Here's the window work:
You need to put painters tape on EVERYTHING. this allows you to run over the steel without scratching it with the jigsaw, as well as hold it firm against the table.
I have to drive to MC, 3 hours away, again, to replace this monitor. Sucks:
There is a weird foil on the USB and audio lines on this case. It might sleeving a bit more difficult.
But not impossible. Painters tape wrapped around it, then sleeve as normal (keeping it on). The tape also adds structure to the sleeving.
The USB 2.0 cables use basically 4 lines on the bottom and top, so it's pretty easy to sleeve (as above). However, the front HD audio cable, uses 5 lines on top and 4 lines spread like 5 lines, so I needed to split the sleeving up into 2 parts for each top/bottom. Double the work vs USB 2.0, despite the same header, basically (ie if you tried to use just one cable for top and bottom, it'd look weird at the header because the sleeving would have to be stretched very wide, it already comes close to looking with with 4 cables on USB 2.0). I simply cut-off the pass-through for AC'97 since there's no use for that.
Even odder, there is a ground line that is wrapped in exposed, and then all of the lines are wrapped in blue foil. Again, painters tape to the rescue (i reworked the foil back on, but only around 2 cables, the one's that'd be it's own sleeve).
All case cables, speaker sleeved (yea it's small, it was cannibalized and should fit, hidden, when I'm done), and the USB line from the Bitfenix Recon fan controller. The pass-through USB on the Recon is missing, because it makes zero sense for it to have been included in the first place. No cables had to be cut to remove it, you just take off the pins from the middle usb (as seen in picture) since it's on a different row (i think bitfenix says it's so you can use a single USB port with the same USB header as used by the fan controller, but who has a single USB input that ends with an internal *female* header?).
The USB 2.0 on the USB 3.0 should be hidden away, and the painters tape you see won't be visible. On the case cables I used it a few times to indicate what cable is which, when I was planning on wrapping them all with electrical tape (to cover up the end of cable) but you won't notice and I did a good job glueing the cables. That's what I did, I used modeler's glue to attach the paracord in place.
I'm renovating the house, dust is everywhere, this is to protect the parts. My computer case and monitor are not in there, and that closet is absolutely packed, boxes ALL the way up. It's insane. I'll post a picture before I assemble everything of just all the tools, accessories, and parts going into the build. It's nuts.
My window came in today. I have every accessory and part ready, except the NZXT 1m white led (which should arrive a day or two and can be easily installed without having to remove things) and the lazer LED I'll put under the case, and the 3mm or 5mm LED + Wax Paper that I'll replace the Bitfenix eagle on the front of the case with, because I'm not sure what colors to use. You heard me, I'm replacing the silver eagle with a blue or white led. Or maybe not at all, or maybe paint it, I'm not sure what to do but I want to do something.
Oh, I bought like a 1cm wide aluminum bar too. Since I removed my case's CD drive, there needs to be a way for the fan controller to mount. I originally was thinking glue, but I'm going to bend the aluminum bar, drill + screw it to the case, then drill + screw the fan controller using existing holes and screws!
I will assemble the build soon, since my drill battery died, I'm going to ask to borrow the contractor's drill tommorow to make the necessary holes...
Dog caught bird. Nursing it back to health so dog can catch bird again.