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Thats pretty much my build thread for now, until i actually get some parts here.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1378205/custom-watercooling-case-help-needed

There are still a few questions i need to find answers for, would be cool if you guys could clear that front.
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Hi guys Iv been playing with Sketchup and I am down to two case designs that I like, when I decide I will post a pic. For now I have a question about cutting acrylic, how has anyone who has done this cut vents? Will a router work ok if taken slow or should I look into a different way to cut them?
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Hi guys Iv been playing with Sketchup and I am down to two case designs that I like, when I decide I will post a pic. For now I have a question about cutting acrylic, how has anyone who has done this cut vents? Will a router work ok if taken slow or should I look into a different way to cut them?
A router should work. You may have to adjust the speed depending on thickness of the of the acrylic, as it will melt if it gets hot. I use a jigsaw or a cutting bit on my Dremel.
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Hi guys Iv been playing with Sketchup and I am down to two case designs that I like, when I decide I will post a pic. For now I have a question about cutting acrylic, how has anyone who has done this cut vents? Will a router work ok if taken slow or should I look into a different way to cut them?
When I cut the fan holes in my acrylic I used a Dremel with a router bit and it worked fine. As Buschman stated, you may have to adjust speed to prevent cracking or melting. It's good practice to cut a little small then file to the final size to give a clean, smooth edge
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Back to the topic last time, how would you call modding a scratch case? Case modding or.not? biggrin.gif haha..
   
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Back to the topic last time, how would you call modding a scratch case? Case modding or.not? biggrin.gif haha..
Misunderstood your question. Modding of a scratch case I guess would still be considered modding? But still be considered a scratch build. That's kind of like a paradox loop headscratch.gif
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Back to the topic last time, how would you call modding a scratch case? Case modding or.not? biggrin.gif haha..

The modding of a scratch case? Or are you referring to a build like your Prodigious... I believe when modding get as out of hand as it did on your build, no matter what you call it the results should be admired... If you have not been able to tell by previous posts I am a fan of your work. thumb.gif
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Back to the topic last time, how would you call modding a scratch case? Case modding or.not? biggrin.gif haha..
Well I guess you could Mod a scratch case, but wouldn't that just be rebuilding? Never really thought about it.
    
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haha.. Nvm guys.. Just wondering how.u gonna call it.. biggrin.gif im referring to.a scratch build then you modified it after.. Im curious.. Lol btw, ill be starting the frame of my scratch, soon! smile.gif
   
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haha.. Nvm guys.. Just wondering how.u gonna call it.. biggrin.gif im referring to.a scratch build then you modified it after.. Im curious.. Lol btw, ill be starting the frame of my scratch, soon! smile.gif
Call it whatever you want. As long as it's "built not bought". Congratulations on your MOTM win!
    
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