Important decision to make on where to make holes for pipes to go at end of this post. Unlike other stuff, once I drill a hole in acrylic there is no turning back unless i redo the whole acrylic piece again.
Continuing from last evening (finished last minute christmas shopping as well yesterday afternoon).
As you can see don't need that the top partition to be totally original. Can do a cutout and finally see some of the top part of the most beautiful graphics card ever... the EVGA 690 hydro opper.
All three circular holes will get cut out in a big rounded rectangle; even the one under the PSU (top most 120mm circle):
Damn that is nice...cables are so trained:Someone give me some options on how to mount this on acrylic...That velcro thing sucks. It cannot hold the stress that rigid cables brings to them. Cannot drill..a hole into PCB. There must be some other option??
Had a spare 12x24x 0.04" aluminium sheet , and decided to redo the slightbox frame because 1) had to prove to my advisor from mdpc on bending; that I can do it 45 degree cuts at end.. 2) the U was more than 0.5" so there was some play with acrylic and 3) wanted to reclaim my 1/8" so I could get my third side LED in there..
Did few things different sometime, having learned few lessons for my very first ever bending.
1) Did the markings inside the house, and not in the garage (was too cold). 2) took my time and made sure sheet was at least 90 degree cut on one side (have to make sure about that). 3) Did not account for thickness of the sheet in my markings----reason was that I didn't know aluminium stretches during bending: that was the reason you do bending before cutting out a large hole on the top; it will stretch differently if you do large cut outs and then bend.
Cough...black label scotch going as well:
Got that framing ruler and few other gifts from home depot:
Scored the lines with another gift from son--dewalt knife:
This Demel Max Saw cut was so much better with the framing ruler as guide:
Did the angled cuts with the Bosch Jig Saw. This time I remembere to set the angle to 0..as i want the jig saw blade to be stiff:
Ok these shots I did not take the previous time during bending. So this part is more a guide.
Line it up, score it with the utility knife like 20 times in total. 10 inside the house where its nice and warm. and 10 times just before bending. And bend. very easy this way:
Move to next line below...And bend:
Do the same thing on second side..This time you can see the 45 degree cuts meeting up:
For third side, i moved to other side of bender
And bend...this time the 45 degree cuts didn't line up properly:
No worries. Bend it upwards with pliers and file it down..(did a bit too much; but it will get covered with filling compound later on):
Huge difference compared to previous design and bending (old one on left):
This is exactly 0.5" . Old one on left:
Reclaimed the spacing for the third siding LED as its a bit longer now (new on on the inside ofcourse):
90 on both sides..:
Another gift; from wife this time...just showing ones that are for garage..Safetly glasses. Old ones had paint on them and I haven't used them in years. New ones from home depot and are 3M..
On top of the Caselabs partition. removed the tape....(next time I will remember to take the inside tabe out before bending. what a pain to take that tape out after bending.
Shot below is the inside view of the SLightbox:
Ok guide on bending over...
Now, top view:
OK this is the important decision to make...
2 ins and 2 outs to radiator can be here.
Black ones on the right side are the CPU power connectors coming out of lightbox.
Bitspower one below (front left) represents the fact that it can straight into the radiator in port with no addidtional turns.
The other represented by monsoon will have additional fittings below light box.
One way to do this is as placement shown below...
Other way would be something as follows:Which one>?>?
The second choice above means, that I will have tubing running in between the radiators and meeting up on the right somewhere...Edited by Seanimus - 12/25/12 at 6:26pm