well i got bored and its kind of a dreary day here so theirs not allot to do so i decided to see if i could make my fan controller look a little better.
i didn't really like they way it looked in the bay with the adapter grill for the bezel. it just didn't look finished to me. their was just a little bit of extra space all the way around it and it that bugged me.
well hears how i dealt with it.
the scout comes with an extra 5.25 inch grill (if you use the adapter or an optical drive. if you use both you get 2 extras!)
i started by marking the center line on the grill.
TO THE SHOP!
i put a block of wood behind the grill to prevent the metal from bending or shredding
clamp the adapter plate to the top of the front of the other one
and i dropped the front of the controller in the slot to make it easier to find where to drill.
because of the extra space around the plate i taped it tightly in the spot it needed to be
all drilled out
and it fits nicely
above you can see the counter sink bit that i used to clean the holes up a little bit.
in the case. it looks much better now. i didn't put the dust filter in for the pictures.
to add the dust filter i just pushed the nobs through the holes so the foam poked out and just cut around them with a knife and done!
as always feel free to comment, ask questions, make suggestionsEdited by Striker36 - 4/18/10 at 5:48pm