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Old 05-20-2013, 07:57 PM
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Default VX-42 (Custom Wall Mounted Home Server)

Hey everyone, I want to say hello since this is my first post on this forum!

This is also my first custom case built from scratch, so I thought I would share. Im always looking for feedback to help improve my designs. Sadly I have already completed the project and therefore don't have any way of making a proper build log style updates.

But I made sure to take plenty of pictures of the build which can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/tnKTh

The premise behind this project was the need for a large amount of storage of various pieces of digital media. (3+TB or more) I have been wanting to build my own home media server for sometime and finally found an excuse to build one. I wanted to be able to stream media to my various mobile devices and run an FTP server, plus since im a gamer, I wanted to be able to host game servers for my buddies and I to play on as well.

My biggest problem was space. My desk was cluttered enough as it was and I didn't have anywhere to put it, even the small ITX cases were too big. That's when I started browsing online for inspiration and thats when it hit me to put it on the wall.


These first few pictures of the completed build I used a piece of smoked acrylic as the base for are the hardware, however, I didn't like it as much as I thought, so I replaced it with a custom cut piece of anodized aluminum.

























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After Anodizing:









Etching:







Final Design with Aluminum Plate in Place:



Hope you enjoyed viewing this project with took many months to complete, if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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Not really build related, but how do you control the server? I mean what OS are you running and how do you get inside the server and control stuff inside it in case you need it? (Problems, power outtage, etc)
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:15 PM
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Not really build related, but how do you control the server? I mean what OS are you running and how do you get inside the server and control stuff inside it in case you need it? (Problems, power outtage, etc)
I have Windows 7 64-Bit installed on it, I usually remote into it on my main computer to control it. If there are some REALLY technical issues, like reinstalling the OS, it is easily pulled off the wall and I can attach a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to it.
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Your build is highlighted on our blog page and it's also posted on the Corsair Facebook page. People are totally digging this rig. You may be able to start taking orders.
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Your build is highlighted on our blog page and it's also posted on the Corsair Facebook page. People are totally digging this rig. You may be able to start taking orders.
I can see! Thank you again for the feature and the write up on the blog, I am planning on selling them! I just have to get some of manufacturing details worked out!

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I got the it up on the wall in its permanent location along with the rest of my computers.







I love the back lighting it provides


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Ok, I'll bite - why the swordfish setup?

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Ok, I'll bite - why the swordfish setup?

Didn't have any more room for monitors on the horizontal plane, so i went vertical.
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