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    The Beastly Junkinator

    Good day everyone, I'm a new member on this forum, so here's a brief introduction;
    I've always liked computers, but only since a few months ago I started getting really interested in them.
    I followed a Hardware Technician course, on which exam I got maximum score, and I will shortly follow notebook and console courses as well.
    My current computer is getting old, so I decided to build a new rig.
    I thought about using my old computer case, above all because of funds limitation, until I found a beauty at the junkyard.
    It's the perfect occasion to free my imagination and see what I can do; even if this i the first PC I build, I'm aiming high by trying to mod the creature I will soon show you.

    This is the list of the components I bought, thanks to various offers and promotions:

    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    CPU: AMD FX-8350
    Video card: Sapphire HD 7950 Boost
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB 1600MHz CL9
    SSD: Kingston v300 60GB
    Power supply: Antec CP-1000

    Recycled components from other computers:

    DVD rewriter
    Card reader
    HDDs: 1x500GB WD + 1x160GB Seagate

    It is now time to show you the case:



    Terrific, isn't it?
    No. Or, better yet, yes. Anyway, it needs a new look.

    The name of the mod comes after the fact that this case is enormous, and that, to mod it, I will use materials recovered from the junkyard, or destined to be thrown away, as far as it is possible.

    The work has already started, but they are going on slowly, above all because I do not have the right tools.
    I will try to constantly update, hoping not to be surprised by unexpected problems.

    I will appreciate suggestions and opinions, do not hesitate to ask questions!

    Have a good reading
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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Dr. Zchivago PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Lenovo Thinkpad T410
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    ProcessorAMD FX 9590
    Memory (part number)BLE2KIT8G3D1869DE1TX0 (8-8-8-24, 1866 MHz)
    Graphics Card #1ASUS R9 390 STRIX (OC, GAMING)
    Storage #1SG Constellation 6 TB (6x1 TB) RAID 0
    Storage #2SG Constellation 2 TB (2x2 TB) RAID 1
    CPU CoolerNoctua NH-D15
    CaseCaseLabs STH-10
    Power SupplyCorsair AX1500i
    Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
    Mouse Microsoft Sidewinder X5
    Headset Logitech G930
    Mouse Pad Perixx 900x440x3 mm + Steelseries 320x270x3 mm + ALLSOP hard pad
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    Nice - I love the idea of a 'junk' rig. My water-cooled project was put together piece-meal too, and now it sits in a corner crunching Mersenne Primes.
    Resistance is futile (at <1 Ohm).

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    Glad to see it is AMD. I personally don't like old cases. Mostly because they're all moldy.

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    Thanks, in my old computer I had an Intel CPU, I switched to AMD because my budget is extremely limited, and I could find some good offers.

    What I like about old cases (besides the fact that they are free :P) is that they are plain and bulky, they can be styled as you wish, with no restriction of "factory style".
    This is my first work ever, so I might be wrong, but I personally feel that way.

    An update with a presentation of the case is coming shortly, in a maximum of a hour!

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    Case presentation

    I'll start off by presenting the case, as it was when i got it.

    I was at the junkyard, and a lady comes and asks where to throw it. The answer was simple, in the trunk of my car!

    I like the front door, I'd like to keep it, but if the interior comes out nicely, I might as well remove it. It's an Olidata Toraton, I haven't found much information about it, but it is a server / workstation case.





    Here's how it was inside, sincerly, I expected to find less air and more substance, considering the massive weight:



    And here's what was hiding beneath the heatsink!



    I start dismantling everything.

    The case is divided in two comparments, the lower one for the motherboard and 3 hard disks + a floppy / card reader, the upper one houses the power supply and 6 optical units.



    The motherboard was mounted on this nice tray, which can support various formats. The expansion slots panel has 7 slots, perfect for an ATX motheboard.



    Here are some more pics of the monster.



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    Side panel

    Most of the cases have the classic slide and screw side panel, so dows this one.
    To make it more peculiar, nice and handy, I though about adding a long hinge and transform it into a door.

    First of all, I removed the metal hooks and supports that hooked into the case, so that it could be removed without the need to slide it backwards. It was easy, I just grabbed them with a pair of pliers, and bent them a number of times, some hammering made the broken joints flat.







    To allow for the installation of the hinge, I have to rotate the panel by 180° degrees, so that the "L" profile isn't located in the back.



    The first problem I encountered, was that the "L" part covered the rivets and the holes, needed to hold the front panel in place.



    I solved this by making several notches along the profile, an extremely tiring job, using a drill and a lot of hand filing to achieve the correct shape.





    A long time ago, I scavenged this hinge from a kitchen fan hood, knowing that it would have been useful, sooner or later.



    It looks like it was made for it, the length is perfect

    Here's how it looks when it's mounted.

    I had to make holes in the frame, for the rivets to fit in, or it wouldn't close.



    See you next update
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    mmmmmmmmmmm old VGA card slots and not to say IDE cables <3

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    That old case looks really cool do I see a floppy or is that a LS 120 ?
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    ROG Guru: Platinum Belt Array Rockford PC Specs
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    Great stock solution, sure it isnt a Antec case?..

    The air penetrator..

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    ROG Enthusiast Array SussoGobbino's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by abvolt View Post
    That old case looks really cool do I see a floppy or is that a LS 120 ?
    That is a normal floppy slot, not lucky enough to find an LS-120 :/

    Quote Originally Posted by WhitePaw View Post
    Great stock solution, sure it isnt a Antec case?..

    The air penetrator..
    There is brand and model on the front door, it's an Olidata Toraton. Maybe Antec used the same frame, but this is what I got

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