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    This is a project/build log for a custom case to house both a storage server and gaming rig.

    This fairly compact case is designed to hold:

    • Two EATX motherboards
    • Two ATX PSUs
    • Twenty four 3.5-inch hard drives
    • Six SSDs
    • Two 120x3 water cooling radiators








    The size of the case is to be kept as small as possible, which is mostly driven by the size of the motherboard trays. But until those arrive, I fabricated the PSU mounting plate from some 2.5mm aluminum sheet.

    The cutouts were made via a hand held router fitted with a flush pattern bit, guided by a template.










    That's it for now!
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    That looks like its going to be insane Rich.

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    Lol? Seriously 2 PC in one case? how extreme is that lol
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    The backplate of the stock motherboard tray from mountainmods.com was too tall, so I fabricated a shortened duplicate out of .10-inch thick aluminum sheet (once again, via my trusty router fitted with a pattern cutting bit):







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    Wow, this should be a great thread. Can't wait to see more pics.

    Nice job.

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    This case will be shipped flat-packed so it needs to be easily assembled by the owner. The simple back frame consists of some u-channel with its ends plugged with some blocks press-fitted and pinned with a #4 screw. The blocks have a though-hole into which a #6 1-1/4-inch flat head stainless steel socket cap screw is bolted. Simple, effective, but time consuming to fabricate.








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    The first step toward routing-out the motherboard cutouts in the back panel was to modify a standard size motherboard router template I had made some time ago.






    The modified template was used to create yet another template in 1/2-inch thick particle board.




    Unfortunately the router wobbled ever so slightly in one spot, but was quickly repaired with some autobody filler:




    In order to save wear-and-tear on my flush cutting router bit a first pass was done freehand (gulp!) with a standard endmill.





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    It's going to look great when it's finished, how many cases have you made since you you started building them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    It's going to look great when it's finished, how many cases have you made since you you started building them ?
    About a dozen or so.
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    I had to make a new router template for the PSUs cutout. A router guide template is quickly fashioned from some MDF held together with pocket screws.






    A mock-up of the back panel:

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    Rich; it's look like you have all the wood working tools. Have you considering build your a CNC machine?

    It will save you a lot of time building templates and you can build more case too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Rich; it's look like you have all the wood working tools. Have you considering build your a CNC machine?

    It will save you a lot of time building templates and you can build more case too.
    Yeah, I've thought about building a CNC, but right now I'm still able to meet all requests for my services in a reasonable amount of time, so I can't justify the investment just yet.

    What is considered to be "state of the art" for home built CNC these days?
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    you can DIY from scratch or you can order a kit from $1500 - $3000, of course without the router and flat bed top, I think. The price based on the size of the machine. Let me try to locate the site of the guy building the machine.

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    The posts for the front frame are made from .125 x .5 x 2-inch tubes. First thing was to stuff the bottoms with the screw blocks/nuts in order to eventually attach them to the bottom sheet.

    Following standard operating procedure, the aluminum was cut on my miter saw (fitted with a standard carbide tipped blade). The clamp that came with the saw is used to hold the material against the fence.




    The blocks were then drilled on the drill press with the assistance of my self-centering vice (I love that thing because I don't have to waste time measuring for center).




    Threads were tapped via my bench mounted "hand" tapper.




    The blocks were pinned to the tubes with flat head self-tapping screws.




    Always looking to improve my speed and quality, the cross supports offered the opportunity to use PEM cinch nuts. The nuts were pressed into the screw blocks.



    Which were then pinned inside .5 x 1-inch u-channel.








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    Looking really good Rich.

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    I added some "legs" to the motherboard trays so they'll rest nice and level on the workbench.



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