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post #61 of 104
Well....

....here I sit....



Scrolling.....scrollling.... up, down, up, down....

I won't bother stammering or stuttering with insufficient verbage in a vain attempt to inefectually express myself.... I will keep it simple.




WOW!



I am especially fond of the bevelled edges. Nice touch.
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post #62 of 104
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Managed to get the brackets fabricated and installed and test fitted everything and took it all apart to finish the paint tomorrow.

Yes I had to scrath the window rad--the plumbing was to complicated and would make it a nightmare for the end user to install the motherboard. Everytime the user would want to open the side panel again...nightmare. Looks cool--but was too big an ordeal.

Take a look at what I came up with to mount and seal the rad to the top.





THe PA 160 is easily removed--yet seals the top completely--the aluminum brackets are contoured to follow the molding in the top panel. Once painted they will look like they were meant to be there.


Weatherstrip sals the irregular surfaces of rad and grill together.



I debated about semipermanently adhering them to the top but chose to go with screws.



THe aluminum brackets are made from two pieces of mitered angle--1/2" and 1" in 1/16" thinckness.


I used this special 3M tape that is almost like welding them together.


Here they are ready for sanding, priming, and paint. I am going with candy red to blend them into the case.



Stripped back down...


The top is pretty good..I may just leave it.


The rad needs to be stripped with acetone and primered and painted to match the case.


This piece of acrylic will get a real work out tomorrow on the drill press with a buffing wheel...you won't recognise it when I am done


This troublesome piece is going to get sanded and painted again..maybe three more coats...


Paint...I got.


More...


More...

So tomorrow will be a prep and paint day and no real progress on assembly until the weekend to give the paint a good cure. Now that I have chosen a course of action the process has smoothed out--trying to engineer the case for the side panel rad was driving me insane

THe other cases all get slightly different treatments--since they do not have a gauge eating ip the space on the ceiling I can mount a 240 GTS up there and see how that performs.

More soon!
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...scrolling...
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Well I feel like I am starting to get back into the flow...
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post #65 of 104
screws work Cyber... good idea, and the brackets look great...

maybe try to make the foam or somehow wit something else finish the seal so there is no air loss through the four corners of the mount of course not a biggie but to get the most out of the fan... what's the CMF of the 200?

no loss from the time spent on the build for the custom window though... I am sure you can still use it to make it the only A900 with two 120mm on the window

I know little about H20 but I am sure you can get the CPU and NB cooled with the one radiator so no stress since I completely agree that an anoying window off-on action is the worst!!! just finished placing my TT120's stock fan on the window (better mod than yours, cause I used TAPE! hahahah ) and the power and rpm knob's cable were a big concern of mine...

it is looking mighty fine bro!

do u think there might be something crazy you could do for the external tubes? just a thought as it would invlolve a lot of fabrication to create a cover, but maybe you can work up some radical mounts that hold them very neatly in place or something making it look more permanent/secure...

I am loving this thread now that you made it RED heheh

this will be my fav out of all ONC I think.. keep that momentum going Cyber!
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post #66 of 104
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Well I feel like I am starting to get back into the flow...
Great work nonetheless...now make a web with the tubing and I'm sold!
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post #67 of 104
Looking great

Although, when I look at those pics I don't think you really need to prime the radiator...the contrast looks good from over here. Maybe its different where you are
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Less work is good--I want to get these projects completed and move on.
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nice very nice my antec P182 looks very plain the more i serch threw the logs
    
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post #70 of 104
hey druid your case looks like crap compared to minez woooot!!!

T-A-P-E baby!!

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