- Jan 24, 2016
- Gigabyte Z390 Designare
- RX 580
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
I think that was me. I'm glad others are doing the front panel mod with the dual USB. I first found this method on a Russian website 5 years ago, really smart idea. Your case project looks great, thank you for sharing.Well I meant to publish that last post a few days ago.... Look a squirrel...
Last night and today I decided to snag the USB 3.0 ports from a spare CoolerMaster case I've got here that I'm turning into a test-bed or maybe a mining rig.. either way, having front USB ports on that is less important than this guy and what it had was perfect for what I really wanted to do here.
as you can see the USB ports were surface mounted cable heads, not part of the PCB circuit, so with very little persuasion they were no longer attached and ready to be filed down to fit.
In another post here I saw someone do basically exactly what I did, after removing the USB 2 and Firewire port I modified the little bracket/shield, filed down and sanded the PCB, and then it was ready for the next step.
For this I headed out to the scrap pile in the garage to snag the port trim from the back of the case that was cut out earlier. Then with the vacuum going, and some paper taped inside (while the system was on and mining) I filed the Firewire opening to fit the USB trim and port.
Then it was time to break out the JB Weld. The picture speak for them selves. This was one of the smoothest operations I've ever done. I used a couple spare dongles to hold the port on the outside while I finagled the JB Weld into place. Once the first had partially set I used a twist tie to hold it at the back while I prepped the other end. I did have to shut down the system to rout the cable and get it plugged in. I like how it turned out, I do wish I had some jewelers files. I think the filing job could have been a bit cleaner. But I'm probably the only one that will ever care. LOL
Can you share some photos of the back of the case, for me that is the most interesting part.