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Old January 20, 2010, 07:38 AM
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My canvas for this project is the Cooler Master HAF 922




I'm using paper to make a template for 2x 120mm front intake plate.


Tracking template onto 1/8" thick aluminum sheet.


I used a Jigsaw with 18 TPI metal cutting blade to cut the design. I will refine and finish the cuts with a hand file later.


The 1/8" thick aluminum won't fit in my bending brake, so I used my bench vise to bend the aluminum.

I'm using a Mouse sander with medium Grit sandpaper to remove all of the blemishes and scratching in the surface of the aluminum



Aluminum plate surface is finished. Next step is fastening it on with pop rivets, more on this soon!






I've attached the new bezel plate on with pop rivets.



Overkill "Nautilus" 120mm fan grills, 120mm Overkill Fan Grills





In order to use the Knock-out punch, you need to drill a 2" pilot hole.


Greenlee Knock out Punches
Greenlee part # 730EBB-120 Last time I inquired, they were around $450 in the states + Large 3/4" socket wrench, and 2" socket. I wouldn't use anything less than 19" long socket wrench. Estimated purchase price of $550 new.








It's been a crazy week. I'm still waiting on parts to arrive in time before Foamy picks up the case Thurs and heads to Indianapolis for Stompfest this weekend. If you missed it, The Mod Brothers did a special Podcast on LAN Gaming and Stompfest. Guests included myself, Brad Smith begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting and Jay Albecht of Stompfest, Jeff Hendricks, Ric Mirto, Patrick Martin discussing the upcoming Stompfest and LAN Gaming. You can download it here or subscribe in iTunes here.

Brad and I loved the idea of Yellow & Black Hazard areas on "Overkill 922" and notice that the recessed notches in the HAF are shadowed as well.

We needed a character that embodied the hardcore LAN Gamer. He knows how to build a killer system. Enjoys annihilating Noobs on their inherited Emachines. He likes getting jacked up on Caffeinated Energy Drinks and junk Food. You get the idea... Thats how we landed on the implementation of this "LAN Terminator" dude with the "SF" logo craved into his skull. Hes surrounded by circuits hardwired into the system inside. People should fear the guy that walks into future events with this case.










Check out Brad's airbrushed Red and Blue Glowing LEDS, and conduit tubing la H.R. GIGER.

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WooT! Another thread to follow. Good luck guys!

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What beast are you going to give us this time! another great creation from mnpctech.
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Bill, while that punch-out is a very nice tool, wouldn't a 4 3/4" hole saw do the same thing? Used on a drill press with a piece of waste wood under it?

Love your work, BTW.
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Can't wait to see the rest of this. The District 9 case was awesome.
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Subscribed, your work is very impressive.
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Awesome work.

I'm getting a HAF 922 for my new build, so thanks for some ideas.
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Thanks for tuning in guys

The knock-out punch makes clean cut without need for deburing edges, and it's exactly 120mm hole

The tentative color scheme for this case will be Grey Steel and Weathered.. Thinkin heavy industrial theme with Sci-Fi twist...maybe..havent decided yet






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this thing makes my haf922 worklog look noobish good thing I wrote "mini-project" in front of it lol

subscribed! work faster man, I wanna see how you paint the haf922 so I can copy you
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