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May I suggest turning the fan upside down and leaving a gap under it. That way it would push air up and past the components. You could secure it with the elastic cord and staple or tie it onto the wood. Just my 2 pennies. Rep+ for your ghetto rigging and thinking outside the box literally!
Funny thing is that the fan spins backwards since the cables came that way on my Aerocool ExtremeEngine. Man I bought that case a long time ago

Thanks for all the encouragement, this is my first foray into something abstract. I've always looked at most mods and felt a little disappointed that it was just another box. A fancy box, but still a box.

I hope to update within the next few days after I get some new stuff up. I'm currently designing a better... Erm... Well, design (does this even qualify as a case?) and I plan on making it more stable and want to focus on appearance and silence in the long run. I wish I could find the elastic cabling stuff in black.

Until next time!
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Ha ha he is thinking out side of the box!!!

IMO, get a hole saw and make a hole under the fan
sand the wood a little to get rid of the splinters.

Spray paint is fun. Personally Spider Web makes me think Old, new 2x2 Doug Fir
doesn't look so old. Maybe Try a little stain (minwax) to give it some color.


The main thing is Keep having Fun, looks like you are enjoying this, "thats what its all about"
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I think the best part of this is when people walk by and say "wait, that thing actually works?" lol

It is a very fun and affordable project. With the final version I migh even go so far as to say it could make a good test bench. The ghetto proof concept there cost $4 lol

Hopefully the next version has a little more cohesion, however.
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I want to see some video of it running, to see how much the HD/Fans shake.
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I want to see some video of it running, to see how much the HD/Fans shake.
Not at all really. If I can find a video recorder I'll record it today.
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Ok, a small update. I now have the front panel frame for version 2!






Although it will be a more traditional box, I can use a sander to round all the edges and smooth the wood, then I can treat it to a nice finish. I think I'm also going to make a button out of wood for the front panel. That ebony colored Minwax seems like an attractive option here.

EDIT: If I can get the final project color to look like this consistency, it will be exactly what I'm looking for!

Edited by williamdabastrd - 1/23/11 at 5:42am
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Ok, a small update. I now have the front panel frame for version 2!






Although it will be a more traditional box, I can use a sander to round all the edges and smooth the wood, then I can treat it to a nice finish. I think I'm also going to make a button out of wood for the front panel. That ebony colored Minwax seems like an attractive option here.

EDIT: If I can get the final project color to look like this consistency, it will be exactly what I'm looking for!
You could counter sink those screws and put in plugs to hide them.
Ever hear of Deft?
its a Lacquer, put some of that on your frame and make it SING!


wood+stain+deft= Beautiful


EDIT:
If you made two pieces of wood criss-cross diagonally, and connected them like you are doing you would get almost like a helix look.
Edited by cayennemist - 1/23/11 at 11:36pm
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If you made two pieces of wood criss-cross diagonally, and connected them like you are doing you would get almost like a helix look.
I'm not entirely sure I understand this - an X-shape as the middle of the case going on a slant?
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I'm not entirely sure I understand this - an X-shape as the middle of the case going on a slant?
Well technically its a stand not a case but yes
I'm still A nooblet at Sketchup, but here is my stempt



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