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    Thanks to everyone for their support on this!!!


    Small update. I got the side panels mounted.

    Here you can see all the clamps I used to hold everything together.



    And here is a shot of the bottom brackets.



    I decided to check the fit of the top panel with the shape of the octagon.
    It came out pretty good. with the exception of a few sides that I had to make frome that sligtly thicker CF that I ordered.



    The thicker sides also caused a few joints to not align perfectly.
    YOu can see how the thickness makes the one panel stick out form the other on in these shots.





    I'll have to figure some way to clean these up.

    Now that the sides are done, I can proced to mount the top panel. cut and mount the bottom panel. I still have a lot of work to do on the side panels cutting holes for the radiator exhaust, holes for the Raptor Hard drives. etc.

    FUN, FUN!!!

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    Impressive progress Dan! Your speed and craftsmanship are amazing! +rep

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    Looks amazing!

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    WOOT!!!

    All the stuff I ordered came in the mail today!

    I got the cpu waterblock, radiator, resevoir, fluid, tubing, clamps, and some fittings and the polishing kit.

    I'll take some pics when I get home tonight.

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    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRguyinMA View Post
    lol
    Wow, give me a chance... LOL

    Here you go.

    Here is what came via Mr. Brown today!



    I did some test fitting of the parts today. Looks like my radiator is a lot thicker than orginally planned. here is a shot showing one fan installed and where it will go. The case is standing on the side for easy of fitting.



    And this shot shows how the inlet and outlet extend down into the bottom chamber of the case. So you won't see these tubes.



    Those pictures only had one fan installed to see if it would fit. But I plan on using 2 fans.



    You can kind of see where the hole is for the radiator that I planned for. It need be be a lot deeper.





    I also mounted the rear fan.



    Back of the case.




    I made a few very small brackets to mount the side intake fan too.



    You can barely see the brackets at the top inside of the fan case. They are mostly covered with the clamp.



    I also needed to cut a small corner out of the back panel to allow for the hard drive swap bay. I decided to try a different method than using the scroll saw. the CF dulls the blades way too fast. so I decided to try some Diamond coated cutoff wheels! -Cut like a hot knife through butter!!!



    Here is the small corner I cut out.



    And here you can see the drive bay and why I had to cut the small corner out.


    Bottom of the case.



    I also took a shot with the drive removed. So you can see the drive cage.



    Well, thats it for tonight.

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    Looks good. Glad the diamond coated bit works good for cutting the cf.

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    :O wow man very nice..

    i might get one of those dimond discs for my dremel but i heard the snap well shatter.... if you apply the wrong angle...
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    you tease!

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    looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonT-FeaR View Post
    :O wow man very nice..

    i might get one of those dimond discs for my dremel but i heard the snap well shatter.... if you apply the wrong angle...
    Well, I've only used it for a few cut so far with no trouble. I know the fiber disks willl shatter if you bend them but these have a metal disk for the base material so I don't know what will happen if they break. The packet came with 5 disk and the shaft for $3.00 from Harbor Freight. So they were really cheap. Here is the link http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=31501

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