Gauging interest for motherboard trays for benchers

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Spotswood, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. TheGeekFreek

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    ugh, this wait is killin me.. By the time Spots is ready for the next round of these, ill have enough BTC to buy a triple stack and fully stock it, lol
     
  2. Mr. Bluntman

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    ITT: Hand crafted bench trays full of awesome and win. I don't have much need for one and yet I find myself wanting a half dozen of them. :p
     
  3. Jester14

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    I'm with you, Bluntman.
     
  4. TheGeekFreek

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    Solution....
    Buy a couple and give them to me, itll make you feel better..
     
  5. Bookmage

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    This is awesome!!!
    Just wanted to double check, the standard ATX holes will fit matx mobos right? For those of us who wanna use matx mobos? I'll keep an eye on this cuz I can picture a need for half a dozen of these in a matx/atx format...

    Would love to see a smaller minitx version to take up as little space as possible for a minitx cluster... but thats much later once uve finished a couple more batches like this... :-D
     
  6. TheGeekFreek

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    Yeah, MATX uses the same holes at ATX, at least on the outer edge
    In the center of the board, there are sometimes 2 extra mount holes, but are not necessary

    Ministack would be kinda enat, but the size difference would be minimal.. Might as well keep it as a full ATX in case of need to repurpose.

    Go here: http://www.formfactors.org/developer\specs\matxspe1_1.pdf
    Skip to picture on page 10
    Holes R and S are the only difference between MATX and ATX, they are added for extra support on mATX
     
  7. Spotswood

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    Adding a few extra holes or even reducing the size of the tray a bit wouldn't be a problem. :D
     
  8. TheGeekFreek

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    That would require extra measuring n stuff.. would take valuable time away from my next stack being made :D
     
  9. Bookmage

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    Lol yeah, I'll think about this and figure out how I can roll this out... Got to do the numbers on a mini matx cluster... And figure out where to house this... Low on shelf space in my basement lab... Hr mm and cooling.. :) might take me a couple months to figure out and clean up the room...

    You could always take the rush option and get priority for $10 extra :-p I'm sure he could "prioritize" ur order first :-p
     
  10. Kardonxt

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    Evil you already got 2 lets us first timers enjoy them first! lol
     
  11. TheGeekFreek

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    :D ...... no......:mad:
     
  12. Kardonxt

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    Well at least thanks to your review our gpu power cables should fit better. :). I guess i wont be too upset if you get yours first lol
     
  13. linuxfah

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    I've been looking for something like this for quad socket G34 SWTX boards. Are you planning to make additional units for the SWTX form factor? I am interested in buying one from you if so. Thanks.
     
  14. Spotswood

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    Support for SWTX boards shouldn't be too much trouble. I have a drawing of the SWTX standoff locations, but I'm not sure how accurate it is.
     
  15. Spotswood

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    It is now possible to get a top for these trays:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. jebo_4jc

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  17. Kardonxt

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    I can't wait for these to come!
     
  18. TheGeekFreek

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    sweet.. Exactly what I thought my lid would look like..

    How sturdy will that top be? Any estimate on how much weight it'll hold until it bows? Max 30lbs is what im looking for. Jsut enough for a couple monitors, some extra storage for cables, and some canned air.
     
  19. jebo_4jc

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    Oohhhh man a monitor stand! Genius! I might have to order the parts for just a top once spotswood catches up to the backlog :)
     
  20. Spotswood

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    I don't think there's any chance of that top bowing. :D
     
  21. TheGeekFreek

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    Didnt know how thick you decided to make it..
    Yeah, may fatass could stand in the middle of my case and be fine, but didnt know if you wanted to make the tops thiner :D
     
  22. dr_latino999

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    Must not touch money for case...must not touch case money.....
     
  23. TheGeekFreek

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    Then don't, lol
    The cases are worth the wait..

    Waiting on #3&4 myself :)
     
  24. Kardonxt

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    I'm going to be real sad when my cases dont show up until bitcoin has become unprofitable lol.
     
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    Be good for future folding rigs ;)

     
  26. Kardonxt

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    True. If bitcoin goes under and I need to sell my cards i'm thinking of getting a nice 4p setup :D
     
  27. TheGeekFreek

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    So Spots, any word on the new batch?
    :)
     
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  29. Spotswood

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    The available accessories for these are:
    • Ball end Torx T25 screwdriver
    • End caps
    • Casters

    [​IMG]

    A simple ball end Torx L-key is included with a tray, but the driver is a lot easier on the hands.
     
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    The end caps make these trays look classy(er). :D Too bad I didn't have enough on hand to also put them on the posts. :eek:

    [​IMG]


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  32. Kardonxt

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    I could just be weird but I think it looks cooler without caps.

    Does that assembled case mean some may be shipping out soon :D?
     
  33. Patriot

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    Seconded... I like the raw metal look...
     
  34. Spotswood

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    Yes. :D
     
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  37. jebo_4jc

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    looks good! You need to hire an employee to keep up with demand!
     
  38. TheGeekFreek

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    Dammit Spots.. Now I need a set of casters and enough black caps for a quad stack, lol
     
  39. Spotswood

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    Floating GPU brace is now infinite adjustable across the entire depth of the tray.

    [​IMG]
     
  40. jebo_4jc

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    Haha. Nice .gif. Looking good as always Spotswood