Originally Posted by d3vour3r
ive opened a ticket with corsair asking about window panel spare parts as I think they fit either side. No luck yet whether its possible to get another window panal for those who wish to shower off the right side of the case but I will keep this thread posted.
Do let us know how you get on.
I'd be very interested in this for my proposed air540 server build.
I'll be ordering 6 of the 900D 3.5" caddies and hotswap back-plates and mounting them in the vented side of the case with 18 HDD's. 3x Air Series SP120's behind front Vents, 3x SP120's between caddies and 3x SP120's between caddies and PCI slot part of chassis.900D CaddyHotSwap Backplates
Then in the other side I'll drill some new mobo standoff mounting holes and mount ithe mobo on its side with the back connectors of the mobo pointed at the ceiling of the case. Xeon or i7 cooled by a H100i which will be mounted to the back of the chassis above the PSU. As it's a server I only need to access backplate IO to connect a monitor during setup. WEBui the rest of the time. Thus I'll just route a HDMI to back of Chassis. I've got a spare mesh side panel insert for a Corsair 600T which I'll take the Dremel to, in order to fabricate new hinged front cover for 5.25" bays behind which will be a 5.25" fan controller and 5.25" to 3.5" hotswap bay. This hotswap bay accessible from front is for occasional off site backups for friends and family. On side of 5.25" bay will be an SP120 fan which will be cooling the fan controller and hotswap bay HDD when in situ. Ironically the main reason for failure of fan controllers is probably lack of adequate cooling.
also providing intake for the H100i.
Still want to show off the mobo even if this thing is a media/file server and thus will have a windowed side panel on the opposite side to where it normally goes cause that's where the mobo will be in mine. However I still want to show off those 18 nice hotswap bays and 9 Air Series SP120's on the other side. So a second windowed side panel is on the cards. I'll drill some vent holes in the acrylic for the PSU and 5.25" bay fans.
All by just drilling a few screw holes here and there and the purchase of a few extra Corsair parts. Case can still be reconverted back to desktop use in the future if required.