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post #1 of 21
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Im looking into making a custom case of sorts for my comp. I'm really interested in using some of my hundreds of thousands of legos cuz thats just really awesome.

What sort of things do I need to worry about when I am not using a standard computer case? Grounding the mobo? The motherboard rack, should I find something to attatch it to that isn't plastic? Sturdiness of the hardrive and disc drive placement... things like that.

Anyone have any tips?
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post #2 of 21
Grounding shouldn't be a problem. The computer should ground out through the PSU and your wall outlet. As far as mounting the mobo I'd get a tray and just build it into the case. Easier than trying to measure and make all the cuts and holes. As always measure 5 times and then cut
post #3 of 21
The main thing you have to worry about is the Mobo. Get a mobo tray, than build the legos around that. I'd use those... whatever they're called... ****! Well an alternative to those I would use ties to secure the Mobo as screws would be an obvious bad idea with plastic.
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Thanks thats basically what my idea was, to be getting a tray/ making one. Looking forward to getting started!
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post #5 of 21
i would get one of these when they are in stock
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...TXB.html#blank
post #6 of 21
Cooler Master ATSC 840 tray wouldn't be a bad choice either if ya can find one. Originally went for $12 + shipping on their site but no longer available.
post #7 of 21
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Would it be bad to make a wooden tray? Really don't care to spend money on a tray, although I thank you guys for the input!
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post #8 of 21
Erector set for the mobo, legos for the rest.
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post #9 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
Erector set for the mobo,
Ew.

EDIT: (meaning i don't like things that aren't lego)
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post #10 of 21
If you want a cheap tray, why not buy a real cheap old case, and cut (or remove) the tray from that?
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