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Filing and stuff makes metal dust . . .
Oh, I know, lol wink.gif I'm going to tear down and mod this case up one day soon. I'm currently just gathering ideas and such. A lot of holes will be cut, so I'll be having to clean out metal dust as it is.
    
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i just use regular wood sanding bits for the metal, it works imo but you go through them fast lol
   
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Filing and stuff makes metal dust . . .
Oh, I know, lol wink.gif I'm going to tear down and mod this case up one day soon. I'm currently just gathering ideas and such. A lot of holes will be cut, so I'll be having to clean out metal dust as it is.



Nibbler. I knew I should have emphasized that link more. This huddler stuff doesn't emphasize links enough. Look here. The nibbler cuts so clean you may decide you don't need to do any filing.

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post #584 of 2110
nibbler is really cool to see in action
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it is, it is very useful when cutting cases
   
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Anybody think of cutting out the mesh on the side? It ruins the look for me. Might as well patch it up with a square piece of steel. That would actually look pretty neat.
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you could try, depends all on your tastes imo
   
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Using the P14 as an exhaust fan sounds right. Using a 180mm fan blowing down sounds good, too. But before you do, have it running outside the case. Feel the vibrations as you hold the frame in your hands. Then move the fan from horizontal output to downward output. Make sure he fan is comfortable pushing air down. And while you're at it, feel the vibes from pushing air up, just so you'll know.

I've just put the P14 on the rear, on the top went Phobya G-Silent 18 700RPM, it's not the best fan in the world- it has quite a lot of vibration, but it's relatively quiet and it moves a lot of air.
With this setup I've achieved the best CPU temperature, thanks thumb.gif

Is there anything more I should/could do ? (except cutting out the rear grill wink.gif )

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Using the P14 as an exhaust fan sounds right. Using a 180mm fan blowing down sounds good, too. But before you do, have it running outside the case. Feel the vibrations as you hold the frame in your hands. Then move the fan from horizontal output to downward output. Make sure he fan is comfortable pushing air down. And while you're at it, feel the vibes from pushing air up, just so you'll know.

I've just put the P14 on the rear, on the top went Phobya G-Silent 18 700RPM, it's not the best fan in the world- it has quite a lot of vibration, but it's relatively quiet and it moves a lot of air.
With this setup I've achieved the best CPU temperature, thanks thumb.gif

Is there anything more I should/could do ? (except cutting out the rear grill wink.gif )
 


Looks good. Actually, looks fine.

 

Now clean the leading edges of your D14 fans and make sure you have filters on all of your intakes. Dust is not your friend.

 

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perhaps get some y cable extensions, then you can wire all these fan cables through the top or behind the mobo tray
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