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#1 caboulto

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 09:30 PM

When the plexi is installed (not flush) is it ok if it touches any of the internal parts? Specifically the thing next to the airscoop opposite the fans (heatsink?). I have 1/8 plexi and right now, it touches that. Is this ok? Thanks.

Edited by caboulto, 04 July 2006 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 04 July 2006 - 09:38 PM

Um, if it touches the airscoop, it should be fine, but if it would be touching the heatsink, then it may start melting the plexi, but I don't think the heatsink gets that hot in order to start a meltdown.

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 09:41 PM

thanks. I see that most people use 1/8th thick plexi - at least thats the impression I am getting from reading the forum. I would think if this is the case, most people would have the same thing, unless they are flush mounting. I don't want the plexi to melt. Should I get something thinner?

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 09:57 PM

QUOTE(caboulto @ Jul 4 2006, 01:48 PM) View Post

thanks. I see that most people use 1/8th thick plexi - at least thats the impression I am getting from reading the forum. I would think if this is the case, most people would have the same thing, unless they are flush mounting. I don't want the plexi to melt. Should I get something thinner?


IMO if you're worried, i say get the thinnest as possible.

Edited by Himura, 04 July 2006 - 09:58 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2006 - 02:51 AM

Well if you already glued the plexi in I say leave it. Im pretty certain the heatsink does not get hot enough to melt the plexi. Its up 2 u though.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 10:36 AM

idk man, those heatsinks can get pretty hot....

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:34 PM

the heatsink will NOT get hot enough to melt the plexi.

however, if it's touching it, it WILL get hot enough to discolour it, perhaps warp it sligtly.

go get yourself some 2mm plexi, works wonders.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:39 PM

idk there were those boxes that were overheating that burnt into the metal shielding that I personally wouldnt want to have plexi touching the heatsink

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 05:09 PM

ok - thanks for your thoughts. I haven't glued it in yet, just set it up to test it. I think I am going to flush mount, just to be safe. the only reason I didnt want to flush mount was because I have a piece of the case that I am going to glue to the top of the plexi - not connected to the rest of the case. So if I flush mount, this middle piece will stick up above the box - but thats ok.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE(lostboyz @ Jul 5 2006, 12:46 PM) View Post

idk there were those boxes that were overheating that burnt into the metal shielding that I personally wouldnt want to have plexi touching the heatsink


that was jus discolouration, look at the sheilding from an xbox that been used for a year or so and thats no where near the heatsink and its discoloured.

true that ne XE showed was pretty bad, but noway was is hot enough to melt plexi.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:02 PM

you are probably right grim but that would be enough for me to want to get it as far away as possible

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 10:04 PM

QUOTE(lostboyz @ Jul 5 2006, 07:09 PM) View Post

you are probably right grim but that would be enough for me to want to get it as far away as possible


well my plexi is literally less than 1mm from my heatsink, and my 360's been on for hardcore amount of hours, no discoloration or nothing, it's safe as houses smile.gif

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 10:15 PM

I wouldnt go that far...

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE(grim_d @ Jul 5 2006, 09:11 PM) View Post

well my plexi is literally less than 1mm from my heatsink, and my 360's been on for hardcore amount of hours, no discoloration or nothing, it's safe as houses smile.gif


Safe as houses in a war, lol. Seriously though it might warp it over a period of time.

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 01:06 AM

LOL! I got like 1cm between them an mine is good so far. Then again mine is 12V fans so my heatsink stays cooler.




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