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Planning Quick questions before I finalise my build plan

Discussion in 'Modding' started by sicone, 19 Mar 2015.

  1. sicone

    sicone What's a Dremel?

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    A couple of quick questions.
    My current build plan will only leave about 5mm between the top of the CPU fan and the Harddrive cage. Are there any issues with such a small gap?
    The second question is the plan for the hard drive cage is (currently) to use 3mm acrylic. Is that strong enough bearing in mind there will be 5 drives?

    I'll post some sketchup images later to give a better idea of how tight things are going to be.
     
  2. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    As long as the fan ism't obstructed I can't see why there would be any problems .

    How are you planning on putting the cage together. 3mm is what i normally use for windows. For something like that I think it would be way to thin. I'm thinking of a normal type of cage in my head and thinking 5 or 6 would be a lot better.
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Gap: It has the potential to be (very) noisy, but it will work.

    3mm acrylic: It depends on how you build it. Two simple flat strips will likely wobble with that much weight. A slight bend or a strip fused perpendicular will strengthen it considerably.
     
  4. sicone

    sicone What's a Dremel?

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    Cheers for the comments, I've modified the plans to make the hard drive cage 5mm:
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  5. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Going with 5 is a good idea, as said it will be much more rigid. The other plus is that it will be a lot easier when it comes to glueing or screwing it all together.
     

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