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i messed up the bottom hole big time :(

why didnt i measure twice and cut once :cry:

now i need to find some sheet metal to fix the gap.
Make it bigger and use a bigger fan?
 

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i cant :( the problem is that the hole extends and overlaps over one of the case feet :shadedshu
 

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Or some cardboard. ;)
no more ghetto :p
probably will get it welded.

EDIT:-
Front Bezel done.

Instead of using a separate fan controller, i am thinking of using the plastic covers of the 5.25" drive bays and using them as the back for switches.
thinking of a way to make touch sensitive switches. but i dont think i have the knowledge for that.
 
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i removed the feet before i measured and cut it :(
 
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Do the feet have to back in the same exact spot?
 

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apparently yes. or else i will need to get new feet.
 
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My suggestion:
-Make the hole larger to cover up the mistake and use a larger fan
-Get new feet that can be placed wherever you need them to be placed
 

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instead of getting new feet, i was thinking of drilling through the feet to remove the clips. then i could use a nut and bolt to screw them in everywhere.
oh well, more work for tomorrow... sigh.
 
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instead of getting new feet, i was thinking of drilling through the feet to remove the clips. then i could use a nut and bolt to screw them in everywhere.
oh well, more work for tomorrow... sigh.
I assumed you had already thought of that when you answered previously, or else I would have suggested it. :p
 

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yeah sure ~
 

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did some work tonight. had a previous blunder of cutting a fan hole of incorrect dimensions in the incorrect place. after thinking through the suggestions and trying to figure out a path of the least hassle, i decided to go for a 120mm fan, instead of the 92mm fan i previously had in mind when doing the blunder.

Placing the fan was difficult since there was less than 140mm to work with. add to that the space i needed to leave for the Audio and USB jacks made it even more difficult.


as you can see its very close to the side of the cabinet



with the fan


age old trick, using nail polish to prevent rust forming on the newly cut edges



the scrapped portion. you can see how badly it was cut. to be honest, that was the first time with a rotary tool, and i was 17 years old back then. now i am 20 :D

i have improved a lot. I did the final cut with the rotary itself. Only used a knife to clean up the edges from burrs.
 
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Well done , good to see the hardware has been stripped out of the case.
 

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new hardware wont fit in it. :p i use an ATX board now :laugh:
 
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Nice save; I'm glad my suggestion worked out for ya! :)
 

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finished rendering....

should i paint the interior white or blac :confused:
 
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Wow, that's really detailed.

I vote white. Everybody and their mother's brother has black interior these days.
 
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Wow, that's really detailed.

I vote white. Everybody and their mother's brother has black interior these days.
^ this

Black (most other colors) = Boring :shadedshu

White is the way to go :rockout:
 
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Wow, that's really detailed.

I vote white. Everybody and their mother's brother has black interior these days.
You know what they say... :p :roll:

The colour scheme in the rendering looks good, as does the rendering! :pimp:
 

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i too want to keep it white since the fan blades will be white, also this is a small case, having white interior will mean that the light will reflect well and look a bit more "airy"

now comes the hard part of painting. i have no experience in that matter :p
 
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Yep, white is the color to go, dude :)
Nice work overall :)
 

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With the inside of the case in white, all the cabling protruding (assuming there will be some at least), will be seen too well, what cannot be said about a black interior :) Have you considered other colors other than white or black?
 

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With the inside of the case in white, all the cabling protruding (assuming there will be some at least), will be seen too well, what cannot be said about a black interior :) Have you considered other colors other than white or black?
Not if he uses sleeved cables in either white or another color that wouldmatch the hardware going in the case.
 
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Not if he uses sleeved cables in either white or another color that wouldmatch the hardware going in the case.
Plus, if the cables are sleeved and routed neatly, then they can actually look nice and add some accent.
 
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i too want to keep it white since the fan blades will be white, also this is a small case, having white interior will mean that the light will reflect well and look a bit more "airy"

now comes the hard part of painting. i have no experience in that matter :p
if youre spraying, jus aim and squirt fast lol

practice on a wall or something, it sort of becomes natural and youll know how to spray, distance and speed the more ya try.

always good to get half decent paint, it doesn't leave splatters and the nozzle doesn't spit.

and don't let the can run empty, I thought id be clever and it went thick in some places on my case (but you cant see because my cameras resolution is poor :laugh:)