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UPDATED 4-20-08

***Added three new pictures (see below)

Note: I've come to realize that this is not really a shroud more so but an enclosure to cover the shroud I will have. I will use 3 120x25mm fans and gut them out and set those in between the Radiator and the 3 120x38mm Panas I have for a Pull configuration. Later on when I get 3 more Panas I will have a Push-Pull configuration


I would title this a how to but I'm not going to since I'm going with what I had lying around the house. (A Rubbermaid Lid) Yeah I know its not practical but hey If everything goes well this thing will get a coat of black enamel.

I start by cuting out the middle of the lid like so


Then I countinue with a template using commen tools like well, a ruler, a pen since it writes and shows really well on this plastic lid, and well some creative thinking.
Notice the paper model I created out of some heavy paper. I did this several times until I liked what I saw.




Sorry for the bad exposure, but this is the paper shroud, and what it looks like assembled. Of course I will cut out the three holes for the fans, and if you haven't guessed this is a 360 sized shroud


The Final Template cut out with extra plastic left for later so that I can rap the rest around the bottom of the final assembly and make it look nicer.


This is a peice of plastic from the lid, and its scored for better bending.


Now the same peice bent at a 90 degree angle. Notice the plastic is white from this process but it is still intacked and bendable without snapping in half, so its quite strong, but for added reinforcement I will be caulking the inside of the shroud at ever crease using clear silicone to add more support.


Once the shroud is complete and assembled, reinforced with clear silicone, then this thing will go into the paint booth if you will for some black enamel painting. This should also make the shroud stronger after several coats. I will be posting some more pictures when I get the Radiator In the mail for final assembly to the case.

I've got the shroud assembled, but not caulked or painted yet. Its just being held with some painters tape right now. But this is what it will look Like.





Heres a picture of the shroud enclosure semi assembled with the my Panos under it with grills, not screwed in.



UPDATE 11-17-08

So I finally got around to painting the shroud enclosure yesterday, and added a second coat a few minutes ago. Just one or two more coats left and I do believe this will be it.





Also painted the hardware for mounting because this will show under the enclosure. Now all thats left is reassembly of the computer but at this time I am currently leak testing my new loop so assembly won't be until tommarrow, so a Picture of that will come soon after.



I would like to thank those who liked the project and for there advice and help in this quick little setup. Version 2.0 coming soonTime for a drink! Cheers

UPDATED 4-20-08

Here it is. The final assembly. I would like to say that it is a bit high of the top of the case. but I did this for maximum air flow, and I am on the way to making a new enclosure, since this doesn't look low profile to me.





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Lol ur my hero,
Home made stuff FTW Rep+ for ur creativity
    
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Nice, thats very clever. The mini one reminds me of a hot dog basket. Looking foward to the final product. Hope you make a DIY on this.
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Hey that looks pretty good, you can always stiffen it up internally with extra layers of plastic or something if you need to...Thanks for the pic's...I like hand made stuff, anyone can buy it, it takes a little skill and time to build your own gear.......Its a lot more fun to....
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woah thats looking great!

I'm going to subscribe after posting

gotta love these DIY ghetto mods
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Two words my friend.

Gorilla. Glue.

Lol, ok aside from that, this is AWESOME! Definitely + for creativity and uniqueness, I think this has potential to come out very nice
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I am working on something similar, except with lexan, i cannot take credit for the idea though, HawaiianSuperman from 411overkill gave me the idea.
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Hey repo_man thats not a bad idea at all actually. Much better than clear silicone I think Rep+
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Now you have inspired me to make a custom shroud, but different material. I will post pics when done.
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