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April 14, 2011, 01:08:22 PM
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I've already taken the side off of my case which dramatically improved the GPU temperature. Have any of you use any open designs like the ones pictured here:

I have something against putting my motherboard on a cardboard box for some reason.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20100309/case-bench-table-round-up/

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April 14, 2011, 01:14:17 PM
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That picture is a tech station, there is a video on youtube about how rubbish the quality of material used to built it, all of that are plastic!, overpriced for me. If you have the tools it's better to built it yourself, there is some free open case design already available on overclockers.com forum.

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April 14, 2011, 01:21:23 PM
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Do you have a link to the free design?

I've also thought about using an Aluminum case tray, like this one: but I can't find it in stock anywhere:

Correction- found it in stock here:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12348
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April 14, 2011, 02:47:37 PM
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I've tried half a dozen different cases for mining rigs, and the best one I've found is the Cooler Master CM 690 II: http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=19&product_id=2971.  Remove the lower drive bay and put in a high-flow fan like the Scythe Ultra Kaze or the one being sold on the forum here: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4336.0.

I don't like the idea of having the electronics exposed with a Tech Station.  All you'd have to do is drop a paperclip on it and you could potentially fry $1000 worth of hardware.

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April 15, 2011, 07:19:34 PM
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I don't like the idea of having the electronics exposed with a Tech Station.  All you'd have to do is drop a paperclip on it and you could potentially fry $1000 worth of hardware.
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April 15, 2011, 09:37:24 PM
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I simply screwed my mobos to a board made of timber, looks nice and the airflow is greater than in any case (literally Wink).



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April 15, 2011, 10:12:42 PM
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I simply screwed my mobos to a board made of timber, looks nice and the airflow is greater than in any case (literally Wink).


Nice. What are your core temperatures like?
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April 15, 2011, 10:32:19 PM
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I don't like the idea of having the electronics exposed with a Tech Station.  All you'd have to do is drop a paperclip on it and you could potentially fry $1000 worth of hardware.
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April 15, 2011, 11:14:43 PM
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lock it up from invaders (the wife & kids)


Invaders? My wife has her own Bitcoin miner.

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April 16, 2011, 12:11:18 AM
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I've already taken the side off of my case which dramatically improved the GPU temperature. Have any of you use any open designs like the ones pictured here:

I have something against putting my motherboard on a cardboard box for some reason.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20100309/case-bench-table-round-up/



bitcoindaddy, I use this exact tech station on one of my miners and have loved it. It has plenty of space and airflow is not an issue.

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April 16, 2011, 08:12:07 AM
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If really want a case that's open air there's the Antec Skeleton.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129056&cm_re=skeleton_antec-_-11-129-056-_-Product

If you want it a little more enclosed but good airflow there's the Antec Lanboy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129092&cm_re=lanboy-_-11-129-092-_-Product

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