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Chick’s Hardware – tom3’s Case Mods

Chick’s Hardware – tom3’s Case Mods

This is one ugly assed version of what I want to do…but the gist of it is there. Replace the cheesy metal covering with a nice maple wood grain, add a nice little padded cover to the top of it, cut the number of drive bays by half, (one CD RW, one DVD drive, and one floppy drive), and add a few fans on the front of it, and we’re in business.

The “How To” segments were great, and really pointed me in a few directions that I hadn’t thought of before, for example, I can just re-use my old 486 AT case for the drive bays and the PC Slots. I should put an absorbant material on the inside to keep the noise inside the case to a minimum, and I need to think about the On/Off/Reset switches and where they will be placed. Most importantly, I want to keep the inside of the case relatively dust free, so I should consider some Hep Filters, and really go to town on the wiring to keep it neat inside the case.

Damn this is gonna be a fun little project! I can’t wait to get started!

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.