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by Spotswood
Sat May 28, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building a case
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Building a case

Air enters from where?

GPU, power, network cables enter/exit from where?
by Spotswood
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

Re: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)

Thanks guys!

With room for four loops, its not to hard to imagine filling many of the 5.25-inch bays with reservoirs, pumps and extra power supplies.

Yes, SR-2 rigs typically draw enormous amounts of power!
by Spotswood
Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)
Replies: 7
Views: 4067

EVGA Classified SR-2 Case (designed not to be too loud)

My latest commissioned build was for an oak and aluminum case to house a water cooled EVGA SR-2 rig. Even though the case will eventually hold four 140x4 radiators my client and I designed it to be as quiet as possible via the solid case doors that block the direct sound path from all of the case an...
by Spotswood
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do you prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 5754

If I had my way I'd have a wide, very shallow desktop ATX case. Tall enough to house top end graphics cards, and with the optical / HDDs mounted beside the mobo instead of in front. http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/Photos/WoodenSFF-33La.jpg http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww15...
by Spotswood
Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do you prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 5754

Yes, the wife (Wife-Interpreted Feeling Element) is important. Understood, but usually the color, texture and finish of a wooden case bowls 'em over. hehe http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/Photos/DSC_1025-1.jpg http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/Photos/CherrySFF2-...
by Spotswood
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do you prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 5754

~El~Jefe~ wrote:What about a fan controller area? I wonder if you can work that in somehow eh? 4 fans rheobus.
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by Spotswood
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do you prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 5754

@ MikeC - I'm learning that it is very difficult for me to design a true SFF case because I can't not incorporate extra space around the PSU and behind the mother board tray for wire management, etc., but here's a traditionally shaped mini-tower case: http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotsw...
by Spotswood
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do you prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 5754

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. What I came up with so far is a simple 31L SFF case that should be wicked quiet. Its features include: 3/4-inch thick wood panels .10-inch thick aluminum sheet Dual 120mm front intake fans fed by a bottom air duct Hard/SSD drives are mounted on the th...
by Spotswood
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do you prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 5754

What size case do you prefer?

I've been thinking about designing a wooden case for this community and was wondering what size case do you prefer to house your silent rig?
by Spotswood
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Arcylic Case Commentary (so far)
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

~El~Jefe~ wrote:Doesnt wood Resonate?
There's not enough energy generated by PC components to create resonance in a wooden PC case, especially when its constructed from solid 1/2-inch oak i.e. lots of mass. hehe
by Spotswood
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pin extractor's and Case Modding
Replies: 11
Views: 2133

~El~Jefe~ wrote:hm. I guess in order to make mini 4 pin like PWM fan females I need a crimping set. Right?
Check out this thread for lots of sleeving info.
by Spotswood
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pin extractor's and Case Modding
Replies: 11
Views: 2133

~El~Jefe~ wrote:what about tiny tiny 4 pin PWM's and ultra tiny vga fan headers?

I wish there was a whole kit to cut, crimp, and do all the molex from the ground up. Warranties are for wusses.

hm looks like it is EU only.
They ship worldwide as explained here.
by Spotswood
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Arcylic Case Commentary (so far)
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Wooden cases share many of the attributes you listed for acrylic cases.

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by Spotswood
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend a case...
Replies: 19
Views: 4058

I've designed a case that has an optional feature to blow cool air onto the video card area via a bottom fed air duct (the case has a solid side panel): http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/Custom%20Case%20for%20EVGA%20Dual-Socket%20Board/VorelkCase4b.jpg http://i715.photobucket.com/a...
by Spotswood
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for comments on a case design
Replies: 15
Views: 3915

The Buckeye people quoted me roughly $300 for a 14x12x7 inch case. And that included a motherboard tray, 140mm cut outs, power switch, etc. I bet? hehe The corner extrusions are insanely expensive, the Type35 is $50.25 per foot. :x I could mill a 1-inch square bar for waaaay less. I'm sure I could ...
by Spotswood
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for comments on a case design
Replies: 15
Views: 3915

Those corner extrusions are awesome. You've just expanded my build options! :D
by Spotswood
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for comments on a case design
Replies: 15
Views: 3915

If you were using 2.5mm solid aluminum panels, what would you be using to join the panels at edges and corners? Me? I'd use .125 x .5 angles in the corners and to the thicken edges, .185 x .5 flat bar. All tapped and bolted together with #6-32 socket cap screws. If looks were important, I'd probabl...
by Spotswood
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for comments on a case design
Replies: 15
Views: 3915

If it was me I'd ditch the side and PSU holes; add an exhaust fan on the back; mount the heatsink/radiator on one of the front intake fans; and use solid .10-inch thick aluminum.
by Spotswood
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: scratchbuilding a case
Replies: 6
Views: 1966

You can fabricate your own 5.25-inch drive rails out of aluminum and a standard woodworking router fitted with an end mill. http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/EVGA%20Classified%20SR-2%20Case%20Build/RoutingSlots.jpg http://i715.photobucket.com/albums/ww153/Spotswood_/EVGA%20Classifi...
by Spotswood
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone know of a Wooden Case manufacturer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2753

Hello El Jefe and SPCR, its me the crazy dude who builds PC cases out of wood. Can you post some images of your work on the forum? These aren't "silent" rigs so I'll just post'em here (with my apologies to El Jefe). Current build (to house a watercooled EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard rig): http:/...
by Spotswood
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quietest case option to date?
Replies: 16
Views: 3491

Re: Quietest case option to date?

Lubb wrote:
zerodB wrote:
....the case makes almost no difference, other than the observation that avoiding front-mounted fans is a good idea.
That's because they're all terrible for silent (or nearly so) computing. lol
by Spotswood
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: my new wood HTPC case
Replies: 1
Views: 2173

This looks awesome! Good job!
by Spotswood
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone know of a Wooden Case manufacturer?
Replies: 16
Views: 2753

Hello El Jefe and SPCR, its me the crazy dude who builds PC cases out of wood.