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post #21 of 138
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Well, I'm gonna try to make each section removable, i.e. able to slide off the top and each section to get at each individual section of stuff. However, the sliding drawer idea for the motherboard and bottom portion does sound appealing The sides will be sheeted, with threaded holes with SS hex heads so they are removable for easy access.
How are you going to concern for the cables if it slides?

Go wireless?
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post #22 of 138
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Naw, that hole in the 2nd picture will allow for cables to flex and move as the board is slid in and out. The PSU will be located close to the hole, allowing for a large amount of travel without unhooking power connections. The SATA cables are on the same board because the HDDs are mounted on there as well, the IDE cable will go into that hole and will have large amounts of travel because the IDE cable is attached to the DVD-Rom located on the bottom rack.
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post #23 of 138
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Originally Posted by Burn
Naw, that hole in the 2nd picture will allow for cables to flex and move as the board is slid in and out. The PSU will be located close to the hole, allowing for a large amount of travel without unhooking power connections. The SATA cables are on the same board because the HDDs are mounted on there as well, the IDE cable will go into that hole and will have large amounts of travel because the IDE cable is attached to the DVD-Rom located on the bottom rack.
You have to think the wireless IDE, SATA, PSU, ect was funny! No?
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post #24 of 138
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Naw, I thought it was funny, but the design I'm working on solves that very issue that you mentioned. Bottom Panel
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post #25 of 138
I would defintly use a techstation if i had a water cooling unite, it would make things so much easier, looks neat though cant wait to see the final product
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post #26 of 138
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Yeah, the motherboard tray and bottom tray will be mounted on sliders that hopefully will allow for easy access to one, both, or each at the same time, allowing for easy access to any one at the same time. And when/if BTX comes along, I can just fab up a new plate for the motherboard tray and re-mount it to the sliders Take that Intel!
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post #27 of 138
I may build a tech station depending on how yours goes. I'm sure you can get the no-slip stuff at Home Depot right? Do you have a ATX screw layout?
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post #28 of 138
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Yeah, the stuff in my sig is going into the station.
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post #29 of 138
It sounds like the only thing your doing is screwing a good computer onto a slide-out shelf. Still pretty cool though.
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post #30 of 138
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Not at all...It's much more complicated than that. Mounting all the hardware, especially getting the ATX screw patters just right takes a lot of time to do, my friend's been in the machining industry for years, so he should know what to do, but I have to fab up the entire frame from scratch and drill and tap for all the SS hex bolts and such, it's much more than just putting a computer into a slide-out drawer.
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