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post #261 of 3109
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Originally Posted by lifeisshort117 View Post

anxious to see those edges after the hole saw. I've always thought about that but ended up opting for the jig saw. looking good so far!

I did the middle one first cuz i figured it would be the cleanest and it was tongue.gif
One of the other 2 had to go part way into the L-Bracket holding the bottom of the chassis to the rear. I stopped before it went all the way through the L-Bracket cuz its thicker and the rest of the hole was already done. I'm probly gonna file the rest of that hole. The other hole actually had to go all the way through the bottom of the 5.25 bay. I used some 10" long nose pliers and a razor to finish it cuz it was pulling a small piece of the panel up.

I'll take a pic or 2 before i go to sleep to explain that better tongue.gif
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Need to get some of this to line your holes

I actually have a few different kinds of C-Channel cuz of the window i did and the other 2 i was planning on doing. I've heard the CL brand is top-quality, but i already have too much as it is. I ordered 12ft of clear slim c-channel last time i ordered from FCPU and they messed up and sent me black. Then they sent the clear and let me keep the black. Plus i have about 15 or so feet of regular rubber c-channel and like 10ft of H-Lock molding. biggrin.gif

I was contemplating not even using any molding on the fan holes cuz i'm gonna be using gaskets on both sides anyway. Would love some input if i should still use molding anyway
    
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post #262 of 3109
no the channel was just to dress it up and make it look nice. but if you will have fans and gaskets on both sides no reason to do this then... No one will see it...
post #263 of 3109
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Yeah, i wasn't sure if there was any point with gaskets on both sides

Also, I took your advice and constantly poured oil on it. I'm GLADD i did it on the floor on a dropcloth LOLLLL
I didn't really get the hang of it til the last hole. The first hole just took a bit longer. I'm pretty sure i didn't do any more damage to my holesaw tho thumb.gif
    
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post #264 of 3109
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So here's some quick pic's of the fan holes. I still gotta clean em up, but the holesaw did a decent job. The only issue's were at the corners of the panel.



You can clearly see where it was cutting through the L-Bracket on this one. By the time the saw got through the rest of the hole, there was probly still ~1/2 the thickness of the l-bracket left. Just figured it would be easier and cleaner to finish it off with a file.




Here you can see corner where it was getting a little stuck. I just pulled the piece up with pliers and cut through the tiny bit left with a razor. I was afraid if i kept the holesaw running it was gonna break that little corner completely off. I'm not really worried about those little scratches cuz i'm giving the whole rig a paintjob when i'm done cutting holes in it anyway biggrin.gif




Anyway, hopefully i'll have some pics of the whole thing filed and cleaned up tomorrow. As always, i welcome and appreciate any feedback good or bad. thumb.gif
    
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post #265 of 3109
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if he gets lighttoom then you have to help him but it is a good and powerful program I just never used it..

i dont mind wink.gif
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post #266 of 3109
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So i did most of the cleaning up of the fan holes today. I still gotta do that small part of the L-Bracket that connects the bottom and rear of the chassis.
The 3-in-1 oil i used ended up mixing with the glue in the masking tape and i ended up with this nasty stuff all over the the panel. If i touch it and pull my hand away, i'll have like a spiderweb between my hand and the panel. I cleaned the outside, still gotta do the inside.

This is the stuff all over the inside


And here's what the holes look like after filing




    
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post #267 of 3109
Looks like the holes will work.. Sorry did not know about the OIL and Glue. Go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get a small container of Acetone for things like this. You will find it in the Paint section!! Its also good for cleaning heatsinks will remove all TIM I have found. drys fast. Don't get it on electronics as I think it will dissolve the coating

I like the precision work you did and think it is awesome. But Some Question for you?

1. what did you learn?
2. would you do it different now that you have done it?
3.
post #268 of 3109
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Nah, the glue things not a huge deal. It doesn't need acetone or anything, it's just real messy. I had to wash my hand like 5 times when i was cleaning the outside. I started cleaning the inside and figured i'd take a pic of it before i clean it off, then just took the rest of the pics you see too tongue.gif

As far as learning, like i said yesterday, i didn't really get the hang of using 1 hand for the drill and one hand for oil til the last hole
Also, i think if i didn't dull my holesaw on the first hole by not using enough oil, the front side where the corner got a little stuck wouldn't look as bad.
I've already straightened it out with pliers for the most part, and i'm pretty confident that after i finish and paint my rig, it will look like new

Also, thanx for the compliment. I really did have to spend at least a cpl hours getting everything lined up. Didn't really learn any tricks there, pretty sure if i had to do it again it would still take that long biggrin.gif

Lining up the screw holes from the opposite side of the panel when the rad isn't sitting flush on the opposite side of the panel is a real PITA
It's mainly because i'm using the PSU bracket on the rear of the chassis to make a little more room for a 360. If i didn't feel the need to have the 2 PSU brackets exactly lined up, i'd be able to let the rad sit flush against the bottom instead of using 7mm gaskets to leave room for the brackets thumbscrews.
    
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post #269 of 3109
I see one thing I would have done different, now don't get me wrong I am not saying anything bad and this might just be personal opinion. But on the 2 out side homes I think I would have used a 5" hole saw so that I did not cut through the ends of the case. with the rads you are using it would not have made a big difference in air flow.. you can see it better than me so I may be wrong!!

How much of the structural strength did you lose by doing this??
post #270 of 3109
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I used a 4 1/2" holesaw. I don't think i ever get mad at constructive criticism.
I understand what you mean, i probly coulda got away with using a 4" and not had any issue's at the ends. But i won't consider it an "issue" unless there's something noticeable when i'm done painting. I had a fairly steep learning curve with my Dremel when i first started cutting my case. I have a decent amount of scratches on it tongue.gif

As far as structural integrity, I was considering opening the rest of the space up in between the holes. Like the way a 360 gasket would look. I'm not going to now though. The bottom panel has been a trooper and needs to rest now biggrin.gif

It's not bad, but i can definitely wobble it more around the holes. I'm planning on reinforcing the front rad mount when i cut it out to put a 360 there. I don't think i need to reinforce the bottom, but i also don't think i should cut anymore holes it.....

Also, one thing i didn't think of. Since i'm gonna replace all the rivets anyway with red & white ones, i coulda removed that L-Bracket before i drilled the fan-holes. Mighta made life a little easier to cut them separately
Edited by kpoeticg - 11/29/13 at 11:24pm
    
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