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  • Shuriken - SX635 AntecMod - Total Conversion
  • Shuriken - SX635 AntecMod - Total Conversion



    Case modding is done for a variety of reasons, some are done for looks others are done to increase cooling, some are even ghetto in style (aka duct tape and staples) but they have one thing in common, they are designed and built by computer enthusiasts to personalize their system making it different and unique.

    The Shuriken mod is my most involved project to date and is derived from the Antec SX635 reviewed here at Ninjalane.
    The finished case contains
    2x 92mm Sunon fans
    2x 80mm Sunon fans
    1x Red Cathode from
    1x homebuilt lighted fanbus (mounted in an expansion bay)
    Tinted Acrylic Plexiglass window
    Soltek SL-85DR-C Pentium 4 Motherboard also reviewed at Ninjalane but obtained from
    2.0GHz Pentium 4 processor
    Gainward GeForce4 Ti4400
    Hercules Fortissimo II Platinum (Original Fortissimo II was also reviewed at Ninjalane)
    Linksys LNE100TX.
    As will all case mods it is highly recommended that you remove all electrical parts from your case and when possible remove the panels that you plan to work on for easy access and cleanup.

    As you can see the much talked about and widely hated support bar was the first piece to be removed. Strangely enough there where 5 rivets holding it in place, its almost like they didn't want you to remove it.