Today and yesterday I got kinda bored and thought to myself, "What can i do to my case to make it better before my motherboard and PS arrive?
I immeadiatly thought of TT's case straps and thought i should make my own. I go to a lot of LAN parties and someday I was going to drop the computer carrying it in... I knew i had to eliminate this risk. The problem is, I dont have that much material to make a wrap-around strap, and I'm too lazy to sew that much stuff...
So i found an old strap with plastic clips on the end, and thought how i could adapt it to my current case.
I thought of and planned out an idea, and executed the "manufaturing" of it just as i had planned.
Here's my system:
2 metal cable/hose straps screwed securely to the top of the case, and a bolt going through the two. I took a standard key ring and put it around the bolt, so i could clip the plastic clip on my strap onto it. I did this on both sides.
The finished Product!
BTW I dont care if it looks a bit "ghetto" but I like DIY mods like this. I plan on covering up the metal strap things with some sort of color painted the same color as the case so make it look better.
I also was thinking about how much i wanted rounded cables 'cause my airflow is quite bad, so i looked at the one in my brother;s case and noticed how cheap and easy it was to make one.
All the mfg did (i dont know how many are like this...) was this:
to each part, then put rubber tube things on it to make it look better and bind it into one "cable".
I did the same thing, but I used rubber bands...
I was thinking about spray painting these (carefully masking off the end connections, of course...) to make them look not quite as cheap. Hah!
I just love doing stuff like this. It makes me feel like i've really accomplished something, and the best thing is, i didnt spend any money at all.
Somewhere i have a nice strap that uses the same plastic ends but has a confortable shoulder pad on it....
What's next, you may ask?
Well i was also thinking about Lian LI cases with the casters on the bottom, and all, and thought it would be a good next project. I could make them easily de-tatchable so i can have it stationary in my room the put the wheels on when i go to a LAN party for easy transporting of it. I have some suitable casters, but i just have to find an easy way to adapt them to the larger holes in the bottom of my case ( the ones that hold the rubber "feet" )
Anyways, people are welcome to try any of this, it's not like it's patented... yet.. HAH! Good luck with your case modding.