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Published on April 4th, 2017 | by Contributor

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Ikea Ryssby 2014 PC box





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I took an Ikea Ryssby 2014 box.

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First drill a hole. Then insert a nibbler into the hole to start cutting an opening for the first fan.
I used a nibbler tool to cut the opening for the 120mm fans, with a cardboard template as guide. However the cardboard didn’t allow for a nice cut. I used a wooden “template” for the other side. That was a lot better.

Sketched the holes for all kinds of connectors like USB (two on each side), sound, main switch, etc.

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All these openings were drilled, or cut with a dremel.

The power supply was mounted on the bottom side of the lid.

It is held in place by 4 screws. The heads of these screws are hidden underneath the leather belts of the box.

The mother board was mounted on the bottom on standard standoffs (M3 / M3). The SSD is stuck on the back wall.

You have to figure out how to do cable management in the best way. I admit, I wasn’t too good at this. It is a mess inside the box, but it works!

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The fans are protected by a fine mesh. The mesh is from a (new) trash bin. It was very easy to cut it to shape with the nibbler. I have used the fan itself to be the template. The right fan was also fitted with a standard fan grid to give some stiffness to the mesh.

Both fans are PWM controlled, to make it quiet when the PC is not loaded. They provide a constant draft through the case. No other fans are needed.

The rear is cut to fit the I/O shield. (The hole is somewhat bigger due to my mistake, oops). The power connector is also placed on the back and connected to the supply by custom wiring.

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It fits fantastic on a book shelf. Only the blue LED notifies you that there is some kind of magic in the box :-)

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My system configuration is listed below:
The GA-H77n-WIFI board has all the connectivity and power to play some fullHD stuff with 7.1 audio; CPU: Intel Celeron G1620; RAM: 4GB (dual channel); HDD 120GB SSD; Data has to come from a external HDD, or streamed from internet, or your NAS as there is no big HDD inside.

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However, you are free to choose your own. The Ryssby box can fit any standard mini ITX board you like.

~ by Peter Gogola

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