Originally Posted by chinesethunda
you might want to put some vibration dampening on top of the fans too and yeah a dust filter can't hurt, specially since you are looking at it lol
No room, and no need for top vibration dampening. The fans are whisper quiet at the setting I have them at, and as I mentioned they are in there SNUG. One was almost too snug and the blades started to grind, so I had to peel off a thin layer of foam so it could fit.
As for the dust filters, I honestly don't think they'll be necessary. Positive pressure will help some. Their benefits wouldn't outweigh the negative of lessened air flow. Plus I bought a nifty electric duster thingy. 10 seconds using it and no more dust
Originally Posted by kdon
Hey I have a question or two!
-What Motherboard tray did you use? Was it just cannibalized?
-How did you get the tray to line up perfectly with the I/O slots etc...
Have a few designs currently in google sketchup and the big issue I'm currently having is figuring out how I can accurately draw the holes/mounts for a mobo tray and what dimensions they need to be, especially with the IO plate!
Motherboard tray and I/O plate was 'cannibalized' from my Antec 1200.
Well since I didn't have any SET location (any one way left or right) for the I/O plate, I picked a random spot sort of off center to the right (since I wanted more airflow for the 'bottom' of the mobo for the video card) , traced the hole to cut.. then cut it. Then I took the wood I just cut and placed it where it would be attached to the bottom piece of wood, held the I/O shield up the cutout hole, put the mobo tray down on the wood and traced around it.
It would have been harder but there were rivet holes that connected the mobo tray to the I/O plate when it was a part of my old case, so I just lined them up and took note of the relative position of the edges of the mobo tray to the plate. It seemed harder to do than it was. There's pictures somewhere in this thread of me doing it, albeit not step by step. (http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...l#post14822988
First coat of poly went on last night. Going to slap another on pretty shortly. Two more tomorrow, two more Wednesday, and it the top should be finished unless something terrible happens (knock on wood
edit: 1000 posts woot!Edited by Backfat - 10/3/11 at 1:01pm