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Hey Jameswalt1,

Thanks so much for the info. I'm going to order the plate right now. I have a dremel that I purchased for the front plate mod, so I'm set.


-Carson

Ask ColdZero for an extra small plate to practice on, I'm sure he'll do that
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Ask ColdZero for an extra small plate to practice on, I'm sure he'll do that

That's a good idea, I'll include that request in the order. Which dremel bit would I need to use to install these passthroughs: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21797/ex-tub-2235/Bitspower_G14_Thread_Female_Female_Pass-Through_Fitting_Fillport_-_Black_Sparkle_BP-BSWP-C04.html?tl=g30c101s460#blank ?

I imagine I need a diamond core bit, but I want to be sure. Do you think a 3/8 inch one like this: http://www.drillglass.com/3dicobitdr.html

Thanks,

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That's a good idea, I'll include that request in the order. Which dremel bit would I need to use to install these passthroughs: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21797/ex-tub-2235/Bitspower_G14_Thread_Female_Female_Pass-Through_Fitting_Fillport_-_Black_Sparkle_BP-BSWP-C04.html?tl=g30c101s460#blank ?

I imagine I need a diamond core bit, but I want to be sure. Do you think a 3/8 inch one like this: http://www.drillglass.com/3dicobitdr.html

Thanks,

Carson

That bit seems expensive lol. Just use small bits in general on a medium speed, looks like you're familiar with a dremel so I'm sure you'll do fine.
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I'd appreciate the votes for Mod of the Month for my Robocop 900D build if you think it deserves it! thumb.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1475684/mod-of-the-month-march-voting-closing-april-1st
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That's a good idea, I'll include that request in the order. Which dremel bit would I need to use to install these passthroughs: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/21797/ex-tub-2235/Bitspower_G14_Thread_Female_Female_Pass-Through_Fitting_Fillport_-_Black_Sparkle_BP-BSWP-C04.html?tl=g30c101s460#blank ?

I imagine I need a diamond core bit, but I want to be sure. Do you think a 3/8 inch one like this: http://www.drillglass.com/3dicobitdr.html

Thanks,
Carson
Iv'e tried using that style of bit in my drill, it didn't go over well. It skated around like crazy. The only way I see it functioning properly for drilling through acrylic is if you have a drill press & the acrylic is locked in place. Make sure you use lube(water) when cutting into the Cold Zero Acrylic.

I would try using one of the conical "grinding" heads. It worked well for me. Iv'e also used the classic style hole bits, but that was much less effective.
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Iv'e tried using that style of bit in my drill, it didn't go over well. It skated around like crazy. The only way I see it functioning properly for drilling through acrylic is if you have a drill press & the acrylic is locked in place. Make sure you use lube(water) when cutting into the Cold Zero Acrylic.

I would try using one of the conical "grinding" heads. It worked well for me. Iv'e also used the classic style hole bits, but that was much less effective.

skupples,

Thanks so much for the advice. Now that you mention it, I can imagine the bit I suggested wandering a lot. I have a conical bit already, so that works out well. You know, I think that PC builders are among the most altruistic people around!

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And once again the Forum comes through with valuable information. I am getting ready to start on a 900D build with the ColdZero midplate. I would have probably destroyed the midplate drilling to insert the required feed throughs for the cooling lines.

Now I'll wait to see how riesscar makes out on drilling his.

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I'd appreciate the votes for Mod of the Month for my Robocop 900D build if you think it deserves it! thumb.gif

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If it does it will be a minimal difference. I also game with a headset and at first the noise doesn't bother you, but after a while it does start to get on your nerves.

Push pull is fine, but I would at least go with better fans than the SP120.

I have 4 SP120 hi performance laying around. Might put them on the market place soon.

What are you going to be cooling? I'm on the mobile version and can't see your sig. :-p


You can't go wrong with either set up, but if that last bit of performance matters to you, go with xt45 in PP, but if you want a significantly quieter set up, go with The UT60, in push, instead if buying 6 fans for a 360, you can buy 3 higher quality ones.
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An 8350 max OC'd with a 290x, possibly a second later down the road along with whatever top-of-the-line Non-APU chip AMD brings out next (FX Excavataor?) If there's no better chip in the news before I get my 290x, I'll likely get the 9590 or move over to Intel if AMD is stopping the x86 market.

An XT45 in PP will not fit, I have 86mm of space above the MB, so my only options are a ST30 in PP or a UT60 in Push (I need to double check those measurements for the UT60, the ATX 8 pin is on the very top of my board which might cause some problems.

I want to go with the UT60 in Push. I'll re-measure in a minute to see what I'm working with.
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Firstly, I just wanted to give a preliminary result regarding the drilling if plexiglass discussed above. Although I have yet to receive me coldzero midplate, I just so happened to have a 3mm thick piece of plexi laying in my shed (what luck!). I decided to see if the dremel alone could cut out the 3/8!inch holes that I'll need for my passthroughs, and I was able to drill them with no problem. I just went slow and stopped every 30sec or so to ensure the plexi didn't melt. Now, I am not familiar with acrylic manufacturing, so it could be that the coldzero 3mm plexi has a different composition and propensity to crack, but my preliminary testing was successful. I used the circular carving/engraving bit that came with the dremel.

I also just saw this comment and wanted to weigh in:

Originally Posted by LaBestiaHumana

If it does it will be a minimal difference. I also game with a headset and at first the noise doesn't bother you, but after a while it does start to get on your nerves.

Push pull is fine, but I would at least go with better fans than the SP120.

I have 4 SP120 hi performance laying around. Might put them on the market place soon.

I own 8 SP120's and 4pwm noctua's. While the SP120's do have drawbacks, they push some serious air. It is not their performance that is the problem... it is their sound and -- to a lesser degree -- their bizarre pwm signal issues (assuming you have the pwm version). The SP120's give off a slight whining, which gets louder with rpm increases. So much so that running them at full speed is insufferable. The pwm signal is an issue I came across trying to control them with a swiftech 8-way SATA powered pwm splitter. It seems that the pwm signal required to control SP120's needs an amp when controlling more than 5 fans on a splitter, even if powered by an auxiliary connector. So, while there are issues with SP's, the statement "I would go with better fans than the 120's" only makes sense in reference to noise and pwm issues, not performance.

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