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Where did you find those grills?
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Do want update NAOW biggrin.gif
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Where did you find those grills?

I got them from Dwood, here on OCN

http://www.overclock.net/t/1237219/tript-cc-620-920-h50-h70-gpu-brackets-fan-grills-custom-case-badges
Edited by AlderonnX - 7/8/12 at 12:34am
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Do want update NAOW biggrin.gif

me too, but its raining in my paint booth right now.. /sad
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OK, spent 6 hours this morning and finished all the metal work on the case

Marked the case up and used a couple of 120mm fan templates that I got for free from MNPCtech.com

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I cut out the center and drilled the holes .

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I used a metal working scribe to mark the lines in better.
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A wall of modding weapons

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I couldn't get my lines straight (Or curved enough I guess) So I grabed a brand new 4" cutting disk and used it as a round pattern. It was 115mm across and made a nice circle.

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I somehow forgot my jigsaw at home. So I used a dremel to start the cuts.

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Next on the sides of the case I had marked out the holes for the Case Handles. I drilled a hole in each corner

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Then I cut out between them.

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After some fitting..

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Its ALIVE!!! Err I mean it FITS!!!!!.. (way to much excitement here IMO )

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I drilled and bolted 2 of the corners and then drilled all the rest out..

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Then low and behold.. (or is that lo and behold?) I found a jigsaw...

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Got the fan holes cut..

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Then I moved on to the case front. I had to drill out the front bezel for 6-32 screws.

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Fitted to the case.. I'm not crazy about the brass screws thou... I'm going to change them out with SS ones.

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Then I took the bezel back off and drilled out the two lower holes to fit the Lamptron Switches..

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Looks great in there...

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That's all for now. the case is all ready to be sanded back down and painted.

I'll show it back off after paint. Now if I can get a day where its not raining to finish this.

Cheers, Alder
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Love what you did with the bezel and the buttons, sickness thumb.gif
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Love what you did with the bezel and the buttons, sickness thumb.gif

THANKS Shadow.. I'm going to start the painting tomorrow. It was raining and muggy here tonight
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THANKS Shadow.. I'm going to start the painting tomorrow. It was raining and muggy here tonight

I was meaning to ask you: is it ok to paint when it is humid? Or what conditions is it not a good idea to paint in? (obviously not when its raining tongue.gif) Ive never really painted anything before but I plan to soon, just with spray paint though. redface.gif
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I was meaning to ask you: is it ok to paint when it is humid? Or what conditions is it not a good idea to paint in? (obviously not when its raining tongue.gif) Ive never really painted anything before but I plan to soon, just with spray paint though. redface.gif

If your painting outside then avoid windy days, also if its humid don't paint after dark as your likely to get a dew forming on your stuff.

Also be ready to sand off any small bugs/dirt clumps if they fall on it. Its always better to wait for it to dry and sand rather then try to wipe it of wile its still tacky.
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AVOID WINDY DAYS IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE PAINTING LIGHT STUFF TOO... i found out the hard way thumb.gif
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