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Project: Make my Antec Nine Hundred look "cooler"

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    Registered Users Posts: 5,727 dazftw


    Right so this is my 1st adventure into modding a case! Heres my plans!

    Basically I want to make my case look cooler and have better cable management for overall better airflow!

    The case I have is an Antec Nine Hundred! Im going to go for an all black interior and then im going drill holes in the bottom of the case so I can run the wires through the back of the case!

    This idea has been done before and thats where I got the idea!

    Stay tuned and ill have pictures posted up sometime tomorrow im off to spray the case!


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  • Heres what I did, turned out alright IMO.




  • dazftw wrote: »
    Right so this is my 1st adventure into modding a case! Heres my plans!

    Basically I want to make my case look cooler and have better cable management for overall better airflow!

    The case I have is an Antec Nine Hundred! Im going to go for an all black interior and then im going drill holes in the bottom of the case so I can run the wires through the back of the case!

    This idea has been done before and thats where I got the idea!

    Stay tuned and ill have pictures posted up sometime tomorrow im off to spray the case!


    Always remember the 8th rule of spraying...

    Prime,
    sand,
    prime,
    cup of tea,
    sand

    I have no idea what you mean by drilling holes in the bottom of the case for cables to come out.... Eh ?




  • Anti wrote: »
    Always remember the 8th rule of spraying...

    Prime,
    sand,
    prime,
    cup of tea,
    sand

    I have no idea what you mean by drilling holes in the bottom of the case for cables to come out.... Eh ?

    Im not going to bother sanding it! I gave it one coat last night and I might give it another coat tonight if I get spray which I probably wont as im in work.. It looks great now hopefully ill have pictures up tonight..

    Do you know like on the motherboard tray part theres a space between that and the side panel im going drill holes there and the wires will run through there in between the gap.. if you get me lol!? I posted the link to a video in the thread about the case being a good or bad one..




  • dazftw wrote: »
    Im not going to bother sanding it! I gave it one coat last night and I might give it another coat tonight if I get spray which I probably wont as im in work.. It looks great now hopefully ill have pictures up tonight..

    Do you know like on the motherboard tray part theres a space between that and the side panel im going drill holes there and the wires will run through there in between the gap.. if you get me lol!? I posted the link to a video in the thread about the case being a good or bad one..

    you dident prime it ? good luck to that then i just gona fall off it when ya rub by it.




  • The spray I got had primer in it already or atleat it said something about no need to prime it!

    Also im not spraying the outside of the case its all inside so I wont be rubbing of it..

    We will find out soon enough haha


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  • dazftw wrote: »
    The spray I got had primer in it already or atleat it said something about no need to prime it!

    Ya, right, like my front door got 2 coats of paint, 1 up and 1 down :D




  • I dont have any dremel at the moment waiting to get one off a friend and I couldnt be bother not have a pc til then so heres some pictures of it sprayed and built very untidy I might add the dremel will fix that!

    before paint
    casemod003.jpg

    during paint
    casemod011.jpg

    painted
    casemod020.jpg

    all the parts installed
    casemod024.jpg

    back of the case
    casemod025.jpg

    i think it looks pretty nice!




  • Not bad at all mate. Would look nice is you sprayed the I/O shield too.




  • Anti wrote: »
    Not bad at all mate. Would look nice is you sprayed the I/O shield too.

    I know yea I was just going through all what I had to do just now.. Im going to:

    Respray it with primer just to see if it makes a difference.. Ill spray the I/O shield with it!

    Dremel the holes hopefully within this week unless I go out and buy one myself.

    Ive just order aload of stuff XFX 780i board 4GB's of Corsair ram 800Mhz Some blue Cathodes and 3 blue uv sata cables and with the quad on its way hopefully it will turn out to be a nice little updgrade.

    Im going keep my old Board, E6600 and ram whenever it gets back from OCZ and make a little PC to have if anything ever goes wrong with the main one. Hopefully ill be able to pick up a cheap gfx card off adverts!




  • case looks great! io shield is a must.
    maybe find a way to spray the back plate from the psu and if your up for it the plate from the sound card :D


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  • Nah forget that I dont want to risk breaking anything lol!

    Ok so I did a little plan tonight how hopefully the wiring will go!

    antec900wiring.jpg

    Heres how the wiring will work hopefully

    1st hole:

    All the main wires from the PSU except PCI-E ones im not sure about yet!

    2 Sata
    3 Molex
    24 Pin Power
    8 Pin Power

    2nd hole:

    Wires will be coming out of this from hole 3!

    3 Sata
    2 Molex
    24 Pin Power

    3rd hole:


    Wires will be going into this hole and coming out of hole 2 and 1!

    2 Sata
    Possibly the wires for the front panel

    4th hole:

    Wires will be coming in from 1st hole and this one

    2 Molex
    8 Pin Power


    Ive left out one sata cable which is the HDD one Im not sure how I will do this I think I can put it around the front the case by the fans by placing the hard drive in backwards..

    like this:

    http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/4599/img2629dq4.jpg




  • nice planning. im looking for one of those power connector's for harddrives. where'd you get it?




  • You mean the sata ones?




  • yeah the bridge like one that goes over all 3 of the harddrives.




  • Oh, I just noticed you were looking at the picture I have a link to.. There not actually my hard drives, it was just a picture from another website showing how the hard drives were facing the wrong way.. I didnt even notice the power cable :p




  • ah right lol thought it was your's. i take it that person made that himself then?

    right.... off i go to make one so!




  • So my CPU came today and I just found the box it came in funny I said id post it up for the laugh! It was just the little box and a bubble wrap envelope.

    2245050646_a011b7813c.jpg?v=0




  • bought myself a dremel! Will have some pictures up soon hopefully!


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