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unjeh

02/22/2023, 5:19 PM
Some pictures / progress on the Tpi in this case: https://www.myelectronics.nl/nl/10-inch-2u-mini-itx-case.html
Note: Spacers from bottom of the case to board are approx 8.3mm. In order to add more room for cooling the NVMe ssd's, i added M3X6+6 spacers -- see below.. Bottom side of the enclosure including ventilation slots:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1079031630494187601/IMG_A373.png

The Turing Pi assembled fits pretty snug:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1078002144893997136/IMG_0375.jpg

and with fan its very cosy:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1078002143841222798/IMG_0377.jpg

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1078013562678677656/IMG_0381.jpg

Everything assembled inside the case:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1079023245539410020/IMG_A394.png

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1088836294328717502/IMG_0419.jpg

Approx 23mm between top of the modules and top of the case remaining, so there is sufficient headroom for sure:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1079022063571968070/IMG_0384.jpg

Closed and ready for operation:

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1079023822885371924/IMG_A399.png

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1079023823912960020/IMG_A400.png

Link to rear IO panel STL (V1 is used here): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5876131
Notes and other considerations: 1] NVMe: Single sided ones are most straightforward to install, double sided 22x80 might be a challenge due to the additional standoff (or just desolder said standoff if you feel like it I suppose... at your own risk ;)). The screw you need to fasten the drive is M2 (I used a M2x4mm, with washer as the head was too small)..
2] PSU: The Available space for additional power connectors (e.g. SATA) might be limited with certain psu layouts, when using a 80x80x25 mm fan :

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1079021678220296232/psusnip.png

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yann7541

02/23/2023, 10:18 AM
Will it also be possible to flip the case so that the plugs are at the front? I mean, in a 10” rack it would be awesome if one was able to see the LEDs, ETHs etc… and have also Switch and USB accessible from the front. I do not fully need the fan in my face 😉
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_dhanos_

02/23/2023, 10:41 AM
Missed that yesterday - if the SSD is single-sided, you're fine to mount it with both standoffs soldered in. I'm using it like that and I inserted/removed the SSDs multiple times and there's no even scratch on them.
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unjeh

02/23/2023, 10:48 AM
Don’t think you can without modifications as the itx standard does not have symmetrically placed motherboard screws
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_dhanos_

02/23/2023, 10:49 AM
I think they meant to flip the whole case, not just motherboard 😄
How is that going to work ?

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1078002143040123020/IMG_0373.jpg

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_dhanos_

02/23/2023, 10:51 AM
To have the rack ears on the other side
I don't know if possible, just explaining what I think they meant 🙂
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yann7541

02/23/2023, 10:51 AM
That would be my wish
Honestly, why should the cords and LEDs be at the back where I cannot see them? It’s a rack, right?
My 19“ components also have the important stuff at the front and only power at the back
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_dhanos_

02/23/2023, 10:53 AM
In most of the ATX rack cases you have the IO at the back like in a normal PC
I don;t see a need to put any of that on the front (even if I understand that someone might want to)
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unjeh

02/23/2023, 10:53 AM
Ahh my bad.. u can’t really
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_dhanos_

02/23/2023, 10:53 AM
Yeah, I have a 19" rack too and al the ATX cases have things on the back.
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unjeh

02/23/2023, 10:54 AM

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/317037588835729410/1078013549546324070/IMG_0380.jpg

Or you have to come up with a contraption yourself
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yann7541

02/23/2023, 10:54 AM
I think I will buy a 10“ front plate and use my Dremel for a hole and use a normal 10“ tray.
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unjeh

02/23/2023, 10:55 AM
There are two keystones in front plate
So that would give you some options but yeah it’s limited
Hmm or have something 3d printed
If you don’t need the fan you can put some keystone cutouts where the fan is and reroute the required io through there for example. Or similarly tap some holes for standoffs in the backside of the case and put a custom front plate on there
Might also work on desktop cases 🔧
Sorry missed that feedback, I meant it may be an issue for non single sided drives due to it interfering with the standoff, possible bending if you don’t have a spacer
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_dhanos_

02/23/2023, 11:34 AM
Oh it will for sure. I though you mean single-sided. Otherwise your best bet would be to de-solder it indeed (if you can). it's super easy to do - just put the tip of the soldering iron into the hole and it'll come off easily shortly after, when the solder liquifies
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edomaur

02/24/2023, 9:01 AM
And what about the space clearance for the CM4 adapters and Jetson cards ? Is there enough space ?
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unjeh

02/24/2023, 11:10 AM
I will provide an update tomorrow and include the amount of clearance .
Have both a Jetson and cm4 laying around so should be able to answer both of your questions 🙂
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edomaur

02/25/2023, 8:25 AM
From the Nvidia datasheet, the Jetson Orin NX module size are spec as 69.6 mm x 45 mm, sodimm 260. It looks like they are the same size as the CM4 adapter board 🙂
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_dhanos_

02/25/2023, 8:41 AM
They indeed are:
Left: CM4 on the adapter board Right: Orin NX
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edomaur

02/25/2023, 8:50 AM
ok, I've just ordered one Desktop case, it will do the trick https://www.myelectronics.nl/us/desktop-mini-itx-case.html
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unjeh

02/25/2023, 10:52 AM
Approx 23mm to the top measured when using additional 6mm spacers below the board
First posts updated, think this should be sufficient info 😉 Questions feel free to ask.
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edomaur

03/05/2023, 8:47 AM
seems to be working fine 🙂 I found the power bloc on Amazon(.de) and the fan is a Noctua NF-R8
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malte

03/06/2023, 5:00 PM
Sooo.. I ordered the case from the same store and received a receipt that is not mine. Interested to see what they actually shipped to me.
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unjeh

03/06/2023, 8:34 PM
🤪
Proud owner of a new ups? 😉
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_dhanos_

03/06/2023, 8:59 PM
2 UPSes 😄
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malte

03/07/2023, 9:19 PM
I actually got what i ordered. Too bad 🥲 maybe off topic: they also have a 19" version with storage or a 19" version for two mini itx boards: https://www.myelectronics.nl/us/19-inch-2u-mini-itx-case-short-depth.html https://www.myelectronics.nl/us/19-inch-2u-mini-itx-case-for-dual-mini-itx-short-d.html
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edomaur

03/08/2023, 5:56 AM
I'm looking at the 19' dual for a further project, e.g. a K8S cluster, with ARM64 and AMD64 support 🙂
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peter.duckett

03/23/2023, 3:37 PM
@unjeh you mentioned you used the extra spacers to increase airflow to the under side, but do we think they are needed for clerance
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unjeh

03/23/2023, 3:53 PM
Clearance should be okay without those spacers as the default spacers in the case are sufficient (measured approx 8.3mm as posted above). I just put these additional 6mm spacers on for a little more airflow and there is sufficient space anyway in height (as the case is 2u)
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United Bandit Airline

03/24/2023, 1:48 AM
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peter.duckett

03/28/2023, 8:48 AM
Sorry @unjeh i can't see a picture of the front of the case with the fixing removed was thinking if you though it was possible to mount something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Akasa-GRM80-AL01-BK-80mm-Aluminium-Filter/dp/B0098WWPHM?th=1 in front of the fan on the sort of between the case and the front plate
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unjeh

03/28/2023, 10:49 AM
Think you can but the clearance is limited. The front plate is bolted to the case with spacers , can measure the gap but I assume it is about 5mm
Will look at it later today
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peter.duckett

03/28/2023, 10:53 AM
Thank you
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unjeh

03/28/2023, 5:16 PM
Measured safely u have approx 4.5mm clearance between chassis and the front plate where u can have the fan dust filter fitted in between
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peter.duckett

03/28/2023, 6:10 PM
Absolute star ⭐
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jryals579

04/01/2023, 5:53 AM
That’s awesome 👏, I’m receiving my TP2 hopefully soon. But I’m in the USA and any recommendations on getting this case and power supply ?
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edomaur

04/01/2023, 7:10 AM
the power supply is a generic 12V/12A with 2.5mm barrel, it should not be difficult to get one from any amazon seller. About the case, its maker sells from both Netherland and the US, you should check their website 🙂
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_dhanos_

04/01/2023, 7:11 AM
More precisely 5.5/2.5
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unjeh

04/01/2023, 7:45 AM
Had some issues finding a brick with this wattage and a barrel plug, ended up with a kycon adapter in addition
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_dhanos_

04/01/2023, 7:53 AM
You usually do not need 12A
I'm using 5A with Orin NX, CM4 and 5 SATA disks right now
12A is a safe (max) value that assure whatever configuration you use, it'll work
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unjeh

04/01/2023, 8:22 AM
True very much depends on what you have running. Plus some additional overhead for peak loads obviously
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ggbiker

04/02/2023, 2:44 PM
@_dhanos_ Hi Daniel where did you find the extention cable of the fan
@_dhanos_

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1078003054315573369/1078960018939973712/2023-02-25_09.37.46.jpg

this one
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unjeh

04/02/2023, 4:11 PM
If it’s the fan male to female mini cable it’s supplied with the Turing pi 2
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_dhanos_

04/02/2023, 8:29 PM
Indeed (to what Babi said). YOu'll get 4 of them with the TPi2 board.
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batz_10k

04/03/2023, 7:18 PM
My current rig -- complete with gamer LEDs. (WIP). Just waiting on an I/O shield, a heatsink and hopefully some RK1s some day....
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m3ie

04/13/2023, 4:11 PM
Now you can get a convertible desktop and 10in rack case✌️
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johntdavis

04/14/2023, 12:43 AM
what case is that?
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batz_10k

04/14/2023, 7:35 AM
It’s a Zalman Z-machine 300. I think they have been discontinued though. The case RGB is controlled with a Corsair lighting node pro connected to the CM4 running openRGB. You do get access to 3 of the 4 m.2 slots on the back without having to remove the Turing pi. Also it’s possible to get a PCIE x16 to mini pci adapter that mounts in this case. The only real issue is that there’s nowhere to hide the cables, as I didn’t get a modular PSU
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johntdavis

04/14/2023, 5:59 PM
Thanks!
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willgodfrey

04/29/2023, 5:48 PM
@unjeh @edomaur @malte Hey guys! I bought to dual rack mount version and I can't seem to figure out how to get the myelectronics supplied power button and led to work. I tried various pin configs and the button doesnt work nor does the light ever come on. Can one of you shed some light on how you got yours working? Do i need to also enable something in the BMC for this to work? Thanks!
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unjeh

04/29/2023, 5:53 PM
mine was working by default ;o
how did u attach it to the board?
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edomaur

04/29/2023, 5:55 PM
it works, but I have to admit that at first I didn't realize that I had to push the button deep, for it to switch on.
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willgodfrey

04/29/2023, 5:58 PM
Ahhh!!! The black and red is the LED - mine are not labeled
So I guessed wrong
Thanks for the closeup
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