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    Member Watch22's Avatar
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    Installing Heator Core

    I have started cutting my case for the heater core installation. What is the optimal opening size for the heater core? I left a 1/4" on each side of the heater core so I could mount it. I will also be sealing the heater core to the front of the case with weather stripping.

    Has anyone made some kind of dust filter to put over the heater core? I was thinking of making a washable one that would fit over the opening.


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    Member DodgeViper's Avatar
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    I have the same caes and had the heater core mounted as you have it. I rotated the core to this setup.

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    I use a dryer sheet for a filter - makes the room smell good for the first night, works well, and is really cheap.

    I have my heatercore in the same place also, however I have not cut out any holes or anything - I just threw it in the front with a fan.

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    Re: Installing Heator Core

    Originally posted by Watch22
    I have started cutting my case for the heater core installation. What is the optimal opening size for the heater core? I left a 1/4" on each side of the heater core so I could mount it. I will also be sealing the heater core to the front of the case with weather stripping.

    Has anyone made some kind of dust filter to put over the heater core? I was thinking of making a washable one that would fit over the opening.

    The only problem I see in your setup you will have to remove the plastic faceplate everytime you need to clean the filter and the plastic tabs will break, I have already broken one tab. I had a filter in mine, it slipped up into the slot that is found on the bottom of the front plastic bezel. I had only a 4.5 inch fan hole covered with a fan grille to keep the filter from getting sucked into the fan. The new Antec's have a filter that slides into this slot.

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    Re: Re: Installing Heator Core

    Originally posted by DodgeViper

    I have already broken one tab.
    Whew! Good, I thought I was the only one breaking those damn cheap tabs...

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    Photos of my first water-cooling system.


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    Member Watch22's Avatar
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    Thanks for the input. I will have to figure something out. Off to HomeDepot.

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    I got this black tulle from a fabric shop. The weave isn't too tight as to clog too quickly. It's stretched over a cardboard frame.




    I just cut a large hole on my front panel:

    Last edited by RonnieG; 12-26-02 at 10:43 PM.

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    you guys have caps for the top of the t line??

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    i do!

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    Has anyone made some kind of dust filter to put over the heater core? I was thinking of making a washable one that would fit over the opening.
    I use an air conditioning filter, 2x3 sheet for 2.50. You can get it at Home Depot when your there.

    fdoggiedog woof woof

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    Unfortunately i had to cut 3 bays from my hdd rack to put the hc.
    But fitted fine.



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    Hey OverBrazil, from the looks of your last photo, you have needle nose pliers, a knife, a screw driver, a dremel tool, a 120mm fan, a funnel, and a shoe without a foot, all on the floor. Are you on time out and relaxing? LOL

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    Member Overbrazil's Avatar
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    lol the other shoe was behind the case..
    Q9550 @ 4.1
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    2x Raptors Raid 0
    Pc power cooling silencer 750w
    second phase in progress

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