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So started to hack my CM ATCS 840 today and managed to get the hrad drive cage and floor of the drive bays out.

What I was looking for feedback on is whether anyone thinks 4 fans is too much and gather ideas on what I can do to reinforce the now flimsy front end.

Its an air cooled case, but a lot of this latest modding is aimed towards wc if I should chose to do so(think 360 rad in front 240 up top) at a later time. I already did one airflow improvement to the front lower panel as you can see in the second pic and I also made a 2x80mm fan plate for up top where the alternate PSU mounting location was.

Now let the gripes about my sloppy hacking commence!
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To re-enforce the angles, you could make some small L brackets out of steel and rivet them into the corners. If you have strips of steel you could then run those up the sides and rivet them in place.
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Maybe Something like this?

Its just a rough idea I came up with some scrap I had from another project and it cut really nice with my nibbler.

Anyway I need to go to bed more on this this weekend I still need to figure out how I want to mount the fans and how I want to attach half the hard drive cage to the roof. Maybe I'll try making a brace out of some round stock tomorrow at work (ya know to screw in between the to drive bay sides).
Edited by ocmooz - 5/12/11 at 9:58pm
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