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 09/30/2008 05:32 AM
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If you're looking for a good midtower, I highly recommend the Antec 300 Midtower, retail: $39.99 - $49.99

Durable steel construction, Optional 2x 120mm intake fans, factory 140mm top exhaust fan with speed control, 120mm exhaust, removable filter in bezel. PSU located on floor. The only minuses are no removable MB or HD trays, but it's hard to find everything at this price range.
My video review of Antec Three Hundred

Antec 300 Three Hundred Review


Heres an Antec 300 I modified for a customer. A 92mm hole in the floor beneath the PSU provides plenty of ventilation.
I also added u-channel to the hole for a professional finish. If you wish your PSU traditional way, not upside down.
I also install side panel windows in Antec 300s.







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 10/07/2008 05:12 AM
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The Antec 300 mid tower case could use some new shoes too!
I'm installing machined anodized aluminum computer case feet
The feet include fasteners that are 8/32 x 1-1/4" long screws with #10, 1" O.D. washers. You'll need a power drill with 11/64 drill bit to enlarge the current holes.





The Antec 300's rubber adhesive feet can be peeled off.


You may need a flathead screwdriver to help pry them off, but be careful not to scratch the paint!


Using 11/64 drill bit to enlarge Antec 300 factory made feet holes








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 10/22/2008 04:47 PM
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I'm making a "new" front intake, a piece of 3/16" thick blue translucent acrylic will be provide a back plate support for a 240 (2x 120mm fan) intake grill.





To support the new intake plate, I'm using the lower 5.25 bay cover, below I'm using DP-190 2 part epoxy to keep it in place permanently, you need to use gloves and smear the 2 part into the crevices (not shown)





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 10/25/2008 07:19 AM
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The Antec 300's perforated rear fan grill providea decent airflow, but I prefer using my own grills. You can use a Tin-snips to remove the outter portion of the perforated grill. I prefer a cleaner look, so I marked off an octagon border around the rear exhuast grill.





1.5" cutting wheel kicking up sparks!




Hand filing the edges




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 10/25/2008 07:35 AM
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SAFTEY GLASSES,SAFTEY GLASSES,SAFTEY GLASSES,SAFTEY GLASSES
mnpctech, are you wearing them when you are grinding,cutting,routing,etc.....
i am blind in one eye, and i would trade the other one for it back-LOL
no,really,i am
i have been a cabinet maker for 15+ years and have seen a few guys loose sight for not wearing them.for simple cuts

the case is looking nice.
i have 2 that i modded,and working on a third-for next years build-Deneb

please keep updating.

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 10/27/2008 06:30 AM
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Yes, I'm wearing them, and Thank you for watching out for me dimwit!

Heres chassis after Brad media blasted it yesterday.



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 11/02/2008 09:28 AM
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Painting panels and bezel with Blue Pearl Flake.





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 11/02/2008 10:31 AM
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are you using automotive paint?
i have a shop (thru my workplace) that does powdercoating,and was going to give them a call about pricing a case of mine.
we have a spraybooth (i work in a cabinet shop) so i can bake on the paint.
the only problem i am having is, i use standard spray paint. can you recomend a good paint that doesnt cost too much?


its looking good

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 11/16/2008 08:12 AM
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I like the Duplicolor Engine Enamel paints, they go on nice and they're durable

Heres close-up of the paint on the bezel, this was House of Kolor automotive paint





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 11/16/2008 09:24 AM
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thanks on the info for the paint.
it looks like this is what i need.
will pick up a can and give it a shot.

your paint job LOOKS GREAT


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