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all the fans are green and when i swap out the tubing on the H50 and do all that water stuff im thinking about the water will be green and i MIGHT (if i can justify the expense) have some green sleeves on some of the wires (only a few though like 4 or 5 on the 24 pin ATX one. just enough to brake up the black) and every one on my end is telling me that i should scrap the paint idea..... but idk. ill have to think about this one
Don't listen to anyone else when it comes to your creativity. You alone have to be satisfied with the end result and from what I've seen so far, you're doing fine. If you want to paint it, then paint it!
    
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Don't listen to anyone else when it comes to your creativity. You alone have to be satisfied with the end result and from what I've seen so far, you're doing fine. If you want to paint it, then paint it!
thanks for the vote of confidence rocker, your the man, (with hot avitars)

what i was thinking instead of painting the yellow stripes on the front was taking a trip to my local large scale hobby shop and finding some stencils of things like "CAUTION" and "INTAKE KEEP CLEAR" i know of a pretty good one about an hour from my house that i have done business with before that has most every thing for the size im thinking of.


my lap top charger died... so that being my main rig at the moment im kinda stuck and i want to get that going again asap so im gonna have to dip into the "reactor project" funds this week (and pay my taxes ) so that last post about stuff i want to buy is on hold for a week or two
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I got a charger for my laptop on ebay for like $14 shipped. Look around there.
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I got a charger for my laptop on ebay for like $14 shipped. Look around there.
i would but dont like e-bay... i got screwed a couple times paypal savend the day but even still, i try and avoid it even if i need to pay a little extra and my boss said he would help me out because i have a bunch of work files on my laptop and my stuff is alredy converted for our mill and other tools and its just faster to use my lappy than re comple every thing on the work (read: crap) computers
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i would but dont like e-bay... i got screwed a couple times paypal savend the day but even still, i try and avoid it even if i need to pay a little extra and my boss said he would help me out because i have a bunch of work files on my laptop and my stuff is alredy converted for our mill and other tools and its just faster to use my lappy than re comple every thing on the work (read: crap) computers
Gotcha.
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Just read through the whole thread... nice work with the acrylic

It seems like your good with tools, you could think about making your own waterblock... thats what i'm doing (coz i got no money either). The thread is in my sig if your interested.
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Just read through the whole thread... nice work with the acrylic

It seems like your good with tools, you could think about making your own waterblock... thats what i'm doing (coz i got no money either). The thread is in my sig if your interested.
THANKS! i had alot of fun working with the lexan. i think i might revise my rez though.

i AM actually thinking about making my own water block . the only limiting factor on that right now is i dont have access to end-mills for the milling machine i would be using precise enough for my liking. i actually have a couple plans (solidworks) for a couple on my laptop (the one i cant use till tomarow afternoon )

but till i get around to talking my boss into getting me a couple small tools ill just use my H50
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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
http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/g...DSCF0299-1.jpg
clamp the adapter plate to the top of the front of the other one
http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/g...DSCF0302-1.jpg
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.


all done!

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 suggestions
Edited by Striker36 - 4/18/10 at 5:48pm
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Love your work.. Pro fession al.
    
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Love your work.. Pro fession al.
THANKS! that means a lot coming from the great Gen. Enigma
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