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I loved your make-shift dust bag!

I think you should try to do some OCN design on the side, but maybe that's just because I'm obsessed with OCN kookoo.gif
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I'm looking for something that would be easy to cut, not near-impossible tongue.gif Hole pattern being my first choice. I kind of like the curves, but I'm definitely not sold on it, and I'm trying to come up with other ideas. I might not need anything at all, since I do have an intake on the bottom, but I don't like relying on that entirely... Unlike the FT02B case, I don't have the entire bottom cut out and replaced by fans.
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Originally Posted by davecasa;13778529 
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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To be honest, I don't really like the holes. If you wanted clean looking ventilation you could rabbet in some grille metal from the back. I used to use that trick a lot back in car audio days to clean up the look of speaker box ports.
A simple square hole, about 1/4 in deep, with a 1 inch radius at the corners of the squares would look nice.
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Yeah, I like the curve design, but it doesn't seem right for this project. What about some simple vertical lines?

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That's exactly what I had in mind that looks great!
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OK I liked the first one, but I must agree this one looks much cleaner. You tried doing horizontal lines across the bottom or move them to the other side of the panel?
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I don't like either. The whole case seems to be about right angles, then you have slots with rounded ends?
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I don't like either. The whole case seems to be about right angles, then you have slots with rounded ends?

it's kind of annoying to square up those ends if you don't have the right sized chisel, and to not blow out the back, it'd have to be pretty sharp, with how most home carpenters use routers in place of chisels, that's kind of a tall order
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ir's kind of annoying to square up those ends if you don't have the right sized chisel, and to not blow out the back, it'd have to be pretty sharp, with how most home carpenters use routers in place of chisels, that's kind of a tall order

This. I have a decent set of chisels, but pine is extremely soft, and I could never get it perfect. I think I've settled on something very similar to what I originally planned on, diagonal lines... I bought a new plunge router bit and MORE CLAMPS to set up the 45 degree angles that should make this doable.

I need to find a use for the ellipse pattern on some other project though, it's too cool to not use for something tongue.gif
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Maybe carve the Nvidia claw symbol?
Close to what you got there anyway.
Looks great so far.

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