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*Cringes at what's left of the back panel*

At least I know you'll make if awesome, interested to see where you're going with R-ATX.

Already have most of the plumbing and sleeving mapped out in my head. I really just want to show off the polished GPU block more. tongue.gif

If I can get the energy to get off my a** tomorrow I'll see if I can find some 1.5 - 2mm aluminum in town so I can attempt at cutting a new backplate.
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post #502 of 1227
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Picked up some 2.25mm thick aluminum locally.

Marked where to cut for the backplate. Going to nibble the entire thing. rolleyes.gif


Hmm. Might even attempt to make a clean motherboard tray. Should be just enough.


Cutting w/ the nibbler. This aluminum is twice the thickness of the 'max' size for the nibbler. It works but holy hell it hurts the hands. frown.gif
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how you gonna make clean holes where the pci card slides in? seems small and hard to do
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how you gonna make clean holes where the pci card slides in? seems small and hard to do

I'd just do a single long slot. I definitely don't have the experience or tools to just a bunch of small ones.



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How did you manage to cut so straight and clean with a nibbler?
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How did you manage to cut so straight and clean with a nibbler?

Read my other log from here on for a few posts.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1206604/forever-alone-ft02bw-server-edition/120_20#post_21390378

Honestly the reason I use a nibbler is because it is easy for me to cut straight. I suck w/ power tools. tongue.gif

Been filing for the last while. Finally think I am able to get an inside rounded edge that looks half decent.

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Goddammmm that's ALOT of cutting to do with a nibbler. I love using my klein nibbler too, but i'd definitely use a jigsaw for those cuts. That's enough to burn through an entire blade :p 

 

Wow, didn't know you had 2 logs goin at the same time. What nibbler is that? It looks like it works different than the Klein one i use. Those straight cuts look pretty sick


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post #509 of 1227
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Goddammmm that's ALOT of cutting to do with a nibbler. I love using my klein nibbler too, but i'd definitely use a jigsaw for those cuts. That's enough to burn through an entire blade tongue.gif  

Wow, didn't know you had 2 logs goin at the same time. What nibbler is that? It looks like it works different than the Klein one i use. Those straight cuts look pretty sick

I actually have three builds going. I still have my 2P Stacker build on the backburner.

It is a Bessey nibbler. It is been heavily used so I bought a newer one on Monday. Also a Bessey.

Isn't the Klein nibbler one of the square nibblers? With those ones you can't do one continuous cut like these as far as I know. Those kinds are much harder to keep straight like this.

I don't have a garage and it is -30C outside so I prefer not to use power tools whenever possible.
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Your metal work never ceases to amaze me biggrin.gif

Also gotta love the look of raw aluminum.
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