64. Sleeved PSU Installed
Two things I worked on today. The front panel power and reset and bay covers, and installing the sleeved PSU.
Took ReaperN1's advice and broke out the calipers to ensure I measured the holes correctly.
Marked the centerline on the covers as before, and drilled as before (pilot hole, then forstner bit) and trimmed the sides as before. Here's the first coat of Krylon Fusion on the back side of them:
And the front:
The pattern you see is actually a reflection of my fan filter. The paint was still wet and quite glossy.
And I decided before I went much further I should install the PSU and test to ensure I got everything reconnected properly.
The 24-pin PSU cable looks very nice on the left. You can see a bit of the CPU cable at the lower right as well. I'm very pleased how those turned out.
And another shot with the PSU cover off.
Waiting on the paint to dry before I install the front bay covers. After that, I'll finish running all the wiring in the back and tie everything down. I may or may not manage to sleeve the PCIe cables, molex cables, and HDD cables before the competition starts, but I'm not sure at this point.
Another thing I'm planning to do is disassemble the RELIC backlight LEDs to make it a "slimmer fit" and also to do the same with the cold cathode control box on the back. I also want to cover the cold cathode control's blue LED.