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MonsterMawd

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pcew    0

Wow.. I was waiting for someone to cut that rear fan grill. Nice one.. keep going...

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MonsterMawd    36

off center?

vibration dampening fan grommets

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Using a 1/4" size drill bit to make the mounting holes, this allows the fan grommets to fit.

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Vibration dampening fan grommets installed.

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I use #10 x 5/8" Black Oxide Phillips Pan Head screws for mounting fans

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I really like the F-150 pick-up from District 9

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For the exhaust fan grill, I cannibalized an early Monsta Rad grill prototype we made this year.

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MonsterMawd    36

I've cut the window from Lexan. It's tougher than plexiglass/acrylic, but 2 or 3 times more expensive. It won't shatter or crack "easily" You can buy Lexan sheets at Home Depot, Lowes and some hardware stores like Ace.

The window will be fastened with 1/4" socket head screws, for reinforced armour look

Using center punch to mark each fastener hole.

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Roper Whitney No. 5 Jr Hand Punch kit available here

Hand punch (estimate $60 new)

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"Look Ma, No deburring needed!"

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The benefit of using Lexan is that you can drill or hand punch it without cracking it.

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Clean hole cut! I love Lexan.

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Ironically our concept drawing calls for bullet holes in the Lexan "bullet proof" window...lol

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MonsterMawd    36

Cooler Master's hardware list for their CES show display

1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

1 x Intel Extreme Series DX48BT2 X48 Motherboard

1 x Silent Pro RS-600-AMBA-D3

1 x CM MITX Cooler 38mm tall (will be replaced with future V series cooler)

1 x Sapphire ATI Radeon 4870 512MB

1 x 4GB DDR3 Kingston 1600mhz memory kit

1 x WD 500GB HDD

1 x DVD drive

Silent Pro RS-600 Watt-AMBA-D3 PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817171036

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Are you a fan of the Black Ribbon power cables?

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MonsterMawd    36

The concept called for bullet holes in the window

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Using 3/8" drill bit

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Using wire cutter to make cracks around the hole

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Etching Rotary Tool (or Dremel) Engraving Bits

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Using the dremel to emulate some cracks

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Maxession    1

Lol, I saw the pic with the drill and thought, "A drill ! Better be careful not making any cracks!"...then I saw the other pictures... lol

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MonsterMawd    36

I'm adding bullet holes to the case too, so I drilled holes in the 840's aluminum panel. I then used a tin snip and needle nose plier to cut and rip the 3/8" hole open

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