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How marvelous. All this in a mid-tower case?

Where is the 840 Pro located at? I can't see it anywhere.
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You can do this sort of thing in a good mini-tower
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Thanks for the idea of using a stepping drill bit Romeo!, bought one the other day and its been ridiculously useful for my build! - Adam
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really sweet mod man, love the loop and the white. I tried to put LED strips behind my mobo once, but they were too thick frown.gif Love your result.
 
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Thanks lads!! Must admit when i started this never thought i would have a MOTM winner. Still don't really...
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When you were drilling holes through your acrylic panels did you run into any issues where it would crack? Ive tried to drill holes in acrylic before using smaller drill bits and working my way up the desired size, and I still had some issues where it would cause terrible cracks.

Yes- I cracked a heap- especially when the hole is very close to the edge of the panel.

After lots of trial and error I worked it out.

I drill with a 3mm drill bit, at a medium speed with a drill press- not a hand held drill.
I didn't have a press when i did this build (I do now- Christmas present from the GF!), so i used the Dremel bolted in the Dremel workstation you saw in my videos.
Not perfect but it did the job for much less than the cost of a decent drill press.

I had no problems doing that on both 3mm and 5mm thick acrylic, even very close to the edges. Then I used a stepping drill bit to widen the hole one mm at a time, very slowly. Its almost like you are slowly grinding the edges of an existing hole to make it larger, rather than drilling a hole.

For example- If you need a 8 mm hole- don't use an 8 mm drill bit.
I found that large bits, at pretty much any speed, will tear acrylic panels to shreds. Start small and get bigger with the stepping bit.

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Thanks for the idea of using a stepping drill bit Romeo!, bought one the other day and its been ridiculously useful for my build! - Adam

Yeah they are great. I stumbled onto one of these when a cheap one came in a kit when i put reverse parking sensors onto my car.

The bit cut the hole perfectly in the plastic bumper and didn't even crack any paint around the edges. After seeing that I bought a whole set of them! thumb.gif
post #176 of 212
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Now back to the case- thumb.gif

A few people have asked where the drives are- No fancy mounts- Double sided tape on both.
All my media is on NAS- but that's two slow for video editing etc.
Basically installed the SSHD as local space to use while I am video editing. When the editing project is done its removed and put on NAS.
I had planned to go two SSD's in raid, but that's not going to work now. I only cut space for two right angled SATA connectors- which means i cant install anymore than two drives. Well, I can, but it will look terrible.
If it becomes that much of an issue for me I will completely strip it later on and cut the case and acrylic panel to suit a third drive. There is certainly room behind the tray.


And an overview of the back side. Its hidden by a panel for a reason... biggrin.gif It will be tidied once I get around to delidding and the final coolant etc etc. Will use mayhems pastel red in the end.



But for now this project has been put on the back burner for a while.

-I've just modded a Bitfenix Shiobi to fit a H100i for a mate (That's was why I got the SSHD for free!). Did a quick video on that so it will be up on my youtube channel soon if anyone is keen for a look.

-There will be one more video on the C70, editing that now- coolant filling etc etc.

-I've also paused to make a new workbench for my garage for my modding stuff (including a vice I need to delid), rather than continue the trend of working on a cardboard box in the back yard. smile.gif I might even do another awesome professional video on that.

- And the second GTX780 has been put on hold. Spent literally all of my money elsewhere. February delivery. Oops- Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #177 of 212
Thanks for the reply sir. I will be giving that a try this weekend.

I have no idea what kind of car that is but it looks pretty sweet. Grats! thumb.gif
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post #178 of 212
This is absolutely gorgeous.. Very inspiring!
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post #179 of 212
That it's a octopus.. haha nice!
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Finally- Part 9 is live! One more to go and its series complete! thumb.gif

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