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Building a complete custom case from the ground up.

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Well guys, I have a unique problem.

I have the new Crosshair V Formula 990FX and am planning on purchasing the daughter pci board, the ROG Xpander.

Problem is, I can not find a case that will accommodate this setup, as the pci daughter board mounts "on top" of the motherboard, effectively increasing the dimensions of the board from just height and width, to height width and depth.

Since I know of no cases that can handle a motherboard with depth, I suppose I will have to custom build a case myself.

The first option that comes to mind is wood. But herein lies the problem. I dont want a wood pc case. Im not trying to feel "vintage" with this at all.

I want this pc to SCREAM performance.. Im putting tri fire 7990's in it when they release with the best BD at release, so I mean come on...wood?

What other options could be available to me? I have no way to do metal work, but completely DO NOT MIND to find a place to do it for me.

Ive never been a hardware modder but I have done similar things in my life.
I would definately need the communitys help with design, as I am horrible with design, I couldnt be an architect or an engineer

I cant really think of anything else to say, any info you guys need from me so that you may be able to properly brainstorm with me?

Here is what the board will look like set up.


Edited by jeffdamann - 6/21/11 at 11:34am
    
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Are lookign to make an open air case or an actual enclosure? You could use plexi glass if you are thinking of going open air, its cheap, looks cool with neon lights, and its fairly easy to bend. You should be able to find a shop that you can use, think former highschool etc... for the later though I am not sure. Take a trip to home depot and see what you like. PVC pipe is cheap and relatively easy to work with as well
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Feel free to look over some of the designs I have come up with out of acrylic. If anything you see you like, let me know. I can send you the Google Sketchup file.

http://s954.photobucket.com/albums/ae26/Lazerwerx/
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