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Rack cases

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by saspro, 27 Jan 2010.

  1. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    How many people would be interested in a rack mount case for folding hardware?

    I'm thinking of designing one & getting some made up.
    This way we can get what we need (8 pci slots, lots of cooling etc) & it shouldn't cost too much.
    After the sample model we could be looking at around £50 a case, which isn't too bad.

    Post your interest here.
     
  2. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    I'd be interested - plus its development could be a good story to do on bit-tech and in the mag.
     
  3. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    I like that idea.

    Time to finish the project I'm working on & get sketchup out
     
  4. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Sounds good - although I can't promise anything right now, if you could take as many notes/screenshots as you go along it will be really useful if we do write an article.
     
  5. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    I'd be interested mate in at least 2 for now as ive modded some of my other rack mounts, £50-ish sounds pretty good to me as well :eyebrow:

    When you get sketchup running and start cracking on with it let us know for some [Johnny 5] INPUUUUT [/Johnny 5] lol :lol: :thumb:
     
  6. Kumo

    Kumo What's a Dremel?

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    Mmm... Would be like a stadard case? Or more like an 1U/2U rack chasis?
     
  7. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Will be a 4U most likely or possibly even 3U rack mountable Kumo...
     
  8. Bork_Bork

    Bork_Bork What's a Dremel?

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    Taffy Folding for Margaret 17/3/2011 RIP

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    Interested in one or two at that price in the first instance, possibly more later, 4U ?
     
  10. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Seriously, just take the crappy plastic case's of the GX2's, will drop a good 10-15 degrees, everyone I have suggested that too who has actually done it has been shocked by how much temps dropped showing how restrictive the case is for intake & exhaust!

    Then you can use Rivatuner or EVGA precision and tap up the fan a little bit as well, all helps the temps and the cards life expectancy!

    I have 3 sitting on each other all running excellent temps (case does have a side on) :D

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Bork_Bork

    Bork_Bork What's a Dremel?

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    I have removed the cases and put a 120mm 2000rpm fan on top of my GPUs, fans at 100%, but temps are awful as the cables are everywhere, might take a pic when I change cases but I'm too embaressed atm. :blush:
     
  12. broadcaststorm

    broadcaststorm Folding for 35947!

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    Maybe our favourite magazine could pay towards tooling/prototype costs...
    Although I doubt TopGear magazine would be interested in that ;-)
    I jest, Custom PC all the way!
     
  13. darkorb

    darkorb What's a Dremel?

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    I'd be interested in a couple, lack of a decent rack mountable case is the only thing stopping me from throwing a couple of Quad GPU machines where I have the rest of my servers...
     
  14. Votick

    Votick My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    haha that made me laugh xD
    TopGear :(

    Nah CPC Is Way Better!!!!!!!! :p:hehe::hehe::hehe::hehe:
     

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