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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The top of my Mac Pro doesn't get warm at all, and in any case, there's still a substantial air-gap between the top of the case and the wooden bracket because of the handles' depth.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great solution mooblie, it almost makes me want to buy a Mac Pro now Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
great solution mooblie, it almost makes me want to buy a Mac Pro now Wink

Thanks, but I can't take any credit. A guy (gal?) named Tesselator (from MacRumors forums) showed this a while back. I just happened to remember it when reading this thread, and thought it might help.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jb wrote:
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.
That settles it.
If I am able to swing a Mac Pro around Christmas
I'll feel the top. If its HOT or even VERY WARM then I'll
need to spring for a metal hanger. If its only WARM or
COOL, then its the 75ยข piece of wood. Maybe I should
spring for a $1.00 piece?

In color for your reading pleasure!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, see my post, four posts back...

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

billb wrote:

In color for your reading pleasure!!!

And very large type just to annoy everyone... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aww jb I was going to ask billb to teach me the big print pretty color trick!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm hard of hearing so I speak loudly
by force of habit. You should hear
how load I am when I
yell.
Its actually my eye sight. Making everything
slightly larger makes it easier to catch my
many mistakes.

SORRY!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
The top of my Mac Pro doesn't get warm at all, and in any case, there's still a substantial air-gap between the top of the case and the wooden bracket because of the handles' depth.



Interesting, mooblie can you post some dimensions of the bracket? If i have time i could make one out of 1/4" aluminum at most it would be a 1/2" thick at center.

And i could get it very close to the color of aluminum Macs.
Im a carpenter & have access to a full metal shop at work, maybe down the line i would try it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tales wrote:
Interesting, mooblie can you post some dimensions of the bracket? If i have time i could make one out of 1/4" aluminum at most it would be a 1/2" thick at center. And i could get it very close to the color of aluminum Macs.
Im a carpenter & have access to a full metal shop at work, maybe down the line i would try it.
tales.......if you were to make one in aluminum
approximately how much would it cost?
Just wondering.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tales wrote:
Interesting, mooblie can you post some dimensions of the bracket? If i have time i could make one out of 1/4" aluminum at most it would be a 1/2" thick at center.

And i could get it very close to the color of aluminum Macs.
Im a carpenter & have access to a full metal shop at work, maybe down the line i would try it.
http://photobucket.com/robert_scenic

Sorry, I have to admit to not having built one myself - so you'd have to derive dimensions from a Mac Pro sample. As I said earlier, I saw this idea on Mac Rumors - from a guy named Tesselator there (who doesn't post there anymore). Sorry I can't help more.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
tales wrote:
Interesting, mooblie can you post some dimensions of the bracket?

Sorry, I have to admit to not having built one myself - so you'd have to derive dimensions from a Mac Pro sample.
moobile......you have a Mac Pro.....right?
How about measuring the inner dimensions of the two top loop/handle
thingy's (sorry for being so technical) to give us a reasonable idea of
a (your) Mac Pro's dimensions. Then "tales" can make us all some
sweet brackets.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OKOKOK. But if Mr.Topographic Smile makes some, I want a prototype to test! ...and some royalties from the huge profits to be made from the manufacturing run... Very Happy

(Sorry about the millimetres: I'm European, you see!)



Actually, I'll say it again: we have Tesselator of MacRumors to thank for this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you moobile.......you continue to blow my mind!!!!!!!!!
Don't most rulers have "mm" on the flip side or is it the other
way around?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-2-x-6-6061-Aluminum-Flat-Bar-48-Long-/150230319260?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item22fa6cc09c#ht_1377wt_783


the above piece could work

translates to

one .5 inch by 6 inch by 12 inch and

one .5 inch by 6 inch by 18 inch
with a spare of 17 in long

these are close exact is

.59 by 6.1 by 12.4

second is .59 by 6.1 by 17.9

the piece from ebay is long enough close enough to width 6 vs 6.1 thickness is .5 vs . 59
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