My Thermaltake Soprano Case Mod - Air Cooling

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  1. stoj19.

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    Hey,

    I have owned a Thermaltake Soprano case for nearly a year now, but I have recently purchase a scythe fan controller

    http://www.pccasegear.com/prod4246.htm

    which might I add is wicked, but the front door doesn't close so I had some ideas in my head and begin on my first modding quest. :)

    Here is the inside of my case at the moment :)

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    So I began.....

    The front door on the Soprano case is removable so I wanted to modd the front by just modding the existing front cover.

    I hate the top and bit bottoms which stick out so they HAD to go.....

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    I used this drill bit.......(I have a dremel like tool expect no good bits for it)

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    And this is what I got.......

    I began to file and sand it down to make it smoooth.....

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    I also hated the buttons and existing intake....soooooo I got rid of that aswell

    zzzzzzzzzzz

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    Yay. I plan to put this mesh in

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    or this one??? I don't know what do you reckon?

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    That is all for now, wait till next week!!! Thanks Guys!!

    IF you have any ideas, or anything else which mesh to use etc just submit a reply!!
     
  2. Thomas505

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    Looking good, waiting to see how this turns out. So are you doing anything apart from removing the door?
     
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    Yeah,

    I have scratched the front case quite a bit now (woops) and am thinking of re painting the interiors and exterior :)

    Also I am going to out some UV lights in it so some UV paint an some neat tidy work won't go astray!!
     
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    nice case, same cpu cooler as me :p
     
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    Nice it's pretty mad dont you reckon?

    what kind of cpu do you have? and what is it overclocked to?
     
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    sorry for late reply havnt been on for a while.
    yeh its an awesome cooler, 20 degrees lower then stock cooling.
    ive got an AMD 5600+ X2, not overclocked, dont think i will because its fast enough as it is, and they only overclock 400mhz above stock :)
     
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    Hey,


    Nice, I should of just looked in your signature sorry. Yeah my Pentium D (3.0Ghz) is running at 15 degrees average so it is just asking for an over clocking but I have never done it before....
     
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    I should come over one day Daniel, then we can O/C your processor and not waste that good cooling, also how much of that mesh do you have, cos I might buy some off you for my mod lol.
     
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    Hahha you should, you could show me the way of an utlimate overclocker.


    Umm.... I have just enough for my modd but I can probably get some more :)

    The mesh was from an old whiteboard thingo which was up stairs, and I am pretty sure I have another one :)
     
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    Sweet, lookin forward to some progress over the weekend.
     
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    Yeah, that's pretty much what im after, how much do you have, and how much are you after.
     
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    It is like the perfect size (height ways) for my case it is roughly

    44cm x 30cm

    It is still in the white board state at the moment
     
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    Dammit, thats too small.
     
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    Bugger, what size do you need? And for where abouts on your mod?
     
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    Any updates? finished project pics?

    I've got a Soprano as well and looking for more ideas.

    All I've done so far is a rather ghetto mod to the empty ROM drive bays by adding a 120mm fan. (pic1) I'm thinking of something more along the lines of what I did to my previous pc as a final solution. (pic2)

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    Which tool did you use to cut the hole in the 5.25 drive covers (pic 2) above?
     
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    A pair of 10" dividers. I sharpened the leading edge of one leg and just went round and round until I'd scored my way through. Having worked with plastics and holesaws previously I decided this was the "least likely to damage/scratch the covers" method. It didn't take long, approx 40 minutes iirc. Although I had a spare set of covers I still didn't want to be too "agricultural" with my methodology.

    I'm contemplating the same for the Sonata but with a wiring adjustment to allow opening of the door (small loop near the hinge).
     
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    Cheers mate, ordering one now. It's perfect and saves me shagging around modding bay covers.

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