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Old September 13, 2013, 01:09 PM
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I am almost thinking about having the PSU put inside the case, at the front, vertically. This way it will be getting cool air and have awesome dust filter. I am not completely sold on it yet. Been away and busy but today I am sanding the whole case down. Then applying couple coats of primer then painting. Busy evening.

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Old September 14, 2013, 11:50 AM
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So I went ahead and did the sanding as you can see. I decided to use the 60, which is more coarse than 80, so that I could take off everything that was ever applied to the case. I like how it turned out. From top to bottom: Right panel before and and after, then left panel and back which I started but haven't finished. I will be painting without priming it since there's nothing to cover other than the metal itself. Feast your eyes guys
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Old September 14, 2013, 04:01 PM
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I would cut out the fan section on the rear exhaust smooth it out and add a nicer fan grill
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Old September 14, 2013, 04:33 PM
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Nice start so far.
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I would cut out the fan section on the rear exhaust smooth it out and add a nicer fan grill
Thanks r0k0. I was thinking the same, I will be making another order of stuff and fan grills are must for rear fan port and rad mount.


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Nice start so far.
Thanks lowfat. I am trying hard. Should be done sometime next week.
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I bought a set of nibbler on ebay for 8$, its been good for me on 3-4 computers now haha
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I would suggest going w/ higher quality nibblers. They are much easier on the hands and their cuts are much cleaner.

Something like these. TheToolStore.ca: Bessey Super Nibbler D24-SB Only $29.99
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I bought a set of nibbler on ebay for 8$, its been good for me on 3-4 computers now haha
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I would suggest going w/ higher quality nibblers. They are much easier on the hands and their cuts are much cleaner.

Something like these. TheToolStore.ca: Bessey Super Nibbler D24-SB Only $29.99
Interesting. I was planing on using my dremel on it then file it down and put the grill on it. I have nibblers that are top notch so I can use those too. Thanks for advice guys. I took a day off since I was really beat up from yesterday.
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Old September 14, 2013, 05:25 PM
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Lowfat: Thanks for the tool link. I will be buying a few more as I intend to make a case from scratch sometime soon.
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I understand lowfat but even tho I cheaped out on it... I love mine its awesome very well built too cuts are very clean and not hard on the hands and very sturdy
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