Mini ITX simple case Hi, I've been watching the mods on Bit-tech since... Well a good 2 years now. It gave me the motivation to do a good case. (I have already done one in Wood, but it's not finished and, well, it was done the crappy way.) This project started with me going in a collocation for the studies and I didn't want to be disturbed by fan noise and games... So I decided to make an ITX pc full Linux (BSD in fact) compatible. (Windows is annoying me every day, but the games are on Windows... so no games no Windows! ) Enough talking about me, need to save some for another time Here a picture of the render, don't be fooled with the transparent parts it's not glass. The top is transparent to see inside, but it's wood. And the sides were black Plexiglas, until I tested the MB and CPU in a box and saw that 90° isn't going to work for everyday use, so now it's black alu mesh. These are the parts I'll be using: MB: Asus Q87T Thin ITX (standard ITX is too high) HDD: Toshiba 1To (I disassemble a USB external drive, needed the electronics for another project) SSD: 64GB Crucial (Well need to have a SSD cause BSD is freaking quick on these) CPU Rad: Noctua NH-L9i (Well the stock fan is a good cm too high, didn't have the wood, will explain it later) Alim: MicroBattery 150W external bloc, the MB has an external power port, so why wouldn't I use it? Switches: Vandal, copies or not I don't know... (It's definitely overused, but they are so awesome!) Fans: Scythe Mini-Kaze (40mm) Tested them, silence even at full rate, they must be too little. Need them to create a one direction air flow. End of the list! Now the photos, they aren't very nice, but I think you can see the work in progress quite good. And I need to get (or make) one of those photo box. Started with these 2 wallnut panels (~24x30x1cm), I got from the cabinetmaker for free (not planned, thanks to him!) Then proceed to cut them in 2 pieces (5.5x30x1cm and 18.5x30cmx1cm) I know the MB is 17x17cm, don't worry I have planned this, well almost... I was measuring my cuts and realized the panels weren't the dimensions I ordered... was planning to have 28x30x1cm. But I took like 10 seconds to think that I'm not returning them and change my cuts a little, so instead of splitting the 28cm in 6cm and 22cm, split them as above. Look a these panels, aren't they looking good? A few scratches, but that's go with sanding. Hey I got a homemade CNC! Ordered a kit at MyDIYCNC. Tested it and I think I will change a few parts, especially the rods, cause they are rusting... not good, and the little plastic tubes that fix the rods to the motors are a bit too loose, need to replace those by another thing... not tubes! As you can see I failed one sleeve, figured out that I'll train my sleeving on the CNC as it's in the workshop, and well I did right. Oh by the way, those connectors aren't the same size as ATX ones, they are about 2 times smaller, saw them when I ordered ATX connectors. Well, did cut that panel quite good, but the panel is too large and couldn't do it in one pass. And also forgot to reduce the spindle speed, the panel was smoking... Well I'll don't forget next time. Think the CNC isn't going to cut wallnut very often hopefully, cause it's a bit hard for it. Cheap quality, cheap work Here the panels with the rails cutted, need to correct the little ones, they are not aligned. Not crappy work, just lack of precision. Finally gluing the panels together. And know what? forget to cut the MB panel out of that piece. I just need to cut it another way than planned. maybe with the router, I'll see that later. Oh and that square is here to prevent non-90 degrees gluing, figured it out in time, lucky me. Well, it's not the rectangle I have planned but it looks quite good. I assemble this right after i cut the panels, so it doesn't have the rails nor is glued. (Top won't be glued of course) Well, I hope I didn't work too crappy.