I just finished this mod and turned an external USB IR receiver into an internal unit.
It involved some soldering to extend the IR receiver module (that's the 3-pin device with dome shaped lens) and the status LED (a total of 4 wires - Vcc, Gnd, IR module signal out, and LED out), enlarging the hole behind the power button, and fitting the combined IR module and LED inside the power button.
There's plenty of space inside the power switch to house both the IR receiver module (similar to this
) and a small LED. To my surprise the small areas of clear plastic on the face of and around the the power button are sufficient to provide excellent IR reception. The best part of the mod was that it did not involve making any external cosmetic modifications to the case.
frank2003, along with BinaryTB, we continue to await you providding more details of this. I am going to quote you again in hopes you notice this request in your list of replies to your posts ...
after some investigation I found that the metal rail for the HDD was causing the fan to warp on one side which was causing the problem..Next I just dremel'd my way out of the problem... now its noise-"less", just a note for other guys...
Yeah that's what I did too, more or less (I think I used something less elegant than a dremel). Although I moved the fan furhter forward than you did. I didn't see the point of having so much of the airflow from the 120mm blowing into the solid steel side of the PSU. You have it so far to the back, I wonder if it extends even further back than the vent holes on the side of the case?