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Thanks warf

I think what I'm going to do is use my dead DFI board as a template, mark the standoff holes, then add standoffs and put the motherboard on them. Then I'll add a bunch of PCI cards and use them to mark rear panel holes .

Still waiting for my flex shaft nut to arrive.
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Sounds like a plan.
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Quick update: I just realized something after reading CattleRustler's most recent update on Greenie-poo. I took a look at the back of my case and found out something that makes me feel really stupid...
All this time, I knew that the expansion card panel on the rear was recessed a bit into the case. I just figured out that the IO panel is also recessed, meaning that they're both actually flush together! Why didn't I just put some cards on an old mock-up mobo and test this out? I have no idea...
I may be able to get some work done tomorrow, but my parents are heading off for a few days so I may not...
Plus I still have some homework to do...
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Excuses excuses excuses! We all know teaches do not actually expect you to do the homework, so why waste your time with it?
     
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post #115 of 195
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sorry guys, still no time.
Yesterday I was setting up my dead DFI board to put in the case to mark off the rear panel cuts to be made when I realized that I needed to mount the board on the standoffs, otherwise the rear panel would be off by ~1/4".
So hopefully I'll be able to pick up a tapping kit and get on with this already. I already dug through my dad's computer-part-drawer-thing and found a complete set of standoffs and screws. I'm pretty sure these have the standard threads, but I did have a bunch that had a different, smaller thread.
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So...
I now have a tap and a 6-32 tapping bit, w00t!
Is it ok to tap without tapping fluid? I don't know what the fluid even does.
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post #117 of 195
in metal, no.
get the fluid.

it keeps the bit from dulling and helps the threads cut clean.
in a pinch use some wd40 or 3in1 oil, but get the right fluid asap
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+1 on the tapping fluid for metalwork.

For acrylic, you should be ok without it, in fact it might react adversely with the plastic.

(sorry, I can't remember what you're tapping anymore).

You need to update more often nate! I'm old. Memory is slipping.
post #119 of 195
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Lol, thanks guys.

Warf, I would update more, but I just don't have free time. I finally got the tap, but then I get a fever of 100-103 for 6 freaken days. It's not swine flu, but the doctor thinks its probably pneumonia. We don't know whether its bacterial or viral, but I'm on antibiotics now anyway.

I may have a quick test bench of sorts to make out of scrap wood. It won't be pretty, but I will get to practice tapping on a soft material (I think I have some scrap acrylic though, and I'll definitely practice on that before I do it on the final product).
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youch.

Yeah, take it easy bud. I just shook off a pretty nasty bug myself. No fun.

No worries nate. I'm just messing with ya. All good things come to those who wait.
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