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My system started out as a 1990-something case that had no working parts, but it was free. I went on to mod the living hell out of the case and scrap most of it, adding on a bit of acrylic and custom mounting my 6x DeepCool Xfan 120 so that no screws could be seen. Whipping out my soldering iron, slapping it onto the workbench I went on to make the fan wires exactly the right lengths for some insane cable management. I bought myself a second hand motherboard combo with an I5-6500, 16GB Samsung ram on a Gigabyte H110M H and got Hyper D92 cooler from my friend, ForgedFool (Check out his build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/y629TW). I went into some PC shop, groped a VS650 PSU and didn't let go till bought. While having a 1080p 60Hz monitor I decided on the GTX 1060 3GB to complete my gaming system, but that would soon all change... I made an impulsive decision to just buy a 1080 Ti right before the price increase caused by mining. You might be thinking, WHY THE **** WOULD HE SHOVE SUCH A MASSIVE GPU ONTO A H110 WITH A 6500 ALL RUNNING ON A 1080P MONITOR AT 60HZ, WTF BRO?! Well, that's where I say that in the near future I am going to be upgrading to a 140Hz QHD UltraWide Gsync, LOL. Carbon fiber skin Logitech MX518 to match the case aesthetic. Xbox 360 remote for some racing games. Corsair MM200 extended mouse pad. Note: SSD still to come plus and an extra 2TB HDD just for games Z270 motherboard and RGB ram also to come.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 7 points

I LOVE THIS!! Somebody that takes an existing old and terrible and ugly case and converts it into a sleek case that challenges and beats the new off-the-shelf ones in form and function like this gets my respect. This well deserves a feature, awesome stuffs!!

  • 24 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks man. I really do appretiate it

  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

I am applauding you right now in my head!!!

clap, clap, clap, clap!!!

Great job!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha Thanks. Much appreciated

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and another guy is right. It the future you might wanna snag a 7700k or something to pair up with the 1080 ti. It'll hold it back Ultra wide or not! I use a delided 7700k @ 5ghz for my 1080 ti

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

This is phenomenal!! Congrats on the awesome build!

I really dig the carbon fiber look, that's clean af.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you like it. Very much appreciated

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

That’s a Subaru WRX right?

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Haha yes it's my 2005 STi

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Niccceeeee

Those are sweet cars.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll give you my '95 chevy and the rest of my tea from Sonic for it

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

How many times did you crash it?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

That's super impressive and cool AF!!! Niceeeeeeeeeeee job modding the hell out of that thing. +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man, was a lot of work haha.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow nice work on the case.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you man

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

That is amazing. nice job

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I appreciate any build that requires a workshop to put together.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It really did require one, but I don't have one so it was a bit tricky. Glad you like it

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Great retrofit and case modification. Looks as good as some modern cases!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Hopefully soon I'll be building a ultra modern case, but I am still happy with this case 5 months later.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Acccually really happy someone done this, I've been planning on doing something similar and making a really compact machine from my old matx case, nicely done

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it man! Go for it! Anything can be done. It just takes some time and costs very little. The case I got for free and the mods cost me around $35 excluding the fans.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Picked up a dremel for another project, I'll make a build log this week, and it should be fun, gonna hold off rn as i have other things that are more important

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I am in the process of buying some parts to build my first pc, may I ask where that orange lighting is coming from? Is it just lighting from the pieces of equipment, or did you buy lighting and add it?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Any questions are welcome! The orange is a specific color I went for because my motherboard has one orange LED integrated, but can barely be seen anyway. So I went and bought a 1m 12v LED strip and wired it to work with the PSU's 12v power connector. It just sticks to wherever you want the light to shine. If you have a motherboard with an RGB header you might want to go for a RGB LED strip that can plug onto the header. Much easier and you can have any color/effect you would like at any time. Hope this helped

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing work! Love the custom case!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Glad you like it!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! That is some serious workmanship, it came out looking so clean. Many props, I would give you more upvotes if I could. You ended up with something unique and it stands up against a lot of modern cases! Cheers. +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much dude! I really appreciate it

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build!! +1 I like what you have done here it's pretty cool and unique. Though I would add some cablemod cables to just complete it to make it perfect.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot man! Yeah I definitely agree with you on the cablemod cables. I want to change my setup and move it into another case I want to build completely from scratch this time, then I'll get some white cables for it so that everything has a white theme including my peripherals.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats amazing! Ive always considered doing something like this for fun, I have 2 old dell cases out in the warehouse and im about to go and start hacking one up. Even if it doesnt come out right its worth a try. Great build and what a beast of a graphics card :) +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you like it and thanks! Go for it, costs next to nothing and just take your time and get creative. You could end up with something better than other cases on the market. If you want any tips, feel free to ask

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

This is what it means to have a sleeper build!!! You my friend have become one of the best PC sleeper build person that I have ever seen.

I bet that case is loving its new face lift.

How are the thermals with the renovated build?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I really appreciate the nice words.

My thermals are pretty good. The 6x 120mm fans are at 100% speed and remain very quiet. With only 2x 80mm exhaust (also at 100%) the case has positive air pressure and my gpu never has to kick the fans on while gaming for hours (not sure how high I set the fan curve). It reaches a max of 42°C and the cpu hits 39°C with the 92mm air cooler.

Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on here in a while.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

You have an amazing car

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahah thanks

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

You should add the cheap case in the price list. :D Fantastic work my friend!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I probably should but I don't even know what the name is

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This is Amazing, Great Job man, I love the look. I think I might use this as inspiration and mod an old case of mine.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Go for it dude! I just love the idea that you can make a case look the way you want. Mistakes are made in curtain areas but I can guarantee you'll love it more than any case you could buy. And good luck with the modding

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE! You might see a bottleneck from your cpu tho.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely. I don't feel the need to upgrade the cpu as I am going for an ultrawide qhd monitor, so the cpu shouldn't be a problem then

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Love your craftsmanship! Excellent workmanship!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Can i put 2666mhz or higher clocked ram in this motherboard + Processor combo because i kinda have same setup but onlu 4gb 2133 mhz ram and i plan to buy a new 8 or 16 gb stick i do not care if it would auto under clock if i use it in that system as long as it works with no problem i am getting a better deal on a higher clocked ram

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build and nice sti xD