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Hey guys,

Today I built a techbench/case out of an old subwoofer housing, old mobo tray, and an old harddrive cage. It took me maybe five or so hours, and turned out decent for an 'on the spot' decision to make a case. (Random I know)

Original sound insulation


Crapload of staples ripped out


Inside with insulation gone



Hurt like a *****!!!


Hot glued the motherboard tray down after bending in a few protruding edges. Carefully cut away excess glue along the visible seems.





Parts i'll be using.


Re-seated my V6 to go a different orientation.


Took off the plastic shroud and fan mounting hardware.



Mounted on the tray and box.


Putting together HDD tray.




Screwing HDD cage into the inside of the box. Power supply is mounted and cables plugged.






All plugged in and running awesome!








Thanks for reading!
-Jason
    
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post #2 of 10
Looks great! wishing i could make something like that
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One of my cats would like to visit your house...
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Haha why is that?
I've already got one annoying pest running around the house...
    
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post #5 of 10
what are the benefits of having a techbench other than easy access to take things in and out? what about dust? Cool project though, sorry about the burn =P
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She wants to take a nap on your computer!
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what are the benefits of having a techbench other than easy access to take things in and out? what about dust? Cool project though, sorry about the burn =P
easier to replace things, easier to clean dust out of heatsinks, etc
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post #8 of 10
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Aha your cat will learn to stay off the second she touches that Nidec fan!
Having a tech bench also allows you to modularize or segregate certain components keeping other components cooler.

On that note, how hot can harddrives get safely? My four harddrives running in Raid are getting pretty warm right now. :/
    
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post #9 of 10
Neat idea but since sub boxes are built specifically to echo sounds like an acoustic guitar dont you hear vibrations from your fans amplified through the box?
post #10 of 10
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What fans?
The only fan that I can actually hear is my CPU fan, and that's suspended on hot glue. (Rubber)

I think im good. The system is actually much quieter now since I dont have any case fans.
    
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