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Update: Going with steel, because sis had a better solution -- her office partition desk!

It's ugly, it's rusted, covered in dirt and water at the moment (it's outside), but with some finishing and sealing, it can be a new (and free) case.

Already see 2 desk support frames, that if welded together, would offer a damn industrial sturdy frame that'll rival any server cube. All the other metal laying (1mm though), could be fabricated into sides and doors. Plenty steel left over to fashion removable drive bays, too.

Better, it's already painted a file cabinet black (smooth finish), most of it isn't rusted out yet. Hmmm, could fashion the drawers as a case too...more design ideas.

!! Humba, humba, humba !!
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from the best of my knowledge steel cannot be anodized

Aluminum transfers heat out better than steel

THE MAIN THING: Aluminum is MUCH lighter than steel which is very useful
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