Well, poor Sprocket has been reborn into her new ( for her at least) smaller case and in the process has been rechristened Sprockette.
It's amazing how so much work can go into a project like this and yet visually things look just about the same.
I still have some detail/finish work to do, but I want to confirm my fan layout before I finalize the wiring harness and I still have a few accessories I want to incorporate.
With any luck though, the major modding is done and all the rest will not require a major stripdown.
If it does, things will get a lot easier however, as I drilled out many of the riveted assemblies and they are now held by screws, so servicing this beast is a lot simpler.
So far the cooling performance is exceptional...but I've said that before so the final verdict will have to wait. I still have some final tinkering to do with my fan placement/orientation and voltage (5v or7v?...hmmm?), but at least the majority of the hard, dirty work should be over.
Sprockette mini work log...