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Just thought I'd post a link to my 2UP BOINC Box build for anyone on the OCN BOINC team who might be interested - especially since it is BOINC related

It's a cheap option to house BOINC 2 rigs in a single case, which should also end up keeping noise and temps down.


The build is HERE. I'll post a finished pic in this thread once it is done.

Comments and suggestions are more then welcome
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Cool but i wouldnt got cases id asked around for old computers and ripped that crap out of them for free.
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Cool but i wouldnt got cases id asked around for old computers and ripped that crap out of them for free.
I tried that first and collected a bunch of old cases and stripped them, but the two that were identical didn't even have motherboard trays, and the rest were different in pretty big ways and they woiuld have been a nightmare to mod to look similar.

In the end I though't it would save me a bunch of time if I just went and bought 2 new cases that were identical and had usable motherboard trays and i/o panels.

Luckily the guy at the PC store was real nice and pulled the case apart so I could check if everything was usable

And they were only $30 each anywhoo
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ah yea and measureing out the stand offs would suck to do and take alot of time lol.
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yeah so true. I just wanted something premade that I could use and would make things fit without all the bs.

I'm kinda stuck on things a little though. I know I need to put a shelf in the toolbox about halfway down, but I'm not sure how to do it lol.

The problem is that there is a 1" lip right around the top of the inside of toolbox that the lid covers and sits on. So I can't just cut a piece that will fit 100% because I wouldn't be able to get it in the toolbox because of the lip - and if I cut the shelf to the size of the lip, then when it is in the toolbox it will be 1" shorter on every edge (a 1" gap right around the shelf) and that will not work.

So the options I can think of are:
  1. Make the shelf in two pieces, which will allow me to fit it in pas the lip and slide it into place - but I'm not sure if that will look good once it's in place.
  2. Make the motherboard tray and back i/o panel into a removable tray type setup, and just cut the back of the toolbox enough so I can slide it in and out.
  3. Cut the toolbox in half and seal the bottom of the top half with aluminium sheet and then add hinges on the back to connect the top half of the toolbox to the bottom half. That way I can easy get to everything mounted under the shelf (in this case, the top half of the toolbox) by lifting the tophalf of the toolbox - without having to actually remove the motherboiard tray or motherboard or anything.

I think option 3 would prolly work the best, but that is a lot of fabrication and it is not really a toolbox once it is cut in half - same with option 2, a lot of fabrication.

What do you think? Any other suggestions?
Edited by un-nefer - 1/6/11 at 2:57am
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Looking forward to see this successfully pulled off and crunching the heck out of work units!
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Cheers gamer. I'm still waiting on a bunch of 1/2" barbs and hosing and my new GPUs. I got one MCW80 between xmas and new years, but I'm still waiting on 2 more as well.

Bloody xmas/newyears holidays screwing with me lol. At least I could just have a beer and laugh about it since I didn't have to go to work

My goal is to BOINC 1M ppd. If it doesn't do it, then I'll be buying another 5850 lol.
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