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Old 3rd February, 2009, 05:25 AM
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Just a real quicky. The guts are done. Dual boot XP Pro and Vista x64. just got the camera working in XP and took this.
Tomarrow I start working on the panel. 5 points to the first one to spot my error!
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Old 3rd February, 2009, 05:56 AM
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I don't see your error, but I am curious about the long grey thing at the bottom of the case...
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Old 3rd February, 2009, 06:30 AM
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I don't see your error, but I am curious about the long grey thing at the bottom of the case...
We'll see if anyone catches the goof!
The long grey (brown-haven't painted yet.) thing in the bottom is a house floor heat register that I cut in. It's not hard getting good air flow out of this thing but there isn't a lot of room for air to come in so with that on the bottom and adjustable,I can get any amount of incoming air I want. I'll add about 2'' to the bottom both in height for flow and width for stability and that will be good to go.
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Looks like you are missing some 5 1/4 drive bay covers.
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Old 3rd February, 2009, 11:41 AM
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Looks like you are missing some 5 1/4 drive bay covers.
I didn't think any one would spot it because of this cheep camera but with the guess going to drive bays, I have to show mercy.


The panel has been off for quite a while and I could mount it the way I wanted so I mounted it 180 degree's out so it would blow onto MCP & GPU.
I reversed it and that putt the fan on the bottom moving 1 1/4in from the top of he HS fins to the bottom! OOPS!
That could have been bad-relay bad. I've found it's difficult to work with material that has been cut out!
But I can remove some of the material just below the fan, and should be OK.
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If I'm getting you correctly-you are in reference to the top front. There I've taken 3 bays and installed a 120mm Blue fan for exist. Layered blue wire holds cheese cloth. I still have three 5 1/2in bays to work with.
There is also the other HOD enclosure I could hang-4 more! of what? There is a BLK DVD Burner-a blk memery card reader/righter, and below that is a Blk fan enclosure for a 90mm.
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Old 15th February, 2009, 05:32 AM
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I just got the plexy molded. sorry I forgot to take my camera with me but this is what i did:

Plexy was rough cut to fit the whole panel. I put in enough screw holes to secure the strategic spots. I didn't want to do them all yet, Didn't know if this would work!

I used a propane forced air space heater. Close buy was a 2x4 block that i had rounded the edges with a !/2 in router.
With a prayer on my breath, I put the panel about 1 foot from the heat, blowing directly on the area of the HSF. about every 10 seconds or so I would flip 180 degrees. About two minutes could see the plexy starting to warp so I brought it up and placed it on the 2x4 and applied pressure. I now have a well formed edge rounded rectangular bubble that fits my HSF!!!!

There is still a lot more to do and even a couple of hurdles that might not let it fit.
BUT IT WILL FIT!
I'll send a couple pics tomorrow- _I'm to tired now.
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Nice work. Its fun to find success in something that you worried about.
I can't wait to see the pictures
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Old 15th February, 2009, 08:00 PM
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I tried to get some shots but i couldn't get any shots that would show the bubble. I'm going to start the finish cutting.
The steps that have to be done now will take about 3 days and I can sit down to do most of them. I'll be able to take some progress pics.
There is one small hurdle. On the back edge, when I stretched it over the mold, a small portion of the back edge curled up. I didn't notice till I got home-I've got that to figure out-but I will.
Time to go to work!
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What case is it, out of interest? It looks like a LianLi, but I could be mistaken.
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Old 16th February, 2009, 10:01 PM
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What case is it, out of interest? It looks like a LianLi, but I could be mistaken.
YA, know I haven't a clue as to the maker of the case.. Its the first snd only case I ever bought-must be about 15tyrs ago. It came with a PowerMax 350w PSU. I haven;t seen a better case yet seems to run just about anything I throw at it. It even ran my present hardware for a short period of time until my 650w showed up.
This HSH is the one thing thing that has never fitted. I'll never be without a full tower.

If I wanted a LAN machine- a milk crate works perfect. With the parts there, I can do a build like that in about !/2 hr. Velcro and wire ties rule! Another milk crate to Cary keyboard, joystick, game sand a cold one! It's all grab and go!
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Old 19th February, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Here are a couple of rough install shots- Needed to see if mold was adiquite-and if it would fit all to gether!! Went in like a charm..
Now it's tome to take it off, file the openings and apply the black trim and black screws =paint is matched the same. I have two card readers and and going back in and there is an exrernal intake fan in the middle and an interna 1200mm up in the 3 top bays.
Geting close!
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I see the impression in the plexi-glass. Good Job!
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Old 20th February, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Every thing is going as planned. Which means in Hack club that i haven't don a thing I can't fix!
There is still a lot of work to do. My bastard file has found relitives in OHIO or Mareen's stashed it somewhere,It's gone. annd since even bastards don't go to OHIO-Mareen's it! 2 cad readers to go in th fron't-1 black, I white.
I,ve got some fans to channge to out going ,fileing, painting putting chansl ll around It's going to look pretty sharp concidering it's originns were to has a heat sink fit. lot of hours n it to!
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Old 21st February, 2009, 09:57 AM
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Well, booman, it's not 100% done but the rest is minor stuff-Straiten out the cables agian for a mor perminent configuration. Re arange some fans,
but , this is what your designs evolved into. It's about as complete as it's going to get for some time to come-Thanks for the ideas- I like it! I owe ya!
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Way too much work for me...I would look at it & just see PAIN as my back would have been killing me the whole time working on it.


I would have looked on Newegg & got a new case like an Antec 900 that everything easily fit into without having to mod it much like my current case.
But that's just me...
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100% correct, Muff!n, except for one point. I knew I had to have projects That I could do after surgery.
So I lined up a few,not knowing what my limitations were going to be. Mareen ROTFL after I told her I could buy a kit for and the amount of hours I spent on this-but she also knew tha I had to stay busy.
90% of this i could do sitting down but Even so I might have done a littlle damage. And yes it put a stress on my back, But do you remember a clothles lin you put in so you could get something for your rig? Layed you up for a few days if i remember right.
At this stage in my mental facalties I can't watch T.V. or read books, or the ovious, doing something physical.
I Am blesse to hace my computer & a couple others a month come i fo me to fix-I'm busy w/o doing * to much* to put strain on my back.
I know myself pretty well in this regard-If I hadden't lined up projects that I thought I could do-I'd just do something else w/o planning. That would not have been good!
If i did a little damge-it's minor. a litle syatic pain in the rt leg on occasion. nothing I can't handle-so all is good in the world-Except my bencmark scores!
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God Yes, I remember the cloths line! It gets used now every summer instead of the dryer. But it was worth it to me as my computer is running smooth & cool!

I guess the same holds true for you on your case project.

The reason I don't like "Projects" is that ever since I was very young my Dad or my Mom ALWAYS had projects that they did & ALL of them included me!!! (For free of course)

I very quickly learned to HATE Projects!!!
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God Yes, I remember the cloths line! It gets used now every summer instead of the dryer. But it was worth it to me as my computer is running smooth & cool!

I guess the same holds true for you on your case project.

The reason I don't like "Projects" is that ever since I was very young my Dad or my Mom ALWAYS had projects that they did & ALL of them included me!!! (For free of course)

I very quickly learned to HATE Projects!!!
We are related! The day before school was out a list of *projects* went up on the frig! Hated them.
The difference now is 40yrs experience and I am the one picking the poject!
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