Four simple items right? Well yeah they are but that’s not the point. I’m still waiting for orders to come in so I decided to make a cover for the ugly stock NZXT dust trap that’s on the bottom of the case. This won’t have a fan on it due to limited space for the water pump but I just want to conceal it a bit, and anyway the white looks good under the black mesh.
Ok, I start by marking on the mesh where I want the whole for the screws that will hold this onto the floor of the case.
Now that I’ve got the mesh market I can drill out the mounting holes.
Because the mesh came from an old speaker there is about a 1cm over hang where they attached it to the speaker housing. I’m going to cut most of this away but I still want it to cover the side of the dust trap.
I stuffed up the cutting of the overhang so I cut it off completely to give me a simple square.
I used a permanent marker to colour in the raw aluminium of the cuts and the sides of the dust trap.
Note: That’s not raw metal it’s just the camera flash.
They fit perfectly on each other.
I won’t show you a picture of it installed because I haven’t got the correct screws for the job yet. I will be using a standard screw cut to size threaded in from the underside of the case and attached with a dome nut on top of the mesh. Until then...