Gauging interest for motherboard trays for benchers

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  1. DSee

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    That is a BADASS setup.
     
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  3. jebo_4jc

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    Omg. That's $1000 in heatsinks.

    Insanely sweet setup.
     
  4. W.Feather

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    Don't think it is quite that much, but it's impressive none the less

     
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  8. Patriot

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    tis often true...but considering this is the man who bought the sinks... is saving 360 on hs worth the wait?
     
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  10. Spotswood

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    I'm pleased to announce a new option that will allow you to securely mount hard drives to almost anywhere on the tray. :) $5 for one set.

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    More info here.
     
  11. jebo_4jc

    jebo_4jc [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2011

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    I like it. I want one. My hard drive is the loudest component in my system
     
  12. Spotswood

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    An HD cage can also be used to mount an optical drive off to the side.

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  13. TheGeekFreek

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    Suuureee.. Tell me this right AFTER I order my HDD cages, lol
     
  14. jfb9301

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    Why would you hang the ODD on the outside?

    Wouldn't the HDD mount flat on the inside of the area, hang the ODD above the HDD and done, and it all fits inside the case
     
  15. Spotswood

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    The ODD is too wide to be mounted over the HDD area.
     
  16. KMac

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    You might be able to fit it inside the bench with this sweet casemod I found on the webz...

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  17. Spotswood

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    I'm gearing-up for the next batch of trays, so let me know if you want in.



    Or if you prefer a full-blown tech station, see here for more info. Pic:

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  18. Jester14

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    Double you tee eff...
     
  19. Kardonxt

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    bench looks great spotswood!
     
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  20. TheGeekFreek

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    I know this is really late.. But today is the first time Ive had all 4 cases in 1 place



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  21. flogge

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    Are you currently making and selling cases, Spotswood? I may be interested in a case with the video card rack and some water cooling provisions.
     
  22. Spotswood

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    I'm still here. Send me your requirements/ideas. :D
     
  23. flogge

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    Excellent. I'm off work next week so after Christmas I'll spend some time going back through this thread and figure out what I need.
     
  24. Spotswood

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    Stacks of trays are now fastened together with hidden threaded dowels.

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    And are now shipped with heavy duty stainless steel fan mounting tabs.

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  25. Spotswood

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    These trays have evolved into full-blown tech stations.

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    More info here.
     
  26. Wyluliraven

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    I remember reading this thread when it started, I am very happy for you that it has blossomed into a reality for you!

    Btw, where are you located?
     
  27. Spotswood

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    Thanks. I'm in Nashua, New Hampshire.
     
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    Wicked, I grew up in Milford, NH, although I am currently in Atlanta.

    I am looking to start a test bench/ folding bench and I definitely want to get with you and see what we can do.
     
  29. Spotswood

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    The temperature is supposed to go down into single digits this weekend. Maybe you should come up to help in the shop. hehe

    Send me a PM of what you have in mind.
     
  30. FrEaKy

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    Now this is wicked brosif...... I will be getting in touch with you very soon cause I need one for my 1366 incoming board (thank you UntitledOne).
     
  31. Untitledone

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    Do not just thank me :) I am just the leg man. The board was originally Patriot's and I just did the work of RMA'ing it.
     
  32. Spotswood

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    New design with 6 posts provides a built-in location for mounting a hard drive via grommets.

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    Or the HD can safely rest on the soft grommets.

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    These now have cast aluminum 90-degree brackets to holdup the expansion card support beam.

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    Lastly, added another upgrade, which is stainless steel tabs are now used to mount 3 fans and a PSU.

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    More pics and info here.
     
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  33. dr_latino999

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    Can't wait for mine, allow me to do some office organization before I head out into the field.
     
  34. Spotswood

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    There's been some confusion as to how to use the expansion card beam/clamp. The card is sandwiched between the two halves.

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    Pics of the current version of the 4p/SWTX/MEB size tray:

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  37. Spotswood

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    You can now mount six(!) 3.5" hard drives to a tray via this new HD rack:

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  38. Spotswood

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    A lower tier for the 4p/SWTX size trays is now available.

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    You can fit one or two 120x4 radiators across the width of the tier and its tall enough for three 5.25-inch bay devices.
     
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  39. Spotswood

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    A new smaller size ATX tray is soon to be available that can accommodate a standard size ATX motherboard, PSU and a single SSD storage device.

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    This is a smaller bare-bones version of the other trays (not stackable; no expansion card support) and is therefore priced accordingly.

    Some more info here.
     
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