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Old September 24, 2010, 06:10 PM
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Old September 25, 2010, 08:25 AM
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really nice idea that door is. Will the other side panel have one too? (cables..)
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Old September 26, 2010, 12:14 AM
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freaking sexy! great work!
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Old September 26, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Nah, just this side, but thats a good idea Behemoth

Cutting out the door and window openings, before I could use a Jigsaw with 18 TPI bi-metal blade, I made initial cuts in the steel panel with 1.5" Dremel reinforced aluminum oxide cutting disc







Hack sawing and filing down 10/32 socket head screws :dremel:




Soss Hinges for the HD access door


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Old September 26, 2010, 04:20 PM
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WOW! Damn that looks more impressive over the artwork! I can't stop checking out the pics as they look so amazing
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Old September 28, 2010, 07:49 AM
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Glad you like it, Thanks for commenting

Onto the Top panel.... "More AIR FLOW, ..It's a Good Thing" ..and less airflow noise too.. and I think Honeycomb Modders Mesh fits the overall Industrial theme I'm creating.






I used a Needle Nose Plier to pull back the factory grill tabs.




Cut the cornwers with the Timn Snip, so you can flatten the factory grill, for tracing template




Rubber Mallet to lightly tap the HC mesh around the perimeter of the frame. Be careful to not break off the 2 plastic "latch" tabs protruding beneath the frame of the factory top grill.


Corsair perforated top grill Vs. Honeycomb Modders Mesh ( (79% airflow) 22 gauge plain steel, 1/4" hexagon holes with 9/32" staggered centers)




Red Paint Pen to trace outline onto the Honeycomb


Using Tin Snip to cut Mesh... excess will be cut after the mesh is folded onto the frame, btw: It's 22 gauge steel, it's stronger than it looks here.








Rough concept! ...Make 1" wide? ...frame from 3/16" thick aluminum?, use 10/32 socket head screws to fasten Honeycomb mesh in place... I'm still debating
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Old September 28, 2010, 01:50 PM
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Ribbs removed from center portion of frame.... more to come on this later!
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Old September 28, 2010, 04:05 PM
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I say skip the 1" inch trim and use some contact cement to just tack the mesh in place. I like the clean look!
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Old September 28, 2010, 05:00 PM
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I smell top mount WC coming....
but, +1 on skip the border and contact it in place
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Old September 28, 2010, 08:38 PM
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I think it needs the 1" aluminum frame/screws to keep the industrial 'look'. But also add some 1/4" slots to match those angled 1/4" side panel slots - only 2 or 3 slots at the front, perpendicular to the case and maybe 6 to 8 at the back, yet not obstructing the fan area.
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