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The build will start on June1-June3

Okay let me tell y'all why I'm building a case from scratch.

Well it all starting by looking for a case that would suite my every desire needs that i look for in a case. So i look and look at every single case from small to big and well none of them suite my every desire needs.

So that leads me to make a case from scratch I'm not picky I just know what I like in a case. And we all know that CPU coolers motherboards and video cards are getting bigger and bigger by the year. And so that leads me again to just make a case from scratch

So, Here is my crazy design tell me what you think if you have any question feel free to ask


And, Also what can I build this case out of to keep the cost down I only have about $107 max I know that's not a lot to start out with but if somehow I could keep the price down it would help a lot

Edited by bigdog320 - 5/30/11 at 9:55pm
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post #2 of 14
Nice, subbed

The layout look's similar to a 800D, are you going for something like that but from scratch?
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Subbed as well, can't wait to see the outcome!
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And, Also what can I build this case out of to keep the cost down I only have about $107 max I know that's not a lot to start out with but if somehow I could keep the price down it would help a lot


You could make it out of Cardboard. Now before you scoff at my suggestion check this out. Or you could do Acrylic, Estreetplastics.com has some great deals on Acrylic sheets. Depends on the size you want though.
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Nice, subbed

The layout look's similar to a 800D, are you going for something like that but from scratch?
Thanks man now that I look at it, it dose seem similar to the 800D

But no I'm not trying to make it look like the 800D case or any cases for that matter

I'm Just trying to make it more original and cooler looking then any other cases out there

But If it dose come out looking like any other cases out there then I'm fine with that because I know I made it from scratch
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Hey guys just a miner setback I will have to postponed this build for this month.Because of unexpected bills that came up. So I will try to get this build going in July so hopefully there will be no unexpected bills by then
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post #7 of 14
Cardboard is a great way to start out so you can see how it all fits together. Then use acrylic or aluminum/sheet metal for the final product.

I just made an open-air case and it's made out of aluminum angle. Search my history for the thread and pics. You could always make the frame out of aluminum and then build the sides out of acrylic or aluminum.
Edited by OrangeSVTguy - 5/31/11 at 9:41pm
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You could make it out of Cardboard. Now before you scoff at my suggestion check this out. Or you could do Acrylic, Estreetplastics.com has some great deals on Acrylic sheets. Depends on the size you want though.
LOL that sounds retarded, until I saw the pictures that is.That Recompute case actually looks decent and is probably very eco friendly.
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post #9 of 14
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Cardboard is a great way to start out so you can see how it all fits together. Then use acrylic or aluminum/sheet metal for the final product.

I just made an open-air case and it's made out of aluminum angle. Search my history for the thread and pics. You could always make the frame out of aluminum and then build the sides out of acrylic or aluminum.
if you don't mine me asking how much did it cost to make the frame out of aluminum for you.

I was thinking about just making it out of steel square tubing and using square connectors to connect everything with out welding them together. What do you think it be cheaper
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looks good.
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