First post, by tegrady
I bought this new old stock AT/ATX Steel Case recently. It appears to have been sold in 1999, but it looks older to me. It is all steel construction. Most cases from this era are steel, but this has got to have the thickest gauge steel I have encountered in a computer case. It weighs 37 lbs empty!
It is nearly mint, except for one ding near the top front of the case.
I would love to use it for a sleeper build, but there is one problem. There are literally no exhaust ports in this case! I'm fairly certain a modern system would overheat as-is. It's kind of funny that the advert for this specific case says that it has extra cooling. I would strongly disagree with that statement. They must be referring to the two 80mm intake fans.
If you look at the pics, the plate at the back of the case where the power supply attaches has a space above it that would fit up to a 92mm exhaust fan rather nicely. The only problem is that I would need to cut a hole for the fan and the screws. I have no tools that can do that cleanly.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get a fan mount cut into that panel? Is there a person or a company I can use that will cut it out for me? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!