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750cfm? Wow, i need that above my bed. Also, for the psu. 200 watt is enough. I have an old 250watt in my setup and it powers mobo, cpu, 2 cd drives, floppy drive, 56k modem pci card, and a vid card. And also a sim card reader, and a webcam.
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Well actually it is directly over an AC vent (part of my master plan to dominate the world! ahhahhahaahhh cough)... but regardless the airflow will be from the bottom up through the top--as we know heat rises and cool air settles--so it only makes since to pump the air that way--but I have already adopted your suggestion and have some more ideas about how to adapt Chozart's fan to the build--a 5A draw is too much for the PSU set up I have in mind--but not too much for a dedicated transformer--which are ridiculously cheap and fairly tiny--so I could adapt that fan to 110 VAC and have the best of both worlds--2, 750 cfm should do the trick (gonna have to undervlt that bad boy or it might start hovering around the room lol)

For $21 it'd be worth having around just to use on a tech station or something f it turned ot to be too loud for the project.
DUDE, dont undervolt it and set up that vortex cone, then use all passive heatsinks and youll have awesome temps, just as good as WC!!! It will take some hard work, and good cable management,but worth it in my opinion.


PS: PM me with how long a drive it woyuld be from chesapeak if you would like to meet up... if not its no problem, i can hit the beach in search of some hotties!
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First coat of SemiGloss polyurethane has been applied to the inside and outside of the case. Starting to look like something. Decided how to finish off the top edges--1/4" acrylic cut to the outside dimension ( aprox 15" by 15")then notched for the corner posts at each corner so it fits over the top of the case (under the top)--then drilled for at least one fan to start. A sheet 24" x 48" is about $40 at Lowes and cash is tight so that will have to wait till next week. I'll have enough to make another top panel if I change up the number or location of fans. Plus the acrylic will protect the guts from little fingers...

On the bottom I will attach a frame of 4 pieces of 1/2" by 1/2" by 12" aluminum L extrusion to retain the filter mat. The filter will be nothing more than one of those blue fiberglas deals from Lowes cut to size.

Just a matter of sanding and polycoating the box and top a few more times before installing some guts.

Pictures to follow. I've attached a rendering of the top panel that fits on the base under the the removable lid.
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Looking good, post some pics!
P.S. Whats your profession? Im wondering because you posted before that you had to go to work because it wasnt raining.
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Can't wait... can't wait... can't wait

Did I say I can't wait?
    
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Well I'm a woodworker since 1983--cabinetmaker, fabricator. Since 1991 been working for myself on MegaYachts specializing in veneer installations, trim, shells--up here in the Mountains not too many of those kinds of jobs--so I work for a custom builder doing homes around Smith Mountain Lake/ SML is blowing up worse than S FL IMO.

I do a lot of different things--especially enjoy restoring old machines ('79 Triumph Bonneville, '61 Buick Special Deluxe Wagon, '67 VW Camper Bus) and I just built my first custom shotgun.

I've been employed variously as a marble mecanic, small tool repairman, Gateway call center geek, and used book seller. Done some set building for theatre and was the Key Grip for an independent film. With my mobile recording studio I occasionally scoop up some good jams and I like to piddle around on the piano and bass.

Blah blah blah blah

Here's some pics of Crunch so far...the Wife's camera is awesome!




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Wow... Crunch is just looking.... Crunchy!

Awesome job.
    
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Looks fantastic! You are one talented man my friend.
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Why thanks guys--I hardly ever make anything for myself--too busy at work etc. But I've actually been thinking about this for over a year. It all started when I saw a build in a Mountain Mods UFO case. It was like a $400 case and it's just a frgging box--but I liked the idea of compartmentalizing the PSU and drives from the mobo (this was when I was really trying to get air to work for a max OC) and I liked the idea of the mobo laying flat for airflow reasons.

I made up the panels before I moved last year and got too busy to work on the case until now--but the whole idea changed completely thanks to OverClock.net....putting 4 mobos in one case just crashed the party and took over the whole project. Totally crazy.

Trying different orientations for the mobo I struck on the downward backplane and it just made a lot of sense--I don't like looking at a mass of cables hanging off my ma', heat rises so keeping the bottom open and using a blowhole on top made perfect sense. Originally I had planned to put hex mexh all around the top slots and stealth a DVD drive into the mesh--but with the lift-off lid I could have one under the acrylic top panel or not at all without altering the case exterior.

This project has taken on a life of its own.
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post #90 of 181
And you have nice warm feet in the winter

Doing a great job man.. my woodworking skills are zero. Awesome idea!

Compartmentalizing is a great concept. My Antec P180 is like that: PSU + Harddisks in the lower chamber with an 120mm fan inbetween them for airflow. Rest in upper chamber (MoBo normally mounted),
    
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