Project “Folder Holder” - Custom Open Air Bench for a 2P 24/7 Folder (Fold-Tron 3.0? still working on the name)
I’ve got the folding Bug; I love the idea of contributing to finding the cure for a Disease like cancer. The big C has been a huge part of my life, My Mother and Father have both Battled cancer and for the time being (fingers Crossed) beat it, my mother has had Cervix Cancer and Breast Cancer, My father had Lung Cancer and half of his lung was removed. My Grandmother Recently passed away after battling cancer for the last 10 years. One of my really good child hood friends just passed away after battling cancer from his 20’s until a few days before his 30th. My best Friends Mom passed away a couple of years ago after a long battle with cancer (she was like a second mom to me)
My mom’s best friend passed away from cancer (super close family friend). I could go on and on, but you get the picture, it’s been a big part of my life and I’ve always wanted to do something to find a cure, I’ve fund raised (Michael Cuccione Foundation, Movember, Walk for Breast cancer etc...) Volunteered etc… then I found F@H, with every work unit returned I feel a huge amount of accomplishment, I feel like I’m really contributing. I have a passion for Building computers, and a passion to find the cure. F@H has given me an outlet to fuel both my passions.
So the reason for the “Folder Holder”; as I save up money ($161 and Counting) for a 24/7 dedicated folding rig, I will slowly put together an open air bench to house the computer.
My Idea is a 2 level/tier basic bench, using smoked Plexiglas and aluminium and some pvc parts. I’m looking at a custom SSD Bracket (like the one featured on MNPC Techs Fuzion Build “UN Designs X Bracket”) and Case feet like the MNPC Black Groove Billet Aluminium feet. An on/off switch built in to the Bench.
Pictures to come, this will be a slow build.
Things I need are in Red, lots of red down there
Parts for the Open Air Bench “Folder Holder”
2 x ¾” 14”x16” pieces of Smoked Plexiglas (thanks to Archer Plastics here in Vancouver)4 x ½ inch Aluminium square/round tubes / PVC tubing (Still trying different methods)
4 x Black Aluminium Grooved Case Feet
1 x On/off Switch (Might pull from a chassis at work)
No slip mat for PSU (I have rubber sound dampening material left over from other Mods)
Mother Board Standoffs (rubber insulated rivet nuts 6-32)
3’ ½”x ½” Aluminium L for PCI slots (not sure I need this the KPGE has on board VGA)
My Wish List for Hardware Parts:CPU’s - AMD Opteron OS6128WKT8EGOWOF X8 6128
(Sure Id love the 12 core P’s but 8 is more in my budget, AMD has provided me with great GPU’s and CPU’s in the past hence the reason to go with them again)
Motherboard - ASUS KGPE-D16 Dual Socket G34 LGA1944 Motherboard
(Asus has always been reliable in my experience; all my motherboards (4) are Asus.)
RAM – 8GB I plan on using Kingston RAM, it has always been reliable, and all my current Machines have Kingston Ram.
PSU – Undecided, I want something Power Efficient (not to keep my power bill down, but in keeping with doing something good for the earth and for science, folding and
CPU Coolers – Noctua NH-U9DO ( I love Noctua stuff, All my CPU Coolers and Fans Are Noctua)
Hard Drive – Undecided, I do have some Western Digital Black Drives in my Home Server I could Use I know a SSD is Overkill but it would look sick using a custom SSD Bracket
Video Card - HD3450