[Sidefx-houdini-list] RE: Computer Wall

Mark A. Bolstad mbolstad at arl.army.mil
Mon Jul 17 09:41:18 EDT 2006

I see two issues, dust and heat.

Given that you have an open mount, the MB should cool through radiative 
dispersion better than in a case, but convection could kill you if you 
have your system mounted vertically, i.e., stacked up the wall. The heat 
generated by the systems at the bottom of your wall will become the 
input to the systems higher up.


Doug Struthers wrote:
> Hi
> To reduce buzzing fans (and impress my art director clients) I am going to
> attempt to build a computer wall so each motherboard,ps, disk sits on an L
> bracket screwed onto the wall with the mb mounted vertically.  The cpu fans
> will run and a 2nd large but quite fan will sit in front of the motherboard
> and blow gently on it.
> I am using the ASUS microATX Motherboard (M2NPV-VM) $99.00 and AMD 64 Athlon
> X2 with 2gb ram.
> I needed some advice:
> 	-  Am I liable to have static, grounding, or radiation problems
> since it is not mounted or shielded by metal?
> 	-  Is the cooling going to be sufficient?  I am hoping the little
> blower, very large distribution, and convection (up the wall) will cool it.
> 	-  Is anyone using this mb and proc?  I will put SUSE10.1 on it and
> wondered if anyone has done that?
> 	-  I hope to use the on-board graphics for my work station.  Will I
> need to put a more robust graphics card in it?
> The downside will be the cabling and I hope to find a way to hide that.
> Thanks
> Doug
> Doug Struthers
> www.dougstruthers.com
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