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post #1051 of 1083
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I wanted to reduce the LED light bleed from the top front-most air duct into the rest of the top panel acrylic.


Because the acrylic duct is much shorter that the 2 rear ones, light appear more intense and it makes the exhaust hole bigger than the other ones - no likey
Also there are bright spots which don't look good.
So I decided to make an aluminum spacer to prevent the light bleeding out too much.



Cutting the hole was a very violent affair. I am pretty sure the hole saw was meant for plaster board and wood only but it ripped into the aluminum like butter!
I got bit off center but no problem - it was easy enough to compensate


Ahhh, so much aluminum to work with


Very rough and dangerous to fingers!


after lots of filing (inner edge need some more work)




There is some improvement but I have not fixed the bright spots issue yet.
The bracket will be painted black.


I also made a 'brace' for the top panel. The front has tendency to spring up so I made this brace to keep it down.



Edited by EuroFix - 8/16/09 at 6:22pm
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post #1052 of 1083
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I made new mock ups of the side panel where instead of one big mess of cables, cable concealers now can be seen. They will be painted black later on.



I chose the middle design aka 'version 1 rev B'
I am also replacing the 2 vertical parts of concealer with one piece to make it look nicer.

Thanks to all for your feedback re panel design.
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post #1053 of 1083
very good choice on window design

about the conceilers i like the idea you painting them black just wondering if your gonna be doing a channel/chamber for airflow to the gpu ?
post #1054 of 1083
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very good choice on window design

about the conceilers i like the idea you painting them black just wondering if your gonna be doing a channel/chamber for airflow to the gpu ?
I am no longer implementing thermal zones - i abandoned this part of the plan quite a while ago.
Still, having the intake front fans in the middle of the case and the ducts in place, both gfx cards (it will be SLI setup) should be getting enough fresh air to keep them happy when overclocked.
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Today I cut out the middle window in the side panel





First rough cut came out very good


I was so happy with the initial outcome that I had to finally put my feet in the pic


had a break for lunch and now Im going back to it to make it purty
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post #1056 of 1083
looks good man, nice cut!
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Thanks Maytridy

I have cleaned up all the edges. It came out quite well but more sanding required before I paint it.




My digicam is pretty ancient - 6 years old! Its very 'good' at distorting images . I will borrow a DSLR to take pictures when the mod is finished.

Next, I will work on applying acrylic to the window cuts and a method of attaching the side panel to the case.
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post #1058 of 1083
nice side panel mate
quality work
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nice side panel mate
quality work
thx CR, good to see you here again
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cheers mate. I am always lurking your thread
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