Final form with front USB 3 ports instead of optical drive.
Original front view
Inside the original
Drive cage had to go.
Cut out behind the motherboard for easy access.
Cut out for a 120 mm fan.
Enough room now for an AIO watercooler now.
Hmm, might have some airflow issues.
Cut out 3.5 " bays to improve front airflow.
Ready for paint
Back in Black.
Mostly done inside. Still need a storage drive and cable management.
Replaced fans with Noctuas, added 80 mm fan for direct intake to graphics card. Much quieter and cooler now
Upgraded graphics card to Asus ROG Strix 1080
I wanted to resurrect an old case I had. The ASUS Vintage AE 1 was originally sold as a barebones pc with a socket 754 motherboard. It was upgraded to an AM2 motherboard then abandoned in a closet for years. Time for some internal modification and new hardware.