Right, it has been a while. Basically been waiting for my glass to be done, taking it back, yelling at them for doing a **** job and making them do it with a bit of class instead of giving me some glass that looks like someone has used a rock to sand the edges q-
so here we started the big cut out for the small glass front to sit in, followed by a router to make it all square and THEN a rebate so that the glass could be glued onto the recess
This was how I routered the rebate for the glass to sit in, aswell a very well put together professional looking base for the router to sit flush on.
We are left with a perfect recess!
Now, with my PPCS gear arriving it was time to get my 480 radiator holes sorted out. I got everything measured up and got some low adhesive tap and plopped the rad grill on and traced around it.
what we first start off with is making some guideline holes so that we are able to do better cuts with the jigsaw allowing us to change angles easily.
Mid way cutting.
now time to lay it on, and all is good.
a wild cat appears! "hmmmm, can i fit through here?"
"Why yes! of course I can!"
marking out the other side, and repeating the process
both sides have been completed and look very nice. they are BOTH yet to be routered so that the grill sits in flush. but that is next days off job.
I quickly decided that I would do my 5.25" holes, one for a Blu Ray drive (basically just incase i need it for whatever case. And no, I couldn't be bothered getting a USB one), and also will be fitted with a Fan Controller too.
Here is the plan...
all cut out
with a bit of extra little rasping (wood equivalent of a file) they fit nice and snug! Though like the rad grills. Will router a recess for them to sit flush in. If some may notice, the drives are sitting lower then centre, this is because I will probably put my power/reset buttons above the 5.25" area.
and ps, yes I know the middle piece between each 5.25" slot is weak as hell, and I understand that. If it breaks it breaks, if it doesn't it doesn't! it looks nicer with it though
Oh, and this is the glass installed
easy to remove to, simply put fingers between the two glass sheets and lift the top one up! the front bit is siliconed in place
Next update will be Wednesday of everything routered
and then theres only two holes left to do (PSU, I/O shield) and its time to d-d-d-d-d-drop the hardware in!!