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Unfortunately, last night ~ I had a technical issue that stopped my current progress, cold.

I promised a friend I'd help him build his server racks over the next few days so, I don't think there will be an update until this weekend.

On the positive side:

Mayhem's dyes came in yesterday...thumb.gif

Custom Nickel Plated Waterblocks were ordered yesterday...thumb.gif

The Monsoons have been dressed and are ready to go into the case...The knobs have been cut down.

Custom Fan Controller has been mounted thumb.gif Scythe, ty.

~

Realistically, at this point, I could put together the PC and have only the waterblocks, vacant...However, that really does not do it for me...So, at this point I'm going to go quality over quantity and really work on the robot/lightsaber "stand" etc.

My understanding is that it will take @ 2 weeks for the custom work...Then there's shipping and all that crap.
post #72 of 188
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Modders, I have a question for you...And those of you that would have any advice.

I'm trying to find a 1in drill bit that can easily go through the STH10 plating.

I'm looking for very minimal debris and as little scarring as humanly possible.

I will be using lubricant...Haha...Silicone based ~ But, I need a good drill bit in order to accomplish the placement, I want.

I ordered a special carbide drill bit originally but, as I stated previously, they sent me the wrong bit because they're out of stock on the one I ordered (In their defense, it's a more expensive bit, by like 15$ but, a simple refund and "we don't have it", would've been preferred, tremendously)...

There's a Lowes local to me, Home Depot and an Ace (But, that's a bit of a hike).

Thanks guys.
post #73 of 188
Hi Masked,

First off; nice build you got going on here thumb.gif

About the dril bit; have you thought about using a step drill bit?
One similar to this:

300

Pre-drill with a 1/5" - 1/4" metal bit or so, dead-centered, then use some masking-tape on both sides in the area where you are going to drill. I think you'll get a very clean edge.

That's my thought on it, there might be a better way though.
Good luck!

/NwP
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I use one of these, expensive but VERY clean

1" knockout punch
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I use one of these, expensive but VERY clean
1" knockout punch

That's cool, never seen one of those before.
Which side yields the cleanest "cut", punch or die side?

/NwP
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post #76 of 188
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That's cool, never seen one of those before.
Which side yields the cleanest "cut", punch or die side?
/NwP

Punch side
post #77 of 188
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Originally Posted by jwolf24601 View Post

I use one of these, expensive but VERY clean
1" knockout punch

I can use just a high RPM drill with a nut driver, right?
post #78 of 188
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I can use just a high RPM drill with a nut driver, right?

Lol, not advised. Regular ratchet only takes a minute.
post #79 of 188
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Originally Posted by jwolf24601 View Post

Lol, not advised. Regular ratchet only takes a minute.

Oh, ohhhhhhhhh. Got it thumb.gif

Ordered and it may take up to 2 weeks mad.gif

Well, whatever -- By then the waterblocks will be OTW so, that's not all that bad.

I need to order new acrylic from Danger Den as well so, this isn't exactly a bad thing!
post #80 of 188
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So, I went over my build a bit over the weekend, finalized some things -- Will be finalizing some "art" this week...

Otherwise, I really can't build anything until the punch arrives...The 4 holes I need to make are absolutely pivotal to the rads in terms of placement so, I'm stuck.

I've also ran into a few bumps in the road on my sleeving...So, I'm working the kinks out now.

Sorry redface.gif
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