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post #1011 of 1439
I was trying to avoid that as the wires will need to go to the other end of the case to plug into the MB. But I do agree, there is plenty of room over there. Where on that side were you thinking?
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Location: Centered vertically and forward, but how far forward is open...

... another option might be to place them on the rear panel next to the rear PCI frame (left-side when viewed from the front). The only potential down-side to that is that the backside of the switch(es) would be visible, but they would be cleanly sleeved.

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post #1013 of 1439
I think I like option 2 the best, placing them by the 'bottom' of the backplate. As long as they wouldn't obstruct a dual slot card in the bottom slot (so 1 more PCI slot width down) I think that is my favorite option.
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post #1014 of 1439
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I think that will work well.

I will be doing some more work tonight, and then spending the first half of the day tomorrow on this project.

When I get to the cutting part I will post an image of the intended location first to get your final approval.

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post #1015 of 1439
Okie dokie.
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I will be back tomorrow with a more in-depth pictorial update.

Gonna do the applicable profiling then bugger off to Napa for work.

Have a nice day.
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post #1017 of 1439
Looking good Syr! Especially love the rounded hole above the I/O panel - is that just a handle? or does it supply some awesome functionality?
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post #1018 of 1439
Looks amazing!!

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Originally Posted by Killhouse View Post
Looking good Syr! Especially love the rounded hole above the I/O panel - is that just a handle? or does it supply some awesome functionality?
Mainly it is for airflow for the CPU cooler. Otherwise it would be blowing into a solid piece of acrylic.
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post #1019 of 1439
Makes sense, it also looks better than plain solid acrylic ^^
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post #1020 of 1439
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I used 2 different router tables to cut the rear panel.



The long-oval was cut with a Dremel, I cut the 2 arcs with the circle-cutting attachment then switched to the router attachment:
















Prior to cutting I verified fitment and measurements for the PSU:





The rough-cut panel that I posted earlier:



I have since put a profile on the outside face of the long-oval cutout and the PCI bracket cutout. The PSU cutout and the rear door cutout will remain un-profiled but will get a slight easement to remove the sharp edge.



This is the dense foam material I used for the PSU pad and the pads on the footprint of the feet:





The pad installed on the PSU pedestal and the feet:







One of the small cove pieces used to supplement the bond on the vertical panels. There will also be a mirrored one on the opposite side of the wall.






Starting to look like something:











Also,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FISH!





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