Dell dimension 4500 case mod for new motherboard......Will it work? Tags: Power Supplies Cases Dimension Dell Components Last response: June 6, 2010 5:57 PM in Components Share boiled_dogs June 6, 2010 4:11:01 PM hello everyone im planning to mod a dell dimension 4500 case for his new mobo ASUS M4A785. Its not very big its a build im doing for my friend. I want to know if i can drill holes into the case and add risers into those holes. Everything will be upgrades ram and such the case will be stripped down to the metal and resprayed. Heres a pic dont mind the highlighted area its a close up of the mobo any ideas? is it safe to drill the holes cause he doesn't have the money for a new case *edit can holes be cut for a new fan/s we dont care if it will be ugly as long as it works. We have some bondo that might help i think that is what its called that is used to fill in some empty spots so the case can be sprayed. More about : dell dimension 4500 case mod motherboard work boiled_dogs June 6, 2010 5:31:55 PM ithe plastic components will be stripped of and not put back on maybe the stand. and i have a couple inches of sheet metal to remake the hard drive bays i work part time at a automotive bodyshop repair they have the latest tech for bending , streching , warping almost anything regarding metal. the have this big roller that can roll the metal down to almost any thickness. so that wont be a problem. The plastic parts will be taken off and discarded again except the the stand. What about cutting out holes for fans? Do you have any idea how to remove this case holding fan on it its really a pain and i dont want to break it . shovenose a b ) Power supply June 6, 2010 5:57:59 PM ahem... i understand you may be financially limited, but it would be cheaper and easier to buy a new case it will also cool better and be more reliable. and it will look better too! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum2.8ghz cpu running at 1.4ghz. Dell dimension 4500 ForumDell Dimension 4500 CPU P4 upgrade from 1.8ghz to 2.8ghz not booting. ForumWill this cpu work with a dell dimension 4500 ForumPutting Intel 915GV-M3 motherboard into Dell Dimension 4500 case ForumCooling with Dell Dimension 4500 ForumFinished: My Dell Dimension 4600 Rebuild project, Pictures ForumDimension 4500 , Op GX 260 ForumRemove processor fan from Dell Dimension 4500 ForumReplacing motherboard + case of Dell Dimension 4550 ForumDell dimension 4500 boot sequence ForumDell Dimension 4500 S ForumDell case +D 805+250 watt psu=Goodness ForumWill Asus/MSI Mobo Fit in Dell 1100 Case ? Forum[General Motherboard] Dell Dimension 4550 Fastest cpu? ForumWay to put 3pin fan to PWM? ForumDell desktop Optiplex GX270 does not work after it has been stored ForumDell E520 power supply upgrade ForumNew Lancool Case PC-K63!! ForumComputer says i have Realtek HD Audio, can't get my speakers to work:( ForumChoosing a Motherboard, advice needed please More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !