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Why not weld? It's the easiest and best solution lol.
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My first water cooled rig, i think it is a nice result biggrin.gif
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Nice! Blue and white go great together!
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sorry forgot the other photos that show how bending the iron of the handle Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I would think if you put a spacer bracket in between and on the bottom side (inside the case) it would be perfectly fine with the "bolt through" method biggrin.gifthumb.gif I would suggest using some square hollow steel for this and use either steel or aluminum flat bar stock as spacers
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Why not weld? It's the easiest and best solution lol.

Cause welding this thin cheap metal is for the loss.
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post #5396 of 12472
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Cause welding this thin cheap metal is for the loss.
umm wat? I could easily weld this but then again I build and tune cars in my spare time so a PC case is nothing.
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umm wat? I could easily weld this but then again I build and tune cars in my spare time so a PC case is nothing.

So do I. And I know that welding this cheap metal sucks.
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post #5398 of 12472
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So do I. And I know that welding this cheap metal sucks.

It depends on the method of welding used. TIG would be the best but not everyone has access to that kind of welder. MIG would just make a mess but could be done if very careful. And what most home hobbiests have are Flux Core and that same as MIG would make a mess and be even less successful than MIG. Stick is just a no go period.
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MIG welding would be more then fine. This stuff is more then thick enough. My only concern is that most people would only weld one joint, on this type of handle, you would need to weld at least the outter and inner side, or both sides of the handle where it meets the case.

In this case, welding is not a necessarily the best thing, steel HD rivets are more then enough.

If you ask how i know this, i took metallurgical properties and welding in college.

cant wait to see your build wink.gif

EDIT:

Flux core is mig welding. They just fuse flux to the inner core of the MIG wire, which gives the weld a barrier against otter elements while cooling. Flux core is mainly used for construction and structural. Most people have standard core mig wire in their house.
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post #5400 of 12472
you know, if I could weld and had all the equipment, I would build a case from scratch. Can't be that hard..rolleyes.gif

But I'm gonna rivet the frakker..just not now.. with all those great games out there
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