OK, Folks I'm back with updates.. Would have been sooner but I had to work one of my days off this week (MORE MODDING MONEYS)
Remember the old Dell motherboard tray I was going to use before? Well the more I looked at it the worse I liked it. I wasn't crazy about the MATX only build idea either. If I used that I would Have to buy a new Motherboard just to reuse all my other stuff. And all the AMD MATX boards are 880 Chips. Nothing to thrilling. I don't have the coin to plunk down on a Intel MATX board and a CPU all at once. So a New plan was formed. A NEW victim was selected from under the work bench and cut to bits. I won't bore you will the details of it but here is the old case. A Xion 101, I bought this and used it for awile. (Until I built [Cool Blue] )
Here it is in all its glory, *sniff *sniff I smell Beige!!
Here it is a full ATX tray.. now why in the heck won't it lay flat? I have bent on it until it will now sit flat but I just thought this was funny.
I marked up the tray so I could rivet the I/O sheild and PCE slots on.
Auto center punch... No thats not the name of a fighting robot. its this cool tool.
Here it is mounted on the tray.
Notice the seam on the back of the box? It is double thick and the tray will need to be notched.
One notch coming up.
Then I drilled and riveted the back of the I/O and PCE slots to the back of the case.
Lots of careful marking and one good clean cut with my Dremel tool. Guess what this old tough metal is eating up my cutting bits.
So I took ALL my tools and stuff down to my work out to the shop and found this *Evil grin
Say hello to my 10k rpm air powered die grinder..
About 30 minutes later
As you can see I have the MoBo Tray mounted at this point. Did you notice how little metal was left between the PSU hole and the I/O slot. It felt a bit flimsy so I cut a gusset strip to reinforce that area.
A little help from my coworker who is worlds better then me with a welder. (notice i didn't show his face)
Part 2 below.Edited by AlderonnX - 6/14/12 at 9:09pm