thanks for the comments folks!!! well, deadline is fast approaching and I have been putting off as much physical work as long as i can on this build to try and rest my hand, but I need to pull my finger out and get it sorted.
So, for the case we were given Thermaltake Core X9s' a choice of either one or two! Naturally I took two!!
For the first case I just wanted it to hold all the things I want to keep hidden, a full X9 is far too big for this, so let's see what we can do!
So these cases are huge! They can fit multiple fans and set ups in them this is the outer packaging. It took a bit of a knock in transit =(
Luckily everything is fine inside, I obviously went with white for my colour choice.
The two side panels are switchable, so you can have the window on either side. I prefer to have my windows on this side
This IO panel can be moved to either side also!!
The case has plenty of options for your drive bays, they are quick release, but you can screw optical drives in also.
There are plenty of slots for you to add as many PCI-e components as you want.
you can also choose which side you want the PSU (or in theory run two PSUs i guess!)
There are multiple options for radiators, for example, you can put 2 480 radiators in the top as well as many other options.
The motherboard tray goes flat in this case, you can also see plenty of space for HDDs and even more radiator mounts.
So, lets start to strip the case down!
First to go are those drive bays and the mobo tray.
And then all this was removed too
As you can see, it's starting to dark, so it was time to work fast!
Oh dear, what does the blue tape mean :/
We will have to see later! First its time to drill out all these rivets.
Lots and lots of rivets.
EEEEEK it's going dark and im half way through dismantling the case! Just 10 more mins of light please!!
More bits removed!
And finally, this is how the case looked when it was too dark to work =( It's certainly a lot smaller!! Anyone guess the plan?
Well that's all for now, this update was meant to be up a little while back, but i've been a busy little bee. It just means il have another one for you very soon!!