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Here's the situation, I sold my main rig and had a cooler left over. Decided cheap thrills ftw, so put the cooler in this thermal take case. However, in a predicament as the side panel wouldn't shut because the copper tips of the Heatsink were protruding.

So I cut a hole of course....and now I'm not sure how to exactly go about it.

Below are two pics, one of the tips protruding and the other of the hole.

If I had to take a measure, it would be somewhere < 1/8" however, it is enough that if I put acrylic on the inside of the case, the side panel would not shut.

So I'm open for ideas smile.gif

I was thinking of maybe cutting a hole in the acrylic around the areas where the heatsink and fan are, layer the edges so there is some height, and then slab on another piece of acrylic on top.

What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 8
Not really much you can do other than having some sort of raised window over the opening you cut.

You could get some modder's mesh and create a raised mesh cover for the area with the edges of the mesh angled at like 45 degrees or something and use some U-Channel to covert the cuts on the panel itself. Just have the mesh mount inside the case behind the U-Channel using some super strong double-sided tape, or some equally spaced screws around the edge of the "window area".
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post #3 of 8
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Hey that's not a bad idea, I'll look into it!
 
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post #4 of 8
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Okay, ladies and gents, I need some input here.

Below are 4 pics, 1st is the setup I will be going with now, [B]the reason for the square on the heatsink area is because it will be just a bit above the rest of the plexiglass, etc[/B]
and I will probably cut some sort of a hole OR just use modder's mesh to cover it up.

Anyways, the reason for this post is ask which of the 3 designs below you prefer?

First is what I have, 2,3,4 are the choices.

TIA!
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post #5 of 8
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bump for suggestions biggrin.gif
 
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post #6 of 8
I prefer option 3. i think you will find that the u-channel will look better on larger more gradual corners.
post #7 of 8
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Yeah, I did try option 2, but it was terrible w/ the Uchannel...here is option 3 smile.gif Now I need to figure out if I need to keep the 212evo as the air cooler or just go pick up an antec 620 water cooler...(on sale at microcenter for $50).

I don't know who I would sell the 212 to, also, what if the pump in the antec stops working? =/

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and yes, the uchannel was literally a few mm too short =/
 
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post #8 of 8
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lol, should have just made a mod thread...meh oh well. I'll have the window properly sitting tomorrow. Made cut outs for the top of the HS tips.
 
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