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Mega.. (I'll spare you the mushy sentimentality I was gonna spill)
Please don't, I enjoy reading them

As for the mod, making it look stealth will be a plus/bonus
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Here she is



I think i will have no choice but to put the optical drives in the bottom drawer, that way I can put the mobo as close to the left side as possible


This will give you an idea of the height of the drawer, my tuniq should fit just fine, just have to relocate that support bar.

Another plus about this file cabinet is that if I am having computer problems, I just have to pull out the drawer and take a look, or just take the drawer out and set it on top.


I think the most difficult thing about all this is plugging everything in the back of the mobo, I need to create something that maintains a certain amount of slack when I pull out the drawer, but also, pulls on the cables a little so they get pulled back out when I push the drawer back in, fun fun fun.
Edited by joemaniaci - 5/17/08 at 12:37pm
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Hey! ...Wow! ...that is a nice cabinet.

I love the rounded corners.

The cable slack problem could be addressed with a cable/weight system.

A pulley is located at the top of the enclosure, and on the inside. A cable is attached to the bundle of cables that has slack. When the Drawer is open, the cables will extend (there will be a mild tension from the weight).

When the drawer is closed, the weight sinks and pulls the cable bundle upward and clear of the drawer closing mechanism and any internal hardware.

The trick is to get the correct weight, length of cable, and the amount of slack that all cables have in an average that will maintain consistent stress-relief.

Again... really nice case. Not what I expected. I expected one of those clunky metal ones that one finds in most office environments (with sharp edges and angles). The desktop just finishes it off perfectly.

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Yeh that desktop surprised me when I saw it in person(got it on craigslist, $60), I will probably strip the rubber moulding off of the edges, bondo it, and spray paint it. The entire thing is going to be black on the outside, I will probably leave the inside alone and just use black sound dampening. Oh I gotta order it.

I like your pulley Idea, just not sure how much room it will take in the back, I was just going to do some tests with attaching rubber bands to certain parts of a cable and pull it in and out of a whole and see what works best, itll be ghetto, but effective.
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Yah. Actually your idea sounds better - less complicated.

ooohhhh.. can't wait to see this start to take shape.

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well ericeod hooked me up with a lian li mobo tray that I will get at the end of the month, so for I might try to mount the PSU(attached to the bottom center of the upper drawer) and the optical drives and my all in one media card reader.

I might need to enlist your help syr, I am thinking about making an clear acryclic air duct with the same height/width as the tuniq, it will go from the rear near the I/O panel to the tuniq and then make a big loop to the other side of the case, so if you look straight down into the upper shelf, you will see a big acrylic U.
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If you see fit, then I am at your service.



btw... I think you got yer "high-n-tight" backwards
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Not me, just some idiot I knew.
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Not me, just some idiot I knew.
I was wonderin'... didn't seem to look like you from the other pic that I have seen.

Still... waddap with that hair-cut? -lol.
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When you are in a detention facility for weeks on end, it gets boring.
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