1U Rackmount Case for ROCKPro64
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I like the current Metal Desktop/NAS Casing that's available, but it would be nice to have a 1U rack mount variant of it. 
Does anyone know of an online retailer that would be willing to design custom casing? or is this something Pine64 themselves can do?
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Are you looking to actually fit into a rack?  Or you just don't have any other better ideas?   Big Grin

I say that because I have been playing with SBC for a few years now, and have accumulated some number of them.  And so I keep thinking about cases for all this time (on and off).  About modifying existing ones, or this, or that...

Well, lately I start to think maybe it's just better to put together my own case out of some of this extruded aluminum T-slot that has become so popular in the last several years.  This way I can make it however I like.  And I can add to / change it later.  So in the future, this is a direction I expect I will be exploring even more.

But maybe you actually need a rackmount chassis for some reason.  In which case, I think almost any would do?  I dunno though.  And you may have to drill some holes.  The height (including heat sink) would be the main thing, I guess?
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(02-18-2021, 06:45 PM)TRS-80 Wrote: Are you looking to actually fit into a rack?  Or you just don't have any other better ideas?   Big Grin

Yes, the desktop version of the case is a little more than 2U in height and half the width of a standard rack.  It's an awkward fit.  

The other casing options (like the aluminum enclosure) aren't as elegant since they don't allow you to keep the other components (SDD/HDD, PCIe card, power) self contained.

Quote:But maybe you actually need a rackmount chassis for some reason.  In which case, I think almost any would do?  I dunno though.  And you may have to drill some holes.  The height (including heat sink) would be the main thing, I guess?

I could try looking for a generic small form factor rack mount case and try to adapt it, but I've never had much luck doing things that way.
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I just came across the following thread:

NAS/fileserver project—RP64 in 1U ATX/ITX case (comments welcome!)

Maybe you can put your heads together?
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