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Babrbarossa March 9, 2007 11:02 AM

Ditch my Case
 
I've been considering ditching my computer case to have greater accessability and ease of swaping components. I've tried to find some ideas on the web for good designs for some sort of board to mount my components on but I can't find anything (mostly because I don't even know what to google). Does anyone have any suggestions for a practical design that will accommodate H20?

SKYMTL March 9, 2007 11:29 AM

You are probably looking for something like the Danger Den Torture Rack or Highspeed tech station.

Here is the Danger Den:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=Danger%20Den


Here are a few Highspeed products...I REALLY want one of these. It would make my reviews SO much easier:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...HighSpeed%20PC

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...HighSpeed%20PC

And their site:

http://www.highspeedpc.com/

Babrbarossa March 9, 2007 11:40 AM

Thanks- I really like the look of the danger den- but I understand why you'd covet the highspeed as there's better access to the PSU. I think the D-D might suit my purposes better - do you know if it is made to accommodate watercooling/ it's not a big deal if it the pump and rad have to sit outside, but I'd prefer it to go on the inside for better ease of movement- I'm also not adverse to building my own.

EDIT: I've been checking out the torture rack on the danger den site and I see it is designed to hold two 2X120mm rads on each side of the case,- unfortunately, I have a 3X120mm on the way.

cdn_Madrach March 9, 2007 11:40 AM

Something full size. Like Amour or Lian Li, not the Kandalf ...cause of the ugly snorkel thingy :rofl: It's always a bonus if the HD racks can be removed or moved to make room. I would kinda like to try out the coolermaster 830 stacker. Has all kindsa room and a removable mobo tray.:thumb:

cdn_Madrach March 9, 2007 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 3065)
You are probably looking for something like the Danger Den Torture Rack or Highspeed tech station.

Here is the Danger Den:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...e=Danger%20Den


Here are a few Highspeed products...I REALLY want one of these. It would make my reviews SO much easier:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...HighSpeed%20PC

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...HighSpeed%20PC

And their site:

http://www.highspeedpc.com/

I really like the DD torture rack:thumb: .

SKYMTL March 9, 2007 11:56 AM

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EDIT: I've been checking out the torture rack on the danger den site and I see it is designed to hold two 2X120mm rads on each side of the case,- unfortuneately, I have a 3X120mm on the way.
Buy a 4' X 8' sheet of 3/8" thick clear or frosted acrylic (called Crystal Ice) and custom design one yourself. It isn't that hard at all. Acrylic can be cut by a regular saw, you can use a Dremel to cut the holes and it can all be put together with a few well placed drops of contact cement.

Heck, I'll even offer my services to draw it up in AutoCAD if you give me the dimensions of the components you want to install.:thumb:

Babrbarossa March 9, 2007 12:05 PM

I think I might just try that- who knows- maybe I'll even win Deathspawner's Ugliest Case award. I was thinking about acryllic, but I've never noticed it in any at the local building supply stores- Is it easy to get?

SKYMTL March 9, 2007 12:10 PM

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I think I might just try that- who knows- maybe I'll even win Deathspawner's Ugliest Case award.
Just remember, you won't have a metal rail to attach your cards onto like in the DD rack.

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I was thinking about acryllic, but I've never noticed it in any at the local building supply stores- Is it easy to get?
Where do you live? I might be able to put you in touch with one of my acrylic suppliers.

Babrbarossa March 9, 2007 12:19 PM

I'm just looking at my p180- I could just drill out 6 aluminum rivets, and I could use the whole back off of it- I would probably use one of the HD cages too.

I live near fredericton- but if acrylic is hard to come by, I could use hardwood.

EDIT- I actually have a couple of older cases around here too- probably better taking them apart than the p180

SKYMTL March 9, 2007 12:35 PM

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I live near fredericton- but if acrylic is hard to come by, I could use hardwood.
The closest supplier I have to you is in Halifax. Alternately, you can call up the hobby stores and building supplies stores in your area.


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