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om nom nom nom, i love nibblers. i have a pair of electric nibs and electric shears.
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om nom nom nom, i love nibblers. i have a pair of electric nibs and electric shears.

How thick of aluminum can they cut?

I finished off my backplate today. The one corner is ever so slightly off. But I can live w/ it.





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How thick of aluminum can they cut?

I finished off my backplate today. The one corner is ever so slightly off. But I can live w/ it.
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i have these

not swiveling head though
http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW891-Gauge-Swivel-Shear/dp/B00004RHIY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1388181375&sr=8-5&

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW896-16-Gauge-Nibbler/dp/B00004RHJ3/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388181375&sr=8-1&
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About 90% done w/ the holes on the motherboard tray. Still need to do the 4-pin connector cables for the pump/fans. But I don't exactly know where it will go yet so it will stay uncut. I won't be using spacers/standoffs for the cable management clamps this time. There will be two plates that go on each set of screws. One between the two layers of sleeving and one on top. Held in place w/ a pair of nuts. The screws will then be cut down to length. Doing it this way will allow for better tension. Plus being able to comb the sleeving since both layers of the sleeving will be separated at each clamp. Didn't realize some of the screws weren't in all the way and were leaning when I was taking the pics. The battery light on the camera was flashing I was in a hurry to get the pics taken. The plan is to cut off all the heads of the screws on the front side of the motherboard tray and use some metal epoxy to flush them. I have ordered some stuff that claims to be powder coatable.

I have also cut all the holes required for the cable pass-throughs. I tried to keep them as small as possible. Each one will definitely require the connectors to be removed for the cables to get through. I also attempted to counter sink the rivet holes w/ a 1/4" drill bit.















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wow, beautiful ! nice work esp on the countersinking.
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wow, beautiful ! nice work esp on the countersinking.
Thanks. The countersinking was probably the easiest part of the entire case mod. tongue.gif


I got the motherboard tray reinstalled in the case.



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Very nice biggrin.gif
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I love inverted designs.

Makes looking at clear top video card water blocks SOOO much better. biggrin.gif
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Very nice biggrin.gif

Thanks.
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I love inverted designs.

Makes looking at clear top video card water blocks SOOO much better. biggrin.gif

Werd. Especially clear blocks w/ coloured coolant. tongue.gif

Finished the first set of cable retention clamps. Only 14 more clamps to make. rolleyes.gif





My sleeving combs that I now use to clean and straighten out the sleeving when putting it the case. A good 10x better than those cheap 3 and 4 mod smart ones I was using in the past. Way easier to install and remove and significantly easier to work w/.



And the outcome. Only took me about an hour to feel the 24-pin one cable at a time through the hole and straighten them out.







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Love it, I wish the v1200 had some room behind the mobo... it has like 1/8 inch... are you doing to paint or powdercoat the alu?
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