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01-06-04, 04:07 PM
This might not be extreme enough to go in this forum, but i didnt know where else to put it.
If i want to put a handle http://www.attwoodmarine.com/products/parts.asp?ProductID=302&path=marine&category=6>ype=8&group=0&subgroup=0&categoryname=&typename=&headername= on the top of my case, would i need any more support to support the place where i screwed it in? I know ill have to use like some nut or some support for the screw, but would the top of it like bend, or break off?
01-06-04, 04:11 PM
Well that depends. Do you have a steel or aluminum case? And how thick are the sheets? I put a handle in my Alienware case a year or so ago, and it needed no additional support. But then it was a heavy steel case. It wieghs like 35-40 pounds empty! Also it depends on how heavy the hardware that you have in there is.
01-06-04, 04:18 PM
Ok, its steel case, appears to be about .5mm in thickness on the sides, so i assume its that thick on the top. i have 2 cd drives, a 60gig hd, and the mobo, cpu, hs, ram, psu, and 3 casefans.
maybe look for something similar to a washer but larger to help distribute the stress on the top.
01-06-04, 04:26 PM
k, im not worried about the actual screws coming out ( i can figure out something to support those, i just wondered if the top might come unscrewed, or just break off.
if you use a washer and nuts, i doubt it'll break off, but most likely just bend the top at most if it does. Unless the case is poorly built, i doubt the whole top will come off.
01-06-04, 04:39 PM
Then the strength of the surrounding material should be sufficient. As far as making the bolts for the handle stay, use lockwashers, locknuts or locktite. I can probably dig up links if you need.
01-06-04, 04:41 PM
naw, i have a thing of locktite here, and i know my dad has some screws and stuff i could dig up.
01-06-04, 04:42 PM
if you wanted to be safe you could cut to metal rods out that are the lenght of the case except for a few mm positionging room then put the screws through them.
01-06-04, 06:50 PM
I would take some metla rods and just attach them to the frame support of the case and the handles.
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