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post #51 of 138
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Okay, the sheet metal is being fabbed up, should be here sometime within the week, dimensions as follows:

20*14*~.100

I say ~.100 because I don't know quite yet how thick it's gonna be, but it'll be within .010 of that...I think it might end up being .080, the guy said he thinks that's what he has. I still don't know how high I need it, I'm taking measurements for my PowerStream at the moment.

It's really necessary to go to Home Depot to price out stuff and see what I'll need...It appears that the angle aluminum and sheet aluminum is taken care of, I need the drawer slides and the SS hex head bolts, and some miscellaneous items. I still don't know how I'm mounting the drawer slides to the sides of the station, I'll figure something out though..
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post #52 of 138
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Talked with the local I/T director of my school today- He said he'd be willing to let a used case go for free, so I have my I/O backplate mount and PCI/ex card slots done for free!
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post #53 of 138
For mounting the metal to the sides, just take a long peice of steel, bend itt and screw the bent side to the case, then screw the sliders on the other bent part.
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post #54 of 138
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I got the stuff in today! My father knows a guy who knows a guy who works in a sign shop, and he hooked me up with all the sheet aluminum and angle aluminum for free! Big thanks to you bro!

I'll let the pictures speak for themselves



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Okay, to put an addendum onto the previous post- I was not clear RE the next steps. I need to talk to my friend about doing the ATX mounting holes and threading them for me, and I had to talk to the friend's friend about 6 more angle aluminum pieces that hold the trays to the sliders. Hopefully I'll be able to talk to him by Sat., and talk to my buddy tomorrow, tonight it's too late, he's already at work.
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post #56 of 138
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Some new pictures. I procured a case, to my surprise it came w/ PSU, MB, and a P3! This may find its way into a folding rig if I can get an OS for it.

Anyway, drilled the rivets that held the I/O and PCI slots in, and got it out nicely. This will mount to the tray that the motherboard is on.

Also, I picked up another '77 Bonneville heatercore today, $22 at Autozone.



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Bump. Whatcha think?
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Now THAT is a radiator.. ROFL 16x 120mm fans
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Cool, it looks pretty good. I have thought about doing the same thing. As far as an os for that rig, just d/l a linux distro. I use ubuntu.
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That pci rack lloks perfect, should fit just fine. Pretty nice of that guy to give you the case with the cpu. Just one thing, ice the mobo is flat on its back, you're gonna screw in the pci racks sideways or what?
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