A Simple Case Mod You May Like to Use

Discussion in 'UDOO X86' started by FirstGenGeek, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. FirstGenGeek

    FirstGenGeek Member

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    I always liked the new UDOO X86 case design because I knew I could either stack multiple case bottoms; or simply replace the risers to provide space for a 2.5” SATA HDD under the mainboard. Actually all I did was replace the 4 x 12mm corner risers that come with the case with 25mm long nylon pieces. See attached photos.

    It should be noted that all the flat head screws and spacers used are M3 threaded; and there are already 4 additional holes on the UDOO X86 case bottom to mount a standard 2.5” drive.

    Note 1: I used 3 x 3mm long M3 screws, 2 x M3 washers, and a 6mm spacer to mount the two M.2 devices; 4 x 8mm long M3 screws with M3 nut spacers to mount the SATA drive to the base; and 6mm long M3 screws and M3 nuts for everything else.
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    Note 2: You can barely see where I attached the 2 antennas along the side (white wire) and rear (black wire) edges of the case bottom with the foil pointing inward.

    Note 3: I installed Win10 version 1703 on a SATA HDD and Ubuntu 16.04.2 on a 32GB M.2 SSD.
     
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  2. fabio978

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    I was thinking to do the same to fit a SATA SSD under the board. I don't know why the case isn't provided with longer spacers/risers by default...
     
  3. Brad

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    A suggestion to UDOO: pre-drill the base for a 2.5" drive and provide both a short and long set of nylon standoffs.
     
  4. FirstGenGeek

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    The bottom of their acrylic case is pre-drilled for mounting a standard 2.5" drive. With respect to the risers, I think UDOO could supply an assortment of M3 spacers/screws/nuts as an add-on, but IMO they will never be able to meet everyone's needs since this is a "makers" product.
     
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  6. Brad

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    Yeah. Brass stand offs are nice. I did a similar thing and got nylon since I wasn't sure about conductivity at or near the mount points.
     
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    itimpi UDOOer

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  8. Joerg Jungermann

    Joerg Jungermann UDOOer

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    Hi,
    very cool mod!
    Do have specs for reproducing the laser cut plastic cases/plates. I ordered the metal case and did not get a plastic casing.
     
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