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    Decent lookin face plate for teh cheep

    I have a computer without a faceplate, is there any cheep way to make or aquire one to attatch to the front of the computer? Im pretty skilless when it comes to modding and im not going ot spend mcuh money on this.
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    letting us know what case u have would help...

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    its some generic POS from gobi, its not even metal, its plastic, it has thin metal shielding attatched to the sides, it has a metal chassies but the enclosure itself (side and top and all) is plastic. The front of the chasies (not faceplate) and the bottom, and the backplate are metal, but the top and sides are plastic. Its a minitower. I dont hold out any hope for replacing it with an actual one.
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    |Athlon XP Barton 2500+ @ 200x11=2200 MHz @ Stock Vcore ~ SLK-947U w/ 92mm Enermax (64CFM) ~ Abit NF7-S Rev. 2.0 ~ 512MB PC3200 Mushkin Black Level 1 @ stock vdimm. 2-3-2-11 ~ ATI Radeon 9800 Pro with XT hardware and XT bios Mod ~ Onboard Soundstorm ~ Logitech Z640s ~ WD Special Edition 120GB ~ Samsung 5400rpm 40GB file drive ~ Sony DRU-710A Dual layer +/- DVD Burner ~ 16x LiteOn DVD-ROM ~ Logitech MX500 Optical Mouse|
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    you could always get one from an old case...although it might not be the right shape or fit, it serves its purpose.

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    you could do something out of fibreglass. pending on your l33t skills at least. or you could buy a new one for like $60
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    crap MSI board
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    not worth OCing with this board.

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    I would just buy a new case- less hassle.

    You can get dirt cheap generic ones for about $30 i believe (not from the States), or you can get a 2nd hand one from car boot sales or small PC stores- but keep the case you DO have... you may need a backup incase a modding goes wrong.
    I havn't been on here for many years- for me O/C.com is now a resource, not a social forum.

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    I've picked up cases without PSU's for $10-20. The shop would rip out the power supply for replacing a bad one and just sell the case off. Check the shops nearby.

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    if you dont' wanna spring for a new case, id try maybe a piece of lexan or acrylic cut to the same dimensions as the front of your case.... cut out some the areas where your optical drives/floppy drive/ usb inputs/ etc... would go... use some screws or standoffs to attach it to your case... use your imagination... i dont have any uber l33t modding skills myself, but it never hurts just to try something

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    How about say some Kydex, It isn't very expensive and comes in different thicknesses and you can paint it. You could even use say a heat gun and bend the sides around so that it could be attached with say screws. Should be fairly easy to do.

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