Project: Aluminum Water Cooling Case

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    Performed the mind-numbing task of fastening the bottom and top sheets to the case frame via flat head socket cap screws. Through and countersink holes were drilled into the sheet and transferred to the case frame via a self-centering counterbore drill bit.







    Bottom sheet all fastened:




    And top sheet all drilled out:

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    sweet!! that does look mind numbing though haha


    Keep up the amazing work!!
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    Drilled out the holes for the vandal resistant switches and fastened the front sheeting to the case.


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    Vandal resistant, is that like a military switch?

    EDIT: NM I just googled it and clicked images this time and saw what most modders are using. Very cool, I see why they are so popular in the modding community.
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    Finished the lower portion of the back sheet, which involved installing the PEM nuts, trimming the PSU mounting plates to the final size and creating an extra solid cover plate (which I almost forgot to do).

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    In order to ensure that the flat head bolts in the top sheet would sit perfectly straight and flush, I drilled slightly over-size through holes in the top u-channel so a hex nut could go onto the ends of the bolts. But those nuts were now in the way of the sliding bar used to latch the side panels. A fix for that was to mill-out those areas from underneath the sliding bar (via my handheld router).



    The mill marks were quickly removed with some hand filing.



    To prevent the sliding bar from falling out of the u-channel, some small pieces of aluminum angle were cut and attached to the channel.



    But now the angles interfered with the latching hooks on the side panel, so those areas also had to be milled away (via a center-cutting mill on the drill press).





    Finally, one leg of the angle that was used to make the latching hooks was visible through the side panel perforated aluminum, so that too required having to remove around 1/4-inch of material (via my trusty router).

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    very nice ... cant wait to see some more updates

    Keep up the good work!
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    Thanks for the info !!! Their prices are a LOT

 

 
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