50. Holy Foam Board, Batman! - Wiring Hole Locations
Cutting window in the 5.25" drive cage for front panel wiring to pass through:
The white splattered background there is a piece of foamboard I stuck in there to protect the PSU and other stuff from metal dust as I was cutting. I really should have taken all that out...
[Disclaimer, the power switch is just stuck in there. I promise I'm not leaving it hacked up like that.]
I think that will work nicely. Need to get some grommet edging and line that hole. Honestly, I did a crap job making the cuts clean, as I didn't want to disassemble the entire thing (would have meant drilling out a half dozen rivets) and had to work some odd angles to get the cuts right. The edging will hide the imperfections a bit.
Cut a couple of template holes for the fan wiring and the light strip wiring too:
Ran the wiring for the cold cathode behind the motherboard:
View of the back. Needs wire management in a bad way, but at the least, this will all be hidden from view once the side panel is on:
And the rest of the cold cathode wiring will run across the front of the case, nicely hidden once the top is on:
Exterior: More sanding. More painting
Front: Making final panel for power and reset switches. Front accessory bay should come today.
Internal: Finish planning holes and start fabricating the final panels
Side note: Wire came loose on one of my Yate Loon fans. I'll need to resolder that. Yay!