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Case Mod - In Progress Triton! Dual loop Core P5 build!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by BU5H W00K1E, 26 Mar 2019.

  1. BU5H W00K1E

    BU5H W00K1E Member

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    I've had this Core P5 sitting around for months and really wanted to get started on it and take a break from my other case.

    This was a quick sketch up for placement layout before I started the mod!
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    From there I got to work measuring and cutting plexi to fill in the back of the case as I'm trying to make the cables run the cleanest I can. After that I mounted the rad brackets and pumps(forgot to get action shots).
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    From there I taped down the templates for drilling the holes to mount both 150mm res into place

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    I put some hardware down on the case to see how it was going to look.
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    Next step will be to create a Psu cover that also covers the very front of the vertical gpu mounts!
     
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  2. BU5H W00K1E

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    Hopefully will have an update Wednesday as long as my materials arrive today!
     
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    Well its been a while since the last update! The plexi I ordered came in damaged again! So i reordered some. Then disaster struck! When drilling holes for the pass though fittings I cracked the plexi glass for the bottom and had to order more.
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    Some other things did arrive! Fittings along with fans and fan grills!
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    Hopefully once my new plexi sheet arrives(this time though a different carrier for shipping) I can get back to the grind on this build!
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Hole saw? That's pretty heavy-handed. You would be better off drilling a smaller start hole and routing/filing the rest out.
    If you do insist on a hole saw, It would be safer in a drill press with the part clamped and something hard like particle board behind to stop the chipping. Very light pressure, and toss some water on the cut to keep the plastic cool.
     
  5. BU5H W00K1E

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    Ya was using a hole saw and it got caught. Order plexiglass drill bits and those tapered bits can’t recall the name
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    You don't really need the fancy bits either. Just take it a lot slower. The hard sacrifice material will protect against cracking when the bit starts to come through the underside.
     
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    Looks like your drilling over an edge.
     
  8. BU5H W00K1E

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    Had a few days off of work and I wanted to fix the back plate problem with the plexi cracking. So when digging around my scrap pile of metal I found some 2X2 sections of aluminum sheet about 1/8 thick so I cut it down to size and drill the holes and installed it!
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    Not wanting to just throw away the cracked plexi glass I ended up coming up with an idea of putting it under the aluminum and testing it with a light to see how it would glow around the edges.
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    After that I cut the PSU cover and cut out the hole for the screen and did a test fit with the new panels.
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    The panels and the rest of the case need to be wire wheeled down to bare metal and cleaned up a bit. Going to be throwing some paint down on test panels my next day off so I can get the style paint job I'm wanting.
     
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    Been at work open to close the past couple days, and leave for training Wednesday morning so hopefully will have sometime between now and before I leave to get the hole drilled for the loops before delivering my case to my friend for some paint!
     

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