First of all, great site you have here, love the mods, many a work hour spent browsing the site.
I've been inspired to do a Quicksilver ATX mod, i managed to pick an empty case up for £15 on ebay and wondered if i cud drop a few questions on you guys....
1. Looking at the digital audio mod, i notice that there are no problems with clearance for the Asus MAtx motherboard, i read on one of the posts here that it was an LG drive that was slightly shorter then usual, would this work with any Asus MAtx mobo, i wanted to do a LGA775 mod for some serious horsepower for lan parties.
2. Looking at removing the original mobo mounts, is drilling from behind the easiest/cleanest way to do it? I've tried with pliers and couldn't really get any where.
3. Probably a silly question, but does anyone know what PSU will go in with no mods to the case, i notice that the one used for the DA mod was a jeantech? Would the same one go into the QS case and have enough horse power to run it with a PCI-e card?
Thanks in advance to you guys, it's a great site, with some specatacular mods.
Welcome to aquamac forums & thanks for the positive feed back. Most power supplies will fit into quicksilver cases, the only mod will possibly be to accommodate slightly different positions for the on/off switch, which on some may be slightly to the right. Best bet is to physically have a look before you buy. To run a PCIe card and have something in reserve I would go for a minimum of 500 watts. The standoffs should come off with pliers, just make sure you use a decent size pair & plenty of brute force! Drilling would also work I guess.
The most important part though, is getting around the dvd drive. Ritalin had a very elegant solution where he used a laptop type drive which took up less space internally, but this was on an earlier case:
Best bet with the motherboard is to find a small computer parts retailer with a good returns policy and explain what you are doing, and ask if you can return the board if the fit is not right. That's what I did anyway. I also went to my local reseller and we measured the DVD drives and I selected the shortest one they had which turned out to be a sony drive.
Good luck & let us know how you get on, perhaps with some photos.