I decided to do some more work on the test-bench itself, and thought that pulling the psu-compartment out of the old Lian Li would be a good idea.
The darn thing was riveted though. So I took out the trusty old drill, and got going. After drilling out two or three dozen rivets, removing the roof and some more, the plates were free. I'm amazed how well the case maintains stiffness even when there's NOTHING holding it together. I could build a rig in it, and carry it around, and still it would not fall apart, given that I don't hold it up-side down. But for good measure, I put two screws in it, and called it a day. It's now back to it's usual job, being a footstool. What a downgrade this case has had in it's use
Here you can see a mock-up of of how I want it to work. The two plates are differerent in height, so I need to cut a 1-2cm chunk off one of them. I also took out the HDD-cage, which proved to be very useful indeed.
Since I could not be bothered doing any more "hard-mods" today, I fastened the PSU and the drive-cage with double-sided tape on the bottm of the motherboard-tray. This is temporary. The HDD-cage makes it more stable, and prevents it from tipping over.
In case none of you have noticed, here's a true nvidia-"fan". Bad pun intended.
You know, it's important to have a Nvidia Geforce-optimized fan on your cpu-cooler, because, you know...It's...better
Edit: Actually NForce, not GeForce. But point still stand, sort of.
The full rig running, currently installing windows 8. To my pleasant surprise, the sluggishness I experienced yesterday was only in the BIOS. Once it's booted up, it's all gone. And I found out how to stop the motherboard from failing to post. I'm used to hearing the beep after it's gone through the post, but on this board, that's not the case. If I press anything, it will stall the entire process. Good to know...
Installed a wireless card and taped the antenna on top of a fan just for giggles. It works and I have absolutely no use for it, so why the hell not?
I feel like a real LN2-clocker, ghettorigging fans to cool off the motherboard
Without the LN2. Or DICE. Or a pot. Or grease to insulate. Or the neccesary skills.
I also found this in my bag of goodies. I already have plans
And here's what many of you have been waiting for
Will do some benches later, and then overclock. Maybe even buy a C2Q Extreme off ebay once I get comfy with the board, they're so darn cheap.Edited by Hattifnatten - 3/12/14 at 2:01pm