Fractal Design Core 1000

I have some HP DL360 in my home for file storage and developement server, one of them died yesterday.
I dont have time to wait for a replacement PSU, so i removed all drives and started looking what cases i have.
Found the FD Core 1000, at standard its rated for two drives, either 2,5″ or 3,5″, or a mix of them.
I have six 2tb drives and one SSD…
So, i needed to do some modding.
This is what the Fractal Design Core 1000 looks like when you buy them.
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After some painting, same style as my workstation (se link in the post footer).
Also moved my 3-bay hotswap from the workstation to utilize the space in 5,25″ bay.
The side fan is needed to get some flow from the drive cage.
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Its not pretty, but functional ๐Ÿ™‚
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The insides, i used the drive cage from a Biftenix Prodigy and fastened to the bottom with double sided tape.
Need some cable fixing, installation of software first ๐Ÿ™‚
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Stole the hardware from my HTPC, i have all my work stuff on theese drives so really needed it to work, right now.
AMD 5800k, 8gb ram and a 120gb SSD. +5x2tb and 1x1tb.
Cooled by a Cooler Master Seidon 120v
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Really impressed by the Seidon 120v, have two of them and they cool really good for the low price.
Running it in push-pull, not for cooling the rad, byt to get some turbulence inside the case for the drives ๐Ÿ™‚
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Now its time to install the OS, make some cable management and hide it in the closet!
But hey, i couldnt just leave it before doing some small mods to it ๐Ÿ™‚