Hi troops! I'm back on with The Sentinel. No need to panic anymore
I've done what I think is quite a unique HDD cage mod. Most everyone I see modifying their cage, is removing it. I decided to go a different route and mod the cage itself. I really like the results. Now I can fit all but the very largest video cards and still use my HDD cage as well.
This all started because I ordered an AC Accelero Exteme 5870 VGA cooler for my , yep; you guessed it, Hd 5870.Though my card currently fit in my case by sticking into the 5.25'' bay, it wouldn't work with the extra inches I was going to gain by adding the cooler as it is 12'' long. Well this won't do so I fixed it. I hope you like my ingenious solution as much as I do.
First up, here is what I started with, the stock cage
and the stock 5.25'' bay
Using my trusted Dremel and diamond wheel I had to remove the eight rivets holding it in.
After some cutting and grinding, out came the cage
Now it was time to let the big dog eat and notch that 5.25'' bay and cut down the HDD cage.
hand bend some feet for the cage to sit on and to be able to screw it down
Test fit with HDD
I used self tapping HDD screw to secure the cage back where it belongs.
A little touch up for the paint
and a fresh coat for the HDD cage
It was time to re-assemble. Throw in a custom acrylic PSU cover and HDD bay cover and it's looking pretty sharp!
I hope you all enjoy looking as much as I did making. Thanks!