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But where should I stick'm than? If they're bigger than the notch of space between my sidepanel en inside case, than I have a problem =/

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Yeah it would mean your side panel may extrude from the side of your case by 10mm or so. Perhaps mounting the magnet on the side of the cases frame that way it would only extrude the height of the magnet on your panel, if you get what i mean. Its hard without actually having the case in front of you to explain sorry
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post #73 of 111
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I do understand what you mean wink.gif
But I think I have some notches where I can place these magnets so the outside surface of the side panel an case will be flush smile.gif
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Update 1
First pictures of the case


This 'update' is to show you what dinosaur I'm working with. It's a HP DC7600 case.

Just the inside of the case, still in thertop-bottm-side panel. (Yes, it's one piece..)


Same picture, outside of it. I need to find a way to mount the panels to the chasis. Top and bottom probably just screws, but I need to be able to remove the side panel.


Front of the case without front panel. I'm planning on putting a 240mm rad on here.


Back of the case. PSU needs to be placed in the upper part of the case which is not that great imo.


Backside of the case. Planning to cut out a hole behind the mobo to be able to mount CPU coolers much easier.


Just the outside of the case, the top-bottom-side panel. This is one piece, so I'll be cutting this into 3 different pieces and see what I can do with them.


And last, but not least, the front panel. This is actually bended, and I want a flat front panel. So I think I'll cut out the front of it so I have some sort of rectangular frame left, and put a metal plate on it? Because I have no idea how I would mount a front panel that I made myself. Any tips?




So, that was it. Nothing special, just wanted to show what I'm working with smile.gif
Feel free to leave any comments or tips!
Edited by Liradon - 6/5/13 at 2:27pm
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Update 2
Give the acrylic plate a matte effect


Hey all

As this is just a test project, I'm not going to buy any new stuff, like new acrylic sheets, when I have them laying around the house. They have alot of scratches so it might not look very professional, but it'll do for now.

I also got a piece of acrylic to test different methods to give the acrylic plate a matte effect. I want the the red acrylic plate on the other side of the case to be non-transparent, so I thought I'd make it matte.
Here, I used K80 and K240 sand paper (I also had these laying around the house, and I tried these sandpaper grits on the acrylic.) But it doesn't give the effect I was hoping for.

These are the 2 best shots I took from the K80 grit sandpaper.



This is the K240 grit sandpaper. Slightly smoother than the K80 grit, but still not what I want.






As you can see, this does not seem to work out that very well.
I'm going to try and do it one more time using K800 grit sand paper and hope this will give me the effect I'm looking for. I want a red acrylic plate which is non-transparent but is still able to let light from the inside pass through, to give it a kind of glowing effect.
Anyone who can help me on this?

Feel free to leave comments or tips wink.gif
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Seems to be the correct method as specified by acrylic manufacturers. Check out the Finishing Guide PDF. Perhaps try the coarser grit and then the finer grit over the same area as they specify.

"All methods of sanding will result in the removal of machining marks, and produce a matte finish. The choice of hand, palm, random orbit, disc, belt, or drum sanding, depends on the quantity, size and shape of the acrylic sheet. Like sanding wood, work from coarse to fine paper. Use light pressure, and keep the part or sander moving to avoid heat build up (See Fig. 11). After sanding, the edge is ready for buffing or flame polishing."

http://www.plaskolite.com/Fabrication/Acrylic/Finishing
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post #77 of 111
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Nice guide, thx smile.gif I'll go get some sandpaper with different grits. Should Igo all the way from 100, 200, 300.. to 800?
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Originally Posted by Im Batman View Post

A Crysis case build sounds like it could be great.

Personally I like the way the suit joins together as in the way it folds like musculature but with mechanical anchors such as the shoulders if anyone gets what i'm talking about. Just for ideas.

I've actually had Crysis 3 sitting on my desk waiting for mid year break to come around so I can finally play it haha.

Why you not playing? It is actually a fantastic game, and not because of the eye candy, but because of the storytelling and pacing.
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Update 2
Give the acrylic plate a matte effect


Hey all

As this is just a test project, I'm not going to buy any new stuff, like new acrylic sheets, when I have them laying around the house. They have alot of scratches so it might not look very professional, but it'll do for now.

I also got a piece of acrylic to test different methods to give the acrylic plate a matte effect. I want the the red acrylic plate on the other side of the case to be non-transparent, so I thought I'd make it matte.
Here, I used K80 and K240 sand paper (I also had these laying around the house, and I tried these sandpaper grits on the acrylic.) But it doesn't give the effect I was hoping for.

These are the 2 best shots I took from the K80 grit sandpaper.



This is the K240 grit sandpaper. Slightly smoother than the K80 grit, but still not what I want.






As you can see, this does not seem to work out that very well.
I'm going to try and do it one more time using K800 grit sand paper and hope this will give me the effect I'm looking for. I want a red acrylic plate which is non-transparent but is still able to let light from the inside pass through, to give it a kind of glowing effect.
Anyone who can help me on this?

Feel free to leave comments or tips wink.gif

Go to home depot or lowes and describe what it is you want, they should be able to give you exactly what you need since they deal with things such as lighting on a daily basis. It seems to me that you are looking for more of an opaque effect, enough to where you see light glowing but not enough to where you can zero in on the bulb that the light is coming from
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Why you not playing? It is actually a fantastic game, and not because of the eye candy, but because of the storytelling and pacing.


Yeah the story line of the previous games were great.

Haha the reason I haven't played it is because if I break the seal it will just want to play it and I will fail uni for staying up all night and not going to my lectures.

Hence i'll wait for my break after exams, only two weeks away now. Get keen. thumb.gif
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