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Im going to say either cable management or some sort of ducting.

How long have you been working with metal/modding computers if you dont mind me asking? your work is all just so nice id like to know.
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Im going to say either cable management or some sort of ducting.

How long have you been working with metal/modding computers if you dont mind me asking? your work is all just so nice id like to know.

Second ever case mod it is more about patience and perseverance though as I just take my time and don't give up.
My primary metal working skills were developed from 6 years in a body shop where on occasion I had to shape/fabricate metal
and I am now an industrial maintenance technician where I need some fab skills.

It is not ducting or for cable management nice try though.
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Drive cage? Looks like you could stack a pair of 3.5" drives in there.
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Second ever case mod it is more about patience and perseverance though as I just take my time and don't give up.
My primary metal working skills were developed from 6 years in a body shop where on occasion I had to shape/fabricate metal
and I am now an industrial maintenance technician where I need some fab skills.

It is not ducting or for cable management nice try though.

huh, it cut the fan in half so perfectly too... ah well, cant wait to see what it is thumb.gif

Yeah i wish my first mod had gone that well. old steel case from Windows 95 era, cut a window in it. Turned out OK but was rushed, so ended up jigsawing it roughly, rather than taking my time and making sure it would all fit. the window didnt so now its a ventilation hole xD
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PSU cover?
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i will go with a psu cover as well.
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PSU cover?

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i will go with a psu cover as well.

You got it. I am converting my Silverstone ST65F-G into a Silverstone ST65F-G-EF. The original enclosure is 150x140x86 (WxDxH) and I am creating a 150x140x60
enclosure and mounting the fan externally hence the EF nomenclature. The PSU will sit at the top rear of the case with the fan sitting directly above it on top of the case
under the FyberFlex loop thing and mesh that I am adding.
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Well after some cutting, much filing and several test fits for the fit of the modular plugs I thought I had my new PSU enclosure complete but it all went wrong
early on and I was oblivious to my error. I place the electronics in the enclosure and go to screw the modular daughter board to the enclosure, *** it doesn't
line up. I have a scale that I use for most measurements and some times I use the edge of the scale instead of the zero mark and evidently when I measured
the hole placement that is what I did because the holes were off by roughly 2.5mm which is the distance from zero to the edge.

That will never happen again, I used my Dremel to cut the excess off of the scale.



Well after the above described debacle I decided to just modify the original enclosure instead of starting over from scratch.
I cut out a few sections of honeycomb mesh, filed it down flat and then used a combination of welding and industrial adhesive to join the two sections, here is the result before clean up.

Did the same with the plug side only it is all weld with a bit of spot putty and filler primer (unsanded), the picture doesn't show most of the imperfections that are still present.

Here are a few pics of my home made flange tool made with 2 pieces of 1/4" tool steel, 2 pieces of scrap case material and resulting flange on the upper enclosure half.
The flange was made by placing the tool in my heavy duty vise and cranking down on it with all my might.


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Well after some cutting, much filing and several test fits for the fit of the modular plugs I thought I had my new PSU enclosure complete but it all went wrong
early on and I was oblivious to my error. I place the electronics in the enclosure and go to screw the modular daughter board to the enclosure, *** it doesn't
line up. I have a scale that I use for most measurements and some times I use the edge of the scale instead of the zero mark and evidently when I measured
the hole placement that is what I did because the holes were off by roughly 2.5mm which is the distance from zero to the edge.

That will never happen again, I used my Dremel to cut the excess off of the scale...

I'm not the only one who gets bugged by this? Millimeter or 1/32" precision is only good if you can actually measure from there. Glad you got it fixed though. Keep it up! thumb.gif
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