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Continuing with the mini air duct story...

just like with the big duct, I cut some mesh and used hose clamp. The clamp 'strip' was bit narrower than its bigger relative and I used only one of them per duct - trying to keep proportions right to keep it looking good.

The acrylic cylinder is simply pushed in into the channel and it stays in place very well - no play at all.



Sorry for pics being bit blurry - I got sloppy with the camera
The masking tape is still on the acrylic to stop it from being scratched while I was wrapping mesh around it.

The mesh does not like to be bend like that so I force it and keep it wrapped for a day or two so that it 'memorises' the shape. I will remove the tape once I put the LEDs in.





Here is a good picture showing how I ended up with smaller inner diameter of the shroud. There are 5 (!) 'collars' in total.
I know, I know the fan is couple of mm wider than the duct as a result of that 'saving the air duct' drama but its minor and I am prepared to live with it - unless of course it really will cause airflow problems.





When I started working on the second duct, I took a pic showing all the 'collars' so you get a good idea what's involved.


Cheers all
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post #322 of 1083
^^ teh sex
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awesome!
can't wait 'til the LEDs go in
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Wow, looking good
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Pure. Case. Sex.

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^^ teh sex
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awesome!
can't wait 'til the LEDs go in
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Wow, looking good
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Pure. Case. Sex.

Thank you all!
on to more photos we go!
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Started working to the top panel fan guard.

Did not use any third party templates but simply taped it to the top panel itself to get the best results.





1 of the holes is misaligned. No problem. I will fix it later on.
It may look to u like other holes are bit out too but thats an illusion.


Can you tell what's coming?
I think Wastedtime would....












I am pretty sure that this is going to look lot better once I take the protective sheeting of.

I am very happy that I did not have any mishaps while making the holes - they all came out really good!

More coming soon.
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nice! i'm liking the whole circles theme on the top panel. looking good euro!
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Watedtime really started something didn't he! Lol, but man, that's just hawt.
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