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Ahh, so are you saying I must ground my powersupply some how? So I have to attach the powersupply case to some other metal component so that it touches the ground or table?
Thanks for the information! And yes I will research on that, and how I could ground the components in my case

Thankyou very much! I will need your help probably for the rest of my planning and I hope you will keep a vigil over my mods and plans as I post them up, thank you very much for helping!
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Update 6

HEY GUYS!

I think I did quite a bit of wood-working last weekend, although it would have taken an easy 10minutes with the proper power-tools, this mod took me half the day to complete with only a cordless drill and an Ozito Rotary Tool with faulty sanding drums.
So, I'm working on the motherboard panel as Silent Dreams has advised me to thumb.gif

The panel clamped down and ready for cutting

img1598x.jpg

So, what I will be working on is:
  • SATA Cable, 24 Pin cable, I/O Cables, other motherboard cables etc. routing holes
  • CPU cooler/heatsink backplate mounting hole access.
  • Watercooling inlets and outlet holes (to and from cooling compartment)

Massive drill bit aye?

img1599g.jpg

Well it's the biggest I have, and it still isn't big enough

img1600i.jpg

I placed too much pressure on one hole and this is the result:

img1601s.jpg

The rotary tool:

img1602jk.jpg

I've had horrible experiences with these sanding drums, partly because I left them outside and the constantly changing weather loosened the glue on the abrasive paper, but these keep splitting apart after a minute of usage.

img1603y.jpg

Let's see how they do for this

img1605p.jpg

How I'm going to widen the holes.

img1606uu.jpg

This picture was taken 2 minutes after mad.gif

img1607s.jpg

But somehow, after burning through over 5 sanding drums I got the job done

img1608h.jpg

These are the wider-diameter sanding drums, they lasted much longer than the narrow ones so I'm glad I had these thumb.gif

img1609qd.jpg

Now, time for the routing holes for the motherboard:

img1610l.jpg

img1611g.jpg

The process was very slow, I drilled consecutive holes around the edges of the marked out areas and used a thin blade to saw the center out. Then I proceeded to sanding the jagged edges.
The top 2 are complete

img1612b.jpg

Now for the SATA and 24 pin cable holes...

img1614eh.jpg

And the rest...

img1615u.jpg

img1616qe.jpg

img1617c.jpg

img1618ht.jpg

With that complete, I'm moving onto the Backplate acess hole:

img1619p.jpg

Look at all the dust on my arm, my hairs are even white

img1620yb.jpg

Done

img1621u.jpg

RESULTS:

img1623al.jpg

img1624zn.jpg

img1625y.jpg

Wiped up and left to dry

img1626ax.jpg

Meanwhile, I've got some cleaning duties to attend to D:<<br />
img1628c.jpg

Now wirth everything cleaned up I can putty up some holes caused by splintering:

img1630d.jpg

img1631ds.jpg

img1633c.jpg

Urk : s

img1634n.jpg

Never fear, the putty is here!

img1635b.jpg

img1636kn.jpg

img1637t.jpg

img1638vl.jpg

And that's the completion of the motherboard panel!!!!
Sanding and painting doesn't really count because that's just the final touches (:

So yeah, I'm glad I got the motherboard tray done this weekend so I can move onto other things, such as researching about grounding the case and figuring out the PCI backplate (thanks again to Silent Dreams)

That's it for now, I won't have another update until next weekend but I will post up plans and whatnot.
Stay tuned for more guys!!!

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Update 6
HEY GUYS!
I think I did quite a bit of wood-working last weekend, although it would have taken an easy 10minutes with the proper power-tools, this mod took me half the day to complete with only a cordless drill and an Ozito Rotary Tool with faulty sanding drums.
So, I'm working on the motherboard panel as Silent Dreams has advised me to thumb.gif
The panel clamped down and ready for cutting
img1598x.jpg
So, what I will be working on is:
  • SATA Cable, 24 Pin cable, I/O Cables, other motherboard cables etc. routing holes
  • CPU cooler/heatsink backplate mounting hole access.
  • Watercooling inlets and outlet holes (to and from cooling compartment)
Massive drill bit aye?
img1599g.jpg
Well it's the biggest I have, and it still isn't big enough
img1600i.jpg
I placed too much pressure on one hole and this is the result:
img1601s.jpg
The rotary tool:
img1602jk.jpg
I've had horrible experiences with these sanding drums, partly because I left them outside and the constantly changing weather loosened the glue on the abrasive paper, but these keep splitting apart after a minute of usage.
img1603y.jpg
Let's see how they do for this
img1605p.jpg
How I'm going to widen the holes.
img1606uu.jpg
This picture was taken 2 minutes after mad.gif
img1607s.jpg
But somehow, after burning through over 5 sanding drums I got the job done
img1608h.jpg
These are the wider-diameter sanding drums, they lasted much longer than the narrow ones so I'm glad I had these thumb.gif
img1609qd.jpg
Now, time for the routing holes for the motherboard:
img1610l.jpg
img1611g.jpg
The process was very slow, I drilled consecutive holes around the edges of the marked out areas and used a thin blade to saw the center out. Then I proceeded to sanding the jagged edges.
The top 2 are complete
img1612b.jpg
Now for the SATA and 24 pin cable holes...
img1614eh.jpg
And the rest...
img1615u.jpg
img1616qe.jpg
img1617c.jpg
img1618ht.jpg
With that complete, I'm moving onto the Backplate acess hole:
img1619p.jpg
Look at all the dust on my arm, my hairs are even white
img1620yb.jpg
Done
img1621u.jpg
RESULTS:
img1623al.jpg
img1624zn.jpg
img1625y.jpg
Wiped up and left to dry
img1626ax.jpg
Meanwhile, I've got some cleaning duties to attend to D:<<br /> img1628c.jpg
Now wirth everything cleaned up I can putty up some holes caused by splintering:
img1630d.jpg
img1631ds.jpg
img1633c.jpg
Urk : s
img1634n.jpg
Never fear, the putty is here!
img1635b.jpg
img1636kn.jpg
img1637t.jpg
img1638vl.jpg
And that's the completion of the motherboard panel!!!!
Sanding and painting doesn't really count because that's just the final touches (:
So yeah, I'm glad I got the motherboard tray done this weekend so I can move onto other things, such as researching about grounding the case and figuring out the PCI backplate (thanks again to Silent Dreams)
That's it for now, I won't have another update until next weekend but I will post up plans and whatnot.
Stay tuned for more guys!!!
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Yeah, looking really good.

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Thanks for the comments guys biggrin.gif

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Nice work so far.

Thank-you very much Cykososhull! (funny name there biggrin.gif )
I won't be doing anything major this week or the week after, I have to somehow get the money to buy an extra sheet of 7mm plywood biggrin.gif
And I've got school work to do.

But i put something together for tommorow so stay tuned for that!

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Upcoming update guys!!
Finally put something small together, but shows what I am up to biggrin.gif

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Update 7

HEY GUYS!

Whew, the fifth update of this worklog already.
So I finished cutting up the motherboard panel in the latest update, although it's not 'finished' as in sanding, painting and coating with protective layers.

To test if I did the holes right (please god please....) and to make my next move in this case mod I installed a few motherboard stand-off screws to fit an mATX motherboard (which should have roughly the same motherboard mounting holes except for the ones on the outer edge)

Can't see them from here probably tongue.gif

img1642gl.jpg

Sorry about the bad image quality!!! It was getting late and I didn't bother turning the incandescent display-light on.
The camera flounders in darker conditions:

img1643mx.jpg

Screwed in:

img1646d.jpg


Done!

img1645mn.jpg

Better pictures...

img1647jj.jpg

Ofcourse, this is only an mATX board so a standard motherboard would reach close to cable routing holes.
The I/O panel of the motherboard:

img1648c.jpg

How the motherboard is elevated from the panel:

img1649cy.jpg

The CPU back-plate access hole.
The mounting holes seem to be off currently, this is because the CPU HSF mounting holes of a mATX board are closer to the top, meaning it is shifted slight upwards so it seems I did it wrong in the photo, but after searching and measuring the ATX board of my dad's desktop the distance between the socket and top edge of the board is much larger tongue.gif
Phew biggrin.gif

img1651h.jpg

Getting closer....

img1652tv.jpg

img1653cq.jpg

How the female connectors of the I/O panel will be sticking out:

img1654os.jpg

It's just right (thankfully). I doubt the motherboard I will be purchasing will have such types of connectors.

img1655w.jpg

Yay! I got the SATA cables and 24 Pin routing holes aligned right! biggrin.gif

img1657x.jpg

Now it's school time and I've got it all locked down, since plywood bends horribly over time I'm pinning the planks of plywood down with quick-grip clamps and C-clamps until I am working on them next week.

I will be purchasing another sheet of 7mm HOPEFULLY next week, and I can also get the guy at bunnings to cut it down to size for me (only just knew when a friend told me LOL)

Well stay tuned for more guys!

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