Aqua, That is some fine dremeling! At first I was trying to figure how you got the case loaded on to a CNC mill . I can't wait to see how you sort the rest of the back panel. The MkII is going to the set standard for everyone!
I now have HDD's in 2 & 3 bays. No problem, the HDD's stop 10 mm in front of the sata plug mounts. At the moment I just used the std sata cables, but I am pretty sure that the original loom will work too, as most of the moulding is on the front with only a little hanging out the back.
Hi aqua, one question, do you have a picture of the sata plug mounts with the original loom ? Are they special and is it possible to attach the std sata cables ? Cause I bought one tray and would like to try. Thanks .
Still working on the base plate, really short of time at the moment! As soon as I have made this and the back panel, I will post pictures.
You cannot plug the fan straight in, I had to rewire it. 5v to the 2 outside wires and one central wire connects to the black - ve. This will revolve the fan, then the second central wire is the sensor wire.
Very nice job, macbookjoe, clean and smart. Aqua set the Mobo ont the way down, you did it on the way up. Same result : enough room !! You need some serious material to cut the shelf. Edit, I read again the other topic, your company used a laser cutter. I think you wanted to post on the other topic : Hack Pro Mod
No, it was done with a metal blade in a jigsaw... the laser cutter wasnt an option :-( lol it was computer guided.. so i'd of had to draw the shelf on a computer first then tell it exaclty where to cut! alot of effort so something no one will see.
Yes, Aqua mounted his mobo low so he could use dual GFX on the layout of his board. That ment not using the first slot on the mobo and lining the gfx up with the second slot on the case. I've just done it the other way round. my Mobo is laid out the same as the DS2R M-ATX board.. this the first slot being the PCIX16 i lose the use of the final slot... but can still have dual gfx.
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 4.5Ghz 457x9.5 @ 1.45v (D-Tek FuZion™ v2) DFI LT-X48-T2R (MIPS MCH1033 + MIPS MCH1149) OCZ DDR2 Reaper PC2-8500 (2x2GB) (Antec SpotCool Fan) Nvidia BFG 9800GTX OC 512MB 830/1240 (Thermalright T-Rad² 2 x Noctua NF-B9 92mm) Mac Pro Case ATX (3 x Noctua NF-S12 120mm) ThermoChill PA120.3 ( 3 x Noctua NF-P12 120mm) Corsair TX 850W ATX SLI PSU
Joe, Looking GOOD! That shelf is one diabolical looking piece of sheet metal. Too bad about the laser as that would have added major bragging rights ;D Lastly, I wouldn't worry too much about your CPU. None of the 3 (E6320, E6700, and a Q6600) I've run in the DS2R have suffered any damage so you should be golden!
P.S. What do you do exactly that requires a laser? LoL Just being nosy