Inspired by smino’s DIY 5 in 3 (5×3.5, 5in3) racks on his mammoth 20 drive build (http://lime-technology.com/forum/index.php?topic=3630.msg31395#msg31395) I decided to do the same. I’ve got a Centurion 590 case so these will be hidden behind the nice grills.
I should start off by saying that I’m a total newbie to the do-it-yourself electronics scene. I’m interested in this stuff but truth be told I build headphone amps because I want to use them. I doubt I’ll ever become one of those guys who has fifteen different amps of varying designs and application—but you never know what could happen. I’ve definitely been bitten with the obsession of building the best sounding amp possible for the application and money. I can see that it’s a slippery slope.
I encountered a problem with a bunch of 3COM HomeConnect 10/100 hubs that my employer bought to use around the office whenever we were short on LAN drops. They seemed like a good choice–small, fanless, 100mbps capable, beige… Then, one by one they started frying themselves.