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this could be interesting, subbed smile.gif
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UPDATE!
Okay so today I managed to get into the workshop for an hour or two and have finished the cutting, filing, sanding and drilling of the brackets, just waiting on some hinges biggrin.gif I also test fitted the brackets on my Swiftech MCR220QP radiator and other than two minor tweaks on the second bracket they all went on pretty well. So what is next? Well I need to make a bracket so that the radiator bracket sits perpendicular to the door of the case, it also needs to be raised up by 3mm so that the acrylic panel can slide under it for opening and closing the door. Then I need to make a bracket to hold my Bitfenix Recon which is currently in my PC which is at my parents' so I won't be able to get that for a couple of weeks, I can still cut out and bend the bracket I just won't be able to cut out the hole for the Recon to sit in. Anyways on with the pictures biggrin.gif

So I started by placing a piece of paper on top of the fins of the rad but below the shroud so that I could mark out exactly where the holes needed to be.


Then I taped it to the aluminium with Masking Tape and drilled out the holes with a pillar drill


Holes drilled, temporarily in place on the rad and all the holes line up! biggrin.gif


ARGHHH sanding with wet and dry is so messy!


First bracket fully sanded down with holes drilled


Screws in place






All masked up


Slight issue on the second bracket, these two holes need to move further to the left, so I just drilled a 1mm bigger hole which will be hidden under the bolt head.


Problem solved biggrin.gif


Thats all for now, more to come over the coming weeks biggrin.gif
post #13 of 833
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Finished up the rad brackets for the time being today and moved on to the bracket to hold the Bitfenix Recon. I started up by drawing it up in Sketchup to work out angles then I transposed those into reality by using a bending brake, I overshot on one of the dimensions though so I wizzed the excess off with the scroll saw. I can't do any more work on this bracket until I get home and can take measurements of the Recon, as I need those to cut the hole in the front plate, now onto the photos:

Sketchup model:


First bend:




All bends complete and excess on the top trimmed off where I over shot by 20mm somehow (I think the brake stretches the ally for the bends)


And from another angle, still need to cut all the openings but I need measurements first


The ancient brake we have (there are no markings for angles so you have to guesstimate and then measure with a protractor - if you over shoot trying to bend the metal back evenly is a PITA!)
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Quick update, need your opinions on designs for the front. On the G4 there is an area on the front panel that is just asking to be cut out, so far I have come up with one design for it, I can do anything as it will be laser cut, the one I have come up with is four groups of squares, each 2mmx2mm, although in reality I would probably make them about 5mm,5mm. I really want something a little more creative than this, however it does still need to provide airflow to one of the 240mm radiators so it is essential that it has quite a lot cut out. If you have any ideas your self then here is a template for the front panel so feel free to draw something in paint or if you are feeling ambitious you might do a little more than that!

My Design so far:


Template:


The front panel:
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I like that front panel idea. I wish I could do something like that with mine.
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Super subbed. I built my server in this chassis, and am aware of some of its quirks, which I can share if anyone's interested. I'm not exactly sure how the final build is going to look from the designs so far, but I may pipe up when things get clearer wink.gif
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Super subbed. I built my server in this chassis, and am aware of some of its quirks, which I can share if anyone's interested. I'm not exactly sure how the final build is going to look from the designs so far, but I may pipe up when things get clearer wink.gif

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Subbed.

I like that front panel idea. I wish I could do something like that with mine.

Thanks guys. Heres another design I came up with to match the design of the EK CSQ blocks that I plan on using:


Edited by Gardnerphotos - 5/1/13 at 11:33pm
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Guys, I just had a fricking brainwave for the front panel, if I make several different ones, they can all be cut to exactly the same exterior dimensions on the laser cutter then I can mount them with Velcro and then mix and match between which one I want to use on a particular occasion, so I may have some clean ones and some more mesh-y "gamer -ish" ones. Thoughts?
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Subbed for looking gewd. I like the swappable front idea, but instead of Velcro what about using magnets?
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Subbed for looking gewd. I like the swappable front idea, but instead of Velcro what about using magnets?

Thanks biggrin.gif

My hard drive is gonna be mounted right behind the front panel so I would be a bit worried about magnets and there isnt any reason as far as I can see for not using Velcro?

PS will be going back home in about a week and a half so I can pick up the rest of the stuff that I need to work on at school, then when I get home for the summer holidays I can start cutting up the case and painting
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