Scratch Build - Mega Amp-2011 Case Mod Competition Entry-Fin in 2011 Case Mod Competition Posted May 16, 2011 Big update, well... kind of, not really a progress update as much as bits and pieces of yay and huh? lol I guess part one is my mother finally decided to visit, and brought me a bunch of goodies. So of course being the eager beaver I am I set straight to chopping the top of the case up to fit the psu. now the tool I ended up getting from her is some kind of sudo dremel wannabe thing, but came with this neat little paper thin saw blade deal, which i used to cut the square i wanted down to the proper depth, and then I used my handy hunting knife to chisel it out. next up "the hual" my mother also has a habit of hoarding computer parts... there is some stuff in this picture that could go in a museum as far as i'm concerned. one box that I forgot to open until after i took these pics even had a 56k external US Robotics dial-up modem... >.< now here is the reason I'm building myself a new computer... this is going to my grandmother, with the insides of the computer I'm using currently (on loan from my mother) not a bad looking case, which is why i bought it for my mother 4 years ago the insides before I swapped them out... P4 celery 2.00ghz ddr1 ranging from 2100 to 3200 totaling 1.5g of mismatched ram some of which went into something else next in this update. Lanparty NF4 by DFI AMD 3500+ cpu with one working stick of ram lol. (out of the 3 from the other pc) and yes, thats an intel cooler ontop of the cpu tied on with wire everything I got was possibly DOA so I had to rig something up to test it, turns out it works pretty good as is, haha. last pic of the stuff my mom brought over, my old gateway monitor, I've owned this thing for round about 8 years, when i got it, it was busted, I twiddled and fiddled till I got it just about right, the color is still a bit off but it's worked flawlessly for those last 8 years otherwise well it was a good test monitor, and treated me well, but it looks like there is a new contender as of tonight, and if this keeps up I think I'm going to have to rename my mod "Trash to Treasure" I found a 19" acer LCD sitting out by the Garbage shed tonight, works great accept for the exact same problem as the gateway, the color is off ! ha and yes thats ubuntu ultimate fiesty, I haven't gotten around to burning off the newest version to DVD yet. as far as the lcd goes, I'm probably going to tear it down to try to salvage the Cathode inverter board for a LG 22" wide screen that I have stored away currently. which will be my test monitor/ bedroom tv/monitor if it all works together. if not, I have my trusty gateway Behemoth so no big loss At this point I've got it up and running, no hitches. but until I get ahold of a good 15" lcd to install on the "front" of the "amp" this will have to be classified as stage 1 of 2 complete.