Well the case is almost
done. Came across a few little hickups. The main one being
when I initially measured the motherboard I got 300mm and it
is actually 305. The problem is I got all the panels pre-cut.
Doh. If anyone has some ideas on how to cover the gaps then it
would be much appreciated.
At this stage I have it
running with two old disks, switches hanging out the side and
a USB stick in the back. I have proper switches on the way and
also have some new fans, fans controllers and grills ordered
as well. Note it is running Freenas, runs completely off a USB
Here you see the front all done. The frame
provides a clean edge and also is the latching mechanism for
the drives craddles
Here you see the drives fitted. Looks nice
and tidy and clean. Notice the gaps, any tips for fixing,
covering or replacing would be much appreciated.
Here's a shot from the back showing Fans,
drives and MB face.
With the low flow silenx fan in place it is
still quiet and still easily flows enough to keep the drives
Basically all thats left is to fix the gaps
around the edge, Bling it, install a lian li smart fan
controller and polish the aluminum plate. Its all works as
expected. Nice and quiet and keeps the drives cool.