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  1. Just finishing modding the Akitio Thunder 3 case. Thanks to @benjaminlsr for sharing his project, and helping with mine. The temperatures doesn't go beyond 68 degrees. Running benchmarks on ultra and retina display resolution. Made circular cut with a hole saw from ebay, (cheapest one from china 110mm), and regular driller. Also some WD-40 to lubricate. Was easer them I expected. After that, I sanded the border to make it smooth. Then, drilled the holes for the screws from the fan grill (120mm). I didn't exchange the fan, just turned it around to flow out of the hot air. I wish I could change to a better, less noisy one, but with the EVGA card you don't have any space left (original fan is 20mm). The Zotac version seems like you can fit a 25mm fan. For the cable, because didn't want to deal with welding, I used a low profile 6-pin I found on ebay so I could close the case. Also made small cut in the back to pass cable through so I could close the back of enclosure as well. Really liked the end result. I'm sharing some pics. Links of what I used: Hole saw: http://www.ebay.com/itm/391626405442?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Fan grill: http://www.ebay.com/itm/351212949553?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Low 6-pin: http://www.ebay.com/itm/261567563062?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
  2. @benjaminlsr Hey, I really like the way you mod your case and I'm planning to mod my Akitio Thunder 3, like you did. Any tips for the cutting a hole of 110mm in the aluminum case. I found some hole saw online, but they vary a lot in price and in US seems like 110 mm not easy to find, there is this from china very cheap on ebay, not sure if worth using. I'm not planing to add fans on the back like you did, hopefully won't get too hot. I change the direction of the original fan though. I have an EVGA GTX 1060 SC. Thanks
  3. @enjoy Your case-mod looks great. Can you show inside your box how you were able to fit in the enclosed case the power cable into the graphic cards. I got the 1060 SC and Akitio thunder 3, for my Mac 13 2016 with TB. Have everything ready except the Akitio Case coming next week.
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