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Wanted one like the pics you posted, but could only find big heavy duty ones, you'd be able to nibble a car in half.
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frown.gif Not sure how easy it is to get one over there. Guess I should find out for future reference. thumb.gif

you never know when you'll need a nibbler 5000 miles away from home
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Wanted one like the pics you posted, but could only find big heavy duty ones, you'd be able to nibble a car in half.
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you never know when you'll need a nibbler 5000 miles away from home

Lol, good point.
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FAILED... but this nearly worked, found some clips for my top mesh, but because of the lip down the sides of the drive bays you cant push the mesh in to release it, i dont want to remove those lips, never know if i'll need those bays. small velcro pads instead? any other ideas welcome.
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Small strong magnets might work. Have them stick to each other. Hot glue them in place? Might work, I don't know.
 
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Small strong magnets might work. Have them stick to each other. Hot glue them in place? Might work, I don't know.

Thankyou, you just reminded me there are small magnets i can rob off the door of my old antec.
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Small strong magnets might work. Have them stick to each other. Hot glue them in place? Might work, I don't know.

stuck the tiny magnet to the bottom of my dvd drive, right at the front, the mesh sticks to it when placed in, i can pull the mesh forward easily with a hook. thanks mate +rep
will wait and see if this affects my dvd drive, do you think it will? its pretty small
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Glad to know the magnet works, that's what im going to do when I can get a hold of a Xigmatek drive bay converter. I was just looking at the weather strip on my outside door and it uses a thin magnetic strip to seal against the door, might try some of that.

I don't know about the optical drive, but I guess a small magnet wouldn't affect it. I think I'm going to remove my drive anyways and go with an external. I hardly ever use one.

Drive bay mod looks great, by the way. thumb.gif
 
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stuck the tiny magnet to the bottom of my dvd drive, right at the front, the mesh sticks to it when placed in, i can pull the mesh forward easily with a hook. thanks mate +rep
will wait and see if this affects my dvd drive, do you think it will? its pretty small

I'm pretty sure your drive will be fine, another idea if you want to try to stick to using the clips is to shim them out ever so slightly and or sanding the upper part of the filter/screen frame down a little so you get a little flex when you push on the upper. Those push locks don't need a ton of room to trigger.
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I'm pretty sure your drive will be fine, another idea if you want to try to stick to using the clips is to shim them out ever so slightly and or sanding the upper part of the filter/screen frame down a little so you get a little flex when you push on the upper. Those push locks don't need a ton of room to trigger.

thanks man, more good ideas to try out
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Whoohoo! Got that pesky mesh cut out from the front intake. It wasn't nearly as hard as I made it out to be. It took maybe 45 minutes for the initial cut and some grinding work. It's not as smooth as I'd like but at least there are minimal burrs left over.

It's not perfect but I think it turned out pretty nice. The imperfections will never be noticed after the u-channel gets here on Friday.

Initial cut
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Final product after grinding and a little bit of file / sandpaper work
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Thanks again for the ideas and encouragement.

Tomorrow I'm thinking PSU and starting the motherboard with actual cable management (this time).

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