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UMZ didn't have problems with the way he did it.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1104349/the-official-cooler-master-storm-trooper-storm-stryker-club/1580#post_16595214

True but he used the rear bracket with rivets and not nuts 'n' bolts.


True, but that is why I threw it out there encase there was a problem, but UMZ's way won't help for those with a 360 rad. I would use 2 bolts on both sides if I was going to do it that way. Maybe even go as far to put a spacer in there that the bolts go through for added strenght, even if it was wood. Bolts are good at holding things together, not that great as a structure by them selves. I'm sure they can take the weight up and down, but you start to add side to side movement you could have problems with the roof bending. Large washers might help with that. 

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Are the handle brackets aluminum or steel?
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Are the handle brackets aluminum or steel?
Steel I think same as the rest of the frame.
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Will a 2mm thick aluminum bracket riveted to the case hold? Or should I go for somewhat thicker alu or just go with steel?
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Will a 2mm thick aluminum bracket riveted to the case hold? Or should I go for somewhat thicker alu or just go with steel?
I would definitely go with steel.
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I would definitely go with steel.
I agree on that one aluminium is great for applications where weight is a big concern however it will snap far sooner than steel due to how brittle aluminium is.
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I agree on that one aluminium is great for applications where weight is a big concern however it will snap far sooner than steel due to how brittle aluminium is.

Metal density will cause the aluminum to bend at the handle before it will snap at the joints. If someone did this out of aluminum, it would have to be at LEAST 3/16 thick with a hardened treatment. Personally i would go with staineless steel.
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I agree on that one aluminium is great for applications where weight is a big concern however it will snap far sooner than steel due to how brittle aluminium is.

Metal density will cause the aluminum to bend at the handle before it will snap at the joints. If someone did this out of aluminum, it would have to be at LEAST 3/16 thick with a hardened treatment. Personally i would go with staineless steel.


I agree, steel all the way.

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I would definitely go with steel.
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I agree on that one aluminium is great for applications where weight is a big concern however it will snap far sooner than steel due to how brittle aluminium is.
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Metal density will cause the aluminum to bend at the handle before it will snap at the joints. If someone did this out of aluminum, it would have to be at LEAST 3/16 thick with a hardened treatment. Personally i would go with staineless steel.
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I agree, steel all the way.

steel it is, thx all
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