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post #7911 of 10491
Are you using a dremel or a jigsaw to cut the panel because I've seen people use both and I'm attempting to do the same. Just trying to figure out what the best course of action is.
post #7912 of 10491

Use a Dremel for the top panel. Too many curves for a jigsaw. 

A jigsaw would be good for the plexi though

    
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post #7913 of 10491
Thanks. BTW, I like your vandal switch plate in the back. I saw one on FrozenCPU that has a cigarette lighter. I was thinking about buying that lol
post #7914 of 10491

It's the Phobya switch plate. I bought it with the intentions of installing one or two car lighters into it. Still haven't decided for sure about it. I'm a smoker and a tinkerer, so a lighter and rechargeable LED Flashlight would be pretty handy. But might also make the build look tacky =)

 

I'm gonna paint the switchplate either red or white, haven't decided yet

    
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post #7915 of 10491
I seen that one and it's cheap enough than buying a metric drill bit and cutting my own.
post #7916 of 10491

The Phobya Vandal Switchplate is definitely great quality. I know alot of people hate on some of their WC Supplies, but alot of their accessories are excellent quality. Just make sure you order the right one you need. They sell em for 16mm Vandal Switches, 22mm Vandal Switches, Military/Duckbill Switches, and probly others. 

 

The Lighter Kits you can buy seperately. You don't have to buy them already installed in the Lian Li Bezels 

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6673/cig-03/PC_12V_Cigarette_Lighter_Adapter_Kit.html

 

They also sell the Spotlight LED Flashlights from the PPC Kits on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BDI1JC/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

I bought the 16mm because i'm using mostly 16mm switches, and it's easy enough to widen the holes for Lighter Sockets or 22mm Switches

 

That being said, a Metric Step Drill Set is a GREAT investment

 

THIS is the Metric Step Drill Set i have. Great Price as well as Great Quality

 

Edit:

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Originally Posted by welshy46 View Post

you wouldn't need to fit actuators to activate the rams if you use ones with sufficient force. something along the lines of a gas strut, as used in kitchen cupboards for instance. Along with a push to open latching mechanism would do the job nicely. a couple of links to the kind of thing I mean, these were not chosen as the parts to use. they just came up first in a google search.

Gas strut as an example

push to open latch
 
Those look pretty sweet. Thanx for the links :thumb:
Just what i need, another option to ponder about :p

Edited by kpoeticg - 3/28/14 at 6:34pm
    
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post #7917 of 10491
Had a little ponder on the ram operated window mechanism this morning. I was thinking of some kind of auto release mechanism to raise the roof when things warm up inside the case. Say, attach a control mechanism for the ram through the CPU fan header. So as the temps go up, at a predetermined temp the fan profile on the mobo would send a signal. The PWM works by applying more voltage to the fan to allow it to spin faster, it doesn't tell the fan what RPM to spin at. another idea would be to run it through a fan controller for manual control. My Sunbeamtech Rheosmart fan controller has a PWM connector so you can let the fans attached to the controller be controlled by the CPU fan header.

Next problem would be how to get and set the correct voltage to activate the ram. Then I remembered Lego, it's been a few too many years since I used to play with this stuff redface.gif I don't know if there hydraulic rams and actuators would be strong enough to lift the weight of a sheet of acrylic. two rams should be able to lift the acrylic at one side, say the rear to exhaust more air out of the rear of the roof. Instead of hydraulic or gas rams, a rack and pinion system could be used along with a small Lego electric motor to lift the rear of the roof.

So the idea would be this.
1. Remove the tabs in the roof panel and cover up the holes in the top of the case they fit into.
2. fit one of these to each side of case.
3. Make two sets of lifters with a rack and pinion system.
4. Fit it all into the case and stand back and admire the awesomeness.
Simples.

The original gas strut and push latch would be the simplest, but an auto opening/ closing system would definatley look cooler. Either way more research is required. typer.gif
post #7918 of 10491

A few friendly suggestions brotha

 

You don't need the roof to pop open based on temp when you have a full sized overkill loop cooling your whole rig. I think the idea in general is awesome, so awesome in fact that i might "borrow" it (Okay Steal, whatever :D ). But i think you should find a better use for it. If you have a good enough loop, you're not gonna need to dedicate that feature to aircooling. 

 

2nd, PWM absolutely does not control fans by increasing/decreasing voltage. One big advantage of PWM is that the fan is always getting the 12V's it needs, meaning that it provides better torq when spinning. The 4th "PWM" wire is a communication line. Basically sending a bunch of +'s and -'s to the fan, which then translates those into how fast it should spin. 

 

The Sunbeam controller you're talking about takes the PWM Signal from the motherboard and uses it to Voltage Control all the fans connected to the controller based off the motherboards pwm fan profiles. There's no benefit to using PWM fans for this. It's meant for 3Pin fans. 

 

Honestly, with the level your build is reaching, just get an Aquaero 6. Absolutely nothing compares to the control it gives you over your cooling system. Especially if you're interested in PWM. The Aquaero 6 has 4 PWM headers. 

    
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post #7919 of 10491
Best to use would be a temp sensor placed somewhere in the case. Attached to a trigger that would 'instruct' the lever to lift the panel(s)
post #7920 of 10491
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpoeticg View Post

A few friendly suggestions brotha

You don't need the roof to pop open based on temp when you have a full sized overkill loop cooling your whole rig. I think the idea in general is awesome, so awesome in fact that i might "borrow" it (Okay Steal, whatever biggrin.gif  ). But i think you should find a better use for it. If you have a good enough loop, you're not gonna need to dedicate that feature to aircooling. 

2nd, PWM absolutely does not control fans by increasing/decreasing voltage. One big advantage of PWM is that the fan is always getting the 12V's it needs, meaning that it provides better torq when spinning. The 4th "PWM" wire is a communication line. Basically sending a bunch of +'s and -'s to the fan, which then translates those into how fast it should spin. 

The Sunbeam controller you're talking about takes the PWM Signal from the motherboard and uses it to Voltage Control all the fans connected to the controller based off the motherboards pwm fan profiles. There's no benefit to using PWM fans for this. It's meant for 3Pin fans. 

Honestly, with the level your build is reaching, just get an Aquaero 6. Absolutely nothing compares to the control it gives you over your cooling system. Especially if you're interested in PWM. The Aquaero 6 has 4 PWM headers. 

every days a school day, I totally misunderstood PWM control. You are right, it doesn't work the way I thought. If I did this to my case it would be just for show not cooling, with the amount of rads and fans(3 pin) I have. I was looking at the Aquaero for cooling control, absolutely awesome piece of kit but settled on the sunbeamtech for it's looks to blend in with the build. Also it's 45w per channel capacity and 6 channels to cope with the amount of fans I have.

Anyone who fancies a go is most welcome, I thought I'd put it out there for all and see who runs with it. It won't offer any real cooling benefit to most people, it's just a fun mod to make someone's case a bit more individual. for the price of around $15 - $20 for the manual version it's worth a go even if it turns out badly.
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