well thats as far as i got at work but when i got home it was right back to work!
at home having cut the steal to size it just poped in the back and was flush with the outer edges of the skeleton
i needed to drill 2 holes to get the steal to be flush to the back of the skeleton with the bezel on so i grabbed my step drill and went to town!
very nice. (that little pice you see through the hole is because the clamp slipped.)
then i needed to drill some holes to permanently attach the rad thingy to the rest of the chase. so i did and dug into the airplane builders toolbox for a couple of these.
they are temporary rivets called Clecos. they make putting things together and taking them apart when building SO much faster and MUCH less stressful.
four holes. fore clecos.
that looks just about perfect. but something is missing...
i need to cut this to make room for the rad and fans....
get the depth of the rad and fan stacked
and check in the cage.
that works out nicely. the back of the rad lines up with the back of the front attachment point for the HDD cage.
all apart and marked
getting ready to cut. i decided a rotary tool would take WAY too long with the thickens of the cage material. so what do i do?
MAKE DINNER! no pasta sauce though
then pull out the angle grinder
it worked like a hot knife through butter.... and i was done in like 10 mins total.
any way. i then put it back together and took a few more "finished" (quotes cus its not quite done yet) product.
and with the bezel on
overall im quite pleased with how this part of the project turned out. i cant wait to get my new motherboard and all that to get to work on the motherboard tray and to get this thing back together.
i hope you guys liked my really photo heavy update. im trying to make up for lost time
as always comments, question, and suggestions are ALWAYS welcomed
-Striker36Edited by Striker36 - 8/2/10 at 5:47pm