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Originally Posted by davecasa;13766619 
Does a shroud really increase performance by that much? I thought it was something done on the more extreme end of things to get that last half a degree. I don't really care about temps, and my specs are pretty mundane... I'm just looking for quiet. I do have about 3/4 inch of space below the fans right now, so a 1/2 inch shroud could work.

don't worry about shrouds and do your thing bro,make sure that RAD gets plenty of cold/fresh air
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Front panel turned out pretty great. I got one complaint/comment. The end grain is showing on the front of the case. Personally I think it may ruin the clean and sleek look of the front panel when its all stained and finished up.

Rad looks good though. Are you going to make some intricate custom rad guard out of some thin stuff? Would love to have seen it been an idea before hand. Could have made a nice inlay and then flushed it with the top panel. Sorry if I'm adding more work.
Edited by animal0307 - 6/6/11 at 6:12pm
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I completely agree, I had to show the end grain either on the top or the front, and opted for the front. The front looks really clean other than that, and the top is kind of messy with the huge hole anyways. It will look a lot better after I've sanded and stained it, though. Current plan is to do nothing with the top... any intricate wood grill would probably block too much airflow. If I were doing this again, I would make the top 1 inch of the case sealed off, and a huge "shroud", so I could cut any pattern I wanted and not have to worry about air movement.

I'm currently working on some pattern for the right side (passive intake). I can drill perfect holes exactly where I want them, but anything else is harder and not so great... I'm thinking something like this, with different sized holes 'filling in' the area between the lines. One issue with this pattern is it puts the largest hole right where it's blocked by the PSU, which will look a little silly.
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A little late but subbed.
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Damn, that's inspiring. It makes me want to get off my butt and chop up that chunk of teak mahogany I have sitting in the garage.
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So this is what I've come up with for the right side... Any suggestions? Love it? Hate it? I don't like that the largest holes are right up against the PSU, but other than that, I like the curves. I'm thinking of moving the largest hole on the center ellipse up one position, which would make it so I don't need to have the last 3 holes the same size. Updated.

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meh. any other design ideas?
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I'm not sure what you are talking about with holes filling in between the lines. Do you mean in the small "slashes" or are those staying and the rest being cut out? Would it be kinda of like a modder's mesh thing? My only concern is that might make the side panel pretty fragile.

Edit: Well dam that answers it for me. I got ninja'd by the OP.

I like that now that I can see what you mean. I looks good and unique.
Edited by animal0307 - 6/6/11 at 7:15pm
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Why not just carve OCN on it? lol
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I love wood pcs. Plan to build myself one of these days. I don't like that side panel design that much. I think you should keep the design to straight lines somehow if you cutout the side panel at all. However this intakes from the bottom right? Why need a side intake then? Look at the FT02B design.
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