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-- Computers Divine Inwin Alaska Case Mod
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2001-09-06
-- Price: ~ $500.00 USD
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Before we get inside and start putting our components in, this CDI modified case comes with a pre-painted set of casters.  These four wheels give this case the mobility needed if it were to be on the go.  I tried to lift this thing without anything it and it is manageable.  Try adding in a few drives here and there and the total weight starts climbing at an incredible rate.



The casters are from Addtronics actually, but are pre-fitted to work on the Inwin Q500.  They are pre-painted with the same red marble look as the rest of the case.  The black rectangle is a layer of 'fur', much like what you see on velcro strips.  I am going to assume this is applied to cut down on noise and to act as a buffer of sorts.  Once these are put on the case, a small vibration may cause the metal on the case to rattle against the metal of the casters.  The 'fur' would  help out by providing a cushion between them.  The caster is attached to the bottom of the case by means of a nut and bolt.  Get that monkey wrench out, you're going to need it.

Before installing the motherboard, pop in some motherboard stand-offs (nipples) onto the tray.  If you have a smaller board, make sure you line it up with the right holes.  It is a real pain after you put those nipples on and you missed a few spots because you measured wrong.  Measure twice, screw once...

Break out the bag of screws and we are ready to put our system together.  There are a LOT of screws, so losing a few won't screw you over.  CDI labeled everything for us pretty much, notice the "brackets" sticker.

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