I finally had some time to do some modding today
But before I could do any modding I needed something to cut with (because I was out of Dremel wheels), fortunately I managed to find some (after looking in three hardware stores!). So let the modding commence!
I've still not got everything planned out in my head, so I'm taking this slow till I work out where things are going to go.
I'd taken out the rivets on the bottom chamber middle bits yesterday so I could try and fit some stuff in, but I couldn't. So to see if this is all going to fit, i'm going to have to cut it and just pray!
Cuts cut out! Hmm, there's still a bit of metal I've got to cut out. What shall I do about that?
Let's murderalise the case is what!
I was having fun taking out rivets, Maybe I went a little too far?
I made some other cuts and filed down edges etc, but I'll not bore you with pictures (namely because I didn't take any more)
And this is what a case looks like when it's held together with zipties rather than rivets, hmm, it's like a whole new level of ghetto modding :P
But anyway, that masked up thing is actually my rad, and if you hadn't of guessed yet, that's where I'm planning on stashing it.
To make enough room for the rad, the shroud and the fans, I going to have to to turn the PSU on it's side and cut out the metal lip that the sidepanel hooks onto (I'll have to mod the sidepanel accordingly later).
Where the PSU is, there will be absolutely no room across the width of the case for anything else in the bottom chamber. At the end of all this, if the sidepanel goes back on without a bulge then I'll be dead chuffed
I've ordered a bunch of watercooling gear, and apart from a couple more cuts in the case, I'll be waiting on all that to get here before I can carry on with anything major.