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post #41 of 44
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No, there's certainly better tools for the job. Not that I have any of them lol redface.gif The one I'm using is the adjustable type. not the solid dish like type. I thought, and I do this a lot redface.gif that it would scribe it's way through. It worked up to a point, just not the point i was hoping it would work up to. I still think if you put the acrylic between sheets of wood. this will help to hold the drill bit in the centre steady, I just need to go and get some plywood and try. I'll do it on the off cut first. if it doesn't work, i can just cut out a hole for the 280mm rads fans to blow through.

finished spraying the fans, orange of course. the rads have all got paint stripper on them at the mo, getting rid of all the black paint. So gone about as far as I can for tonight. need to find a decent looking 280mm fan grill now for the 140's. Have fun



post #42 of 44
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Well not much has changed over the weekend. Spent it messing about with bits of leftover acrylic sheet . trying to learn, or should say relearn how to bend the stuff. I remember making a letter holder out of acrylic at school many moons ago. Although I didn't have to use a cooker ring to heat it up baxk then. After all the messing about I change my mind on the res and fan controllers position when I put everything together and found I hadn't accounted for the tickness of the acrylic side panels and now it's 12mm to small to put everything where I had intended.

Oh well. It's nnot marketed as a test bench for nothing. New plan is to fit the res directly to the front panel. Doing away with the res' s original acrylic face plate, and using the acrylic panel as the face plate for the res. The fan controller will have a similar thing done. With only the knobs sticking through the front panel.

This will probably mean I'll need to hand in mt membership of the XB club. Although the base is still in original condirion. For now. The front panel will almost certainly be left out of the final build. Along with the side panels.




post #43 of 44
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Still not too much more to report, the acrylic sides are all cut to fit now. been a bit on the poorly side this week. hopefully have another go at finishing the case off tomorrow.

post #44 of 44
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Managed to get some more of the build done. finally ended up putting the 720 rad on the back of the case to accommodate the 280 rad on the side. this I'm not too happy about. if I'd taken into account the thickness of the acrylic, I would have realised it wouldn't work. oh well, we live and learn.

I've probably got everything where it needs to go, apart from the pump. I'm 90% sure where to put it, but after not getting both of the rads inside, I'm thinking about doing a scratch build to get it all as I wanted it. I'm going to build a Pc desk once this is up and running. so might just build the Pc into it. We'll see how this turns out before I decide.

I got the res fitted to the front of the case. I need to get some little washers to spread the load on the acrylic. so for now I've used the metal part from the res's faceplate. I also fitted the fan controller through the front of the case. made a couple of brackets out of acrylic to mount the PSU behind the mobo tray.







I also received this today. i'm going to use a couple of them to cover the start button on the mobo and power and reset switches, when I figure out where to put them.
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