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post #251 of 343
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lol i take you like the look of it than. I am going to try and brain storm some ideas how i can have the moulding around the windows because i really like the look of it.

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Looking good so far; but about the molding...I think it looks fine on the fan holes, but whenever I see it on case windows, it looks like someone is trying to cover up a bad job with the hacksaw. FYI for really clean fan hole cuts try a hole saw or a hole punch (usually hole saw's are cheaper).

Anyhoo, case looks like a winner so far
+rep+subd

oh and as an alternative to the molding on the window, actually paint a border in some color paint, like black or something? imo it would look more professional - i mean show off those sexy clean cuts!
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post #253 of 343
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Thanks for the rep TikiMan! I think it is going to be too much hassle for what it is worth to put the moulding around it. It does look good the way it is. I think i might keep it this way on second thoughts.

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post #254 of 343
Just for anyone's general info, If you want a sweet nice clean cut you can get a cheap Gutter hole punch.

My buddy's a roofer and his cost $1200- but he says for aluminum or thin steel only you can get real cheap ones. I never looked cause I just borrow his. Lol
post #255 of 343
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Got the front pannel all sanded and pollished now. Still got the painted side pannle to go yet but i will have the rest of my parts here this afternoon so cant wait!

Before:


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Got my parts today! YAY ! First things first, need to paint the fan grills (pics of that later). I love my new CPU cooler. Its so light but extreamly sturdy due to the bent aluminium punch-out down the centre. Im not sure if i should lap it or not. What do you think?

My new parts.


I also got some switches. Left them in a mate car and only got them back today.


Does anyone know which one to connect the fan to? I have three here or doesnt it matter?


Here is the Heatsink, HR-01 Plus!


I was wondering if it is worth lapping it. What do you think?


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post #257 of 343
Why not lap it. Long as you got the patience. Lapping is fairly easy, just time consuming, but it will make your build all that much better.
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What i mean is: Is there much performance gain? I here people get it 1 to 20 degrees cooler but this would only be in exteam conditions? Or is it about what to expect. Because i will do it if i get performance increases like that.

Does anyone knwo which terminal on the switches do i connect the fan to?

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post #259 of 343
Not sure about the terminals for the switches.

As for performance difference. I usually see people get like a 3-5 degrees celsius difference, so why not.
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post #260 of 343
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In that case i am deffinetly doing it! Thanks noahmateen1234.

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