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I am playing around with various ideas, but im not very technically minded-so id like some feedback please from the more technically minded amongst us on this Forum.


The shroud in the photo may be 3 sided, but lets presume it is 2 sided (ie inverted L shape).


1) how would the shroud be supported on the mobo side (i doubt its resting on the PSU, and anyway what would be supporting it on the pump side?)

2)How would one be able to provide dampening/decoupling so as to not have vibrations from the shroud.

I will not be using metal as the shroud's material, but black 5mm plexi instead

Simple questions, maybe, but i'd still like to hear other people's opinions.

Thanks Chaps in advance.



Link provided instead of Photo, since it is'nt my rig and i cant get a hold of the owner wink.gif


https://techgearhunter.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/aeon.jpg
post #2 of 10
I made something similar but not as long out of sheet metal. Easier to bend IMO and looks good with a quick coat of black spray paint. It rested on top of the PSU and slipped between the PSU and the bottom PCI slot which held it secure. Never heard any vibration from it.

If you wanted to you could simply stick some thin weather stripping on the backside to provide some vibration isolation.

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Contact DWood on the Artisan Forums here. He's made a LOT of PSU covers for people, and I've never heard anyone say anything bad about hsi workmanship. Best of all, his prices are excellent and he ships in a timely manner. thumb.gif
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I just made this for $6 its a plastic container from my local hardware store and trimmed to fit in place.


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Contact DWood on the Artisan Forums here. He's made a LOT of PSU covers for people, and I've never heard anyone say anything bad about hsi workmanship. Best of all, his prices are excellent and he ships in a timely manner. thumb.gif
They're also completely custom. smile.gif
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I made something similar but not as long out of sheet metal. Easier to bend IMO and looks good with a quick coat of black spray paint. It rested on top of the PSU and slipped between the PSU and the bottom PCI slot which held it secure. Never heard any vibration from it.
If you wanted to you could simply stick some thin weather stripping on the backside to provide some vibration isolation.
7947044264_58b45ab869.jpg
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Thanx for your suggestion (+1 rep)

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Contact DWood on the Artisan Forums here. He's made a LOT of PSU covers for people, and I've never heard anyone say anything bad about hsi workmanship. Best of all, his prices are excellent and he ships in a timely manner. thumb.gif

Will do mate-tyvm (+1 rep)

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I just made this for $6 its a plastic container from my local hardware store and trimmed to fit in place.

Dude, please dont take this the wrong way, but your makeshift shroud made me laugh on what has turned out to be quite a 'dark' day for me-i love the inovation shown as well-you deserve this (+1 rep)
post #7 of 10
Used 3/16 plexi, solvent welded the pieces together with MEK solvent cement and used a bit of weatherstripping for damping vibration. Covered the outside with Di-Noc carbon vinyl.
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Originally Posted by gdesmo View Post

Used 3/16 plexi, solvent welded the pieces together with MEK solvent cement and used a bit of weatherstripping for damping vibration. Covered the outside with Di-Noc carbon vinyl.

Hi, what exactly is weather stripping?





This is to all reading this thread-if i also have my 120 rad on the floor with the fan (pull)-would it make a huge difference if my shroud is solid, or would i be better off having holes inserted as in the link in my original post

-im asking, because, the introduction of holes raises the price considerably.
Edited by kkorky - 10/20/12 at 8:15am
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Hi, what exactly is weather stripping?
This is to all reading this thread-if i also have my 120 rad on the floor with the fan (pull)-would it make a huge difference if my shroud is solid, or would i be better off having holes inserted as in the link in my original post
-im asking, because, the introduction of holes raises the price considerably.

nice work
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nice work

It's not my work mate, it's Gdesmo's work wink.gif
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