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post #31 of 100
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Thanks @d0mini. That foot is 18mm tall. I ordered an A4 sheet of plywood which is half of that, 9mm. Hopefully this is the correct size as the original feet are 10mm. However, my hole saw is not great, it needs to be much sharper in order to do a good job with plywood. We'll see what results it gives with thinner wood.
post #32 of 100
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These feet are definitely better. Do you know how to properly finish the edge of the plywood?

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These feet are definitely better. Do you know how to properly finish the edge of the plywood?
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Looking good so far, I would give it a sand and some varnish and/or paint if you were going to paint it.

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post #34 of 100
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Thanks @KaffieneKing. I'll try with some varnish. I tried some Ronseal Diamond wax that I had at home, but its basically denser water and even if I sand the edges, they get rough as soon as I apply it. I guess I need something that creates a thick coat first and seals them.
post #35 of 100
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Thanks @KaffieneKing. I'll try with some varnish. I tried some Ronseal Diamond wax that I had at home, but its basically denser water and even if I sand the edges, they get rough as soon as I apply it. I guess I need something that creates a thick coat first and seals them.

You could try slightly watered down PVA after varnishing to seal it and give it a more rubber-y texture.
post #36 of 100
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Wow, my design has a flaw... Once I put the psu in place, the extension cable that runs to the back sticks out and prevents me from closing the side panel. I have to make a window... to give it clearance, but I don't want a window there... will something like this solve my problem? Not sure, but it's so Scandinavian, I love it!

post #37 of 100
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What if I tried with a thinner panel of plywood. Would something like this look silly or blend in with the project? I would use the original window panel and gain those few mm I need for the PSU. Obviously this is a quick attempt and not a finished version. Here it is:



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What if I tried with a thinner panel of plywood. Would something like this look silly or blend in with the project? I would use the original window panel and gain those few mm I need for the PSU. Obviously this is a quick attempt and not a finished version. Here it is:




If you made it very subtle, sure it'll work. Might be kind of awkward with space on one side of the case though imho. You could try making a prototype and screw it on with some stand offs.
post #39 of 100
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@Kontrast thank you for your reply. What I could try to do is to integrate the standoffs into the wood, a sort of "double-bottomed" panel. So basically use a 3mm sheet and cut out a square on the inside, leaving just the a plywood frame and then glue on top of it a 2/3mm plywood sheet with ventilation holes. At that point the screws would be going straight into the first 3mm frame which will act as a standoffs, I wouldn't need those bolts and the wood would be touching the metallic side panel.

Now, theoretically it sounds good to me. The problem is working with plywood so thin without a laser cutter. I suppose I'll give it a go though! smile.gif
post #40 of 100
Why not use a SFX PSU? Then you won't have to mod the panel. You will never use 600w in a ITX build anyway, even with OCing.
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