By Mike Clements posted May 21st 2013
I stumbled across a very clever case/system build in our System Builds, Modding, Custom Components, and Picture Gallery section in the Corsair forum. This is a custom built wall mounted media server that forum member Complx has built and named VX-42. This is a great looking system and a space saver all at the same time.
Rather than try to explain the thought process on my own, I'll simply quote Complx here. In his own words...
The premise behind this project was the need for a large amount of storage of various pieces of digital media. (3+TB or more) I have been wanting to build my own home media server for sometime and finally found an excuse to build one. I wanted to be able to stream media to my various mobile devices and run an FTP server, plus since im a gamer, I wanted to be able to host game servers for my buddies and I to play on as well.
My biggest problem was space. My desk was cluttered enough as it was and I didn't have anywhere to put it, even the small ITX cases were too big. That's when I started browsing online for inspiration and thats when it hit me to put it on the wall.
Complx has provided a detailed build log in our forum. Here's another picture just to whet your appetite. Be sure to use the link above to drop in and view and discuss the complete build. Our thanks to Complx for posting the build log and allowing us to use his pictures.