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#13 mknwatt

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 09:15 PM

Looking good ;)


thank you....thank you :)

mmm...triple rad goodness

Did you use a jigsaw to cut the top out?


The acrylic I used a scroll saw (jigsaw).....the top case plastic was zipped off with a dremel cutting wheel. :)
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:25 AM

Nice progress my friend!

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:05 AM

Started work on the top mesh. I was thinking of using the mesh only, no grill. I would have to bend a new mesh cover, as my first one has a slight lift/bend in it. But If I choose to use the radgillz, the mesh would be fine. I would cut the mesh out around the fans and slap a fresh coat of paint on.

What do you think, radgrill or no grill?

A few pics of the mesh work.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:07 AM

Grill.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:09 AM

I think it looks good/stealth with no grill, just the mesh top.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:10 AM

IDK. I like the RadGrillz (I've got the same color & size, but mine's a Bricky). I think if you chose the RadGrillz though you mine want to cut the mesh away from that area. I think with that mesh you might catch a lot of dust.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:22 PM

Some of the same thoughts I have.....I like the no-grill stealth look, but worry about air flow. I also like the look of the radgrill but thought it could be used somewhere else (another mod, maybe this one in another place). If i go with the grill, I'll have a few hex-heads that will show on top.

tonight's project: prep/paint the acrylic black and see how it looks without the masking tape.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:42 PM

more progress:

The "stealth look is grown on me. I haven't made my mind up....keep it the way it is and worry about air flow and dust.....or.....use the grill and have good air flow with a custom look. :confused:

For now, here's "stealth" :)

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keep'n the "stealth" theme going

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:45 PM

I like it.

I think it would look better if the mesh was level with the front, but I don't know how hard that would be to do

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:53 PM

I like it.

I think it would look better if the mesh was level with the front, but I don't know how hard that would be to do


Thanks!

maybe.....cut a wedge to fit and redo the mesh.....that would look better ;)
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:27 PM

The top mesh is amazing though. Stealth the whole case

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:18 PM

Thanks for all the good input and ideas!

More progress.....hows this look? :)

Cut and sanded an acrylic piece to raise the front up and level out the top, painted it black. I reused the factory mesh....bending and curving the edges would have been a pima.

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The Black Ice GTS 360 arrived.....test fitting, just to make sure the line-up is correct.


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Tools used to make the cuts for the 360 rad.


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Before and after cutting.....the template worked perfect :)


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Now seeing if it all fits.....fans & rad install :D


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Putting on the top cover


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Time for a break

Edited by mknwatt, 10 July 2008 - 01:07 AM.

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