- Jul 8, 2019
hey all im looking around for a Cabinet / rack but nothing quite suites my idea of how i want this thing cooled. heres what iv whipped up could use some pointers as this will be 100% custom built.
If cheap is what you want, buy some 2x4s, plywood, glass, and screw it together.
Didn't say plywood was cheap. What do you think the cabinet maker would use? Just outlined the basic process for making a cabinet in DIY style. Also, plywood is solid wood. Its MDF and particle boards that are not solid wood.Plywood isn't necessarily cheap, and a good baltic birch with edge banding applied can look every bit as nice as a $olid wood unit. If it was me I'd spend the money on a nice table saw and make it myself, but that's only because it would be a good excuse to justify buying a table saw.
Just a thought, if you're building the entire thing from solid wood, you don't need a bracket for the fans. Just use a router and a hole jig (check Amazon and you'll understand what it is) then put a chamfer on the hole with your router, then just screw the fans to the wood with wood screws.I'd prefer 140 as it would give more air flow bit the brackets needed aren't available unless they are easily 3D printed.
Reading comprehension is a thing.
Chat with your brother in-law, glass isn't much harder, you just buy it cut to size and then make slots in the wood to retain it. Seal it up with silicone. Do what you want, but don't be intimidated by glass.so it will have to be done right it should be as air tight as possible so no glass,
Air flow is going to be your biggest challenge. Heat and airflow is a complex topic.even thinking of adding ducting to the back of the Main Nas (Silverstone DS308) so it exhausts out the back of this properly, its one of my biggest projects as iv went from Jank to semi decent hardware,.
i'm not sure i'm following your logic here;yeah i was playing around with a 3D simulator at friends place to test air flow im thinking i may leave the shell off the main nas so air flow is flowing from both sides and out heat may build up but should be exhausted pretty quickly. once i get this cut and ready to assemble ill have to put up pics and will do thermal testing the case i chose is known to be a hot box so hoping this tames it as it will be biggest upgrade to my Storage network and should last quite awhile.