UPDATE TIME! and this time its something actually half way decent!
after I finished the Jig last night I looked at the weather today and it looked really crappy....
I was correct in my prediction which is BAD for work but GREAT for side projects on work time haha.
yep.... raining... and foggy as hell.... bad flying day
that means I get to take over the old Avionics shop (they built a bigger new one in another hanger)
just enough space between all the stuff that's just been thrown in over the last few years.
should be all I need right?
no turning back now....
rough cuts to start.
BAM! major parts are out
all the tools I needed?
NOPE! I ran over to my hanger and grabbed something a little more precision...
almost looks factory
fits like a glove....
its a tight fit with the I/O ports but it should work great.
looks good to me.
totally need to find another one of the screens though. I think this will be just about the perfect loop for the top of the case once I get the third screen up there
screw holes to finish the job
Ill countersink those later when I can find some countersunk screws that will sit flush and screw into the radiator as the ones that held the plates that were filling the holes in don't fit the radiator.... it was a little disappointing but I kind of expected it
how does it fit in the case frame?
it fits really well but i might need to spin the radiator around to fit an optical drive and plumb it in
I got curious how the bigger radiator would fit....
turns out its not as easy as I was hoping... oh well. more modding to do wile I wait for parts haha.
Im SUPER happy with how the top fan hole and radiator mount turned out. I still need to figure out a couple things like how I'm going to blacken the aluminum that is now bare but I can worry about that later when I'm closer to the point at which I'll be thinking about paint. and I'm not totally sure how I want to mount that second radiator in the front of the case (ports up or down?, as far forward as i can fit it or mid way down the drive tray?.... so many options!)
oh well. I hope this update is better than the others as the mod is actually starting up now.
as always. feel free to yell at me for something you don't like or comment on what you do like.
-Striker36Edited by Striker36 - 10/4/13 at 7:18pm