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post #31 of 140
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I did some drafts of what will be 2 Side Panels to this casemod. The first is a mirror surface and have a hole in the center, and 4 holes in the corners for fixing. The second is a transparent surface, have 3 cutouts ( 2 trapezium and a " V " in the center, to help air vent the case), and 4 holes at the corners for attachment .
Oh, and it's not in scale rolleyes.gif
Sounds cool.

About the 4 corners. Try taking a look at the Photo i posted in the post just above this one. You can't put a screw farther into the corner than I did unless you take out the rivets that holds together the casing wink.gif
The front and rear rivets are placed differently as well, so that is a point to measure up on, smile.gif
post #32 of 140
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Sounds cool.

About the 4 corners. Try taking a look at the Photo i posted in the post just above this one. You can't put a screw farther into the corner than I did unless you take out the rivets that holds together the casing wink.gif
The front and rear rivets are placed differently as well, so that is a point to measure up on, smile.gif

Thanks for the help.
I'll take more measures today and probably drill all the left holes.
Also, i'll try to trim down the front mesh to fit the temperature sensors.
post #33 of 140
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I've just drilled the case holes and trim down the front mesh.
Next step is to give it a better finish work and send it to be painted.



post #34 of 140
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I changed by 90º the case orientation.
@Darron man, i'm a stubborn and i made the holes in the corners of the case without affecting the rivets / case structure.
Hope it works...

post #35 of 140
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Originally Posted by svictorcc View Post

I changed by 90º the case orientation.
@Darron man, i'm a stubborn and i made the holes in the corners of the case without affecting the rivets / case structure.
Hope it works...
Nice smile.gif
I did it the way I did as I could make a simple template and use it on all corners. Easy to drill into the sides afterwards (at least I thought so)
post #36 of 140
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Hi. I didn't had much time this weekend to work on the project, but i had some new ideas!
I did a very amateur scale drawing of what will be a acrylic top cover for the H140-X.
There will be also top covers for the 120mm fans as well.



Edited by svictorcc - 4/13/15 at 7:16am
post #37 of 140
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The fittings arrived.
After trying many combinations, this is how it will work:


There is one particulary very hard tube bend that i'll have to do, between the h140x and the side first rad. If the tube doesn't bend enough, i'll have to redo the loop order....
CROSS FINGERS!!
post #38 of 140
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Originally Posted by svictorcc View Post

The fittings arrived.
After trying many combinations, this is how it will work:


There is one particulary very hard tube bend that i'll have to do, between the h140x and the side first rad. If the tube doesn't bend enough, i'll have to redo the loop order....
CROSS FINGERS!!
If it won't fit you can use angled-fittings. Either male-female threads or male->push-on or similar.
I use a lot of thoose. Just think hard about which ones you buy, as it really adds up the cost, but can be reused for future builds.
post #39 of 140
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Originally Posted by Darron View Post

If it won't fit you can use angled-fittings. Either male-female threads or male->push-on or similar.
I use a lot of thoose. Just think hard about which ones you buy, as it really adds up the cost, but can be reused for future builds.

I tried to use angled fittings, but the problem is that they became too close (side rad and h140x) so when i use a compact 90º or 45º angled fitting the space between then get down to less than 3cm between the rads fittings, unfeasible the tube to bend.
Another solution would be get the swiftech g1/4 port adaptor for the h140-x, so i can use a 45º angled fitting instead the original 90º.
post #40 of 140
That's the joy of watercooling diy smile.gif
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