Originally Posted by catbuster
Nice to hear u are feeling better
any update coming soon?
Just finished the top tray, however I had to pop rivet it in place as this is what I did with the original prototype which is a pain now as I would have liked it if they where M3 tapped holes so I can remove the radiator tray with out drilling...
When you look at the pictures this will make sense. Now I think I might re-do the original top tray and do it with tapped holes, but this is not a must do yet. First job is getting all the covers to fit correctly.
So this is what I spent the weekend doing, I have replace the top tray which had a depth of 10mm and made from aluminium and replaced it with a steel tray and a new depth of 15mm to allow for a better fit of the top cover, I have also extended the tray by 35mm so I can now mount all the fans to the radiator and drop this one unit in from the top. This will help with maintenance (hence why I would like them with screws and not rivets).
Top Radiator and Fan Tray.pdf 26k .pdf file
As you can see every thing related to this radiator is now connected to this tray, all the fan cables have been shortened and re-crimped and go into a custom circuit board which has reduced a mass of cables. Additionally it means I only have to run power to this board and a fan sense cable if I want to know what the RPM is. And this board also has two wires for inside LED and outside LED control so I will have two switches to control the LEDs on all the fans.
This is the circuit board, as you can see it fits perfectly into the empty space between the fans, and of course this is mounted on the back side so you can not really see it.
This is how it all fitted together and what it now looks like.
System is now all back together, so I will continue with working out which pieces of plastic I need to cut off on the top cover to make it fit and this will be all the covers back on.
Once I have all the covers fitting this will of course be a major corner stone, leaving me just the front grill to bend. And of course the back sheet of the case to re-do as there is a whole from where I pushed down the main board tray. However I am now thinking about having a removable tray which holds my motherboard and the PSU which can be slid out whilst keeping all the cables in-tack as this would also help with cleaning the radiators and save loads of time when doing work, having all the electronics on one side out tray would be great. Also toying with the idea of lifting up the PSU so I can sneak a normal size ATX or eATX board in.. of course I would not be able to use the bottom PCI slots but this would mean I am not limited to mATX boards.
But first I need to get this top cover on. Edited by Devious Dog - 7/14/13 at 5:41pm