I am putting parts 2.2 and 2.3 together because I haven’t made a post since last Thursday. I re-measured the back panel and cut it out using a Dremel and Reinforced cutting wheel. I also cut out the hole where the motherboard tray will meet the back panel. However It did not go quite as planned…. I think it’s still pretty good for a guy who has no idea what he is doing with power tools, but the idea was to have that fixture go INSIDE the conveniently cut hole, not underneath the panel. Needless to say I have some more grinding to do, I’ll get it in there.
I got a little disappointed in myself due to my imperfections in cutting with a Dremel tool, I decided to work on the top two holes of the case itself. The 120mm fan holes, I am quite shocked with my results! They came out pretty good for a beginner!
Here is the new schematic for the back panel fan slots. I went with an octagon shape for what I feel will be better airflow for 80mm fans. Lets see if I can do a better job on these now that I have had more practice using a Dremel and cutting wheel.
I followed this guys techniques and tutorial guide for the fan holes. My brother showed me how to do the rest. Of course I did all the actual cutting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iMiH8wYTDY&list=PL2VjRBJcq9VSUC-ikxb-bNYPip9qbthA8