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Old 02-02-19, 11:13 AM
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Storage Time (NAS Build)

well as some of you may have seen over the last few month ive been revamping the office and now after starting to use the desk a little bit ive found storage a bit of a pain with no mechanical drives in the desk build but i have always planned on using a NAS for file storage then it can be accessed on any computer around the house and not just the one.

The plan is to use this for all the personal media bits at the moment until the storage room/server room is sorted out where i want to build a another one that i can use to stream video to the TVs and computers around the house. Once this happens this NAS will ether become the storage for the CCTV system or just storage for work related files

I looked around for a case for this build for a fair while and found nothing i really wanted sat on the office desk so i played around in sketch up for a while, making a few different designs but none of which i really liked as they were all far to much like a normal pc case. not that there is anything wrong with that but i just wanted something different as it will sit on the office furniture on display

The final design for this build came after a fair amount of time but i was looking threw eBay for accessories for the office and found myself looking at wall and desk clocks in a grey or copper colour but yet again nothing i really liked (i guess grey and copper themed rooms are not so common). This is when i thought well i need storage and i need some sort of clock in the office so i could make a case for the NAS and include a clock of some sort in it to kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

Messed around in sketchup again with a design for an anolog clock case and a digital one but have finally settled on using an anolog clock face.

Specs of the build
CPU:- Intel Pentium gold G5400 or Intel Celeron G4920
Motherboard: - Asrock Intel 7370M-ITC/ac
RAM: - 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz
OS Drive: Samsung 970 EVO 250GB M.2 drive or maybe a memory stick if i can hide it away
PSU: - Be Quite Pure Power 11 400W but i may swap to a small form factor PSU and a fully modular one if i can find one thats not 1000w
Storage Drives: - nothing is set in stone as yet but hoping for space to run up to 12 drives

The Case Dimensions
Height: - 487MM
Depth: - 397mm with stand
Width: - 530mm
it maybe a little big for most but ive got rather deep desks so should not look to bad

Front view

Side/Rear view

Front view no top

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Old 02-02-19, 11:31 AM
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haha you will create a black hole with that

Very interesting build plan. Looks different, that's for sure !
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Old 02-02-19, 12:22 PM
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It looks very cool, will be great to see it come to fruition, you'll want to make sure those HDDs are really securely mounted though, wouldn't want a top one coming loose and smashing the heatsink or clock face off or something, though I'd also add some rubber dampers on them and the fans since they're quite close and you want to avoid too much vibration in either, vibration can loosen screws & adhesive sometimes too so might be best to rivet the HDD bits or something like that depending what material you're using. Yeah I'd definitely consider looking into an SFX/TFX/ect PSU, I think you can find fully modular ones at 500W maybe lower, Scan might not be the best place to but they have a good range to look at:
https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer...power-supplies
EDIT: RS is usually more of an enterprise site but are quite good generally, they have these Seasonic Sub Flex PSU's upto 300W, all fully modular, that should be enough for a Pentium based system & upto 15 or so HDDs given it's a Seasonic model meant for servers with lots of HDDs(Though some, particularly older HDDs can load the 12V line quite heavily which wouldn't be suitable here), they're silent below 100W load too which would be most of the time unless you had several HDDs spinning up simultaneously, depending on fan speeds & stuff.
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pc-po...plies/1366053/
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Old 03-02-19, 04:30 PM
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God damn, Pugsport is at it again! This idea looks sick and insane, but consider your desk build is a work of art, you can definitely consider me subbed on this one too!

PSU bud, look at either Silverstone or Corsair. For your needs, I’d recommend Corsair’s SF line, has 450W, 600W and 750W. All in SFX factor, with Platinum rating and fully modular as well.
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Old 03-02-19, 08:10 PM
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haha you will create a black hole with that

Very interesting build plan. Looks different, that's for sure !
ahh i hope it does, i can think of a few people to invite round for coffee if this is the case. although i dont think i will be using all these fans, it was really to just see if they would all fit in the space but if i do they wont be running full speed

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It looks very cool, will be great to see it come to fruition, you'll want to make sure those HDDs are really securely mounted though, wouldn't want a top one coming loose and smashing the heatsink or clock face off or something, though I'd also add some rubber dampers on them and the fans since they're quite close and you want to avoid too much vibration in either, vibration can loosen screws & adhesive sometimes too so might be best to rivet the HDD bits or something like that depending what material you're using. Yeah I'd definitely consider looking into an SFX/TFX/ect PSU, I think you can find fully modular ones at 500W maybe lower, Scan might not be the best place to but they have a good range to look at:
https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer...power-supplies
EDIT: RS is usually more of an enterprise site but are quite good generally, they have these Seasonic Sub Flex PSU's upto 300W, all fully modular, that should be enough for a Pentium based system & upto 15 or so HDDs given it's a Seasonic model meant for servers with lots of HDDs(Though some, particularly older HDDs can load the 12V line quite heavily which wouldn't be suitable here), they're silent below 100W load too which would be most of the time unless you had several HDDs spinning up simultaneously, depending on fan speeds & stuff.
https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pc-po...plies/1366053/
Thanks and it may very well be starting sooner than i thought as the other project is now almost to a point where its ready for paint but to cold to do that as yet.
yes ive been planning my hard drive mounting today and going to be making them for some 1.5mm sheet steel just to be safe as id rather not have any fall out/break anything else. ahh yes good point ill have to look into some sort of damping methods. yes ive been using scan website for product searches and product sizes while ive been planning this. im not a huge fan of Radio Spares, every time ive dealt with them its like talking to a brick wall but maybe thats just my local one.

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God damn, Pugsport is at it again! This idea looks sick and insane, but consider your desk build is a work of art, you can definitely consider me subbed on this one too!

PSU bud, look at either Silverstone or Corsair. For your needs, I’d recommend Corsair’s SF line, has 450W, 600W and 750W. All in SFX factor, with Platinum rating and fully modular as well.
Thanks Dawelio. yes id been eyeing up the Corsair SFX 450W.

well all being well people this build could start around the middle of the month or as soon as the other project is ready for paint
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Old 03-02-19, 08:41 PM
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Thanks Dawelio. yes id been eyeing up the Corsair SFX 450W.

well all being well people this build could start around the middle of the month or as soon as the other project is ready for paint
Can’t wait!

Btw, maybe/probably a dumb question... But how come you can’t paint now? Makes me wondering if my fans painting fans now might be a not so good idea to do?.
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Old 03-02-19, 10:00 PM
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Can’t wait!

Btw, maybe/probably a dumb question... But how come you can’t paint now? Makes me wondering if my fans painting fans now might be a not so good idea to do?.
depends what your using to paint it but paint with single k or 2k paints (Automotive paints at least, including rattle cans) you can get issues with moisture getting trapped between layers of paint causing blistering thats if your painting outside or in damp conditions so this is why i tend to stay away from painting this time of year and even more so if its a job to do like the desk which is going to take around 4 weeks to get painted

you can get away with painting in winter months if you have a heated space to do it in.

single k paint is just a paint that drys via evaporation
2k paint is a two part paint, so it needs a hardener in order to cure fully
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Old 10-02-19, 04:56 PM
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well had a bit of a layout redesign, gone from 12 drives to 6 drives, although could add the other 6 in at a later date if needed

new layout with 6 drives

also made a half size card template just to get an idea of what it would look like
front view

left side

back side

distance shot

also redesigned the hard drive mounts with some rubber bobbins to help stop noise transfer
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