Making some progress on my P5 build, thought you guys might like a look . . . .
Managed to make it to the welding shop this week and had the aluminum perimeter frame and inner LED strip carrier tigged up.
Also got the modded, 8 slot to 6 slot, card rack welded up . . . . just fits nicely with the outer plexi installed.
Got the 1/2" thick plexi panel drilled and tapped so all the components mount on it . . . moved the PSU back about 3/4" which gave the cabling more room.
Still have to add the cable slots to the front panel, but wanted everything to be able to mock-up to see just how big and where to put them.
Got the support bracket for the dual 35X pumps installed.
Painting the rad mounting brackets red to pick up on the red accent of the mobo turned out nice, carries a little accent to the 1st and 2nd quadrant, so I think I'll do the PSU mounting bracket red also, so that Q3 isn't conspicuously absent any red accenting.
It's finally starting to look like something recognizable . . .
Took me longer than expected to redo the res assembly and add a bracket so that it can fasten directly to the main acrylic front panel, but I trimmed down the brackets a tad to be more minimal and put a piece of acrylic to carry them, with the weight being carried by the big aluminum pump mount bracket.
The screws just hold it back flush against the front panel and lock it in position.
The pumps and res assembly can be removed or serviced as a removable module.
An extra long GPU fits sort of between the res's and below the upper bracket giving a full 12" max capability.