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post #141 of 990
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Originally Posted by JollyMan View Post

Doesnt nzxt specify that you can fit a 280 or full 360mm rad in the top? Why dont you use a 360?

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Originally Posted by k.3nny View Post

280rad will fit, but no black ice because 20mm spacing instead of 15 wink.gif 360 rad will fit easely smile.gif


Exactly,

This was the point I was making . . .

They went to the trouble to add slots to be able to accomodate both 15 and 20mm fan spaced rads because of the flack they got from the 20mm only spacing on the 810.

The problem is, they must not have tried them out, 'cuz they got the front slots placed wrong and it won't accept a 20mm spaced rad.

About using a 360;

Have you even been following the thread, or the concept of the build . . . It wouldn't fit the concept at all . . .


Darlene
Edited by IT Diva - 12/9/12 at 9:53am
post #142 of 990
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A little Mini Stretch . . . . .

This is at 560 rad size, waiting on more 820's, one of which will stretch this to take an 840 sized rad both top and bottom.

I'll update the process with more pics during the week.

Darlene






Edited by IT Diva - 6/20/13 at 5:07am
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drool.gif that is awsome
 
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Thats coming together nicely. thumb.gif

Cant wait to see more of the case completed.
   
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What's your plans on the side panel
 
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WoW ! you certainly had a VISION biggrin.gif that's looking REAL GOOD - amazing even wink.gif
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Metal work looks good Diva, nice job.
post #148 of 990
This is fantastic viewing! Lots of interesting ideas, too... Rep+
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A little Mini Stretch . . . . .

This is at 560 rad size, waiting on more 820's, one of which will stretch this to take an 840 sized rad both top and bottom.

I'll update the process with more pics during the week.

Darlene







I chuckled. biggrin.gif
beautiful!
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drool.gif that is awsome

Thank you very much . . . and there's more yet to come . . .
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Thats coming together nicely. thumb.gif
Cant wait to see more of the case completed.

This is still in a mock-up stage . . . . I still have another 280 mm of stretch to go before I take it to the welder . . . though I really do like this length to height ratio look
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What's your plans on the side panel

The main side panel will be acrylic with some bits of the original sheet metal at the back and front edges to match up nicely.

It will hinge at the top like a gull wing with electric linear actuators to raise and lower it.
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WoW ! you certainly had a VISION biggrin.gif that's looking REAL GOOD - amazing even wink.gif

Thank you sir, coming from someone who watches a lot of builds in a lot of threads, that means a lot.
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Metal work looks good Diva, nice job.

Thank you sir, coming from a man who knows his way around a metal shop, that means a lot.
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This is fantastic viewing! Lots of interesting ideas, too... Rep+


Thanks again, everyone for the compliments.


This is sort of stage 1 for this project . . .

Ultimately, it'll be stretched another 280mm to be able to fit 840 rads top and bottom.

The next stretch is going to be a bit tricky though, . . . since I'm using 2 pairs of these 420's

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15679/ex-rad-385/Aquacomputer_Airplex_Modularity_System_420_Radiator_-_Copper_Fins_-_Dual_Circuit_33042.html?tl=g30c95s1554

Joined by these series connectors:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14282/ex-rad-309/Aquacomputer_Airplex_Modularity_System_Serial_Connector_Adapter_-_Acetal_33502.html?tl=g30c95s1554


It turns out that there's a bit more than 280mm in total length, with the extra space at the connector.

That means I have to graft in another 280 rad section from a third 820, and then cut that in the middle and add in yet another little section about 10 to 20 mm long where the connector is.


Once I get that done, I can take it to my tig pro to have it welded so then I can do the body and fender shop work to blend it all in nice and smooth.

When the case is welded and solid, then I can start on the side panel(s)


Stay tuned,

Darlene


Actually, I kinda like this size a lot too,

I might just have to build 2 of these stretched cases . . . a mini 560 and a maxi 840
Edited by IT Diva - 12/10/12 at 2:08am
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