Computer Project Phase 1: Cutting it up 

Time to gut the computer, plan the cuts, and make those cuts for new fans using a dremel tool!

Emptied out case and lots of pepsi.. This is gonna take a few hours all said and done.
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Emptied out case and lots of pepsi.. This is gonna take a few hours all said and done.
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Here's Big Kitty (BK) layin down next to it, chillin.. I'm about to attack the thing w/ a dremel tool...
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Here's Big Kitty (BK) layin down next to it, chillin.. I'm about to attack the thing w/ a dremel tool...
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Here's BK in the box.. He's just so curious! Lookin all snobby here.. You gotta take out EVERYTHING before cutting into it.. Don't want metal shavings inside a part!
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Here's BK in the box.. He's just so curious! Lookin all snobby here.. You gotta take out EVERYTHING before cutting into it.. Don't want metal shavings inside a part!
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First, the 120mm front fan.. What do you know? 120mm is the *exact* same size as my Dave Mathew's Band CD! I think I've found my template...
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First, the 120mm front fan.. What do you know? 120mm is the *exact* same size as my Dave Mathew's Band CD! I think I've found my template...
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Here's the actual 120mm fan.. Getting the placement *just* right..
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Here's the actual 120mm fan.. Getting the placement *just* right..
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This is kinda tricky.. This is the top 80mm fan and it can't interfere w/ my "Live Drive" break-out box.. *JUST BARELY* enough clearance..
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This is kinda tricky.. This is the top 80mm fan and it can't interfere w/ my "Live Drive" break-out box.. *JUST BARELY* enough clearance..
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Here's the Live Drive in it's top slot.. The 80mm top fan is gonna be just about right above it..
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Here's the Live Drive in it's top slot.. The 80mm top fan is gonna be just about right above it..
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Top view where i plan to mount the fan. Can't be directly in the middle, that's where the handle is going!
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Top view where i plan to mount the fan. Can't be directly in the middle, that's where the handle is going!
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Nowhere to mount back fans eh? Kinda skinny strip too.. OK, I'll use dual 60mm fans..
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Nowhere to mount back fans eh? Kinda skinny strip too.. OK, I'll use dual 60mm fans..
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Just barely enough room for the 60mm fan grills..
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Just barely enough room for the 60mm fan grills..
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Dremel tool vs. top 80mm fan hole. You can see that' I've already cut out the front 120mm fan hole.
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Dremel tool vs. top 80mm fan hole. You can see that' I've already cut out the front 120mm fan hole.
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Cleaning up the edges on the top 80mm fan.
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Cleaning up the edges on the top 80mm fan.
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Cleaning up the 120mm fan hole. You can see the 2 60mm rear fan holes.
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Cleaning up the 120mm fan hole. You can see the 2 60mm rear fan holes.
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Cleaning up the 120mm fan hole w/ the grinder. You can see the top 80mm and 2 rear 60mm fan hole's too.
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Cleaning up the 120mm fan hole w/ the grinder. You can see the top 80mm and 2 rear 60mm fan hole's too.
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Cleaning up the 2 60mm fan holes, just another angle I suppose. Oh, and let me just say, dremel tools rock!
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Cleaning up the 2 60mm fan holes, just another angle I suppose. Oh, and let me just say, dremel tools rock!
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