Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by alecamused, 30 Nov 2008.
That turned out very well. How is the air flow? Is the only exhaust the PSU?
Thanks. Air gets sucked out underneath the board through the psu only. It reports 42°C after 3 hours of syncing (building raid1 and rsyncing 500GB) and watching some episodes of "The IT Crowd". This is basically all i'll use it for, so airflow seems to be sufficient for the stuff that's inside
bit of a novice question for you...how did you connect that power switch up? It looks very nice, would like to try something similar but i am a complete n00b when it comes to electronics.
there are 2 pins for the led and 2 for the on/off functionality so you need 4 wires. i used the wires of an old on/off switch and power led to avoid sourcing connectors for the mainboard (just disconnect the from the old switch and led and soldered them to the new ones).
oh ok, alot simpler than i expected thanks.
i imagine even i can't get that wrong.
Don't worry, it's a really simple thing to do.
The last image was really an eye-opener Maybe it's just me not reading the text, but that really explains the weird shape of the thing! Good work.
You're right, i should have posted a real image of the desk before. I just looked over the whole thread and i wouldn't have got it 100% either if it wasn't my work ...
Loving this build, nice and clean. Something similar with what im going for with this next build of mine, we shall see...
Makes total sense in it's final resting place, nice work!
One question, did you end up using the 6 HDs that were in your concept art? I ask because I had thought the motherboard you choose only had 4 SATA ports.
I use 2 sata and 2 ide disks for now. I might add another 2 disks via sata->usb adapters. I use it for backup and remote storage, so speed isn't critical. I also considered getting an additional pci-sata-controller with a flexible riser card which i might be able to hide under the disks.
Thanks for the comments
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