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Holy cow lol.

I just got done chatting with the wife about the latest installment, and there's already two replies. (Wife is out of state about half the time, so we use this thread as sort of a blog so I can show her what I've been up to).

Thank you Prosser. I agree. You were right all along.

Repo, on the PSU intake, you can see it in those pics up there.

Random thoughts: It's just kind of a barren hole right now. The PSU is slightly off center, which is no big deal, but it kind of bugs me that it doesn't line up with my holes. There's roughly a 3/4 inch gap to play with between the top of the PSU and the bottom of the case top. The PSU has a grill for safety, but its fairly open (not worried about fingers, but a screw or something could find its way in there). It's also totally unfiltered.

Random solutions: Modders Hex Mesh under the diamond plate, over the case top. I could do a ... something ... and fix it to the mesh for a little more visual impact, and a little more protection of the PSU (first thought, a simple symbol of some sort cut out of diamond plate). Any filter tacked to the bottom of the case top would solve dust and loose screw issues.

Any and all suggestions are most welcome!
I wasnt thinking a/b that fan being the PSU, im thinking blowhole fan, sorry. Its early in the AM,LOL. Hrm, maybe some modders mesh (really polished up) like you said. Or if you know anyone that could do it, recut a d-plate piece and have someone mill some slots in it and make a cover that way, that would look nice too I think. I'll think a/b this over the morning, I'll be back after church.
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Or if you know anyone that could do it, recut a d-plate piece and have someone mill some slots in it and make a cover that way, that would look nice too I think.
That has some potential. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I could cut a new piece to inset into the existing hole, and "suspend" it with hex mesh.

Here's a sketch (I got the diamond plate pattern too small, but this is the gist):


Don't have any hook ups for a machinist, but I think I could manage that with a drill and a jigsaw. (I would definitely use the thinner gauge plate)

edit: <photoshop flex> I rendered that from scratch in less than half an hour. even had to google/piece together the diamond plate pattern)
post #73 of 194
Hey warfarin, I am curious. How did you do the blowhole fan for the PSU. I am quite interested in that. In my case the hot air from the PSU blows directly down over my processor.
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Hey warfarin, I am curious. How did you do the blowhole fan for the PSU. I am quite interested in that. In my case the hot air from the PSU blows directly down over my processor.
The fan you see is just the PSU fan. I just flipped the PSU over so its intake was facing up instead of down. My case has a seperate plate that the PSU attaches too, and then the plate is fixed to the case independently, so this was really easy. You might have to do a little finessing of your case's back panel to do the flip, but it shouldn't be anything too tricky.

After the PSU was flipped, its just a matter of hole sawing. I used a 4.5 inch holesaw bit and an 18V cordless drill. This post and the one that follows it cover it pretty well.
Here's a post
that shows what you might have to deal with if your case top isn't removable. There's some more hole saw action in this post as well.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

EDIT:
I'm about to make the rest of my speaker grill covers. I'll try to document the hole-saw bit step by step.
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That render looks good. If you have a dremel or large roto-zip you could get a metal bit and do that as well. The drill bit and jigsaw sounds like the best bet though. Glad I could pitch in
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Excellent job so far! Working with aluminum can be a PITA.
Watching with great interest this build I am.(spoken like Yoda).
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Excellent job so far! Working with aluminum can be a PITA.
Watching with great interest this build I am.(spoken like Yoda).
i to is starting to like this
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Starting?

I've been loving this from about 3 pictures in

Really clever design
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You've done a fantastic job so far. You sure know how to mod alright +REP For such a well done job.
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