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post #1 of 8
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I would like to make/buy a shield that would cover my PSU and the space infront of it as to hide my unused wires.

The case i will be doing it on is the Phantom 410

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I have the gun metal black edition so would like it to be the same colour altho im sure black would surfice.


How would i go about this smile.gif


Cheers <3
Edited by Pwnography - 6/25/12 at 5:37pm
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post #2 of 8
Take some wood cut it into size and screw it into place?
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post #3 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hagelund View Post

Take some wood cut it into size and screw it into place?

Probably should of been more specific and stated i wished it to be made of metal if at all possible.

Basically i have seem people use them in custom builds and was wondering if it was easy to get hold of pre bent (right angle) pieces of coloured metal suitable for this kind of thing.

If so where did people get them. If not what did they do smile.gif
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post #4 of 8
You could use acrylic Plexiglas, if you have a plastic shop or someplace similar around, just bring them the dimensions and they can cut and bend it for you, after which you can purchase vinyl sheets like carbon fiber or even the finish you mentioned, wrap it and your done
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post #5 of 8
Watch this video. They make one for their project.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MRB6OsYYoc&feature=g-u-u
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post #6 of 8
you could cut some sheet aluminium, bend it around something like a broom handle and use vinyl on it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvkyrPLfDQk&feature=related
post #7 of 8
Hi,
I'm not sure if this is helpfull because you stated you prefered metal but I'm building my own custom case and my psu, is staying in the case stand rather than on the case itself, since my case its a helmet.

To make the Psu look nicer, I 've done a mold of the Psu cover in the shape I wanted (in wood), and soon ( haven't had time yet biggrin.gif ) I'll place some fiberglass over the mold, glue it, allow it to dry and remove the fiberglass mold, paint it and use it.

One thing you got to remember it's that fiberglass doesn't handle temperature well, at least not like metal, so in a phantom 410 ... I don't have any ideia if it works.

Also I only choose fiberglass for my build since it's a lot easier to work (imo) than steel/aluminium biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 8
Frankly, you could do it with thin gauge steel, I have a fail amount of expire emcee with the metal. 1/16 or 1/8 would do it, I would go with the thinner. In this case, heat will not help you bend it, instead, you will end up burning yourself and accomplishing nothing. You will then need something like a steel pipe and some clamps to hold in in place on a workbench or table. Make your measurements, tighten the clamps down where you want to bend, after sliding the metal underneath the pipe. Then bend away!
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