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post #41 of 56
Yes. 4-1/2" diameter will work.

Note that you may want to sandwich the panel between some plywood. Use C-clamps to hold down ALL the pieces so that both hands are free to guide the bit.

If you are new to hole-saws, take great care as these bits will take an enormous chunk out of any flesh that gets in its way... they have a tendency to "skip" prior to seating fully in the cut as it is being made.

If you have a Dremel, then the circle cutting attachment (radius = 2-1/4") works very well.
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I will probably do the hole with a press drill. They will be at 90° and not at any other angle. My father can have me the right size of hole saw (they have all of them at is job )

I will fix everything at the press drill and go down slowly and don't forget my mask and my glass.

You will find this pretty noob but I never really saw a 120mm fan but when i check the templates, that look really big

Question: I want to put the radiator on one side of the panel and the fan on the other side. Maybe I will build a home made shroud. But I don't know how I will fix it. I will make the hole for the screw [6-32] (on the template) but can I just take long screw [6-32] and tight (a little bit, no force)?

For a build log... I will check. I not sure I have enough skill to do that. I will almost done every thing with my father

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Question: I want to put the radiator on one side of the panel and the fan on the other side. Maybe I will build a home made shroud. But I don't know how I will fix it. I will make the hole for the screw [6-32] (on the template) but can I just take long screw [6-32] and tight (a little bit, no force)?
A shroud could be incorporated onto the wall of the case (glued/screwed), or it could be free-floating and "sandwiched":

Fan > shroud > panel > radiator

Here is an image to give you and idea (free-standing... just imagine that the whole contraption is mounted to a vertical panel).




As you stated, 6/32-threaded bolt can pass through all the layers and secure to the threading on the radiator (just be sure not to use bolts that are too long or the radiator may be punctured).
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So the bolts can't pass through the radiator?
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No, the bolts do not pass all the way through the entire body of the radiator, they thread to flanges on the perimeter of the radiator.
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Arr... I will need to take the right bolts then , more work XD

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I found something wrong in my desing! I will need to put 2" each side of the mobo because the radiator will not fit and maybe with 2", it will be close.

With the 1" standoff, the radiator will not fit (it is 35mm wide, more than a 1", maybe 1 1/4") and with 2", I hope I will have enough space to pass my tube and for my sata cable/24pin mobo power/other cable(6+2/8 pin for the 6950)

For the color, can I paint it with wall paint? (Will be cheaper and easier to work with since it is winter her and I think it is a bad idea to paint outside when it's cold... i believe?

And the MDF REALLY dont like humidity/water and they have snow everywhere but I have a (omg... not really good in english, but i don't know how to say that... google don't help me this time... I have a temporary garage... euh.. not... maybe??? You make it at fall for winter and un assemble it at spring... made of.. canvas (really not sure of this). In french, we call that Garage de toile or Abri tempo but in english arreeuhhhh, sorry) But yes, it is wind free and close. So, can I use spray paint in that at these temperature?

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Is it possible to spray the pieces in the Garage de toile, and then move the painted pieces to a warmer drier room?
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Yes, I can do that! With some heater, it can help?

I will order in few hour all my rig (see my signature) and I will start to build it when I will have everything the be sure of the size of every piece because I have only M-ATX at home so I can't take it for a model.

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Yes. A heater will help. Please take care if you are using a space-heater as mishaps with combustion happen all too often. My apologies if this is already something that you know about or have taken precautions against... but I would rather say something that is not needed than to for you to be rudely awakened by a 7-alarm fire.

Also, have your drying area ready to go prior to painting.

Hanging the parts for painting and drying make for an easier time of it. Coat hangers and a clothesline work well, just make sure that the hangers won't slid toward the center and then cause the different pieces to make contact with one-another (clothespins work well).
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