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post #21 of 56
If you use a "false floor" to hide cables and wires in your design, ensure that there is ample space to thread the cables and wires.

You could also make a removable or hinging cover to further hide the cables.
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post #22 of 56
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Hmm... didn't think about to have to pass other cable... I thought i will forget that idea and I will have a modular Power supply, so not a big problem here

Question, where can I buy acrylic? How hard it is to work with that? How expensive it is? Because my father will maybe pay for that! So if I can made it in acrylic 3/8 or 1/4 it will look awesome

Thanks Lee
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post #23 of 56
I'm throwing together an AutoCAD model of what I think you could do. Based on your Google Sketchup draft.

Edit: How tall are the PCIe brackets?
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post #24 of 56
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Hmm... didn't think about to have to pass other cable... I thought i will forget that idea and I will have a modular Power supply, so not a big problem here

Question, where can I buy acrylic? How hard it is to work with that? How expensive it is? Because my father will maybe pay for that! So if I can made it in acrylic 3/8 or 1/4 it will look awesome

Thanks Lee
There are several places online that are reputable:

TAP Plastics
Delvies
USPlastics
McMaster-Carr

You can also find sheets of acrylic and polycarbonate on ebay.

Costs vary depending upon thickness, color, and of course surface area.

Acrylic and polycarbonate share many similarities to woodworking, Here is some blurb on working with acrylic.

There are also numerous videos on YouTube that address fabricating with acrylic.
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post #25 of 56
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How thick should I that it? 1/4 " is enough? Do you think I can found that a local store like Home Depo or Rona?

For the PCI brackets, I have put around 5" but I really don't know, It will be one of the last thing I will do (place the card on the mobo, mesure, and fix. The easy way IMO)

Thanks, Lee

Edit : I forgot, what is the color of your Silentium side panel (the one where we see the interior)?
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post #26 of 56
1/8" thick sheets are suitable for non-load bearing panels such as windows and some portions of the main structure.

1/4" is suitable for structural and load bearing panels, depending upon design. In your situation I think 1/4" will do just fine.

The color of the windows that you inquired about are " bronze", or "solar bronze".
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post #27 of 56
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I check for the price at TapPlasics.com and the solar bronze ar REALLY to expensive, do you think the solar grey will be a nice color? (They don't show the color )
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post #29 of 56
They gray-colored panels look something like this:

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That look nice an the color to!!!

I'm trying an other "model" in sketchUp, will see what it will do

Thanks

Edit: Forgot the new "model", it will be ugly

Edit II: I have an other question (noobs one) how to fix 2 panel together?
Edited by Lee17 - 1/2/11 at 4:31pm
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