your false floor that covers the psu is just AWESOME mate..i wish i had the knowledge or tools to do something like that...could u tell us how u did it? it would also be cool if u removed the bottom HDD cages and make a longer false floor that reaches the other end of the case..just under the front 140mm fan..
- I started with a 12" x 24" sheet of 22ga aluminum (bare, not zinc coated like some places sell) and marking off my rough size, simply it out using a jigsaw and 18 TPI bi-metal blade.
- After getting my rough shape, I used two pieces of wood that had rounded edges similar to the curve I wanted and bent the floor into the shape you see.
- Once the rough shape and curve were there, I simply kept test fitting into the case and marking where I needed to make adjustments. I notched the rear and around the floor to allow it sit flush, and also notched the side near the hdd cages to clear the slight raise.
- To finish it off, I sanded the entire piece with 320 grit paper and laid down a nice even coat of matte black paint to match the interior
I'm working on a second one now that is built like you described. I'm planning to slice a few hdd cages off and add a slight bend to ensure the floor fits right under the 140MM front fan. It should still leave me with 4 hdd slots which is more than what I need.
I may also build one out of lexan. I've been wanting to try it out and use a very dark tint to make it appear black, but add white leds into the lexan to make it glow nice at night. I don't want it to look like a strip club neon sign, but I think I can pull it off.
Thanks and stay tuned for updates. The new motherboard arrived today along with more modding supplies. I'm hoping to spend a few hours on it tomorrow since the weather is going to be nasty here.