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post #51 of 111
Yes, it's possible. But it'll require some engineering on your part. Hinges, especially those designed to be detached/have the door lift off the pins, are one possibility. Magnets and other quick connect things. Take a look at these: https://www.google.com/search?q=dzus+fasteners&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS529US529&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&authuser=0&ei=diGkUbOOEYP-iQL7z4GwDg&biw=882&bih=814&sei=nSGkUfXXK4WpiQLdm4CQCg Dzus Fasteners.

Lots of different possibilities... just depends on your available space and how you want the panel to attach and come off.
post #52 of 111
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Should I use the outer side of the front panel as a chasis than? Or just make a new one out of alu.
And these dzus fasteners seem a bit too large. Maybe magnets are a good idea
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post #53 of 111
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Little update of this CiP.
I'm modeling the front panel, and I think I came across a problem.
This is how it looks.



Behind the front panel I'm going to place a 240mm rad, and these 'plates' should cover that rad. But I'm afraid that this will heavily decrease the airflow (although I'm going to use pressure fans on the front rad to pull air from the outside of the case, between and under the plates and push it through the rad). The spacing between the 'plates' is about 4mm.



Will this cause any problems?
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post #54 of 111
Good rule of thumb is to measure the intake area, in your case the ID of the two fans. Anything you put over that, try to make the sum of all open areas equal to the intake area. If those front panels are all made out of sheet stock, then there should be gaps under them. Measure the total area of all the gaps and see where you stand. If it's still 80-100% of the area of the fans, you're doing good. 50-80% and you've got some restricted flow and should be definitely using some high flow fans. Below 50% and you really should rethink the design.
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Looks like I had 23%. Redesign it is =/
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New front panel design. Any comments? smile.gif

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post #57 of 111
Still not liking the red visor area. Perhaps you should be more abstract in your Crysis theme.
post #58 of 111
what program is that to model?
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what program is that to model?

Looks like SketchUp
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what program is that to model?

It's Google SketchUp, indeed smile.gif
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