Okay guys, I've got the pictures uploaded! Here they are!Update 6 - Back Panel
So here is the case dissembled.
And through the power of magic... here it is put back together!
Ripping the old PCI brackets out. Messed up the paint doing this... that's okay though, I'll fix it when I mount the motherboard.
Test fitting stuff. The white box thing is a stand in for a 180MM radiator. As you can see, there is no room to mount a 3.5in drive the "right way." That's why I need to build something to hold the hard drives.
Sorry, no pictures of the cutting process, camera battery died and I was really eager to get going!
After some more cutting and sanding down. We didn't have a metal file so that made things REALLY difficult. Not pleased with it so I might go out and get a file this weekend.
There are the nuts that I'm using to hold the back plate to the case. They're perfect!
Picture of the back panel fastened on.
Annnnnd here it is all done! I think it turned out great! I need to make a cut for the latch and clean the sharpie off. Shouldn't be too difficult.
Here are the little tiny nuts in action. Can you see them??
And now on to the problem. My original plan was to put a 180MM radiator up above so I could have two 180MM radiators but there isn't any room. I really need that radiator space... with an i7 3820 and a GTX 690, I need at least three 120MM^2 space. With one 180MM, I have about 32,400 square MM. I need at least 43,200 for the minimum amount of radiator space for 3 processors. With two 180MM radiators, that would be 64,800. Or like having 4.5 120MM radiators which would be sufficient. I could try and fit a 120MM radiator and a very slim fan up top, not quite sure how well it would cool though... ideas? Here are some pictures:
There is about and inch and a half of space up there, enough for just the 180MM radiator. Would that work? I will NOT put a fan on the outside.
This is the PSU housing, I will be putting the pump and the PSU down here. The reservoir will go sort of on top of the back fans but towards the side of the case as far as it can go. It'll be one of those multi-option reservoirs. Also, the cables will be routed UNDER the motherboard tray! Pretty clever huh?
There is just enough room to fit a connection so I can make like a small 4 inch sleeved extension for the 24 pin and then just have plain wire running to the PSU. Same thing with the graphics card except the cables will run up towards the top of the case and then under the tray.
Let me know what you guys think!