Sorry for not replying sooner... I was out of this forum for a while...
I've used *regular* standoffs you can buy at your local electornics/computer parts store. Then I drilled a little hole through the wood (not all the way down) and used a nut on the other side of the floor.Originally Posted by Viscouse
If you look at the bottom of any 3.5" HDD you'll notice that there are 4 screw holes. I drilled two diagonal holes in the wooden side panel and used regular screws to mount in there.Originally Posted by Viscouse
Since this box will sooner or later be carpeted all around, none of the screws would be visible.
My father and I had an argument about the case fans. Short version: he won. Long version: the airflow produced by one system fan (and one processor fan) is perfect in action. The SysFan blows air straight on the hard disk, then it passes through the video and audio cards, gets sucked in through the processor fan while going through the grill, and eventually comes out inbetween the cards and I/O ports (it wasn't completed when I was taking pics so you can't see how that panel was done).Originally Posted by Viscouse
Hard Drive temperature hardly ever goes above 37°C. WindowsXP wasn't compaining about the MoBo/Processor getting too hot so I guess we're in business.
Thanks! This goes to my father; he's a telecomm engineer. I've also used this idea to extend and hard wire my Passport radar detector into the dash.Originally Posted by Viscouse
Yeah, from 3 days after starting this thread and until this day I've had absolutely NO power problems. And I'm powering everything you see in this box, 1 Linksys USB WiFi, 1 Keyboard w/ Extension, 1 USB 2.0 hub (powered from the PS/2 mouse jack), 1 USB GPS, 1 USB touchscreen (unsure if it's self powered or not), and 1 Keychain drive (at times). So far so good but I can appreciate your concern, evandude.Originally Posted by evandude
I don't mean to brag, but same as what I wrote to evandude goes to you too.Originally Posted by MatrixPC
So far so good, none of the songs/videos I've played so far had skipped a single beat.Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02
This seems to make good sense. Thanks Man.Originally Posted by evandude