Originally Posted by poizone
I think you would be able to build the outer cage of some L-stock, then mount the shocks from the corners to hold the internal box. You may want to think about some way to make all the connectors act like Apple mag-safe connectors, or that snagged cable issue could become the failure point of anything that has a cord coming out of the box.
The reqs I've got are solid. I can't work around them. Mag safe would be cool for back IOs.
Originally Posted by Obrien
couldn't you get some of
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this stuff to hold the heavier components directly to the chassis to reduce the damage to the mobo on impact?
Natrually using a material just like the case so we don't have to worry about electricity, magnetism or heat that much.
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Mobo goes in the white part but is level with the frame which is part of the case. I'm assuming this is a custom case from scratch.
Yep, completely from scratch. Also, holding a mobo in by the sides would be a lil dicey. Sure if the board takes a hit underneath it'd be like IDGAF, but if it hits the side its wrecked. I don't see where you're going with that random lookin metal.
Originally Posted by evil jerry
Wow already 73 post, it took me forever to get this kinda crowd on my build. I'm excited and I can see everyone else is also.
I know, its crazy. I just feel bad that updates are going to be LONG between. However I absolutely LOVE that people are giving input, love it.
Originally Posted by Scorpion49
Interesting build, how do you plan to protect the cheap parts that break the easiest when dropped? Fans and CD drives are really bad at dealing with any kind of fall or large shock, obviously HDD are as well. Curious how this turns out.
We use these hardigg containers at work and they work really well, its the first thing I thought of when I saw this thread:
No optical bay, fans, I'll probably be making my own fans.