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Hey guys,

I would like to make a dock more or less for my cables and tubing going through the mobo tray, but i was wondering how muh room there is behind the mobo tray and the back panel when sliding the tray out... i was thinking about mounting QDCs to 90 rotary connectors, but i am worried that this will be too thick to slide the mobo tray out... if anyone would measure for me, that would be awsome.

Thanks in advance,
-Esk smile.gif

EDIT: new question. how thick is the mobo tray? and how important is it to have the back panel of the mobo tray attached wile in use? does it greatly improve stability? cant say i have every checked, i just normaly leave it on once i get case assembled smile.gif... i just found out that all koolance QDCs are exactly 1 inch thick and i would realy love for my current idea to work (though it will inevitably change anyways) tongue.gif
Edited by eskamobob1 - 10/30/12 at 5:44pm
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bumpedy doo dah smile.gif
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post #3 of 12
Not entirely sure what you're asking for... maybe some diagrams would help? If I recall correctly, there's about 6.5 inches between the back of the motherboard tray and the PSU side door in my M8.
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sorry... what i was asking about is how much clearance is there between the back of the mobo tray, and the back pannel (where the PSU is mounted) when sliding the tray out?
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Well I used to have a picture of this but i cant seem to find it. There is 11/16'' of clearance.
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Well I used to have a picture of this but i cant seem to find it. There is 11/16'' of clearance.

Ty for that info smile.gif... +rep smile.gif... I hope I have enought room for a 90 and a arc coming out of a fill port smile.gif... I'll have to look up their specs smile.gif
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by eskamobob1 View Post

Ty for that info smile.gif... +rep smile.gif... I hope I have enought room for a 90 and a arc coming out of a fill port smile.gif... I'll have to look up their specs smile.gif

Thank you and your welcome!
post #8 of 12
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new question. how thick is the mobo tray? and how important is it to have the back panel of the mobo tray attached wile in use? does it greatly improve stability? cant say i have every checked, i just normaly leave it on once i get case assembled ... i just found out that all koolance QDCs are exactly 1 inch thick and i would realy love for my current idea to work (though it will inevitably change anyways) tongue.gif
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post #9 of 12
The thickness of the MB tray wouldn't be important, but rater the distance from the back of the tray (without the backplate installed) to the edge of the opening on the rear chassis (1 1/16''). In short, you may have to dremel a small groove in the rear chassis area where the fitting will pass because it is very close. The PCI backplate overlaps slightly (1/16'') so it may cover the groove, but its sooo close you're probably just have to mock it up and see what happens.
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Originally Posted by Kevin_CL View Post

The thickness of the MB tray wouldn't be important, but rater the distance from the back of the tray (without the backplate installed) to the edge of the opening on the rear chassis (1 1/16''). In short, you may have to dremel a small groove in the rear chassis area where the fitting will pass because it is very close. The PCI backplate overlaps slightly (1/16'') so it may cover the groove, but its sooo close you're probably just have to mock it up and see what happens.

ok... ty.... i figued people were more likely to have the thinkness of teh tray and i could just use that and compensate for the thickness of the metal and get a guess... i realy hope this works out as it would be very awesome to simply have a "dock" where all the connections from the mobo tray meet the rest of the case... also, how sturdy is the tray with out the back plate? i will more then likely just cut a chunk out, but it would be a nice piece of info to know anyways smile.gif
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