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for novus 2, how do I apply it? With a rag or with some sort of brush?
I generally apply novus 2 by hand ..as in I use a latex gloves and spread the compound on the surface first in a circular motion keep repeating it till the compound is dry once dry I buff it with a lint free cloth
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OK, well I have the front and back secured together, I have a piece cut for the mobo tray (or it may end up being that side of the case if I get another mobo tray) which is also the side of the case, the top, and bottom. I'm still figuring out what to do for the left side panel...
I also need to cut a hole in the back for the I/O and expansion slot, which has to wait until the motherboard placement is finalized, and I need to figure out where/how to mount drive bays...
If I have time I'll get some pictures of the parts I have sitting around the workbench... they are all from old cases though, and they could use a bit of cleaning up (which reminds me, we have a power-washer )

I know lots of people like routing cables behind the motherboard tray. Should I mount the motherboard directly to the side panel or should I use a real motherboard tray? Acrylic or metal, or just a prefabricated one from lian-li or something?
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OK, well I have the front and back secured together, I have a piece cut for the mobo tray (or it may end up being that side of the case if I get another mobo tray) which is also the side of the case, the top, and bottom. I'm still figuring out what to do for the left side panel...
I also need to cut a hole in the back for the I/O and expansion slot, which has to wait until the motherboard placement is finalized, and I need to figure out where/how to mount drive bays...
If I have time I'll get some pictures of the parts I have sitting around the workbench... they are all from old cases though, and they could use a bit of cleaning up (which reminds me, we have a power-washer )

I know lots of people like routing cables behind the motherboard tray. Should I mount the motherboard directly to the side panel or should I use a real motherboard tray? Acrylic or metal, or just a prefabricated one from lian-li or something?
Need help/answers... bump.

What should I do for the motherboard tray? Should I just drill holes in the acrylic? Does anybody have an old case that they can cut up and send me the mobo tray and the rear panel (with the I/O and expansion slot things)?
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post #74 of 195
why not get one like I am using on The Intelligence project? its a Lian Li pan and backplate and was like 25 bucks. Iirc I got it from performance-pcs.com
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good idea, I guess the price isn't too bad :\\
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Interesting, good luck also subbed
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thanks man
Hopefully I get some help with the mobo mounting, I can't figure anything out and I don't have any scrap to start cutting up .
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post #78 of 195
Sucky, can't you get someone to give you a hand? CR seems to know what he's doing with the intelligence mod, maybe he could give you some ideas about it? Itd be kool to do a mod, i wouldnt know where to start or what to mod though lol
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CR recommended buying a $25-30 Lian Li motherboard tray. That would work, but it would be kind of expensive. I think that may be my only option though
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post #80 of 195
Well it might seem abit expensive but at least you're getting something good quality that does what you want. Would oyu rather have a shody build, or spend a little extra to get that look of quality. Know what i mean dude? I need to get a new heatsink for my E6300 cos i wana take it up2 3.0 on air hehe
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