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  1. Could expand this idea a little. If you were to add say 2 80mm fans to the back of the psu pushing cold air in. then you could flip the bottom stock fan to push that air back out again. Anyone else have an opinion on that? Or am I totally bonkers?
  2. Do you have something insulating the mobo from the metal bracket?
  3. Single best tool I've made in the workshop has been my sheet metal bender. I get so much use out of it and there's so much more that's possible now that I could never do before. Hope you enjoy it.
  4. I had a REALLY good laugh at that when I logged onto the forums today! :lol: :lol: Instantly thought, "that had to be Cheaps". The Zookeepers have a good sense of humour. I rather like it though.
  5. Monkey say, monkey do. I'm surprised no one has put it to the test yet in this post lol
  6. I'm just gaining your trust before I go full blown russian spam bot.
  7. No need to reupload. you can use the img url
  8. Frozencpu are not accepting any more orders right now. There's some drama and confusion going on over there. "Site down until further notice February 15, 2015FrozenCPU.com will not be processing orders until future notice." From their latest news on their homepage. Performance Pcs I hear is good store too.
  9. Are those bullets live? Let's hope that system doesn't get too hot BOOM! lol Seriously though, I love that side window! It's a really clean looking rig..
  10. Digging that title, interesting start to this project. Like the idea of spending no/little money on it.
  11. Good to hear. I'd start a new thread if I was you.
  12. http://www.sheetplastics.co.uk are very good too. I've ordered from them multiple times. They always turn out to be the cheapest (for me anyway) even including shipping costs at £40 to Ireland, it's here next day. They cut to whatever size you want and have a huge selection. If you think materials shops (ie. plastics, sheet metal etc.) are hard to get in the uk, it's non existent here in Ireland.
  13. Ah righty, I have used the same B&D rtx for cutting plastic myself. If you go too fast and too high a speed it'll melt the plastic and the finish doesn't look great. Just take it nice a slow and give it time to cool off here and there. If the word overkill belongs in your name you might use a coolant too. I've used what we call WD40, an all purpose spray oil. I'm sure many here can vouch for using rotary tools on plastic.
  14. In the build I did for someone where there was 2 radiators mounted outside the case, I still used fans, in a push / pull configuration (with fan guards of course). The power wires and tubing were fed inside the case via a hole in the back panel that I drilled. Or as linked above, the passthrough would also work. Brandishwar has a great idea though with the external cooling box. Inside you'd have your reservoir, radiator, pump and a power supply. Then there's just the tubing that goes into your pc case to the waterblocks. I'd always use fans with radiators. If the wires aren't long enough to reach the power supply use extensions.
  15. Why were you told that? In my opinion, especially when starting out modding, it's about using what you have and to the best of your ability make it work. Just make sure that B&D doesn't over heat, they have no safe guard from overheating and will kill themselves.
  16. Anything is possible for the modding community. I personally use at least 1 rad per component I'm cooling and dual / triple means a bigger over clock per component in my situation. Space does look tight but not impossible to fit 2 rads in with a bit of clever thinking. And if that doesn't work out the radiators don't necessarily have to be inside the case. For a system I did I mounted a bracket that hung the radiators over the side panel. Fan wires and tubing went in a hole I made in the back panel.
  17. Really cool idea for the case feet. I'd never have thought of that without a lathe, well done. A little piece of rubber on the bottom might not go a miss, help keep vibration / noise to a minimum.
  18. Be honest, who cleans up their workshop every time they use it? I generally put tools back as I go. That way I always know where everything is. I also sweep worktop / floor and clean tools at the end of the day. I never used to do that, I used to clean it once every 6 months. Find it much easier now.
  19. Saw it a local shop yesterday, it was called 'Anti-Slip Mat'.
  20. some would say an audible whine might be a good thing depending which way you look at it.
  21. Noobas4urus gave an overview of some at CES. Silverstone's SFX series measures just 100*125*63.5mm. Highest is 600w but it should be more than enough for a HTPC build.
  22. Scary pump situation you found yourself in. Hopefully everything's ok. Really enjoying this build log
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