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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've looked at various ways to mount it
but they've all been very expensive for
what appears to be a few rods and clamps.
I wanted to mount my displays to the wall
but the same problem, way to expensive.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we broke down and tossed our old computer desks, if there are any parts I'll let you know I can send the CPU mount if we have one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Y-Guy wrote:
I think we broke down and tossed our old computer desks, if there are any parts I'll let you know I can send the CPU mount if we have one.
Thats very kind of you, thank you so much!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ikea has a relatively cheap computer hanger deal.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30090438

Or search Ikea for the SUMMERA computer holder.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Ikea has a relatively cheap computer hanger deal.
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30090438
Or search Ikea for the SUMMERA computer holder.
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Boy Smithy, thats cheap.....I mean inexpensive.
Its a shame I no longer live in Houston. I bought my "memory foam"
mattress fron them. It was less than half the price of that Swedish
mattress advertised on TV. They don't mail order a lot of their stuff.
I'll have to check their online catalog if I buy a Mac Pro around Christmas.
Thank you for finding that.

Oops, "not for sale from on line catalog".

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at this movie:

http://tesselator.gpmod.com/Images/_Movies/DIY_Drawing.mov

Really cheap to do, and it can be positioned to put the Mac Pro hard up against the underside (and the front edge) of your desk! Maybe you know someone handy with a saw and drill? Very simple/elegant DIY design.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

moobile............I take back ALL of those bad things
I've been saying about you behind your back. Your
mamma was right........ YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!!!


Thats a perfect solution.
I can't thank you enough.
I think I can find a scrap of wood.

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW.......I used Maria to capture and turn that into an "Mov" file.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot air rises, the ikea "computer mount" has much more room from the top of the Rig to the bottom of the desk for dispensing heat.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tales is correct, but if you use a pair of 2 by 6 then a 1 by 6 you would be 4 inches from the bottom of the desk. the film looks like it is using a 1 by 6 then a longer 1 by 6.

also the longer 1 by 6 can have a few holes in it and still be strong this would let more heat vent off the mac pro
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought in the new Mac Pro
their were two fans. One in
the lower front and one in the
lower back. Wouldn't this suggest
heat is lower not higher and that
the two fans move the hot air out
before it rises?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

billb wrote:
moobile............I take back ALL of those bad things I've been saying about you behind your back. ...

Got me worried, now, billd...... Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My HD-DVR, PS3 & mini all have fans in the back & the top still gets hot/warm

the fan sensors might make the fans work harder. Maybe?

From the grain of the wood in the video it looks like one piece of wood either 3/4" (1X) or 5/4" with the ends dadoed about a 1/4" deep
A 1X6 with a shorter 1/4" batten would work like the video. Still think a computer mount or a external OD is a better choice Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ONLY grills on the Mac Pro are the front and back panels, so I don't understand why there is any concern at how close the top panel is to the underside of a desk, or how that makes any difference to the cooling? Question
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A simple test would be to feel the top of your normally running Mac Pro, if it feels warm or hot, then butting it up tight to any form of insulation is probably not a good idea as it is removing heat by radiation.
In my own case, with a G4 Mac Pro, the top is cool to the touch, whereas the back panel is very warm.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the top doesn't get warn maybe it wont be a problem mounting it like that.
Just seems the computer mount is better, if you bump into a computer mounted in the stand it rocks. If you bump into the computer mounted with wood something is going to give.
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