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For this i will start with, ... I have tried the conventional style with the MB and PSU under the GPUS and even though compact i do not like the heat and air flow. Even with fans i could not get the temps down to nice values. with my rack design i get 60 Deg C Avg per rig on about 75 - 80% fan speed, i use 10x MSI RADEON RX580 ARMOR 8GB, 6 per rig. These images shows an unfinished rig ready for components to be added and the base to be cut and drilled !

This design can hold up to 8 GPU, Full ATX size MB and Dual PSU and i have a slit cut under the MB 8-9 by 1 inch for use of a stacking system..

The width of the unit will hold 4x 120mm Fans front and mid, (Front of the GPUs and Behind the GPUs) sucking air from the front and sucking out from the GPUs at the back.

As you can see from my incomplete or unfinished rack there are 2 rigs, but these two are in the stacking configuration. 4 GPUs and 8 Fans with 1 PSU all controlled bu the unit under.

Parts list in materials is as follows for one rig.

All in millimeters (mm)

1x 90 x 21 x 21 OR 1x 90 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

1x 235 x 21 x 21 OR 1x 235 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

4x 641 x 21 x 21 OR 4x 641 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

5x 482 x 21 x 21 OR 5x 482 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

4x 120 x 21 x 21 OR 4x 120 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

2x 120 x 42 x 21 OR 2x 120 x 40 x 20 Wooden Bars

2x 264 x 21 x 21 OR 2x 264 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

1x 641 x 524 x 6 OR 1x 641 x 522 x 6 MDF Sheet

The reason behind the 21x21 is that the diy shop local to me does not do the 20x20 so the base size is adjusted accordingly.

The first 2 items 90 and the 235 are for the back at the base for the IO on the MB you can see this gap in the picture above.

The 120's are the pillars or stilts all around the unit.

The 6mm thick sheet is the perfect strength for the weight of the components once mounted.

The parts and plan for the rack will come soon once i have completed my prototype.

This design can hold up to 8 GPU, Full ATX size MB and Dual PSU and i have a slit cut under the MB 8-9 by 1 inch for use of a stacking system..

The width of the unit will hold 4x 120mm Fans front and mid, (Front of the GPUs and Behind the GPUs) sucking air from the front and sucking out from the GPUs at the back.

As you can see from my incomplete or unfinished rack there are 2 rigs, but these two are in the stacking configuration. 4 GPUs and 8 Fans with 1 PSU all controlled bu the unit under.

Parts list in materials is as follows for one rig.

All in millimeters (mm)

1x 90 x 21 x 21 OR 1x 90 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

1x 235 x 21 x 21 OR 1x 235 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

4x 641 x 21 x 21 OR 4x 641 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

5x 482 x 21 x 21 OR 5x 482 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

4x 120 x 21 x 21 OR 4x 120 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

2x 120 x 42 x 21 OR 2x 120 x 40 x 20 Wooden Bars

2x 264 x 21 x 21 OR 2x 264 x 20 x 20 Wooden Bars

1x 641 x 524 x 6 OR 1x 641 x 522 x 6 MDF Sheet

The reason behind the 21x21 is that the diy shop local to me does not do the 20x20 so the base size is adjusted accordingly.

The first 2 items 90 and the 235 are for the back at the base for the IO on the MB you can see this gap in the picture above.

The 120's are the pillars or stilts all around the unit.

The 6mm thick sheet is the perfect strength for the weight of the components once mounted.

The parts and plan for the rack will come soon once i have completed my prototype.

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245✭✭245✭✭Frist, great write-up. Rigs look amazing! I was thinking about tackling this as a project of my own. Might start on gathering everything this week. I had a few questions.

1. What kind of wood is it? Pine?

2. Did you pre-drill holes to help with wood splitting?

3. How long are the screws that you used? I've had trouble in the past with wood splitting from to large of screws.

4. Do you think this design would work well with the reference style cards?

Thanks!

26✭1, its pine you can pick that up from b&q or any diy store really.. (the base i6 6mm MDF)

2, yes all holes are pre drilled 1 - 1.5 mm smaller than the screws.. of course.

3, 2 sets, 4x20 and 4x50 both wood self tapping.

4, they should do, the cards i use are the rx580 Armor OC 8g which are about the same length, but you can google the size...

130✭26✭Because the CPU is not fully loaded the temp air flow running over in this config is an avg of 45 which in anycase is not all that good. how ever thinking of the air flow here its only for the GPU and not the whole rig. adding sucking fans to the back of the unit will drop the temp deffo.

However with mine i will be doing more, as said before above.

Currently...

130✭26✭There are other airflow problems that i solved with the base of the unit.

This design can be used in many different configurations. Stacking or Single rigs or even slide in a rack. The rig it self can be used as single PSU / Dual PSU and a FULL ATX MB.. lots of fan space and air flow if the fans are configured correctly.

130✭26✭There is another mod coming, which is to put the power switch and led at the front of the rigs..

So far so good on the rack box, all thats left is to angle grind the screws sticking out and drill and cut the door to support filters, extractor fan and electrical wiring.

THE VIDEO is my rack so far.https://goo.gl/photos/ohW8rUQSATPqrQj28

245✭✭26✭I also have a facebook group for this rack and rigs :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/325657744554167/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

I will get around to do this once completed.

130✭26✭26✭26✭PS i know i said the temp will drop down to 10 deg, but what i mean was that it will drop my temps down by 10 deg.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/325657744554167/permalink/348787905574484/

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aKesSb3PtKZLE8oU2

26✭PS i know i said the temp will drop down to 10 deg, but what i mean was that it will drop my temps down by 10 deg..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/XsrgxZN9Isrc6ZMS2

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