At last I have made a bit of progress and have the time to update this work log. I have completed the HDD bay and the Mobo tray. The mod I have done to the mobo tray is just something I want to try out. Please donâ€™t laugh to loud and any comments are welcome.
Covered the HDD mounting rails with masking tape, so I donâ€™t get any epoxy on them.
I used rails to position the washers.
Stuck washers over pop rivets with epoxy
Filled I the centers of washers with epoxy.
Filed down the epoxy once it was dry.
All filed down and in position
I cut out the extra mounting holes. I was worried the washers would come offâ€¦lol.
The HDD fits perfect. What a relief. I must point out I have to guide the HDD at the rear to line up with the washers at the back. This will be fine as you can reach though the HDD mounting.
All the way to the top. The HDD once in position actually â€œstiffensâ€ the mounting bay.
Rail locks still work fine
Now the Mobo tray mod. The reason I have decided to do this mod is because according to Asus, my mobo dissipates the heat to the rear of the mobo.
I am going to fit a fan extracting air out to the right had side of the case from behind the CPU. Here is the link to the specs given by Asusâ€¦..http://za.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=...59&modelmenu=1
Mobo tray marked out for cutting. Please ignore all the markings I made. Deep in thoughtâ€¦lol
My hole saw kit. Unfortunately I donâ€™t have the right size hole saw, so I have to make a plan.
Drilled around to cut hole
Centre is out
Lots of neatening up to do.
Used hole saw to cut holes for cable management
First coat of primer on
About half an hour after I had finished the undercoat of paint, it started to rain. As luck would have it the parts were dry enough for me to move them inside, without messing anything up.
Well I will update once I have started to assemble the case again. Painting is going to take a few days. I hope to have all the parts painted by next weekend. I am on leave the following week so I will have lots of time to put the case back together and get my PC into it's new home. I will still be doing cable managment and sleeving, as well a few other little things