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Old 12-26-02, 07:47 AM Thread Starter   #1
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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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Old 12-26-02, 08:14 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-26-02, 11:43 AM   #3
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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


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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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I have already broken one tab.
Whew! Good, I thought I was the only one breaking those damn cheap tabs...
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Old 12-26-02, 12:05 PM   #6
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Photos of my first water-cooling system.

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Old 12-26-02, 12:35 PM Thread Starter   #7
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Thanks for the input. I will have to figure something out. Off to HomeDepot.
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Old 12-26-02, 09:36 PM   #8
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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:


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Old 12-26-02, 11:05 PM   #9
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you guys have caps for the top of the t line??
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Old 12-26-02, 11:07 PM   #10
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Old 12-26-02, 11:24 PM   #11
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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.

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Old 12-27-02, 10:31 AM   #12
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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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lol the other shoe was behind the case..

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