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Old 10th January 2017, 2:47 PM   #1
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Default Pespex test bench attempt.

Got a bit bored over the holidays and had a sheet or two of perspex laying around that I thought I might as well put to good use. Had a go at a 'test bench' setup.

Super roughly cut, and my slightly pissed drilling is a little off, but I'm happy with the result.

Still trying to figure out what to do with the cable management. Thinking about taking it apart and making it flat, so I can separate it over two or three 'levels'.

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My mounting solution to hold the GPU upright and stable. Not too bad.



Cable management needs some work!



Here you can see the motherboard standoffs and how the drilled holes look from the side. I rushed a little and you can see that the board chipped when I tried to drill it too close to the edge, so I had to inlay the mounting screws a little bit, which resulted in too many holes being drilled, but oh well. It's a learning experience!




And here it is on the desk!

First time in many years I have worked with perspex. I forgot how finicky it is! Can't wait to have another go and take a bit more time to ensure everything is a bit cleaner and more precise!

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Old 10th January 2017, 3:24 PM   #2
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Very nice.
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Old 10th January 2017, 3:37 PM   #3
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That is cool as shit. I think it would look nicer as it is on an angle than flat but to each their own
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Good job

weldon 4 is your friend dont waist time with drilling and screwing
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Old 12th January 2017, 10:46 PM   #5
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Very nice.
Thankyou!

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That is cool as shit. I think it would look nicer as it is on an angle than flat but to each their own
I think I agree with you. Looks a bit more interesting.

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Good job

weldon 4 is your friend dont waist time with drilling and screwing
I have some of that stuff at home, but it requires super smooth edges to make good contact and I knew my bandsaw skills wouldn't be up to scratch without some sanding. I was a bit limited by time in my friends workshop so I had to just smash it out.

I think the drilled holes look pretty cool, despite them all being a little crooked!
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Old 12th March 2017, 11:24 AM   #6
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Need to build a quick one, but that looks great the angling is a good idea in terms of function...
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Old 12th March 2017, 1:06 PM   #7
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I wouldn't recommend having that SATA drive flipped upside down for usage; short or long term wise.
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