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Hello. I have seen many people with the Rocketfish case make a division between the MB and the PSU. How do you do this? I am not very good at case modding, so the easier the better. I was thinking a piece of aluminum and then cutting it to size and putting some 90 degree brackets underneath.....is this the best way?

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That's pretty much it. You could probably get away with a bracket just in the back though. See here for placement.

edit: Here are a couple of better shots. Credit goes to phillipjos for the mod:
http://www.overclock.net/attachments...b-dscf0804.jpg
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Edited by heretic - 7/7/08 at 1:09pm
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Some I have seen used small angle aluminum and mouted them above the PSU and front case fan and just layed a peice of aluminum sheeting or plexiglass across them. I would add one at the lower part of the MB tray for center support.

I have a 240 rad. mounted in the bottom ofg my fish so I had to do something a little diff. I cut the corner section from a small plastic bin to cover my PSU and cables and just painted it.

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post #4 of 20
You have nailed it. Using a bracket is the general way to add a divider and some cases have room for a bridge that will also support the divider in the front end of the case.

In general unless you have the tools you can go to a steel factory and have them cut the metal for cheap. You don't want to do a half baked job or cut yourself.

Also, you will want to be aware of where all the components will be so you don't cause problems putting the components in or upgrading down the road. I know some of this seems obvious, but the last thing you want to do is cause yourself more trouble if you missed something silly.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 7/7/08 at 1:21pm
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That's pretty much it. You could probably get away with a bracket just in the back though. See here for placement.

edit: Here are a couple of better shots. Credit goes to phillipjos for the mod:
http://www.overclock.net/attachments...b-dscf0804.jpg
http://www.overclock.net/attachments...b-dscf0805.jpg
Hey thanks for the credit.The hd rack is a little low so at that end i put a few washers and nut and bolt to level it,worked great.
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most people use a piece of metal for a divider. i used a piece of acrylic. =P same idea as heretics.
 
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most people use a piece of metal for a divider. i used a piece of acrylic. =P same idea as heretics.
Yes metal is a better choice.But i did use a pc. of plexi as a template and transfered to a .118 pc. of alum.
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post #8 of 20
Check out the link in my sig to see my divider. It was really easy to do. I bought some 0.064" aluminum sheet from eBay and some 3/8" angle aluminum from Lowe's. I measured and cut the sheeting with a Jigsaw and then cut the angle about 1/8" shorter than the length of the sheeting so it could be 'rocked' in. Last I riveted the angle to the sheet, mounted some more angle front and back and that's it.
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That's pretty much it. You could probably get away with a bracket just in the back though. See here for placement.

edit: Here are a couple of better shots. Credit goes to phillipjos for the mod:
http://www.overclock.net/attachments...b-dscf0804.jpg
http://www.overclock.net/attachments...b-dscf0805.jpg
This case is super nice... And I hear it was cheap while available @ BB. This true? How much? I kinda want one now Are these cases heavy?
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Are most of you using 1 piece dividers? My aluminum one that I bought from Sum0n3 is a two piece otherwise you cannot get it into the case. It is attached with right angles, and is then ported along the edge for routing cables. I also have the wire mgmt cover that he made, but I haven't installed that yet.
    
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