Originally Posted by Monkeyburner
The rivet holes on the front are 5mm. The sides, 3mm. Good luck.
Thanks mate, I'll be sure to document my adventure and post a pic-dump with the results.
EDIT: So I got this done sooner than I'd expected, I'll just edit this post with pictures. In spoiler tag because I'm a gent like that.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Edited by Blze001 - 7/1/16 at 7:58pm
Starting point. It's been unchanged for 2 years since I built it, that GTX780 could sometimes get the stock PSU's fan up into warp drive. Yeah, it's dusty, don't judge me ._.
Naked Hadron with nearly everything stripped out/off.
Cage out! Jeez this thing takes up a ton of space.
As you can see, an SFX power supply fits in the existing cage like a glove... well, if you didn't need to connect any wires that is.
Vise clamps are your friend. This little one is $20 at Home Depot, excellent investment.
Bottom chopped off, I'm left with the top of the cage which is what the PSU will be mounting to. Cut out a cross-bar so it can breathe better.
Test fitting. Looking good. I have a bunch of random screws from past builds and electronics tinkering, so I was able to find 5 or 6 screws to hold the cage in place. Dunno what size, to be honest, and they're 4 different colors/styles to boot.
I had to trim out a bit for the cable. I have a 90 degree adapter incoming that was supposed to be here today (thanks USPS!) to clean it up AND hopefully let me put the 120mm fan back in this spot. I embraced my inner creative-lazy-cheapskate and repurposed scrap to help me mount it. I figure i can get away with it since gravity is gonna want to pull it down, not push it up. I'll come up with a more elegant solution... erm... well, I'll be honest, probably never.
Assembled! And plugged into a snazzy new GTX1070 to boot!
With (dirty. I'll get to it, calm down!) window in place.