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    50 Custom PC's in 10 Years! TheGreatSatan's Avatar
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    Default Atomic Spice - COMPLETED!

    I saw this great Spice cabinet from the Atomic Age on eBay for only $30 and had to have it



    I took the drawers out, but have a way in mind to keep them





    The feet are keepers too. I like the way they complete the look



    I'll be using some kind of video card, but cannot exceed 9 inches or so



    I used an 880GTS as an example and as you can see it's a little too long



    I separated the top from the bottom



    And I got this really cheap $13 case!



    And boy is it ugly!



    But I only need its rear panel and motherboard tray



    I just had to trace out the back panel



    And then make the cut



    Then I just had to rivet the panel to the frame





    Time to address the cooling



    I cut out two 120mm intake holes



    I'll be using two 60mm rear exhaust fans as well

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    Default Re: Atomic Spice

    Oh boy, here he goes again. I'll be watching to see how this turns out.
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    Now, off to the basement to do some fiddling with the rods and such.
    so far left of center i'm in right field

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    Default Re: Atomic Spice

    HAHAHA, you really build computers out of everything !
    Love it man !

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    Default Re: Atomic Spice

    I picked up two 120mm and two 60mm fans



    I put in the rear exhaust fans and the IO plate for my new motherboard



    I got this little H61 board or socket 1155



    And a dual core G620



    The board will hold more, but I really need no more than 8GB



    Im still using the stock fan, but I always have to apply IC Diamond first





    It posts and quickly jumps into the BIOS



    I added the 120mm fans and their grills. Looks good





    They seem to be working fine





    Next, I find a way to use the old drawers by cutting off the faces





    And then riveting them together



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    Default Re: Atomic Spice

    lookin nice Ken, I'm liking where this is going

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    I got the best card I could get that would still fit in the case



    And this power supply. I don't exactly like it, but it works so far and has enough power to handle the system



    I bought another Sandisk SSD, just like I did with my kids Purple HAF. These are super fast drives that I plan on using again and again



    Finally, it's all in and Windows is installed too





    The feet are back on



    Time to make the power button. I just cut a hole in a slot cover and added some quick steel





    These 60mm fans had to come out because they were incredibly loud!



    Now I need to add hinges to the door





    And it's finally on!







    That is it. I am done.











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    Default Re: Atomic Spice - COMPLETED!

    i actually have that exact power supply in my ibm 5150. it has been running with no problems for about 6 months now i think.

    i love the case mod. very retro!

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    Default Re: Atomic Spice - COMPLETED!

    ...and it only took 6 days!
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    Default Re: Atomic Spice - COMPLETED!

    Nice. It's simple and quick. I need to let myself do some mods like this. I'm too much of a perfectionist. Not that it's bad. It's simple and quite good.

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