per image as a discount toward your order (up to three pictures and a maximum $6 per order). Fill out the form below and add this item to your order. We'll adjust the discount off your order total at the time when we mannually process your order.

Rules: (1) You promise that the image you post here is yours and not copy-righted by others. You also promise that you are the owner or creator of the system/case in the image and is authorized to publish the image here. (2) The $2 discount is for store credit only. It has not cash value and cannot be redeemed as refund. A maximum of $6 is allowed for up to three pictures. (3) Directron.com may change and/or cancel this program without notice. (4) You are welcome to post multiple images here; however, the discount must be applied separately toward different orders. One discount per order is allowed. (5) Please include some other info on your mod, such as system configuration, material used, and how you did it. (6) Only pictures showing a modified case or system qualify. (7) Decision by Directron.com to disqualify a picture is final and not negotiable. Disqualified pictures will be removed from the gallery. (8) This discount can be combined with other discounts you may qualify. Total discount cannot exceed your order total. (9) This item must be added to your order to claim the discount. We accept no e-mail or phone call requests for this discount after an order has been placed. (10) By posting a picture here, you agree to allow Directron.com to use or edit the picture.

Notes: (1) Post the image file as an attachment to a regular post. (2) The maximum file size for the images is 1MB. (3) Pictures posted herein are copyrighted by Directron.com unless you're the original owner of the picture. Copying the pictures for commercial usage by people other than the original owner without prior permission is prohibited. (4) We now have a contest for customer case mods. Please note that submitting a picture to this thread does not enter you into our current case mod contest. If you want to be considered for our current contest then please post in the appropriate thread.

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1) Please only post images that are 450 wide or less. If you wish to give a larger image please host it on a seperate website and link to it. (HTML is enabled)
2) This thread should serve as a case gallery. As such if you have a comment or question about a specific mod pictured here please start a new thread.
3) Inappropriate material may be removed without warning.

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Gallery submission by: Jeff Katz

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Heres what I promised:
I added
  • (4) 40mm blowholes (I know their small but they suck the air out real good)
  • (3)60mm suckholes
  • Some christmas lights
  • A Fanbus and a Baybus

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The Insides:

The front (at night)


Origionally submiited: May 27 15:03

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Gallery submission by: [VH]Node

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I'm Famous

This is an Antec sx1030B.
Window with Chrome window trim
Blue Cold Cathode
Blue EL Cable
FanBus
HDD and Power LED's modded to Hi Brightness Blues
This cas just made it into the most recent Maximum PC Magazine as Rig of the Month
Be Well

Directron: Please note that the window pictured below is custom. Our server window does not fit that case

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Gallery submission by: J_Macker

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okay let's try this one at a time.
This is a picture of the Front USB panel I made with a pocketknife, pencil, utility knife,
sandpaper, and screwdriver.
1. Trace where the holes will go.
2. Then carefully trace the holes with the utility knife to start the trenches.
3. Then, proceed to make the trenches deeper with the pocketknife. When the trenches are
fairly deep, push the rectangular piece out with the phillips screwdriver.
4. Sand the front of the 3.5" faceplate with 120 grit sandpaper and progress to 220 grit
sandpaper to remove the marks you made while playing with knives. :P

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Gallery submission by: J_Macker

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my side blowholes

I had a local heating and air conditioning shop cut these two holes for my 120mm Panaflo fans. The shop did a fine job and only charged $11.50 USD.

So, if you are weary of hacking up your case, you might want to have professionals do it for you.
wink

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Gallery submission by: J_Macker

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and here's my ducting

These are some pictures of the ducting I did in my case. I used some plastic drain pipe for rain gutters and cut it into an "S" shape. I then used duct tape to tape the pieces together, and while it may look somewhat ghetto, it is forcing TWO 80mm fans to suck the air out of the heatsink.

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Gallery Submission by: mastarecoil@home.com

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2 computers..2 case mods

Both of these case mods I did for the convience of reducing the cable mess behind my computers.
This first mod was done on a pentium 166 which acts as a router for the house. I dont like it in my room as much as I dont like the mess of cables running into the hub laying on the floor. I simply cut a rectangular hole out of the back of my case on the site, and then screwed angle brackets into my hub, then simply screwing it into the inside of the case. It is a pretty sturdy case, which i would recomend for this. The hub is an Encore 9 port 10bt by the way. It sure helps reduse the cable mess.

This second mod is on my main computer. I have a sound card capable of outputting 5.1 channels, and I have a surrond receiver capable of accepting that. The problem is my receiver wants a RCA jack for each channel. I could have a huge mess of adaptors and cable behind my computer, but I did all the adaption inside. The RCA jacks come on that plastic plate, which I found at radio shack. I took 2 male to male audio cables(6 feet, though could have used shorter) and cut them in half. I soldered each of the connections to the back of the RCA plate, and ran them out the bottom card slot in my case. I also wired a normal 3.5mm jack for use with my headphones. You can see in the picture the outputs for front left, front right, rear left, rear right, sub, and center, and also left and right inputs for recording(goes to my line in on sound card).


If you have any questions on these mods, please feel free to email me and I will help you out or get you some info.

Thanks for looking
Garrett Kaste.

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Gallery submission by: [LPZ]Marvin

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My Rig:
1.2 GHz t-Bird 266
Asus A7A266
256 MB PC2100 DDR
GeForce 2 MX-400 64MB
Sound Blaster Live! X-Gamer
10/100 NIC
16x Toshiba DvD - 1.44 Floppy

The Ghetto Wiring will be changed once I get my rounded IDE Cables and I've ordered some heatshrink tubing for other cables, neon light pics are on the way.

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Gallery Submission by: Nate

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All modding done is internal so far, no outside stuff just yet but a window and blacklight are on the list but I just got this case.. just modded the internals to be as clean as possible and added 4 Panaflo L1A's and modded the Taisol HS to hold to 60mm fans.. self-rounded IDE and floppy cables sheathed in nylon webbing, etc..

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Have a great day!

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Gallery Submission: JBG

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I am starting a case mod project for my new system. The theme i will be using is nuclear power. My specs are:
MSI Turbo Raid Limited MB
AMD T-bird 1.4 w/Ducted cooling & winbest cooler.
512 PC133
60gig IBM deskstar
SB Live Platinum
Creative Riva TNT2
300W power supply
I just ordered an acrylic window kit (which i will be installing with the help of Pratt Institute's fine metal shop staff), a blue mini-strobe, and a case badge with lighting. after the hole is cut, i shall detail my case (hazard tape on the outside, reflective decals on the inside). My main issue is lighting: the heat it produces and the power it draws. Will i be able to support a strobe with my current setup in addition to one or more neon or cold cathode lights? I am concerned about the heat that neon lights give off, but am also put off by the outrageous cost of cold cathodes. any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. I will be putting up lots of pictures as i go!

Origionally submitted: Oct 22 14:01

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Gallery submission by: Blacktree

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I'm not into the windows and neon and stuff, but I'm all for improving the cooling and aesthetics of a computer case. Here are a few pics of my modded Casper A102 micro-ATX gaming box.
The mATX 200W power supply modded (with two 50mm fans) to fit in the A102. Originally, the 80mm fan in the power supply jutted out the bottom and interfered with a structural member in the case:

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The intake slots on the front bezel cut out for better airflow:



The frame modified with two 60mm front intake fans and a carrying handle on top:



The guts installed:



The exterior:



The hardware inside consists of a Chaintech 7SID motherboard, T-Bird 1GHz (266FSB) with Alpha PEP66 heatsink, 256MB PC2100 RAM, GeForce2 GTS, Maxtor 20GB ATA100 hard drive, and Creative Labs 36X CD-ROM.

BTW, the case, power supply, and video card came from Directron

Have a great day!

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Gallery submission by: locutus

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my new YY-0221 modified of course smile

just wanted to let you all see what can be done with alittle creativity and some good parts from Directron!!!!

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Gallery submission: Mehadmeton

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My Case Mod...s.....

Alrighty, I used a round window kit with a Atomic applique and a gree neon. Inside, I have a ThermalTake Volcano 6Cu+, Thermaltake Active Memory cooler, 2 80mm Sunnon Fans, rounded cables and a custom fit 120mm card cooler.
My Specs: XP 1600+, Gigabyte 7DXR, 512 DDR Mem, Inno3D GF3 Ti200, 3Com net, Hercules Game Theater XP, slot dvd, burner, 40 GB hdd.

Origionally submitted: Dec 29 00:19

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Gallery Submission by: forcce

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Here is a RAD themed case I did a little while ago. The pics are prior to the gear going inside.
It is setup for water. It has 15ft of EL Strips and 10ft of EL cable, 18" black light, 2-120mm fans on the radiator (blow air out), 1-152mm fan on the front blowing 250cfm of cold air in, 2-80mm fans on the rear (1-CPU, 1-cards) and 1-80mm fan on each of thre power supplies.

On that note it has 3 power supplies that all switch on when you hit the power switch. Along with a 120v line for the MAGDRIVE water pump. 1-300w dedicated tot he motherboard only. 1-300w dedicated to the drives, fans and lights and 1-400w that is dedicated to the 156w CPU pelt and the 72w res pelt. That's 1000w of power.

On that note, the resevoir is actively cooled via aluminum base with large heatsink on the inside and 72w pelt and HSF on the outside.

The resevoir is visible through a plexiglass window that takes up 3 drive bays. The resevoir will be filled with UV fluid and will glow through the front plexi window.

The radiator is visibe through a cutout in the top and has a strip of EL cable around the edge of the cutout. The 152mm fan in front is visible through a cutout in the front bezel and trimmed with EL cable aswell.

In addition tot he black Digidoc 5 and the backlit LCD disply up front, is a switch panel with thre lit rocker switches which control: green lights, black light and 152mm fan (it takes 2.6a too much for the digidoc).

There is a aluminum 3-drive rack mounted on teh floor of the case directly behind the 152mm fan.

The case of course has a two part plexi window on the left side and a RAD symbol on the right side.

Each power supply has the side cutout and replaced with plexiglass. A EL Strip was placed inside each of them.

The pics aren't as great as I'd like and don't do it justice. I'll bring updated ones once everything is installed, the paint is done and it is 100%. And you will have to excuse the 486 mobo hanging off it in a couple shots, I was using it to test the PSU's.

Origionally submitted: Jan 03 13:30

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Ok, no more pics so on to what is going inside.
Athlon XP 1800+ (overclock goal 2.2ghz)
Abit KG7 RAID
1.5gb PC3000 370mhz DDR
Visiontek GF3 Ti500 watercooled
SB Audigy Gamer
3com NIC
2-36gb Atlas 10KIII SCSI Harddrives RAID 0
100gb Western Digital Special Edition
Pioneer 16x Slot Load DVD
Plextor 24x10x40 CDRW

Monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse and SCSi controller are still undecided.

The water block for the CPU is made of a solid silver base and clear plexi top. UV fluid will be added so that the resevoir and all tubing will glow when the black light is activated. All fans but the 152mm are contrlled by the Digidoc which also reads, CPU, water, internal, external, harddrive and video temps.


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Gallery submission by: CDeraLow

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*As yet to be named*

This is an Antec SX1030B File server case (purchased here at directron.com), with a Enermax TT-400SS power suppply, Asus A7A266 DDR/SDRAM, 256MB PC2100 DDR, AMD Athlon K7 Thunderbird 1.2GHz o'cd to ~1.5GHz, WD 30GB 5400RPM ATA100, Plextor 12x10x32, Pioneer 16x DVD, generic floppy, split loom wires (also from directron), 4 enermax ultra-cool thermo sensititve fans, (also from directron), custom front USB ports, blue cold cathode, blue rounded cables, blue wire fan grills, blue keyboard leds (all curtesy pcmods.com), and as soon as the metal nibbler comes, it'll have a custom window (acrylic and trim from pcmods.com, nibbler from directron), and as soon as they mail me my back ordered 3.3V blue leds, the HD and Power LEDs will be blue as well.

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Gallery submisson by: BigAkita

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Old Case

Here's how I "refreshed" my old Gateway 2000 solid steel case. It's much different now with water, raid, hood scoop, etc... This is an old pic. My new case, a Foxconn from directron is now all cut up and ready for paint. It will feature many pieces I purchased from directron. Will post everywhere when it's done.

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Gallery submission by: SoulsEnd

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Quote the raven-Nevermore...case mod

this is my first(but wont be my last) case mod. its an example of what can happen when you mix superbrite LEDs and plexi-glass. the image is etched into the glass. NOT A STICKER!!!
The system itself is as follows:
AMD XP1600 (lightly OC to 1700)
Globalwin CAKII38 (thanks directron)
GIGABYTE 7DXR
GeForce 2 GTS
512 PC2100DDR
SoundsBlaster Audigy MP3
XP OS
52X CD-ROM
24X CDRW
16X DVD
9 Cooling fans total-(loud)

MORE MODS TO COME.....

Origionally submitted: Feb 01 11:35

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Gallery submission by: Daniel Langston

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Email: garraeth@yahoo.com

The Artist: Dan Langston, put some time into this baby! He sand blasted the whole thing before starting it. All hand airbrushed--both sides, front, and top.
Website homepage: www.DanielLangston.com





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