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[UPDATED] A custom wooden "drawer"case for F@H/mining

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I'm building a case out of wood for a folding/mining rig (dunno which yet) for two computers. It's going to be like a two storey drawer, one rig for each. I've drawn some pictures of my idea and I'm just presenting the whole image in my mind. Some pros/cons would be great. The rigs are going to be watercooled since two 6950s (which I'm going to use) aren't going to survive in a 43x43x16cm box without proper cooling. Also I'm going to use some linux distribution on it and run FTP and such. I think a 240mm rad should be enough to cool two 6950s at 100% 24/7. Grounding is still a bit under discussion here. I was thinking of making a aluminum plate for the motherboard and grounding it there but I'm not quite sure how to do that. Any ideas?

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Edited by Tuxi - 6/5/11 at 9:01am
post #2 of 6
I like your idea but I think your going to have to go nvidia to fold unless your alright will the PPD drop of using an ati card.

Mining will work well though, I think it work's best with ati.

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Originally Posted by Yumyums;13749695 
I like your idea but I think your going to have to go nvidia to fold unless your alright will the PPD drop of using an ati card.

Mining will work well though, I think it work's best with ati.

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The deal with 6950s is that they can be unlocked. I have one and it performs great. Also running SLI on a AMD rig could be troublesome. The CPU wouldn't be folding/mining at all so I'm thinking of some quite lowend CPU such as Athlon II X2 or maybe even a Phenom II X4 since they are so cheap these days. A Intel rig would go over my budget and since I'm not using the CPU for.. well anything, I won't be needing much CPU power. The question here is will the cooling be adequate for two unlocked/overclocked 6950s? And thanks for the input of course smile.gif
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New design with added HDD and fan/rad racks, motherboard tray and a res/pump to give scale.
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Looks good. To me it needs more randomly placed fans though.
    
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post #6 of 6
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Looks good. To me it needs more randomly placed fans though.

I'm going to put a 360 rad to the front and I think three fans provide sufficient airflow for the rest of the rig. Only GPU's are going to be watercooled. Processor will stay at stock clocks. The case will also be quite open at the back so I think it won't need an exhaust fan.
Edited by Tuxi - 6/5/11 at 5:22pm
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