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cj737 wrote:I was so wrapped up in reading your thread, I never stopped to think about what you were making exactly. I am dubious that choosing stainless was a good idea for your case. Stainless has pretty bad thermal properties in terms of dispersing its heat. So all the heat generated internally by your components, will stay confined within this case, and the case will get hot and trap the heat.
These are very bad situations for a computer. Perhaps you have considered this already and have a water-cooled solution planned, or other type of auxiliary cooling, but internal fans will not solve this issue. Just putting that out there-
cj737 wrote:Well at least your welds are looking lovely I hope it works out for you. If not, switch to aluminum; its a better material for what you're after.
Something else you do possibly do is to drill/punch holes in the side panels to increase the venting especially since you have a motorized fan in there. And free air space around, below and above that case to provide cool air flow is pretty important.
Best of luck, its looking really cool!
cj737 wrote:Have you ever tried "rivet nuts"? They work exceptionally well on sheet material. You can get them in small metric or SAE sizes and then choose a fastener head type (like stainless button head torx) that suits your fancy.
408cheytac wrote:cj737 wrote:Have you ever tried "rivet nuts"? They work exceptionally well on sheet material. You can get them in small metric or SAE sizes and then choose a fastener head type (like stainless button head torx) that suits your fancy.
Yea they are awesome. I actually have one of the tools at home that I used for the cycling industry. The problem is where the door hits the case it's completely flush and if I place it there it will stick up a bit.