Area 51 R1 Project

LukeG310

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After almost 10 years looking for the legendary case I was able to get my hands on the Area 51 R1 in great condition. The stories were true, this thing is a beast in terms of height and weight.

It has Intel i7 960 with 6gigs of RAM, and 2 Radeon 6960 Crossfire configuration. I actually want to sell the motherboard,ram,cpu,liquid cooler, and GPUs incase anyone is interested.

Mods to do:
Paint the internal case matte black
Exterior maybe give it a darker gunmetal shade of gray or possibly black.
Sleeve the PSU and MIO cables
Upgrade Liquid cooling to 360 AIO
Move my Z370 components
Move my RTX 2080ti to this case

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MattyB

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Jealous.
Someone has one on eBay here in Oz but he wants $1500.
Looking forward to seeing how it ends up.
 

LukeG310

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Cass-ole helped me get the correct parts and she did her job but ultimately I went for a smaller case. The Area 51 x58 ALX.

Mods performed on Area 51r1.
-Plasti dip the case black
-Install 240m radiator since the 360m radiator did not fit. I bought an extra cage and cut off the ends but it looked like it would require more modifications that I am not experienced to do.
-Removed DVD drives and put 120m fan.
-Put 92mm exhaust fan.
-Bought Corsair RM1000i PSU. Cassole made PSU adapters so the MIO board can power on.
-Got a extra new MIO board just incase.
 

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