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post #11 of 56
Looks nice. smile.gif

You can make a techbench out of anything really, I once made one out of an old shelf and a walking stick:

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And even one, well, just as a shelf!

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My point is, if you can imagine it, with some work, you can make it. Go get 'em. biggrin.gif
    
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post #12 of 56
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^Yeah, that right
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post #13 of 56
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Originally Posted by Lee17;11846824 
I have question, how many inch did I need to put around the mobo to be able to do cable manegement and pass some watercooling tube. I will put a rad somewhere (maybe on the side in the lowest section)

ATX Motherboards are essentially 9" x 12". Generally speaking, a 1" perimeter beyond the edges of the motherboard will do.

It is notable that one of the elements of design that will ease cable management is the elevation the the motherboard above the mother board tray.

If you can get 1" standoffs, imho, this will help immensely.

A consideration to be made should you use taller than stock stand offs is that the rear PCI frame or expansion slot securing rail will also need to be raised accordingly.



Out of curiosity, how do you plan to mount the SSD's/HDD's, the optical drive(s), the PSU and any other peripherals that you may be using?
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post #14 of 56
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I have a old generic case, I will use the hard drive cage, put the PSU on the back (cut a hole in the back), opticale drive... nut sure now, in the front (Maybe use the rack of my old case).

The Maximus IV Extreme is 12" x 10,6" according to the Asus web site

Where can I get 1" standoffs?

That it smile.gif I will continue and add some element on google sketchUp
Edited by Lee17 - 12/31/10 at 8:19pm
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post #15 of 56
Thread Starter 
I have done some work on Google SketchUp and I have and some item (I have found it on the gallery, It not good enough to make it XD)

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I don't have put the 1" standoffs (I forgot it biggrin.gif ) But it isn't the final design. I don't have put the drive bay (maybe I will be able to put the optical drive and the reservoir on the same side) and I didn't have put the hard drive cage because I will think to that when I will build it wink.gif

Thanks for every one who help my to do that!

Any other advice wink.gif ???
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post #17 of 56
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Thanks, I'm taking a look.

But for the Standoffs, any one know where to find them? Or did we are able to build them in some way?

Thanks
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post #18 of 56
Try some electronics liquidation shops online that ship to your area.

For example, I get my standoffs (I like to use 1" SST, 6/32-threaded) from HSC.

Here are some examples of what I get from HSC:

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I will take a look maybe tomorrow at an electronic local store if I have the car wink.gif. Ah and how many did I need? How can I figure it since my futur mobo is not release?
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I got an idea! Why not make the mobo floor double (like on the picture) to hide cable (1/2 " should be enough?)

I don't want to do something really reallistic an trully professionnal, it is only to give me a right idea wink.gif but thanks for the link.

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Thanks for your help, I really like this forum biggrin.gif
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