- Feb 4, 2009
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Hi all and @JohnH ,
After a long hiatus, I finally have time again to pick up my M2 build project. I've got all the parts and I'm trying to figure out a clean layout for my chassis. This is what I have now:
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👀 That's looks like it will be a really nice chassis, is that going to be custom built or did you buy it like that? (And if so where did you find it?)
I'd also suggest moving the 25W resistors to the side on the other heat sink - the wiring won't be as neat but heat management is more important. I built a 100W version in a similar heat sink chassis and positioned everything based on heat dissipation rather than wiring efficiency - doesn't look as pretty inside but that's ok.
One trick I did while assembling it was to print out the original schematic, and then use colored pens to trace the wires as I added them, using the matching color of the wire. It's especially helpful when the physical arrangement doesn't match the schematic layout (which is usually the case anyway) - all that really matters is connecting the right nodes.