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I'm wall mounting a system and I'm wondering the best method to secure them to the acrylic (10mm) (Below). I've played around with nuts and bolts just as an initial testing process required in the project, however, I'm having trouble figuring out how I'm going to mount the hdd, gpu and psu. What screws should I be using? Since everything I know to exist is to short to fit through the acrylic. Also, any tips or concerns, any constructive criticism is welcome. I'm very new to the modding world and I'm just looking for some feedback. Keep in mind that the design is in experimentation stages. Thank you in advance to anyone who has a read.



The idea is to create a series of panels that support different components that are removable, so it can be tailored to each individuals system. the cardboard 'model' below represent a rough idea. The panels are mounted with special stands that allow the user the raise the height of particular panels to open space for cables or even reverse mounting some components.





Edited by Brane - 4/1/14 at 4:55am
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You can usually find specialty bolts in different lengths at Home Depot/Lowes. In the hardware aisle look for the small section with the pull out drawers. I just bought some yesterday for a backplate project I'm working on.

The common sizes are:
M 3.5
M 4
M 6

6-32
8-32

If you take the original screws with you when you go they usually have a sizing display mounted to the wall.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Crucial M4 128GB SATA III Win 7 Pro 64 bit 60" Samsung Plasma HD Plex 250 watt 
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Silverstone MILO ML05B 
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Intel: Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2 GHz AsRock: Z87M Pro 4 Asus: R9 270 DC2OC-2GD5 G. Skill: Ripjaws DDR3 1600  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung: 840 Pro 128GB SSD WD: Black 500GB 2.5" Hitachi: Slim Optical Blu-ray drive XSPC: 120mm Radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC: Raystorm series CPU & GPU waterblocks Laing: DDC-1T pump Bitspower: 150mm Reservoir (Ice Blue) EK, Bitspower, & Monsoon fittings 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
XSPC: 3/8" ID X 5/8" OD flexible tubing Monsoon: 3/8" X 1/2" Acrylic hardline tubing Win 7 Pro OEM 64-bit Seasonic: SS-460FL Fanless / Modular PSU 
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Thank you very much!!
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