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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    No, but the slotted extrusion could be leveraged for this. Pretty heavy. Yes. :) Hmmm...hadn't thought about that. Thanks!
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    Need a cheap very basic open bench to test motherboards

    What is your budget? Desired/required features?
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    Looking for GPU Mounting Option: Wall 'case'

    Leverage the riser cable mounting/PCIE socket/bracket.
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    So, you want a Caselabs STH10 or THW10? :cool:
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    The extrusions I use are less expensive than MakerBeam XL and will include all required machining i.e. drilled, threads tapped, milled, etc.
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    FS: Prototype case frames

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    FS: Prototype case frames

    Yes, it can be broken down and should fit into a USPS Medium Flat rate box.
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    FS: Prototype case frames

    For Sale: Prototype mini-ITX and micro-ATX case frames. The mini-ITX frame includes a Danger Den 3-slot IO bracket, for $65, plus whatever the shipping charge is from Washington State. PayPal only. The frame measures 13-3/8 x 10 x 8-1/2-inches (D x W x H). A 120mm fan will fit at the back of...
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    FS: Prototype microATX case frame

    (4) CONSOLIDATE Threads. Do not post multiple threads, keep all your FS/FT deals in one thread, and all WTB/WTTF deals in a different thread. You should only have one FS/FT and one WTB/WTTF thread active at any one time. When making a new thread, include items from the old thread.
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    The panels are secured with 6 fasteners, so no vibrating at all, and in fact I'm contemplating just going with 4x fasteners per panel.
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    The prototype is done. Please tell me what you think of the design, fabrication, etc.!
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    I only realized after cutting the left side panel that the two fan hole cutouts were - um, ugly. So, I remounted that sheet to the inside of the case and cut another solid sheet, thus creating a bottom fed air duct to keep the GPU nice and cool. :cool:
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    Nuts can be inserted into the extrusion via small milled-out areas. By "capturing" a nut between two others (4mm long set screws are used to retain the two outer nuts), you have the ability to fasten to a fixed location and without having to drill and tap a thread e.g. a side panel.
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    All of the side panels will be cut on the CNC. Here's a quick time lapse of the PSU cut out:
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    Drives attach to the extrusion via rubber grommets. Finished cutting and assembling the rest of the frame.
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    I started to build a prototype of the vertical mini-ITX/mini-DTX case this week. Some of the details of the case are: Dimension: 435 x 235 x 300mm (height x width x depth) Motherboard support: mini-ITX/mini-DTX (90-degree rotated) CPU cooler height: 150mm GPU support: maximum length of 325mm...
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    LONG case legs (>30mm)

    https://mnpctech.com/pc-computer-stereo-desktop-case-feet/
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    Here's a case designed specifically for an AIR cooled DTX/mini-ITX rig. Long 3 slot GPU. 165mm max CPU cooler height. Shown with an ATX PSU, dual 140mm intake, 140mm exhaust, and dual 120mm bottom intake. The placement of the motherboard can be adjusted vertically. This design allows for easy...
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    Flush mounting mesh

    You can purchase "domed" mesh fan grills: http://www.performance-pcs.com/steel-mesh-120-mm-fan-filter-small-size-hole-black.html
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    I've been thinking a lot about a more re-configurable case frame. One that can be used for ATX, reverse-ATX, vertical GPU, and horizontal case orientation(s), adjustable motherboard and PSU placement (all of these possibilities in one offering). Here's a flyby around the model...
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    A Radiator Box

    Client posted a video of this/his radiator box.
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    Sourcing Parts for Custom Case

    You'd have to thread them yourself, which is easy enough.
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    Sourcing Parts for Custom Case

    You don't need any extra corner hardware to fasten extrusions together, just a button head bolt (and a wrench access hole, drilled in order to gain access to the bolt in order to tighten it).
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    A Radiator Box

    Install complete!
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    A Radiator Box

    Here's a box to hold a SFX-size PSU, fan controller, and 560 radiator. An EK Water Blocks reservoir will eventually be mounted on the side.
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    Gauging interest for motherboard trays for benchers

    I currently make an open air frame for the Octominer: I think investing any $ into designing and building cases for mining rigs is long gone. :( I do not have a Patreon account. Why would I? :confused:
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    Gauging interest for motherboard trays for benchers

    Do you want to try to fix your tray or just buy one of mine?
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    Gauging interest for motherboard trays for benchers

    Yeah, I can probably supply you with everything you need. What size extrusion is your frame made out of? I don't understand what you mean by "moutherboard mount pieces". Please send me a private message with more details, along with some pics would be great!
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    Gauging interest for motherboard trays for benchers

    I still build and sell these. :(
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    How to build a custom case?

    I fabricate cases exclusively using aluminum extrusion and sheeting, which cut like butter using standard/normal carbide tipped woodworking saw blades and router bits. I cut the AL sheets on a table saw and "drill" fan holes using a handheld router (although, recently upgraded to a CNC). -Rich
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    Stackable Open Air Case

    These can be made stackable: http://spotswoodcomputercases.com/wp/?page_id=1424 Many different sizes for all form factors. Semi-custom is also an option.
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    Caselabs HD casters kit?

    I'm guessing McMaster part # 24215T47 or 24215T52? (Depending on whether a 1.5-inch or 2-inch size mounting plate). Good luck!
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    1U Rackmount - Custom build

    Protocase
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    This was going to be the first frame. Standard or reverse ATX motherboard orientation. Thirty-five millimeters of space behind the motherboard for 3 HDs or 4 SSDs (via rubber grommets). Optional PSU and motherboard backplates (not shown). Dimensions: 19-1/4 x 14-1/4 x 9-7/8 inches. This...
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    Mini-ITX Case Frame

    Here's a custom mini-ITX case frame. The PCI backplate was cutdown from a CaseLabs Bullet replacement panel. The client will be applying acrylic panels to the frame.
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    Set of plain aluminum panels will be around $100.
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    Figure $.0078/mm for the extrusion, plus $45 for the set of back and PSU plates. There's a bit of redundant beams in this model, but as-is, it would cost ~$60. That price includes machining and fasteners.
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    In order to bolt together the door frames (via M6 button head bolts threaded into the ends of the horizontal parts) , I had to drill an access hole for the hex wrench. The holes are closed with nice shiney plugs. The doors are attached to the frame with beefy anodized aluminum hinges...
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    Gauging interest in build-your-own case kits

    A key design feature of the case frame is between the front panel and the inner frame (shown below) there is a bottom fed air duct. The frame will eventually be filled-in with some AL sheeting.
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