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Scratch Build – In Progress How (not) to build a PC case :)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Thomas Riley, 20 Nov 2019.

  1. Thomas Riley

    Thomas Riley New Member

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    A special thanks to the following people for their inspiration and help in my endeavor


    bit-tech
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxtYMx16kD7jK0RKSxsVrw
    Designs By IFR
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV11AccJeiMX4ZyHErV2oPw
    Munkey Mods
    http://smartcomputerstore-com.3dcartstores.com/Munky-Mods_bymfg_19-0-1.html



    Current status
    Assembling and waiting on parts in the mail

    Hello, and welcome.

    I'll be logging my entire process of building a computer case if anyone in the community is interested in how I made / making mine. This is a copy log from my original post on the LTT Forums.

    I'm using 15x15 T Slot aluminum for my frame, Sheet steel for my side panel's and Acrylic for my interior panels, (possibly) tempered glass for my side window.

    The case is designed to have a basement and attic. The intake is on the bottom and the exhaust is on the top.

    I should have around 4,800 watts of cooling capacity

    • 3 liters of coolant
    • 2 reservoirs
    • 2 pumps
    • 30 fans
    • (4) 64mm thick rads (3-480&1-360)-This has now changed to 4 - 480mm rads


    Case dimensions are going to be about 630mmX230mmX1000mm Size is subject to change as I assemble the system.



    Original paint sketch
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    Quick model of basement/attic panels made with my phone
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    More designs in MS paint.
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    More advanced design of the Acrylic basement/ attic panels.
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    Finalized design (prototype)
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    Assembling the frame- 2 liter for size comparison.
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    Adding secondary supports for lower 480mm rad
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    Designing motherboard frame supports and working on designing the acrylic motherboard mounting tray.
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    Tubing mocked up with soft tubing for proof of concept.
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  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I swear I've seen this. Have you posted on the Zoo?
    Welcome to Bit. :D
     
  3. Thomas Riley

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    I'm not familiar with the Zoo, I did originally start this thread on the LTT forums but I moved it over to here as Bit-Tech seems to have more people who are interested in case building/modding.

    I temporary set up my two loops and got some pictures in. I'm currently finalizing my motherboard/ interior case backplate design.
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  4. Thomas Riley

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    The motherboard tray is done.

    I'm working on the left and right acrylic panels.
    I should have all three of them finished and cut next week.



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