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Windows 7: Got a New Case!

12 May 2014   #111
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Nice overall work Lady! You don't make yourself a rest on this job
Thanks, Nonny.


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12 May 2014   #112
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. Actually, it's in the right place; I just punched it too small. The one I should have punched is just below and slightly left it. All will be good once I lay my grubby little hands on a 1/2" punch.
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12 May 2014   #113
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I woke up a little after 3AM with a mild hot flash (I would like to "meet" the MAN who named them hot FLASHES!) and couldn't get back to sleep so, once I got the old carcass limbered up, I hung up the two fan braces and the 200mm front grill outside and spent the rest of the morning painting them. After the last coat of color went on, I made an Ace Hardware run to get some nuts, washers, and a 1/2" punch. The biggest punch they had was 3/8". So, after collecting my mail (including some spare case parts I ordered from Corsair), I went back toward home to where there is a Tandy Leather close to my home...er...where it used to be. It turned out they had moved to the other side of town. So, I ran (actually, drove) across town and got the punch.

After a late lunch and visiting a bit with the neighbors, I punched out the 1/2" holes in the acoustic foam for the side panel, installed the foam, then installed the fans on top of the foam.

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Then came the filter bases...

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...and then the filter tops.

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Here is the inside view with the foam.

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I won't be able to install the braces for a week or two until the paint has had enough time to dry completely. I also need to get some black fan connectors to replace those ugly white ones.

The next step will be to finish cutting out the top grill and install the fan shroud—I'm not looking forward to that—then I can start cutting, punching, and installing the acoustic foam in the case. I should be able to install the PSU, fans, and fan hub after that.

I've also decided to make a shroud to cover the entire PSU and the cables coming out of the PSU. The PSU has this big, ugly sticker on top of the case and I can't remove it without voiding the warranty because it has the model and serial number on it (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble). Since I can't remove it, I'll just cover it. I'm going to secure it to the PSU with 1/8" x 1" magnetic tape, which just happens to be the thickness I need to shim the cover away from the top of the PSU to clear one of the retention brackets. I need to get a sheet of aluminum to make the shroud with (forgot to grab some while I was at Ace Hardware today).


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12 May 2014   #114
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Looks very well done Jeannie.
Weren't they to be intake fans?
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13 May 2014   #115
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Looks very well done Jeannie.
Weren't they to be intake fans?
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Son of a... Yes, they are supposed to be intakes. Some day it doesn't pay to get out of bed. Sigh! I'm off to get the tools to remove and flip the flippin' fans.
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13 May 2014   #116
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Maybe you need new thermal paste to cool the flashes.

I've installed many fans backwards myself. Better to find it now though.
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13 May 2014   #117
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have had trouble getting intake & exhaust fans mounted the correct way so I put on my reading glasses & use a magnifying glass to find the little direction arrow on one of the sides of the fan. Then I color it with a black Sharpie, unless the fan case is black, then white nail polish.
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13 May 2014   #118
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The best way I found it that the air always blows in the direction of the motor supports on the fan. At least all the fans I've seen so far.
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13 May 2014   #119
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Gary! That was a good catch! Like you said, better to catch it now. What really bites my ample asset (besides tall dogs with poor taste) is I know darn well which way the fans are suppose to go. And these fans are easy because the leading edge of the fan blades have chrome colored stripes on them. Anywho, it's fixed now. I'll have to look into changing my TIM for the hot anything-but-flashes.
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13 May 2014   #120
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you all because now I feel better.
I'm not the only one that has installed a fan backwards.
Lady you new build is looking very nice.
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