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Hey I have a question or two!

-What Motherboard tray did you use? Was it just cannibalized?

-How did you get the tray to line up perfectly with the I/O slots etc...

Have a few designs currently in google sketchup and the big issue I'm currently having is figuring out how I can accurately draw the holes/mounts for a mobo tray and what dimensions they need to be, especially with the IO plate!

Thanks
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Hey I have a question or two!

-What Motherboard tray did you use? Was it just cannibalized?

-How did you get the tray to line up perfectly with the I/O slots etc...

Have a few designs currently in google sketchup and the big issue I'm currently having is figuring out how I can accurately draw the holes/mounts for a mobo tray and what dimensions they need to be, especially with the IO plate!

Thanks
I am not sure of the way the OP did it, but I simply purchased a motherboard tray and I/O plate kit then placed it where it was going to sit and marked where I needed to cut. You could also measure the motherboard tray and I/O panel on an ATX case, and simply transfer that set of measurements over to the new one you would be building.
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you might want to put some vibration dampening on top of the fans too and yeah a dust filter can't hurt, specially since you are looking at it lol
No room, and no need for top vibration dampening. The fans are whisper quiet at the setting I have them at, and as I mentioned they are in there SNUG. One was almost too snug and the blades started to grind, so I had to peel off a thin layer of foam so it could fit.

As for the dust filters, I honestly don't think they'll be necessary. Positive pressure will help some. Their benefits wouldn't outweigh the negative of lessened air flow. Plus I bought a nifty electric duster thingy. 10 seconds using it and no more dust

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Hey I have a question or two!

-What Motherboard tray did you use? Was it just cannibalized?

-How did you get the tray to line up perfectly with the I/O slots etc...

Have a few designs currently in google sketchup and the big issue I'm currently having is figuring out how I can accurately draw the holes/mounts for a mobo tray and what dimensions they need to be, especially with the IO plate!

Thanks
Motherboard tray and I/O plate was 'cannibalized' from my Antec 1200.

Well since I didn't have any SET location (any one way left or right) for the I/O plate, I picked a random spot sort of off center to the right (since I wanted more airflow for the 'bottom' of the mobo for the video card) , traced the hole to cut.. then cut it. Then I took the wood I just cut and placed it where it would be attached to the bottom piece of wood, held the I/O shield up the cutout hole, put the mobo tray down on the wood and traced around it.

It would have been harder but there were rivet holes that connected the mobo tray to the I/O plate when it was a part of my old case, so I just lined them up and took note of the relative position of the edges of the mobo tray to the plate. It seemed harder to do than it was. There's pictures somewhere in this thread of me doing it, albeit not step by step. (http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...l#post14822988)




First coat of poly went on last night. Going to slap another on pretty shortly. Two more tomorrow, two more Wednesday, and it the top should be finished unless something terrible happens (knock on wood ).

edit: 1000 posts woot!
Edited by Backfat - 10/3/11 at 1:01pm
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I am not sure of the way the OP did it, but I simply purchased a motherboard tray and I/O plate kit then placed it where it was going to sit and marked where I needed to cut. You could also measure the motherboard tray and I/O panel on an ATX case, and simply transfer that set of measurements over to the new one you would be building.
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No room, and no need for top vibration dampening. The fans are whisper quiet at the setting I have them at, and as I mentioned they are in there SNUG. One was almost too snug and the blades started to grind, so I had to peel off a thin layer of foam so it could fit.

As for the dust filters, I honestly don't think they'll be necessary. Positive pressure will help some. Their benefits wouldn't outweigh the negative of lessened air flow. Plus I bought a nifty electric duster thingy. 10 seconds using it and no more dust



Motherboard tray and I/O plate was 'cannibalized' from my Antec 1200.

Well since I didn't have any SET location (any one way left or right) for the I/O plate, I picked a random spot sort of off center to the right (since I wanted more airflow for the 'bottom' of the mobo for the video card) , traced the hole to cut.. then cut it. Then I took the wood I just cut and placed it where it would be attached to the bottom piece of wood, held the I/O shield up the cutout hole, put the mobo tray down on the wood and traced around it.

It would have been harder but there were rivet holes that connected the mobo tray to the I/O plate when it was a part of my old case, so I just lined them up and took note of the relative position of the edges of the mobo tray to the plate. It seemed harder to do than it was. There's pictures somewhere in this thread of me doing it, albeit not step by step. (http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...l#post14822988)




First coat of poly went on last night. Going to slap another on pretty shortly. Two more tomorrow, two more Wednesday, and it the top should be finished unless something terrible happens (knock on wood ).

edit: 1000 posts woot!

Thanks guys! +1
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Thanks guys! +1
No problem. So are you planning on building a custom case of some type as well?
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No problem. So are you planning on building a custom case of some type as well?
Actually its an ikea L desk that I will be making an extension for that holds shelving and a computer with a custom water cooling solution going to put the time into building it once this semester is over! (Already mocked up in google sketchup)
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Actually its an ikea L desk that I will be making an extension for that holds shelving and a computer with a custom water cooling solution going to put the time into building it once this semester is over! (Already mocked up in google sketchup)
Awesome, sounds like a load of fun. I always love to see logs like that, especially when they include water cooling.
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would be nice to see, i would try and do something like this, but use an already built desk lol. don't think i have the skills enough to do something like this haha
   
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would be nice to see, i would try and do something like this, but use an already built desk lol. don't think i have the skills enough to do something like this haha
That's what I'm doing haha. Getting an IKEA VIKA L-desk and swapping 2 legs for a pedastle I'm making to house my computer/water cooling system anyway enough hijacking his thread! Thanks for doing this, OP! This project has inspired my design work and my new project!
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i hope this has inspired many, it is a great work in progress
   
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