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That's EXACTLY what I'm going to attempt tomorrow. How'd you cut a round hole?
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what u can do is stack a bunch of old fans together and use that as a duct.. make sure to remove the blades/spindle from the fans that will be used as the duct



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Lol, I'm asking how to cut the hole, not the duct. I don't really care about the duct. I just need a nice looking hole. I'll be modding this case later today by cutting a hole....just hoping somebody can tell me how to do a round one with 2 5.25" bays.
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You're dad works at a steel shop, and you're askign how to hack holes in the plastic of your case?!

....Man....Steel shops have scrap steel laying around (trust me, I work in one myself!)

A drill press and a bending machine are all he'd need to make you a sweet, custom fan mount!
Measure the opening, and then measure into the case to past the first screw holes to mount a drive. On a piece of paper, draw out the rectangle with the dimensions on it.
Map the mounting holes onto the diagram, and then add the 80mm with the four screw holes. Find the center, then indicate where the sides would need to be folder for the mounting points inside your case.

This could easily be made with 20 or 18 gauge steel man!
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You're dad works at a steel shop, and you're askign how to hack holes in the plastic of your case?!

....Man....Steel shops have scrap steel laying around (trust me, I work in one myself!)

A drill press and a bending machine are all he'd need to make you a sweet, custom fan mount!
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Map the mounting holes onto the diagram, and then add the 80mm with the four screw holes. Find the center, then indicate where the sides would need to be folder for the mounting points inside your case.

This could easily be made with 20 or 18 gauge steel man!
You know...I'm pretty sure that's a good idea. However I just can't follow it right now, lol. Running a really high fever, coughing, etc....so yeah you'll have to excuse me alittle, lol. Anyways, I'll come back and re-read that once my head clears a little. And I've already got a fan mounted in my case now (did it yesterday). I just need a fan grill that'd fit and I believe me mod willl be complete.
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Hey, no worries man, seems like EVERYONE is getting hit by that bad bloody flu/cold thing.
So...I took the liberty of drawing it up in good ole'mspaint for ya!



Measure, and add dimensions, and you're good to go!
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Hey, no worries man, seems like EVERYONE is getting hit by that bad bloody flu/cold thing.
So...I took the liberty of drawing it up in good ole'mspaint for ya!

Measure, and add dimensions, and you're good to go!
ROFL...Love the MSPaint thing you've got goin on! Lol, it actually makes sense now. Thanks for that...I'll look into it and see if that can be done. Great idea!
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Heh, thanks. Used MS Paint for a while making weird **** ages ago (like 10 years ago?!)
And you're welcome man!

Edit: Just something that occurred to me: Anything around 18 gauge might be a bit flexible and will possibly vibrate like a caffeinated gerbil. If your father has access to something to roll a bead into the top, and bottom edges of the panel, it would add a great deal of stiffness to the panel. Or, add two small flaps to the design at the top and bottom to be folded over (rolled edge).
Either or, would add a great deal of stiffness to the design. Something I hadn't thought about earlier (Getting sick myself...bloody colds, flus, and other crap of the ilk!)
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Originally Posted by Oscuro View Post
Heh, thanks. Used MS Paint for a while making weird **** ages ago (like 10 years ago?!)
And you're welcome man!

Edit: Just something that occurred to me: Anything around 18 gauge might be a bit flexible and will possibly vibrate like a caffeinated gerbil. If your father has access to something to roll a bead into the top, and bottom edges of the panel, it would add a great deal of stiffness to the panel. Or, add two small flaps to the design at the top and bottom to be folded over (rolled edge).
Either or, would add a great deal of stiffness to the design. Something I hadn't thought about earlier (Getting sick myself...bloody colds, flus, and other crap of the ilk!)
Another great plan. I think I'm finally starting to get over my flu, so I could actually decipher that message, lol. Sounds like an excellent plan. I'll have to see if he's willing to help me with that....he's a really busy guy. If not, what I did turned out quite well anyway. I just need a stupid grill that isn't too big. Thanks for that design though...I will most definitely try to get something like that made....and not only that, it could travel from rig to rig easily enough as well.
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