OK, well when it came to fitting the mountain mods motherboard tray, it was the real test of my cutting! and i was truly amazed at how close i managed to get the cut!
PLEASE NOTE THE LITTLE CURVE IS FROM THE FAN, NOT MY BAD CUTTING ;-)
So i went ahead and fitted the tray etc together, and i was extremely happy with its results
Those edges make the inside of the case look much much better as its butt to butt. I used the original motherboard standoffs after they have been adhered to the case in the correct location.
Just after i had finished this work, the courier dropped off my new PSU and window perspex!
So i then got straight to work on it!
As you will see on one of the photos, i had to bend the top as it was hitting the heat sink inside.
First i had to modify the fans so that they were wired together. This allowed them to clip into the standard connector. i also had to extend the cable.
Then i had to measure, drill and glue some standoffs into place. I then had to wait overnight for them to set.
Whilst i was bored, i thought i would 'reutilise' the stickers from the Corsair PSU :-)
Anyway i fitted the PSU in place and did a minor cut to allow the extra cables to come through.
So the motherboard tray standoffs are busy being glued down, so i then went ahead and got the window ready.
here is a picture of the perspex covering where i would like it to be. i needed to cut out a section whilst rounding off the edges
i realised the back was removable, and that it would make a great template!
After measuring, cutting and polishing the edges. i had my window!
unfortunately i chipped an edge but it wont be visible as that will be where it is stuck down.
Quite impressed with the tint and what it looks like, at this point i was a bit undecided on what window design to have so i left it for the time being.
I started my first trial braiding on the exhaust fans, and it got me quite exited thinking about the final product.
Finally for this section i decided what watercooling parts i wanted and how they would be fitted
EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ - Acetal
XSPC D5 Vario (Body + Screwring)
Hardware Labs Black ICE Radiator SR1 240
XSPC HighFlex Hose 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD, 19/12.7mm, 2m, Clear
NZXT Sleeved 30cm black HSG SATA cable - White (CBW-SATA-11D)
EK PSC Compression Fitting 13mm 3/8" - G1/4 - Nickel x 2
EK-PSC Adapter Rotary 90 G1/4 Nickel x4
Mayhems Pastel - Raspberry Purple Coolant