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Ok, what fan is that? If it's an R4, I'll be surprised because it looks like a gentle typhoon.

BTW, wish I had part of an airplane in my garage. Oh wait, wish I had a garage. Stupid "Short sale"!
it actually IS an CM R4

and its nice but when its in the garage it gets a bit cramped even when your the only one in their kinda drives you mad when you need to get to the other wall
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so i got bored and the fam was watching a movie so i started working again.

i have like 3 things going at once now

but any way i started working on the fan holder for the Drive bays

i started by taking the cases off of 2 dead DvD drives i had laying around to hold every thing together.


then i marked out rectangle on some scrap Lexan


all cut out


find the center


and mark the circle to be cut out


dont wory about the crappy red circle its just to show you all where the circle it actually is

then we find the right tools for the cutting out. i dont have a hole saw big enough for this job and im NOT paying 60 bucks for one so i asked my dad if we had any thing and he dug out a fly-cutter that i didn't know we had

i know its nor quite the right tool but if im careful it works just as well

i did a couple trial cuts just to make sure the fly-cutter would work the way i wanted it to and it was close enough for me to actualy give it a shot

and here we are measuring the blades are the right with... more complicated than it looks...



i left them just a bit smaller than they could be just because the walls are going to be really thin as it is. and i wanted some room for error and clean up room.

pilot hole in the Lexan


and the cut with the fly-cutter.

those clamps saved my fingers.... im NOT putting my hands any closer to that thing than i need to when its spinning.

and the way of clamping it down that actually worked the best.


and the cutter messed up the protective plastic so i just pulled it all off. but here it is all cut up before i cleaned it up


all cleaned up and sitting on a fan




thats all i have for now but ill probably cut the side window vent hole and finish the bay fan holder thing tomorrow and throw an update or 2 here

as always. feel free to comment and w/e
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all looking great! well done so far
    
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Looks pretty good so far!
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Curse you with your fine toolery!
    
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all looking great! well done so far
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Looks pretty good so far!

thanks guys!

im working on my bay fan thing (still dont have a name for this damn thing lol and ill try and get it about done today and had an update tonight.

i cant get it 100% done till i get my H50 in the mail. but ill get as far as i can
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thanks guys!

im working on my bay fan thing (still dont have a name for this damn thing lol and ill try and get it about done today and had an update tonight.

i cant get it 100% done till i get my H50 in the mail. but ill get as far as i can
Since you're working on the Reactor why not call your bay fan mount the Cooling Tower?
    
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Since you're working on the Reactor why not call your bay fan mount the Cooling Tower?
i like it except that its not a tower so i think ill call it the Cooling Duct (idk why i didnt think of that last night when i started on it lol)

on a side note can some one with an H50 get me a measurement on the thickness of the rad and the fan please?


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Corsair specs - http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=79974

No specs on the fan but it's a 120mm Akasa.
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Q: What are the dimensions of the radiator?
A: Width:120mm
Height: 152mm
Depth: 27mm
thanks ronin

(copied/pasted from the CM Storm Scout club thread. link in my sig)

well that means that my original duct plan is not going to work but that's not a huge deal. originally i was planing on making it all self contained in the drive covers. thats not gona work so i think instead because its 152mm tall ill just cut the bottom drive cover and slide the rad up through it so the hoses stick out from the bottom moving back into the case.

update of what im talking about soon
Edited by Striker36 - 3/28/10 at 10:13am
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Striker first off I'd like to say, your avatar...=D. Secondly I'll be following this build.
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Striker first off I'd like to say, your avatar...=D. Secondly I'll be following this build.
THANKS!!! i hope i dont disappoint.
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