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Hello everyone, i got tired of my old server making so much noise and i'm having plans to make a wooden case for my main PC, so i thought: Why not practice a little with this old server
  • All the materials used are something i have laying around
    Specs on the server you ask??? Not worth listing


Day 1 ( 27-1-2011 )
So i started by taking the case apart, but sadly i don't have any pic's of that but i do got some of when it was taking apart!

View of the front and size of the old case with my first dremel cut.

Where the motherboard used to be.

This is where the hdd and cd drive was mounted

So... The parts are laying on the floor here, planning to use the 120 mm fan to cool the cpu instead of the 40 or 50 mm fans ( That little fan is damn noisy! )

My workspace! Crappy and small, plus it's an freezer

First part of the case is now cutted out!, im going to mount the motherboard on this

Here you can see how big it is compared to the motherboard

Aaaaaaand boing! The motherboard is mounted on the piece!


The old cd drive looked like crap, so i'm gonna make a new front for it

The small psu, dont know the watts

One of the ways i was thinking about cooling the cpu plus the ram and motherboard.

Found a good place to mount my psu, but i had to make some kind of an holder for it. ( Lots of pic's inc! )







I came up with another ideer how to mount the fans that im gonna cool the cpu with, so i started drilling some holes and cutting some pieces to hold the fan.



And with the fan laying on top of it.




And this is the end of day one, i'm gonna mount the hdd and some other things next time i'm working on it

Btw, i hope the pic's quality arent too bad, i only had my mobile to take pic's.
Edited by TicTac - 1/31/11 at 4:47am
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Cool! Subbed and goodluck with the build!
     
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amazing!

subscribed. Can't wait to see day two if you did that much in day one lol
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Cool! Subbed and goodluck with the build!
Thanks, glad you like it so far


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amazing!

subscribed. Can't wait to see day two if you did that much in day one lol
Hehe thanks, i tend to get carried away when i do something i enjoy


Sadly there ain't gonna be any progress today since i gotta go to a party with all from my job, but i'm hoping to get something done tomorrow if i'm able to stand up!
The good thing is that i'm not going to work before friday, so lots of time to build
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You should put 56k warning in your title. lots of pics there.
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I also like to work in wood. Good luck with work and clean the hardware
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...and then it lights on fire
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you got sawdust all over the mobo.. hope you blow that off before you fire it up or it could fire you up.
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im doing something similar.

When i have installed windows there will be no optical drive. this machine will be controller via remote desktop over the network. I will fit a second machine down the bottom. I will also fit a perspex door with fans mounted on it for some form of airflow.
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You should put 56k warning in your title. lots of pics there.
This is my first thread, so how do i do that ?

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I also like to work in wood. Good luck with work and clean the hardware
It's a great material when you don't have access to metal and i know about the hardware

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...and then it lights on fire
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you got sawdust all over the mobo.. hope you blow that off before you fire it up or it could fire you up.
The sawdust is gone, so no fire

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im doing something similar.

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When i have installed windows there will be no optical drive. this machine will be controller via remote desktop over the network. I will fit a second machine down the bottom. I will also fit a perspex door with fans mounted on it for some form of airflow.
Great ideer with to cd drive! i'm gonna have to do that too since i don't really see how i can fit it inside without it making the case too big and good luck with the build!



And to everyone, i'm glad that you took the time to comment, you guys/girls make me wanna build even more



Well anyways, it's time to move on with the build!

Day 2 ( 30-01-2011 )

I started with a test boot, had a few problem's with it being mad because of no cd drive and floppy drive, but 2 mins in the bios and that was fixed.

Pic's of the test




After that i started to build again, starting with mounting the hdd





Starting to draw the cuts to the top


This and another saw is what i'm to do the cuts


Then i cut a brick to mount the front and one of the sides on, sadly i have no pics of cutting and that, but i have one of it when it mounted


Heres what gonna be the side pieces


Cutted out and some mounting holes drilled


And here comes the good stuff.....





And this is all for today, gonna continue tomorrow since i have a pretty bad hangover today
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