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post #191 of 326
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Why are the switches on the back of the pc?
I had originally wanted the front to be very minimal. The DVD drive is going to be 'stealthed' for lack of a better word. Basically I'm going to cut out a slot for the tray and then put a similarly sized piece of acrylic on the front of the tray. For the fan controller I will be making knobs out of the acrylic and hopefully they will be as minimal as possible. I decided to put the switches at the back when I hadn't quite figured out what I was doing with the fan controller. I only wanted the dvd slot to be on the front but I had to put the fan controller there as well. I could have put the switches at the front since it won't be as minimal as I hoped but I already had the holes for them at the back. I'm still not sure where I am going to put the switches for the lighting so I may go ahead and move the power switches to front and use the spot on the back for the others.
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post #192 of 326
I got ya
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post #193 of 326
that looks AMAZING!
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post #194 of 326
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
that looks AMAZING!
I know! I have to admit it is starting to come together, slowly. Thanks for that though.

Expect an update soon. Need to format my pics, upload 'em and make a post.
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post #195 of 326
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I still can't find that stupid router bit. Before I went to Lowes for a new one I did a few things.

Trimmed out the PCI area.





Then I had lunch and went to Lowes and got me a new bit.



Using a jig saw I cut out a template to mod the window.



I don't have a CNC at my disposal but I don't let that stop me...

















Window sits flush now. I think I will do some lighting for this panel as well. Moar glowy edges!!

Now that I have my bit I finished trimming up the PSU area.





Tomorrow I will try to do the fan cutouts as well as the cutouts for the front. I still could use some input for the fan cutouts if anyone has any ideas!
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post #196 of 326
OH MY GOD THAT WINDOW IS AMAZING!

Seriously man, the most impressive window mod ever! Routing it down... what a genius idea!

For the fan hole, old fashioned hole saw? Tip the case on it's front, find the centre, mark the hole and down you go. Then just clean it up. Either that, or a tip you might be able to use, get a length of rod. Drill a hole in the end and put a small nail or something through. Put the rod through those holes on the router base. Drill a small hole in the centre of the hole you want to cut and put the rod pin through it with the router on the rod. Set up your distances and then spin the router round the pin.
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post #197 of 326
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I was kind of hoping to not make a circular fan cutout. I was thinking something like this:



Not sure though.
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post #198 of 326
On my tech bench, I'm cutting my fan grilles directly into aluminum like this:

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post #199 of 326
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I did think about doing something similar to that. I think it would be a real pain to do it in acrylic and with thin slits like that I would likely break the acrylic. I also think neither of those designs will match the vents on the side panel well. Just cutting out a circle with the large mesh would probably match the existing design the best. I guess I could redo the vents on the side panels and make the fan cutouts match, but I don't want to redo another piece.
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Quote:
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I was kind of hoping to not make a circular fan cutout. I was thinking something like this:



Not sure though.
1.) That update is amazing, and I could only like it more if you did anodized white for the whole case (I've got a thing for White Metal with Orange accents)

2.) I think this fan cutout is the best. I honestly think it'll have a nice look to it.

Finally: This Log is beautiful and I shall cry when it finishes.
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