Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker15
LEKMAN Windows home server
Materials: LEKMAN Box x2 – Normal computer build items
Description: I was needing some place to put my windows home server that was out of the way, and just putting the case on the EXPEDIT shelf I had did not look good plus there are very few computer cases, if any that will fit in the space. So one day I decided to gut my home server and mount everything in the LEKMAN box.
I mounted the hard drives on the left side and the power supply and DVD drive in the bottom for stability. Since I am not using a high power CPU hence no need of a real heavy CPU cooler I mounted the Main Board on the right. Still need to add some LED’s but the holes are already there so I will do that later.
I used drill bits and files designed for plastic, and made sure to go slow, wanted to cut/drill not melt. After getting everything mounted and up and going I did not like having a monitor on another shelf so I found a 10″ LCD monitor and pulled the casing off of it and mounted it to the front. I made sure to find one that was 12v so it could run off the computer power supply. Also mounted a small USB hub under the monitor for KB and Mouse when needed. this worked great for a few months then I found the need to add more storage. So a second LEKMAN box holds a USB hub and 7 USB drives with a power strip.
~ Rob Glasco, Oklahoma