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    Default DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

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    Everything always turns out better the second time around. Good work on the case.

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    Default Re: DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

    That is a very cool idea but, seeing as how you mounted the HDD and DVD Rom, are you sure they are being cooled enough? Seems to me that the HDD at least should have been mounted with more clearance on the bottom for better cooling. Looks like you would have enough room for a multiple HDD mount from a PC case for multiple HDD's.
    Also, it looks as if the PSU is mounted above the DVD Rom (even more heat to the DVD Rom) and how about posting the blueprints you may have made/used and the dimensions of the case. Looks like a cutting board the mobo is mounted to.
    I guess thats why it's called DIY?
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    How is it running AJ? :)
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    The fact that the inside of the case is lined with PU foam made me dubious about heat removal, but in reality it all ran nominally with no more heat build up than a regular crappy case.

    I chose a psu with a freaking huge cooling fan, and gave it its own air intake hole and exhaust vent to ensure that the psu heat does not pose a problem. that and DVD drives are practically indestructible, one of the least temperature dependant components. ever felt a dvd straight out of a power hungry laptop?

    Unfortunately i dont have any of the templates for fans etc, but the best way is to buy a fan grill and jsut use that as a template. ditto for the mobo.

    Yea the mobo tray is a sturdy (1cm thick) poly cutting board from Ikea, god i love Ikea!

    The case dimensions are dependant on the components you want to put in, im sure if i had used a full ATX mobo or alternatively laptop hdd and cdrom, i could have gone smaller or bigger.

    Quote Originally Posted by Razorwindmo View Post
    That is a very cool idea but, seeing as how you mounted the HDD and DVD Rom, are you sure they are being cooled enough? Seems to me that the HDD at least should have been mounted with more clearance on the bottom for better cooling. Looks like you would have enough room for a multiple HDD mount from a PC case for multiple HDD's.
    Also, it looks as if the PSU is mounted above the DVD Rom (even more heat to the DVD Rom) and how about posting the blueprints you may have made/used and the dimensions of the case. Looks like a cutting board the mobo is mounted to.
    I guess thats why it's called DIY?
    The system is running fine now, but have swapped back into my proper case now that i have a new case based project coming up... stay tuned...
    Andrew "Eightball103" Jones

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