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Windows 7: Case Feet

28 Jun 2011   #11
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Looking at the bottom of your case, I don't see anything that would hinder you from using the Machined Aluminum Case Feet. There are the two PSU risers that will give you some clearance. You can probably invert the bolt installation for more clearance. With the PSU riser clearance, it's definitely do-able.

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Computer Case Mods-Install "Black Diamond" Computer Case Feet

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28 Jun 2011   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I would not be able to use those screw holes, unless I drilled them out, because on two set of feet on that website, they say that the bolts are 1/4" diameter, which is twice the size of those holes. However, as you say, it is do-able.
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28 Jun 2011   #13
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Go to your local HW store and find longer bolts of the same size, but with an extra 2-3 inches in length, and a length of PVC or ABS pipe in the outer diameter the same as or smaller than your feet. PVC will have to be painted, but will be most likely available in a 2 foot length. Cut the PVC to four equal pieces that are the length you want to add via the bolts, and use as a spacer.
If I decide to improvise, I have some plastic blocks that were part of some bed risers that I have considered using, because they wouldn't look bad, and would give me a little more than 2" extra height. The problem with them is that the only convenient location to mount them would be pretty far recessed from the front and back of the case. However, since they are ~3" square, I think that they would still be a fairly stable base for the case to sit on.

The thing that has held me back from using them, is that I would need to find some pretty large rubber blocks to insert into them for traction (~2 3/4" square and ~ 1 1/4" thick). I have searched, and that is not something easy to find.

I assume from traction you have your case on a smooth surface. Raising the computer with ABS or PVC risers seems to be the best option that will be reversable (we all change our minds down the road sometimes) and take minimal work. I put about a half hour of thought into it, and I think that it's easy, cheap, and effective I am not sure why you want the extra height, but the other option is to get like a scrap piece of 4x6 and put that under your case, and paint/stain/sand smooth whatever you like and use that as your riser (I needed my case out of the carpet and used a piece of scrap shelving)
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29 Jun 2011   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not sure exactly what you had in mind, because the size of the lumber that you mention seems excessive, and might block airflow itself, but it did get me thinking about something that I had thought of, and put on the shelf. I could cut 4 3x3 blocks of wood, and use them along with the bed riser blocks to create legs, because the actual measurement of them would be 2.5" square, which would bit inside of one side of the riser block. On the other side, which is crisscrossed with partitions, making 12 smaller spaces, I could lay a piece of flat rubber, which is much more available, for an anti-skid surface. I might even be able to use the existing screw holes to attach the feet, but since the wood screws that I would use would not match the thread pattern of the original bolts, I would have to use a smaller diameter screw, which would be pretty small, especially considering the length that I would want...I probably would still need to drill some new holes anyway.
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04 Jul 2011   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've seen these and like them a lot.
Lian Li Industrial Co., Ltd.
Sorry you mention these as an option already.....great minds think alike !
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04 Jul 2011   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Agreed. I have the earlier model on my other case (WB-01). instead of separate rubber bands for isolators, this appears to have o-rings inset into grooves, so that they won't slip off, like mine did. However, the problem is the same with mounting them, because they require 4 holes to be drilled for each roller set, and the only way to access the nuts that mates with the bolts, would require pulling out the power supply and flipping the case on end to drill the holes. I may do this anyway, but am somewhat reluctant to take on the task.

EDIT: I relented and ordered a set of the WB-02Bs. I really like the new o-ring design.
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04 Jul 2011   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I simply used 2x4's. Cut a couple of chunks and put them under my case to raise my case a bit off the phone just in case we ever get any water in our basement. It's probably not the sexy sophisticated look you want, but it's quick and easy.
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04 Jul 2011   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Consider using double sided foam tape as it will very strong. Unless you plan to roll this on carpet I think it would make for quick and easy fix, even just double sided sticky tape should work well as long as it covers the entire truck surface.
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04 Jul 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I assume that you mean this as a fix for my old rollers, since the new ones wouldn't need fixing. However, double sided tape wouldn't be a good idea, as it would stick to the floor, and probably pull off. Yet, the idea still has merit, because instead of using double sided tape, I may use Velcro tape...the fuzzy side, not the hooks.
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04 Jul 2011   #20
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Amazon.com: Scotch® Mounting Tape, 3/4-inch x 350 Inches (110-Long): Office Products

That won't stick to your carpet, as it should just connect the rollers to the case, and not be too wide. This is the same stuff that moldings and what are stuck to cars with. Good stuff, very strong and versatile.
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