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Sorry about your Dad, I hope it isn't too bad.

 

That rad looks like a perfect fit.

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Sorry about your Dad, I hope it isn't too bad.

That rad looks like a perfect fit.

thanks for the concern Goodink. its really no big deal. he has needed a valve replacement for about 8 months now and finally got around to having it done. my dad is one of those guys that cant be bothered by his body shutting down on him. when he has stuff to do it gets done regardless haha. its kinda funny actually. The surgery went better than any one could have hoped for and everything around the valve they replaced looked great so they are pretty sure he might actually GAIN energy and drive from having this done. he was out of the ICU in about 14 hours (really fast) after the surgery and now they are just keeping him till the swelling goes down. I imagine there is A LOT of swelling when they crack your chest open and poke around around your heart.

but yea. dont worry about him. he is gonna be fine. he still has things on his bucket list that need doing haha.biggrin.gif


as for the case mod. I agree. that rad looks great right where it is. and I managed to get a hold of some more materials and I might have a good update tonight or tomorrow!
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Open heart surgery is pretty rough. Glad to hear that he is ok!! My father had 4 bypasses done back in '99, he took a very long time to recover. It didn't help any that he is a type 1 diabetic. Anyway back on topic, it's not really problems I am having with my mod, it's a lack of knowledge on how to not tare anything up. I have the acrylic cut, and it is looking pretty good. I plan on doing some practice cuts on an old case I have lying around this weekend. Hopefully I will have some pics to post next week sometime. I am really wanting to be done by the 19th as I am going to LAN War in Indy and would love to show my mad skills. biggrin.gif
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Open heart surgery is pretty rough. Glad to hear that he is ok!! My father had 4 bypasses done back in '99, he took a very long time to recover. It didn't help any that he is a type 1 diabetic. Anyway back on topic, it's not really problems I am having with my mod, it's a lack of knowledge on how to not tare anything up. I have the acrylic cut, and it is looking pretty good. I plan on doing some practice cuts on an old case I have lying around this weekend. Hopefully I will have some pics to post next week sometime. I am really wanting to be done by the 19th as I am going to LAN War in Indy and would love to show my mad skills. biggrin.gif

Yea it is... poling around at some ones insides is fascinating to me.

thats awesome that you decided to take the plunge and try and mod the thing. Its a great idea to use a spare case to test some stuff on. I use scrap a lot to test on (i should have used it more on this mod as you will see in a little bit) and its saved me TONS of trouble and taught me more than cutting up my cases. if you can get the thing finished for your LAN event that would be even more stellar. I can't wait to see what you pull off! thumb.gif
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Sorry about your Dad, I hope it isn't too bad.

That rad looks like a perfect fit.

thanks for the concern Goodink. its really no big deal. he has needed a valve replacement for about 8 months now and finally got around to having it done. my dad is one of those guys that cant be bothered by his body shutting down on him. when he has stuff to do it gets done regardless haha. its kinda funny actually. The surgery went better than any one could have hoped for and everything around the valve they replaced looked great so they are pretty sure he might actually GAIN energy and drive from having this done. he was out of the ICU in about 14 hours (really fast) after the surgery and now they are just keeping him till the swelling goes down. I imagine there is A LOT of swelling when they crack your chest open and poke around around your heart.

but yea. dont worry about him. he is gonna be fine. he still has things on his bucket list that need doing haha.biggrin.gif


as for the case mod. I agree. that rad looks great right where it is. and I managed to get a hold of some more materials and I might have a good update tonight or tomorrow!

 

Good to hear on both accounts.

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I wonder what those could be for.....
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Tell us!!
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12/4=3 :thinking:

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that part is still a couple days away tongue.gif.

HOWEVER!

I should have something good tonight or tomorrow morning depending on how I feel when I get home.




TO THE BAR! AWAY!
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UPDATE TIME!

as you all know i need to make a spoacer to go between the fans and the radiator to clear some stuff in the drive bay.

It was a frustrating as hell project but its mostly done now and I'm glad its no longer a major obstetrical....

any way. here's how it went down

went out on my lunch brake and grabbed a couple pieces of this no name acrylic at my local Home Depot
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should work right?

ran over my hanger after I ate and cut these out on the band saw
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back at the office I found this template for 420mm radiator fan cut outs
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took me like 15 mins to figure out how to print 100% on that damn computer my computer illiterate boss has been screwing with for like 4 years... NOTHING is how it should be set up.... :Doh:

good enough?
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good enough.

found the scotch tape!
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that should work nicely!

when I got home I discovered that my camera had been turned on when I threw it back in my truck after lunch so i kept working wile I waited for it to charge up a little bit when disaster struck....
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picked the rong blade for the jigsaw and didnt secure the stuff properly and it SHATTERED.... little bits of acrylic ALL OVER the place

at that point I was getting REALLY frustrated so I decided to call it a night and play some Battlefield 4 with some of my clan mates. BEST DECISION EVER
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/battlereport/show/1/387012500584366592/367803298/
Krushy and Zemco and I (Destructive166) more or less reversed getting SPANKED to the BEST COMEBACK EVER. at one point the score was ~600 to 79. the final says it all. We went from screwing around just making fools of our self to DOMINATING D and E flags and then just rolled around to A in tanks. it was awesome and a great way to unwind.

if you want to play with us (Last Clan Standing) or are looking for a clan you should check us out. we are at clanlcs.com. if you decide to apply tell them Destructive sent you thumb.gif

I was really busy yesterday and didn't really have much time or money to work on the case but this morning I grabbed a couple little things (that you have already seen) for a later project and then started on fixing the disaster that was the rad spacer

I made a couple replacement faces
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I hope I don't need all three of these....

lets try a new blade this time....
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MUCH better.... I only made it a couple inches the first time

and cut out
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I cut inside the line to finish the cuts by hand for fear that the bottom part of the face would chip out when I was cutting it. in a few places I was getting flakes pealing off as I went....

one down.
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two
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then it was time to glue the parts together and test fit everything
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it was messy as all get out but im not too worried about it. The out side is pretty easily cleanable and it will be getting a couple of coats of paint at some point.

and the walls are on
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I got bored waiting for that to dry and just threw this together to see what it would look like before the radiator inside.
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airflow should be pretty good if I throw some good fans on this thing. though ill probably stick with those ones for a while just to see how they preform..,. BUT if you have suggestions for 140mm fans Im looking for any where to start I can redface.gif

after the walls dried it was time to throw the other face on.
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at this point I realized that the longest screws I have to mount the spacer to the rads are just a bit too short..... so I cut them off to go INSIDE the spacer till i can get some long enough to clear the fans AND the spacer (about 3 inches, i think that might be hard to get a hold of though guiltysmiley.gif)
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about twice as long as the short screws and 1/3 as long as the long ones

When I got home from the going to the bar with my friends (as is Tuesday/Weds tradition) I pulled the clamps off and found this.
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its messy on the inside but it should work just fine.

the holes are JUST big enough to get one of my small screw drivers through to get to the cut off screws. AWESOME!
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it fits really nicely to the radiator. I figure when I get it cleaned up a bit it should look GREAT in its spot

and a quick test fit before bed.
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perfect.

now I just need to figure out exactly how long the new screws need to be to get through a fan and the spacer into the radiator... Ill grab my calipers from work tomorrow and get a good precision measurement.
Edited by Striker36 - 10/8/13 at 8:59pm
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