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If you want a cheap tray, why not buy a real cheap old case, and cut (or remove) the tray from that?
Main reason being that I want good wire management and useability. This thing has to look good, not just work.
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post #12 of 21
so make a plexi glass mobo tray.throw some cold cathodes under it and make the top of the case clear. Have a fun light show
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Thanks, but still doesn't answer my question... wooden tray?
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Thanks, but still doesn't answer my question... wooden tray?
high heat plus wood = fire hazard
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I was just thinking about what to do with my current rig when I upgraded, and I thought of making a lego case too.
Would there be anything wrong with just setting the mobo on the legos? It would be like one of those cases that the motherboard sits flat, parallel to the ground.
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high heat plus wood = fire hazard
(Completely dry) Wood ignites at over 400* degrees Fahrenheit or 204* degrees Celsius.
plastic would melt way before the wood catches on fire.

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I was just thinking about what to do with my current rig when I upgraded, and I thought of making a lego case too.
Would there be anything wrong with just setting the mobo on the legos? It would be like one of those cases that the motherboard sits flat, parallel to the ground.
I would put rubber standoffs on the mobo, and a sheet of wood to lay it on in the lego case.
Edited by Paratrooper1n0 - 7/19/11 at 4:17pm
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Woops, double post.
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Yeah I'm pretty sure I won't have any fire hazards with wood. And yeah it would probably be best not to put it directly on the legos, plus your going to want to keep it steady.

My idea was 3 wood bars with the three screw holes and standoffs. Then build this rack into the case.
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Yeah I'm pretty sure I won't have any fire hazards with wood. And yeah it would probably be best not to put it directly on the legos, plus your going to want to keep it steady.

My idea was 3 wood bars with the three screw holes and standoffs. Then build this rack into the case.
RUBBER standoffs...
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Where would i find rubber standoffs?
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