Modding server 1U
First of all I made fasteners for hard disks, I didn’t want to pay 180$ for them… For that reason I bored out proper rivets and other fittings and disassembled the front part.
The case is well-fit for modding, everything is assembled by means of 3.5 mm aluminium pop-rivets and can be disassembled in a moment.
I cut the redundant parts, smooth out burrs and assemble construction again with the help of rivets.
The slide rails for disk proved to be better than original; aluminium angle-bars will cool hot hard disc with SCSI adapter.
Construction is extremely simple – two angle-bars fastened with a rivet. The rivets get directly into the guide rails of Intel slide bars. The guide rails have been cut a little in height with a polishing stone.
When I stated above that the case was designed only for special model of mother boards I bore in mind not absence of some mounting holes.., but was speaking about impossibility of mounting any other mother board without mechanic intervention into the construction. Intel engineers made such design intentionally, even power unit is situated at the opposite side while in all other cases it is placed quite the contrary. In the same way all other mother boards have power connectors from the opposite side.
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|Non-constructive thoughts about modding...
All began when one day my neighbour, he is Automatic Control Engineer, came and started to beg me to give him one diode. When I asked him why, he typed modding in a search engine. And it had a great effect on me. I was sick about it. Maybe there is nothing accidental in the world and this modding seed fell into good soil. All my life I was interested in design.