Considering the large current draw for this number of hard drives, I have to upgrade the power supply. I found a 680W Thermaltake at my local dealer (Krazy Krazy) and decided to use it. The "wings" I had originally made for the Enermax will not fit on this one so I am going to have to fabricate another bracket. As usual, my material of choice is a metal shelf.
First, I make a paper pattern and then once convinced the fit is ok, trace it onto the metal.
The pattern is jigsawed out and hammered and ground into the correct shape. Here it is with the wings from the previous mod. This time, I included some extra support underneath as well.
With such a number of hard drives so closely packed together some additional airflow is to be required. However, the front of this case is completely open. Hmmm..... nothing a little shelf can't fix.....
The piece was carefully measured to match the opening in the case and then hammered into shape.