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Old 07-10-2008, 02:36 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Hey Bill, you can use a paper clip to open a drive. With this method all you have to do is bend the clip so you can insert one end into the little hole on the faceplate, and not having to plug it into a power source is a definite plus.
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Being that this is Bill, he's probably got an old psu he's modded so that it's a quick plug n' play. I did that with one of my old psu's to quickly test drives, fans, remove face plates, etc...

here's a great tutorial:

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:51 PM   #53 (permalink)
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lol, I completely spaced that tip... and you're right, I've hot wired a PSU for instances like these

You can read more about I used to perform this next update here,
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I'm installing an 120mm intake in the floor of our Lian Li's chassis


We first apply 3M Green (low tack) Painters tape before marking off the fan hole location. We're using a 120mm steel fan guard as out template for the fan hole with a measuring square.


The fan guard allows you to mark the center of the fan hole.


Using center punch to pin point center before using 1-1/2" hole saw attachment to accommondate Knockout shaft.


After cutting 1-1/2" hole for Greenlee knockout shaft.


Greenlee Knockout Punch for 120mm fan holes


Tightening Knockout Punch with Socket Wrench
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Removed portion of chassis (120mm hole)


A Clean cut, no need to file burrs created by a 4.5" hole saw


Using Roper Whitney Hand Punch to cut fan screw mounting holes


Another clean cut fan hole!


We're now ready to install the 120mm cooling fan


I've installed the 120mm cooling fan as an intake, (drawing cool air into chassis) I will attach a filter beneath the fan, otherwise your fan will draw in a lot of dust.
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Heres the sketch for the 250mm fan grill for the side panel from earlier, (guide to installing Thermaltake 250mm cooling fan) fan my tentative plan is to use the HAAS mill to cnc the ring and dragon as seperate pieces from 3/16" thick 6061 aluminum

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Awesome. But I hate to say it, I'm not suprsied because this is what I've come to expect when looking at your case mods

can't wait till its finished! D:
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Awesome. But I hate to say it, I'm not suprsied because this is what I've come to expect when looking at your case mods

can't wait till its finished! D:
Thank you Drizzt5, I hope to keep meeting your expecations
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i have a nice shop. dude...you have a wicked nice shop to work in. excellent progress so far, im enjoying seeing this come together.
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That's just crazy go nuts. I wish I had a sweet place like that to work in, and knew what I was doing
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if i move out there will you give me a job haha. in my dreams perhaps... that looks good so far.
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