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Recent events have left me in need of a case to house a working gaming rig, but my case is in pieces at the moment and I don't have a spare case. This situation has created a perfect excuse to build that tech station that I've been toying with building.
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Obviously I wanted to spend as little as possible on a side project. At the moment I'm in the middle of a job where I had to replace 50 year old single pane glass sliding doors with double pane vinyl ones, which has lead into a bunch of other projects that the home owner has decided to have the company I work for do. This has become a good source for scrap aluminum for me

The "pan" was left over from the paint striping I did for my case rebuild project. I trimmed the sides off, cleaned the paint residue, and roughly squared it and the sheet worked perfectly for a top shelf.

The drive bay was salvaged out of the homeowners old Dell PIII case that was given to me. I managed to get a few good frame pieces out of it.









The corners were not fun. I left all my power tools at the job-site and had to cut and file the corners to 45 degrees by hand. With my chopsaw it would have taken one quick cut.


At this point I'd like to say that whoever wants to build framing and doesn't have a builders square really needs to get one.








That flat bar across the top is to hang my Silent Water because I don't have a spare stock heatsink and fan.







I think my tech station is going to end up taller then most
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So far so good, but I vote to remove that Silent Water from office.
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Looks pretty decent for a side project tech station. Rep ++
    
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Tomorrow I've got to work on the mounts for the motherboard, pci cards, drivebay, and PSU. Will be posting more pics then.
post #6 of 33
Nicely done.

lol... at first I thought, "Why is he laying the mobo on aluminium foil? ...

der!... anti-static bag...

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P.S. You are a Leatherneck?
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Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego. Did a few years with the grunts. My recruiter wanted to make me an electronics technician. I should have listened.
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Boot Camp at MCRD San Diego. Did a few years with the grunts. My recruiter wanted to make me an electronics technician. I should have listened.
Semper Fi.

1986-1994
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post #9 of 33
boy..does this look familiar

great work! rep +
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What was your MOS?
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