Yep after much time and verious threads (I'll leave you to find them all) I'm finally in a position to start building in my Casecom 6788 for real (not my eairlier p2 test build but a real useable build)
I don't think this is really going to be enough for a Project log as there's not much modding involved, so I'm keeping it here for now.
We'll see how things go, I might revisit the build/case over the summer and do some serious modding to it and maybe try to shoehorn a water loop into it
Here's what I've currently been testing/planning in the way hardware
i5 750 & Coolermaster Hypere 212 plus
DDR3 (2x1gb of pc8500 atm)
2x 9800gtx in SLi
Enermax Pro82+ 525w
A bunch of blue LED fans & thermaltake Cyclo pattern fan at the front.
Step one, the only hard-mod.
Well duing all my fiddleing with the 6788 there was one major issue that I really had to fix befor I could build in this case, the lack of a motherboard cutout at the top left corner of the motherboard tray for the EPX power cable to be run behind the motherboard tray.
So as it's wasn't that cold today out came the trusty rotary tool and lets cut a hole.
The position was just too tricky to get to with just the tool so I used the flex shaft, many sparks later and this is what I had
And you can see a slight problem, the hole is blocked by the lip that the side panel goes on.
So flip the case over and a few more pretty sparks.
Ok not my neatest of cutting, but it was getting dark at this point so all I could do was grab a lamp to see by and a small hand file to clean it up a bit and remove the worst of the sharp edges.
The next step was to stick some edge trim on it to give the power cables that will be going here some added protection.
I had some edge trim left over in my cupboard-o-bits so I cut a length and tried to work it on.
The hole was just too small for the thickness of the trim add to that some other issues that ment I ended up having to instead 4 smaller lengths and just fit one to each edge.
The top edge in that photo is actually at 90 degrees from the rest as the motherboard tray folds over there, next the bottom corner is where a motherboard stand off goes and the edge trim got in the way of that and finally it's too thick and doesn't want to bend around a square that small.
I didn't want to cut into the back plate hole for fear of weakening the motherboard tray, I cannot extend the cut any more to the right as the top fan goes there.
I may well end up extending the cut to the left at a later date, but for now it should be fine.
Flip over the the other side and add a bit more edge trim.
Again hit some problems, with the case rivit, the way the bottom of the lip is rolled over.
And that slot where one of the side panel locks goes in might cause issues, we'll have to see later on.
I should be fitting some of the hardware tomorrow so come back soon.