"The World has moved on. Bad times are on horseback." The Gunslinger
Wow, has it been crazy lately? But I managed to finally find time to get back to my pet project and get a few things done or figured out.
First up I got my back panel mounted up so I could start working out my component placement.
With that nailed down, or rather screwed, I can start figuring out my tray. The plan is to flip the PSU and GPU on their sides so that I can drop the motherboard to the bottom of the case. It's a more efficient use of space and gives me some extra room for fun bits.
Laying out the components. That's not the final orientation of the PSU, just an easy way to set it for measuring.
And from the side. The case is laying on it's back right now, so the whole deal will be rotated 90 degrees clockwise.
Now I've got a handy road map for making my mb tray once some aluminum gets here.
Also started laying out for the res, rad and fan setup. In my original idea, I wanted the res showing through the front panel. Now it's just a matter of figuring out how to make that work.
Using an extra tube to figure out the angle and spacing for the front panel. If I nuzzle the bottom of the res up to the fans, it should just poke out of the front panel. Enough to see it from the side view, but not hanging out in mid air. And with a little bit of work on the mounting bracket for the res, I should be able to get the angle just right.
Next is to get some nice pretty pictures to show off my sponsors products while I wait for the fab materials to get here.