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So the plexi turns into a liquid and then can be used for an adhesive or something?
Yeah...I just cover the scraps with a little acetone and let it sit overnight and its good...If you get it a little to thin or something add more scrap, if its a little to thick add more acetone....I just leave it in the jar when I'm done and it turns solid,I have some kind of little jar about the size of a baby food jar that I use, then when I need some i add some acetone and it will turn liquid again...I use pure acetone like you can buy in the metal quart cans at hardware stores for $5 or 6 bux a can...

When you put the pieces together you have to hold them in place for a few seconds till it holds on its own...Works pretty good...I think I would just buy good plexi glue if I was making a res, just for general use it works great...

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I was wondering how you bent your shroud together. I wanted to buy some sheet metal but i've never messed around with metal in this manor so I was afraid I would mess it up somehow.
You mean on that 480 GTX shroud? I made that one out of aluminum channel and just 45'ed the corners and made some L brackets for the inside corners and Gooped them in...

With coil stock I just use 2-2' roofing squares, put the stock between them to where I have it marked then C-clamp it in place and bend it...It works pretty well, you can get a little roll of coil stock at a hardware store for a couple of bux....

I made these little box things for the top of this res cooler out of coil stock..The bottom one over the res has a little sliding door I can take off to get the the res cap...


Here d3 shows how he does his...How To: Build A Performance Shroud
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post #23 of 32
Very nice! ... but that was a perfectly good lid!
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Ah, the tub didn't mind.
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ooh i like that green liquid, what is it/what dyes?

I like the shroud painted much better than that rubbermaid blue
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You should consider placing an entry for mod of the month. The simple yet effective category is waiting for you.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...on-2008-a.html
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You should consider placing an entry for mod of the month. The simple yet effective category is waiting for you.

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post #28 of 32
Looking good......Does it seem like it will be sturdy enough for 120x38mm fans on it?
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Yeah its sturdy enough. Its more of a shroud enclosure, and since I have the fans in a pull configuration the shroud just sits on top without a hitch. Post of the final install will be posted soon, after I assemble my rig back up.

About the Mod Comp. That sound really fun. Infact since I have so much time. I might do it again but with a little more detail, and some more BAM!!! I don't know. This is really my first mod, so
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post #30 of 32
Ok..I gotcha now...You'll just use it as an enclosure not a shroud...It looks good...
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