Update time, today was a bad day. Moral low.
Stupid mistake, I took measurements (rough ones) of the comp and the INSIDE of the cabinet, the comp should fit in the cabinet but it WONT fit in the door! Tommorrow I'm gonna see about cutting the boarders in sections so I can rig up some way of getting the comp in and out. Problem is if I cut the thing up the way I'm gonna have too I'll need some way to get the pieces to go back in and stay without being permanent (i'd like to be able to remove the comp when necessary without too much work). Also if they pieces stay out it will practically ruin the sound deadening qualities of the mod, though it probably WOULD help out with airflow a great deal.
@insane modder, yea this desk is a clunker al right. An old fashioned thick and sturdy. I don't think its all oak but some of it is definetly wood. The top seems to be some sort of plastic/wood amalgam, it looks pretty good without dust on it and if I were to wash it up a bit it would look real proffessional like. When I'm done hacking up the desk I'll clean it up for a final shooting session. Might touch up the interior of the cabinet a bit if its not to hard/costly. In case anyone didnt notice (somewhat easy to do with these low rez pics) I flipped the bottom when I put it back in so it looks alot nicer, the other side has some soft or warping/bloating that looks like water damage.
Today I tore my comp apart and put it back together. Wiring looks alot nicer but I couldnt find my drum of artic silver 3 (
) so I had to use *gasp* the crap that came with my volcano 9. That arctic silver 5 crap is expensive! Oh well... I suppose its a good excuse to upgrade.
In case any of you were wondering how things are looking Here's a few pics as of right now.
Put the bottom back on, turned out to be a real bitch using nails that were much to large but eh, it works. I put 45 pounds worth of weight in there to test it.
My comp after overhaul, the wiring might not LOOK to nice but it beats what it looked liked before. Also its kinda hard to get it any better than that in terms of function, I may be able to clean it up a bit more (hide some wires from view) but atm airflow is fine, which is all the matters till I get some new stuff and upgrade (plan on upgrading proc, ram, ide card/sata drive and possibly PSU).