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Old February 8, 2013, 03:12 PM
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The only heavy part will be the sub frame, going to tap and die all the walls top and bottom so they can come off easy.
I was thinking more about the 6 double thick triple rads. I betcha they weigh 8-10lbs each when full of water, my Feser 360 did. Add 2 PSU's and you're at 60 pounds without the case or any hardware. Whatever your plans are, put casters on the bottom.
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Old February 8, 2013, 03:22 PM
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I was thinking more about the 6 double thick triple rads. I betcha they weigh 8-10lbs each when full of water, my Feser 360 did. Add 2 PSU's and you're at 60 pounds without the case or any hardware. Whatever your plans are, put casters on the bottom.

Oh yes good point I expect this thing to be a tank when its all together :)

Right now my server is heavy and that just has a dual and single rad plus 2 water blocks and a dual bay res.

I might lower it down to dual triple rads and a few single rads but the parts must be found first.

Looked at L brackets to build the frame with till I came across a smart forum member who used a cut up bed frame to build a server rack and then it dawned on me. " The wife wants a new frame for the bed and the old metal one would work perfect with some paint to make my frame" right there the problem was solved and a new one came in. Cutting and welding is the next issue but hope to figure that out soon.
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Talk to Braineater, he has all the tools you'd need and probably some advice too.
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Old February 8, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Talk to Braineater, he has all the tools you'd need and probably some advice too.
All ready in the process of that but he is a busy busy man, he told me to come over for beer but didn't give me a time :P haha
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First design with Sketchup is done, I honestly didnt like the software but think if I watch the how to videos this could be a lot easier

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Couple of issues I see: the side-by-side 5.25 housings (front, enter) will need proper support to hold your components. Make sure the structure surrounding both boxes is sturdy enough. Also on the bottom, the 2 230mm fan opening are too close together. You need clearance for the fan housings. Same goes for the rad fans, but these 'look' fine.

I have Catia V5 installed on my workstation, I can draw whatever you need in 2D / 3D, to the 0.001" if you want... simply show me a sketch of what you want, with some rough dimensions.
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Couple of issues I see: the side-by-side 5.25 housings (front, enter) will need proper support to hold your components. Make sure the structure surrounding both boxes is sturdy enough. Also on the bottom, the 2 230mm fan opening are too close together. You need clearance for the fan housings. Same goes for the rad fans, but these 'look' fine.

I have Catia V5 installed on my workstation, I can draw whatever you need in 2D / 3D, to the 0.001" if you want... simply show me a sketch of what you want, with some rough dimensions.

Oh dear got yes I would love some help with drawing this out, my art skills well lets me honest I have zero art skills and design skills.

I will be pulling 2 shinobi XL's apart for this build I plan to use almost everything from them. So the 2 230's are going to be mounted with the same housings from the top of the Shinobi XL cases same with the back ones.

For 5.25 and 3.25" bays they will be removed from the shinobis and welded to the new structure.

The side windows will be again reused from the Shinobi's.

I want to mount the Motherboard trays and I/O's on a angle using the trays again from the shinobi and cutting the back of the case to fit them.

The case I want to be around 30"(was thinking 26" but thats not big enough) Cubed but could be farther H then DxW I plan to have this as a very large case and use mostly recycled parts to build it. Going to use L brackets welded as a Cube shape as the structure and mounting the front,bottom and back to the L brackets where the sides and top will be easy to remove with a tap and die setup.

Rads are all triple 120mm but I dont know how much spacing I have with the sizes I gave if I have more. If I can fit it I would love to fit dual 240mm 120x2 Rads in the back as well.

When this thing is full of fluid I want it to bend to polarity of the earth :P haha I expect it to be heavy.

The feet I want to mount will be large steel rubber mixs to stop vibration and dog fur from entering. So 2-3" feet.

Any help would be awesome or pro advice, I can build and design a desk no issue but a case is new ground to me.
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Send me a quick sketch with rough dims, and I'll see what I can do.
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Send me a quick sketch with rough dims, and I'll see what I can do.
Will do when the kids get off my damn computer... This could be a while
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