NAS box mod

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  1. sumguy55

    sumguy55 (Banned or Deleted)

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    I got a case of my friend and i was wondering what i could do with it so i thought i'd mod it and make a nas box. I had a spare p3 mobo and cpu and 128mb of ram laying around so ill put that in and ill install freenas i only have a 20gb and a 40gb hard drive to put in it atm but ill get more.

    so heres what the case looked like before i did anything
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    first i covered up the floppy drive by with the perspex cutoffs from marcels mod
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    then applied the putty and smoothed it out into shape
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    then let it dry (only took bout 10-15 minuets) and sanded it
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    then i painted the front and the plastic top part
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    then i cut the 5.25" bay so it could only hold 1 drive taking up less space
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    then i took apart the case as mauch as i could and painted it all a nice gray:thumbup: yeah ino how boring but its the only paint i had and i didnt want to spend any money on this
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    then i put it all back together and it looks like this
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    when i get around to it i will make a hard drive bay facing out to the side of the case that probably wont be till next weekend.
     
  2. TheLobb

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    looks good, you should take a leaf out of "coolmaster stacker, Slightly modifed" and stick 300 hard drives in it :p
     
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    lol i would if i had the money but ive got nothing the 40gb hdd i found hard rubbising and the 20gb i got from a mate.
     
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    You've inspired me to get off my butt and fix/mod my beige shitboxes into something slightly useful.... Hopefully :)
     
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    haha nice, i have a super tower biegh box that is huge. and useless. i think it has some 15 drivebays and then i could stack them up inside. i rekon i could be the 33Tb i think that the modder got (sorry i forgot his name) because this case is huge lol. but i cbf to spend the money sorry. :p keep up the good work
     
  6. Axe

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    hey, looking good, my first thought was arggghh..... airflow?

    and i have a mini tower that looks similar, has 20 drives inside it :Paranoid:
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    thats the other server, and no, i'm not trying to give u any ideas there

    whatever works for you, neat and personalised always looks impressive
     
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  7. Marcel.

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    Nice mod, turned out.. plain. witch is probably a good thing so it doesn't stand out.

    How is the front staying on with all them broken clips? found a solution yet?:rolleyes:

    Thats me getting the good action shots there.
     
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    lol how many tb's of storage do you own axe?

    also ill probably put a fan at the front and 1 at the back
     
  9. kizza2153

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    More importantly, running 20 hdds of 1 psu? That ain't good. :Paranoid:
     
  10. Madchimp

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    They are all 4GB drives.... LOL Only joking, I have no idea either :)
     
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    haha my bros comp i made for him only has a 8gb hard drive he paid me $50 for a socket 370 celeron 800mhz 384mb SD ram and the 8gb hard drive
     
  12. Axe

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    they're mostly 160 and 200s, plus 2x80gb satas, 1x120.
    point i was trying to make is you can do anything u can think of if you're determined enough. I'm not suggesting u try to squeeze 20 drives into your box, the pics are an extreme example of what's possible, that box is 3 yrs old and it serves me well. All the air is pulled in through the holes drilled into the side of the front facia and forced across the drives. If you're building a box i'd suggest you keep it tidy, as opposed to the spaghetti maze my pics show. That ones 3.3TB and its called filepimp.

    I did like the effort you put in to painting the internals, you're going to colour co-ordinate all your components? ie, something to contrast the silver?
    I'd suggest maroon, but you're not a queenslander :lol:
     
  13. Glock

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    MAN! Looks pretty nice. "Bland"? Pfft. I say "Minimalist". Seriously, it looks so swish. Make sure you paint it a nice subtle colour, not some flashy bling thing.

    Gonna stealth your ODD? Have you thought about alternative ventilation mthodologies? eg. side-venting/concealed mesh to preserve/complement that minimal fascia?

    Whatever you do, it's looking good so far! Keep up the good work man.
    And PS - two projects at once?! My god man, do you sleep?
     
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    lol yeah i sleep sometimes but yeah im thinking of putting a fan at the fron and1 at the back and probably 1 on the side i just dont have any money at the moment. Also i got the hard drive bay out of another cmputer that im going to put in facing out to the side im guna have to cut a section out of the motherboard tray to put the hard drive bay back and then i'll start using it.

    sorry about all the wrong spelling for some reasen the spell check dosnt work on this computer.
     
  15. OhFoRkMe

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    More importantly, its a Codegen
     
  16. Meddish

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    ive got a codegen 550 identical model... not a bad PSU... cheap and good quality (for a cheap PSU)

    but i still think 20 HDD is sorta overkill for that psu!
     

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