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I like the radiator placement thumb.gif Hope to see more!

Thanks! The temps aren't amazing but still better than they were before, and I don't have to hear the CPU fan constantly changing speed. That drives me crazy.


I got the acrylic pieces cut up today. I borrowed my uncle's table saw for that part so I could get decent cuts. That blade wasn't really fine enough for cutting plastic but I just had to make several passes for each cut because it was being pushed up by the blade.


I'll need to cut a fan hole in the acrylic but I was thinking instead of just a circular hole I would make it in the shape of an Apple logo. I would likely make a template and drill out holes within the apple logo and make an Apple logo stencil and paint a black apple over it. What do you guys think?

I haven't decided if I'm going to do LEDs behind that panel yet. I don't think there's going to be enough room for the light to spread the way I'd like it to. I think it would end up being bright at the bottom and dim at the top. I do want to try and light up the ring around the speaker on the front and the handles. That should be somewhat easy to do.

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looks awesome, subbed, considering doing a hackintosh mod at some point
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looks awesome, subbed, considering doing a hackintosh mod at some point

Thanks! You should, and be sure to post a work log
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Thanks! You should, and be sure to post a work log

considering an entirely black and white themed build for my brother, using same external colour scheme as that other guy, think it could look neat
post #85 of 160
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I tested out my fan grill design on a scrap piece of acrylic today.

Here's my template (You can see the dots if you look really close)


Traced the piece of acrylic, aligned the template, pulled it tight, and taped it


Drilled out the holes for the leaf of the Apple logo


Drilled out the outline


I decided to stop because I knew I was wasting my time. I could hear it crack every time I drilled a hole no matter what speed or how much pressure I put on it.


I think I might just stick to a round hole and put some mesh behind it. I'll be painting the acrylic cover once it's assembled.
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The design you were making would severely impede airflow. It looks awesome though! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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Yeah I thought about that but I thought I'd give it a try anyways. I might cut out the shape and put some mesh behind it that doesn't restrict the air so much. I also thought about using the OCN flame but I thought the Apple logo would go better with this build.
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Try polycarbonate. It doesn't shatter or crack.
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Maybe I'll give that a try, I think I have some of that laying around. Thanks

Edit:
By the way, I just thought I'd say thanks to those of you that are following the build and give me feedback, it definitely helps motivate me to keep going with the project.
Edited by rgwoehr - 4/3/13 at 8:18pm
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Maybe I'll give that a try, I think I have some of that laying around. Thanks

Edit:
By the way, I just thought I'd say thanks to those of you that are following the build and give me feedback, it definitely helps motivate me to keep going with the project.
I'm going to pick some up for my build. You're welcome! I'm glad to be one of those followers biggrin.gif
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