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DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC - Right tools for the wrong job

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| Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 21, 2008 4:00 am

Right tools for the wrong job

 

Here we have THE right tool for the job. All I will say is that disc cutters are the best thing you could ever own. Everyone needs a Dremel in their tool box; end of discussion.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Here I've holed up spaces for the power and reset switches and on the adjoining face I have a slot for a dual USB port liberated from a rear PCI bracket assembly.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC
DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Here is the slot for the ASUS DVD-ROM; looks rough, doesn't it? - Well, it is, but that is solved thanks to my ingenious use of every day household objects like document binding clips!

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC
DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Holes in the bottom to secure the IKEA motherboard tray. I used thinner bolts this time, because that's all I had in my drawer of bolts that fitted.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Fan holes on top; notice that there's only three compared to the four in the initial prototype? - Well, good, because I decided I liked three better!

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Now begins the transfer of bits from my awesome GIGABYTE 3D Aurora case.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

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