Attached the cleat to the front panel.
Showing the embedded screw inserts.
Attached the cleat to the back panel.
Radiator mounting panel with attachment hardware ready to go.
Most of the scribbling is just random thoughts from some previous project. I tend to write on wood instead of paper.
Front and back panels bridged by the radiator mount.
Added in the bottom panel. This will be glued together eventually but I still have significant work to do on the individual panels so this is just a photo op.
Framed in the PSU so it can only move one way...upward.
Bought this mesh desk set at OfficeMax for cheap.
Loads of high quality mesh that will take me years to use. Some brands are better than others. I like this variety because it is a tighter mesh.
Finally after all these years I sprung for a crimper. This project hinges on reducing the mass of cables.
Over the years I have amassed a virtual mountain of spare modular cables of all varieties. I feel comfortable that I can experiment and screw up on a grand scale without too much consequence.
First up is the 12V EPS 4+4 cable. My board doesn't need the +4 so half of the cables disappear before it gets shortened. Before and after photo.
Next up is the PCIE cable. Instead of the 6+2 connector nonsense I'm going with exactly what I need...8-pin. Before and after. Note: I'm not concerned with fancy sleeving or anything right now. I'm only concerned with proper length and whether it actually works or not. I assumed up front that I'll be making each cable twice before all the dust clears.
SATA cable was a piece of cake because I have done them before. Before and after photo.
I haven't tackled the 24-pin ATX cable yet because of a mystery. The cable included in the new power supply has an electronic component heat-shrinked into the cable bundle. I did a little research but came up with nothing.
My best guess is it has something to do with backfitting PSUs with "Haswell compatibility" by using a special cable set. Does anyone know anything about this?
Thanks for looking.