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hey guys here is my sm8, almost done with it Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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current status on my build, should be SLI early next week when my 2nd 970 gets here and maybe someday soon EK will make blocks for them smile.gif

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I'm ordered my frist CaseLabs Case smile.gif

I hope it will arrive fast ^^
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I'm ordered my frist CaseLabs Case smile.gif

I hope it will arrive fast ^^

I hoped the same when I ordered mine. I'd check every day and always see the "awaiting fulfillment" message. Then I got an email saying that my order would be delayed due to a problem with a vendor.

In the end it really didn't take but maybe a day or two longer than expected but I was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.

By the way, it was worth the wait. Fantastic case!
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hey guys

im trying to mount two Bitspower 250mm DDC pump/reservoir combos to the wall of SM8, side by side, facing the opposite side wall of the chassis, so that calls for 8 holes total (2 each for EK DDC UNI mount/holder, 2 each for Bitspower Res clamps). In addition, I need to drill two 20mm holes above the tops of the reservoirs for Bitspower fillports/panel fittings. I also have M3 and M4 threaded nylon spacers I intend to use as I want partial cable clearance as the 24 pin ATX may run a tad underneath one of the units.

Obviously absolute precision measurements is a must, and ive never drilled before on anything ever, so I ended up just buying a tabletop drill press (albeit a cheap one). I also bought several clamps, filers, masking tape, a dremel and some accessories, and a step-drill bit that goes up to 3/4".

now ive heard that for the Bitspower fill ports, I should perhaps start with a 15mm hole and then file up to the 20mm size to be safe. Also, do I need to worry about getting a center punch or anything? I literally bouight the drill press for this one project, I already feel im being paranoid and perhaps going a lil overboard.

But still, any suggestions and tips are GREATLY appreciated, i could really use any insight or precautions before doing this. Ive never really been experienced with handiwork and craftsmanship (oddly, as im pretty good with my hands and dexterity however).
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A center punch is very helpful. It helps keep your drill bit from "walking." I bought a cheap spring-loaded center punch from Harbor Freight. I don't know if you have one close to you but their tools like this are cheap and suitable for occasional use.

Fair warning: The bitspower pass-thru fittings will not fit in a 3/4" diameter hole. I had to do some filing and grinding to get mine to fit. Wish I'd bought a SLIGHTLY bigger step-drill.
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I'm getting a little closer with mine. Got a lot of cable work to do. Waiting for some cable extensions from Ensourced.

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A center punch is very helpful. It helps keep your drill bit from "walking." I bought a cheap spring-loaded center punch from Harbor Freight. I don't know if you have one close to you but their tools like this are cheap and suitable for occasional use.

Fair warning: The bitspower pass-thru fittings will not fit in a 3/4" diameter hole. I had to do some filing and grinding to get mine to fit. Wish I'd bought a SLIGHTLY bigger step-drill.

When my STH10 does finally arrive, I will be using a couple of Bitspower Pass-thru fittings. since 3/4 didn't work, would you recommend to use a 7/8 bit size instead, or still use 3/4 and file?
     
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7/8" would be a little too big I think. If you can find a 13/16" that would be just about right. The outside diameter of the fitting is actually 20mm and 13/16" is 21mm.

When I bought my drill bit I thought 3/4 would be big enough but it wasn't. The midplate in my SMA8 is fairly thick and making the hole bigger wasn't fun.
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I just looked at Harbor Freight's website and found these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/titanium-nitride-coated-high-speed-steel-step-drill-bit-set-2-pc-69088.html

It's a set of 2 and they both have a 13/16" diameter part. I couldn't find a single bit, only the set of 2.
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