Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


LEKMAN Windows home server

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.

LEKMAN Windows home server
LEKMAN Windows home server
LEKMAN Windows home server

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

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15 Responses to LEKMAN Windows home server

  1. Anonymous says:

    There is nothing wrong with his English. He wrote the article the way people speak. This isn’t an English composition article, it’s a hack.

    I agree, EMI shielding, really? What kind of sensitive equipment do you plan on putting it next to?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great hack OP, I’ve been contemplating doing something similar around a LEKMAN as A HTPC/Media Center in my 4×4 EXPEDIT. Just slowly gathering up the parts that i need to complete. as for the haters and TROLLS shielding EMI would only affect devices within a few feet so not a great worry, grounding would be the only real issue and as PSU’s have ground protection

    ie: if its not grounded it wont work.

    There is noting to worry about not even static build up it is grounded after all.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why even go there? can’t belive all the assholes around here complaining about language. This is a global website, which means it’s read and posted to from around the world. No matter if it said bob or rob or will or whateverhisname from bumsville idaho doesn’t make it any more okay to go on and on about language. If you can’t understand it, either learn to read or fuck off.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Actually, there’s nothing wrong with the English, it just needs quite a few “,”‘s here and there to help with the flow of the story.
    The nice shiny boxes make a change from the usual PC casings, but I do agree with all the warning advice given here regarding shielding.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hmm, I live in germany and even I think his english sounds very strange. Yes, I understood what he wrote but the author is from Oklahoma. That is, as far as I know, located in the good old USA. And his name does not sound like he has freshly immigrated form India. (or is he the famous ‘Dave-Rob-Bob-Bill-Joe’ from the hotline?) So please…

    And by the way : that the computer has to be shielded is deadly serious. Nothing to play with.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am very good at computers, don’t worry for me. I even have a master degree in IT. It was the number one reason to look at this hack. I was complaining of his English not the vocabulary and gramar. “I was needing”? Common!

    • Anonymous says:

      Strange people around this website…

      In many cases(hacks), there is no description available – only pics. He posted a hack and a “how-to” manual. I perfectly understood what he wrote.

      This page is about hacking ikea furniture, not about language qualification.

      BTW: Maybe English isnt even his native language?! BTW2: Sorry about my language, Im German…
      BTW3: Common!

    • Anonymous says:

      Debió escribirlo en su idioma en vez de preocuparse en traducir y compartir. Aún quedan algunos ingleses que echan de menos ser el imperio británico, y su idioma universal,
      ¿Do you understand or want this in oxford english? Amazing.
      I am very fond of english people, by the way
      And have many degrees …. hahaha

      Nice hack

    • Anonymous says:

      complaining of.. or complaining about?
      gramar.. or grammar?

  7. Anonymous says:

    The metal case acts as a Faradays Cage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

    I would also recomend you to read :

  8. John says:

    No longer shielded? What does that even mean?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Yes the English is quite awkward. However, the more important thing is that the computer is not longer shielded! It will act as a wide range radio emitter!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but does anyone understand his English?

    • Anonymous says:

      Makes complete sense to me. If you’re referring to the computer component acronyms maybe you shouldn’t bother posting on this hack.

    • Anonymous says:

      I understood both his English and his meaning just fine. Please only post something if it is helpful. Whining about a description someone posted about their Ikea hack is not only unhelpful, it is discourteous.

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