Here's another update as to how it's all coming along! More notes are on each image and at the bottom of the entry.
#6 Part of the top fan controller board.
#7 Taking her apart. 3 screws on each side, two for the tray, six for the top base, eight for the top ridge, twelve for the front bay fans, and for more for the controller! Eeek! Doesn't help when screws are pewter-like non-hardened pieces of crap and they strip.
#8 Base fan board.
#9 Coming along
#10 Figured for as how little I use power tools, it was time to break out a drill and had to go get a screw extractor set from Home Depot.
#11 I had to carefully hold pressure both against the case and drill to take out the couple nasty screws... Had to bore in a good deal too.
#15 Maybe I should've just bought the red slim-line red Lian-Lis instead... Oh well this works for now and the cables could *not* reach any other way.
#21 Of course Melchior wouldn't be complete without some branding
#22 ...Or a window.
#29 Resistors... will be doing some VGA signal modding later
That's it for now! I'd show the wireless card I picked up but it's totally DOA and broken. I'd also show some cool 2-GPU shots but the second card was likewise dead and is now in RMA-land back to EVGA. Oh well at least everything else works great so far. One more photo dump and whatnot to come once I can mod a bit more or I get some of the cards back.
Also as of note, yes it's messy but not much I can do about it - airflow however and temps appear to be utterly exceptional. Also, that front-panel HD audio header... yeah due to putting an AXP on the 580 it is completely removed. Cleans up that part of the case a little and may even cool the southbridge a little.
Got probably one last video or so and one last batch of photos and the installation will be complete! Edited by The-Real-Link - 12/22/10 at 3:01pm