i grabbed some stuff on my way out of work today
so i spent all afternoon and evening in the work shop
yep paint and stainless steal
the stainless is for making a false floor and the paint is for well... .painting
i started by priming the bezel. after a couple coats i could still see a couple of the imperfections that were in the filler job so i decided to do more work on that a little bit later
next i drilled out the rivets that hold the HDD cage in place because i want the floor to go the full length to the fan to cover a radiator or two and keep every thing looking clean when its all said and done.
their is allot of space with this thing out. why didn't i drill that out sooner?
next i got distracted and made a cardboard blank for one of THESE
to see if their was any way the idea i have been tossing around could possibly work
and guess what.
their is no way im gona fit that their.... i guess im going to plan B (2 120mm rads with a bridge tube connecting them) for the GPU loop im planing to have eventually but that's not a pressing thing so im not worried about it. i have other stuff to buy first! but if you guys want to be awesome you could find me a really good 120mm rad that isn't hugely fat
any way. back to the task at hand
measured out the inside of the case for the biggest possible floor (45cmx27cm with a bend)
score it a few times to weaken it up a little and then cut with tin snips. it actually almost cracks really nicely along the scoring and doesn't ruin the edges of your snips.
then i pulled out the brake i made when i was teaching my self to weld
im still crap at making them pretty but they are strong joints so that's what really maters
a couple more to show how its made.
throw the sheet in and use the water pump pliers and fold it to you for a nice clean even bend like this
and after some trimming
i had to take about 2cm off the length (im not sure how much i cut off) to get it to fit right with a fan in their.
any way after finding out that the 2x120 rad plan wont work (with a rad any longer than about 260cm long) im thinking that i might take 2 120mm rads and link them and have them in that same place at the bottom of the case venting out the bottom. and if i do that i might even be able to get another one in the CPU loop if i dont just use the one in the cooling duct.
oh well just food for thought.
and with that. im going to make some dinner seance i skipped it to work on this stuff.
thanks for reading and thanks for the votes for MOTM. their is still time if you haven't voted yet.
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