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acrylic sucks to work with. I have never had a good time working with it. I am sure someone will chime in about what kind of drill bits to use.Good luck

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i used standard wood bits 2mm is too thin my piece is 5mm i used a hand help drill check out my log on the window replacement it can crack yes i had bad pieces in the past it can blow down to the dif from cast to extruded acrylic and also supplier also mostly speed i advised using a geared hand help drill as its wat i used on torque settings to stop the catching and shattering and being able to gently reverse out and go back in gently over and over to get the full dept plus i made mine extra large like i said in my log to maintain as much distance from the hole to the edge as possible as this can also aid to cracking . hope i helped

post 31 to start http://www.overclock.net/t/1305591/the-start-of-project-m-o-d-stand-easy/30

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acrylic sucks to work with. I have never had a good time working with it. I am sure someone will chime in about what kind of drill bits to use.Good luck
-Greg

 

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Originally Posted by beta bull3t View Post

i used standard wood bits 2mm is too thin my piece is 5mm i used a hand help drill check out my log on the window replacement it can crack yes i had bad pieces in the past it can blow down to the dif from cast to extruded acrylic and also supplier also mostly speed i advised using a geared hand help drill as its wat i used on torque settings to stop the catching and shattering and being able to gently reverse out and go back in gently over and over to get the full dept plus i made mine extra large like i said in my log to maintain as much distance from the hole to the edge as possible as this can also aid to cracking . hope i helped

post 31 to start http://www.overclock.net/t/1305591/the-start-of-project-m-o-d-stand-easy/30
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http://www.youtube.com/my_videos_edit?ns=1&video_id=Vj6HDS-SBGo

 

Thanks guys!  I figured it was too thin. I'll pick up some that's 0.25" thick (about 5mm) next time I head to the hardware store. I ended up installing it anyways just to get a feel for what it looks like. I love it with a solid window. Great step-by-step posts in your build log beta bull3t! thumbsupsmiley.png



 

 

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it doo look good dont it bud thumb.gif
 
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just seen "cyberdruidmodgod" and he waxes his drill bits good idea huh rolleyes.gif
 
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Small update for you guys:

 

Been super busy with school, first round of midterms last week (3 in a week, plus lab reports due teaching.gif thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif) but I survived. Been tight on funds lately, but I did order my Corsair AF case fans while Newegg was running that 20% off sale.  Those will be here tomorrow, pics will follow thumb.gif.

I haven't seen a whole lot of people running the modular sleeved cables from Corsair, and while I know that most people end up sleeving their own, I have to recommend these sets. Now, mine was 1/2 normal price since Corsair ran that 40% off sale plus the 10% coupon code, which makes it a sweet deal.  My build is headed in a "no-frills" minimalist direction, and I think these straight black cables look great. Let me know what you guys think. (Though I still have to buy the AX850 they plug into doh.gif lol)

 

For reference from Corsair's site, included 9 cables:

 

  • One (1) ATX Main Mother Board Power Connector 24 pin (20+4)

  • One (1) EPS/ATX 12V Power Processor Connector 8 pin (4+4 split, 8pin PSU mating connector)

  • One (1) EPS/ATX 12V Power Processor Connector 8 pin (4+4 split, 12pin PSU mating connector)

  • Two (2) PCI-Express Connector 8 pin (6+2 split)

  • Two (2) Serial ATA, SATA, Power Connector

  • Two (2) Peripheral Flat Power Connectors (4pin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, and one more thing.  The solid side window mod has been put on hold for the time being. The local hardware store I get my acrylic from only carries the 5mm (0.25in) in a 24 inch by 48 inch sheet that would cost me around $70. So unless I have some C70 buddies who want me to make them a side window and will help cover some of the cost, I will have to wait. I can put that money towards something not cosmetic.

 

Cheers!


Edited by Stevoandaredk5 - 10/9/12 at 1:27pm
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dude u must be the only guy to get modular cables and not have a psu lol . i do like that kind of commitment tho thumb.gif
 
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dude u must be the only guy to get modular cables and not have a psu lol . i do like that kind of commitment tho thumb.gif

 

Hahaha, so true. I knew what kind of PSU I wanted, plus I've had great experience with the 500w running in my current rig. So when Corsair ran that big sale, I saved about $45 by ordering them early.  Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? biggrin.gif

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very nice work!
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Oh, and one more thing.  The solid side window mod has been put on hold for the time being. The local hardware store I get my acrylic from only carries the 5mm (0.25in) in a 24 inch by 48 inch sheet that would cost me around $70. So unless I have some C70 buddies who want me to make them a side window and will help cover some of the cost, I will have to wait. I can put that money towards something not cosmetic.

Cheers!

eBay is your friend for that, i got some lexan at a great price. i think it was 5 euro for an A3 sized sheet... i can look up the exact price i you want wink.gif
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