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Couple of photos to indicate what I am intending to do with the acrylic ducts.

This is only VERY rough approximation so it does look crap atm but I need to visualize the mod as I progress forward to make sure Im on the right track.


The are few things that need to be imaged in the above photo:

1. the clear shroud on rhs will partially stick out through the mesh and have a mesh guard - similar to what Im doing with top panel shrouds

2. ducts wrapped in mesh

3. both ends of ducts possibly terminated with u channel (holding the mesh in place )

Then there is the whole mounting solution and finally power delivery solution to the shrouds. I saw somebody used bicycle brake cable tubing to deliver power...



Yeah the above is not much to look at, I know, especially with all the tape everywhere but it gives you some idea...
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post #152 of 1083
thats going to look cool when your done
Edited by whe3ls - 6/1/08 at 2:37am
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That will definitely look cool when you are done
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i cant wait to see this its progressing really well and great job on the pics etc..
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that is sweet!
no time to post a better post, I'm in school
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many many good things happening in this log

I'm anxiously awaiting the next installment.
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I have ordered 8 Zalman red LED fans for shrouds. Thats 7 + 1 spare.
I got reply from vendor that they are out of stock and it will be approx 6 weeks before they will get any

I was looking at possible major delay and got annoyed. I checked with a number of etailers and retailers and no go. I cant believe ow difficult it is get some stupid fans down here

Everyone has either CM or Antec Tricools. There is some sort of Antec Tricool madness out there!
CM are crap because they have LEDS on fan stems and Antec, while nice, they are too expensive for butchering and the LEDs are not in the spot I want anyway.

Oh yeah there are also AC Ryans but they cost too much.

I am contacting another etailer on Monday - the same one I got the 2 fans initially from.

BTW, I did some work anyway - photos coming up...
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The front mesh will have 2 120mm fan shrouds protruding through it.
I carefully snipped away most of the middle to make room for the shrouds.





Almost from the beginning of the mod I have been trying to figure out how to put the air ducts together. After much deliberation I decided that I want to make it modular such that if need be, I can remove the whole air duct module from the case.

I decided to start by connecting the front shroud, the rear fan and the duct in the middle, together using threaded rods.

3 x 3ft 3/16 threaded rods


The rods will be terminated with dome nuts. Hang on, why am I talking rods and nuts here?


All holes in in fan shrouds needed to be slightly enlarged.














The finished product will also feature red acrylic sheet behind the front mesh. I have cut it a while ago but have but not cut 120mm holes in it yet.

Thank for looking
Edited by EuroFix - 6/1/08 at 7:50am
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post #159 of 1083
That's just too cool.
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haha thats such a good idea!
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