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Hi,

I just wanted to clarify a couple of things for a server I'm hoping to build, please excuse my inquisitive nature smile.gif

- Has the extended top ever been used for something other than radiators? I'm reasonably confident I can fit HDDs in there, though what are my chances of fitting another motherboard in (eg, with an additional tech station [is that what you call it? or do i just want a motherboard tray])?

- Would rack mount(s) fit in the pedestal? Dimensions look okay, I was just intrigued that the store page didn't mention them. I would ideally use one for 2x2U chassis, but... whatever works. If it did fit, how heavy could I make them? (Or would this just be asking too much of the construction?)

- Can you just stack pedestals however you want (eg, 3 on top of the main compartment, 1 on the bottom); or are you locked into the traditional one-on-the-bottom configuration?

- Any thoughts on leaving the case unpainted? (I read somewhere that this is a bad idea. But I thought it looked really cool.)

Thanks smile.gif
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Hi,
I just wanted to clarify a couple of things for a server I'm hoping to build, please excuse my inquisitive nature smile.gif

No problem smile.gif
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- Has the extended top ever been used for something other than radiators? I'm reasonably confident I can fit HDDs in there, though what are my chances of fitting another motherboard in (eg, with an additional tech station [is that what you call it? or do i just want a motherboard tray])?

There is almost 6" of clearance, so yes, that space could be used for almost anything but some modding would be required.
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- Would rack mount(s) fit in the pedestal? Dimensions look okay, I was just intrigued that the store page didn't mention them. I would ideally use one for 2x2U chassis, but... whatever works. If it did fit, how heavy could I make them? (Or would this just be asking too much of the construction?)

Yes, standard 19" rack components will fit, but you need to find a way to support them if they are long and/or heavy. Keep the weight as low in the frame as you can. I'm working on a support shelf that will make it easier to add large items.
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- Can you just stack pedestals however you want (eg, 3 on top of the main compartment, 1 on the bottom); or are you locked into the traditional one-on-the-bottom configuration?

Pedestals can only be added underneath, but they can be stacked, so you can go as high as you want - or dare biggrin.gif
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- Any thoughts on leaving the case unpainted? (I read somewhere that this is a bad idea. But I thought it looked really cool.)
Thanks smile.gif

It wouldn't look good which is why they are only available painted. You can order one in primer for a custom paint job.

HTH smile.gif
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Greatly. Thank you. smile.gif
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Yes, standard 19" rack components will fit, but you need to find a way to support them if they are long and/or heavy. Keep the weight as low in the frame as you can. I'm working on a support shelf that will make it easier to add large items.

Cool, I'll investigate support options. Just so I know what I'm looking at, would you happen to know what kind of weight is comfortably supported by just the pedestal itself?
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If the load was properly distributed/supported, the pedestal could handle quite a bit of weight. The standard casters would become suspect at some point which is why we offer the SD platform (seen here):



It's a little hard to see, but it's a welded support plate made from 1/8" aluminum with low profile SD casters. The platform is rated for 500+ lbs.
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Yes, standard 19" rack components will fit, but you need to find a way to support them if they are long and/or heavy. Keep the weight as low in the frame as you can. I'm working on a support shelf that will make it easier to add large items.

Hi CaseLabs, is there any update on the support shelf for long/heavy 19" rackmount components?

I'm (apparently) running into this very problem: I plan to install a 4U Chenbro RM41416 NAS server chassis (around 50-60 lbs) in the 4U compartment and need some sort of way to attach the sliding rails on both ends...?!

This is also discussed here...
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They support shelf is in development and should be available in the next few weeks. At the moment, we don't have any plans for slide panels. It wasn't really our intent to make the TX10 into a full rack mount frame. The idea was to allow smaller/lighter 19" devices to be used (switch panels, KVM's, etc.)
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