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 Post subject: "Nearly Silent Cube" build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:00 am 
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Hi all,

Thought I'd share my current build - made from some Qubelok pieces, aluminium rectangular cross sections and aluminium plates.

Cross sections form a cube, and motherboards are mounted on the aluminium plates drilled with mATX hole pattern.

It'll have two motherboards located in the same cube - will put photos up soonish.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:51 pm 
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photos plz!


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 Post subject: Frame photos
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:29 am 
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The bare frame constructed from aluminium RHS' and Qubelok corners.

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With the mATX drilled aluminium plates. The bolts are locked into place with fasteners & red loctite.

Image

Need to get some shorter bolts for fixing the plates to the frame, maybe with some wingnuts.

Below: Temp installation with one MB in place.

Image

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Edit: photo links fixed


Last edited by Elrast on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:26 am, edited 3 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Frame photos
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:56 am 
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Your links were to the webpages where the images are displayed, not the web address of the actual image.
heres your links with url tags..
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1y6zT9


http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsgp8b0


http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsh2eWJ

Instead of using your hosts preformed code...go to the link, right click the image "view image" then paste that url from the location bar between the img brackets.
url of picture without the img
http://s3.postimage.org/1y6zT9-324ba520 ... 13e1e5.jpg
^^
this goes inside the img brackets and you get...
Elrast wrote:
The bare frame constructed from aluminium RHS' and Qubelok corners.

Image

With the mATX drilled aluminium plates. The bolts are locked into place with fasteners & red loctite.

Image

Need to get some shorter bolts for fixing the plates to the frame, maybe with some wingnuts.

Below: Temp installation with one MB in place.
Image




E

Edit: Forum newb. What's wrong with the image links? Thanks




Looks sweet so far! Be interesting to see if/what resonance issues you may run into.


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Two boards facing each other=high geek factor. If I understand correctly it will work like a vertical wind tunnel. Very interesting !

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:20 pm 
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Thanks xan for the help, will put that to good use for future photos.

ntavlas - Yes, that's the intended arrangement. Looking to put a large (200mm+) low RPM fan at the bottom to enhance convection. I'm looking at putting in a video card on the main PC, so unassisted convection might be problematic. If there's no vid card, the arrangement would probably work without the fan assist.

The bottom section of the frame is for the gel-packed HDDs. Not quite sure how to put that together yet.

Now to hack together a rudimentary control panel so I can switch the incoming power, and to reset the two PCs independently.

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