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A lot of people build their own computers by buying the components and usually save money. Is it possible to build your own case though?

You know cases like the ones from Case Labs, made out of metal. Do you think its possible?

Ive been wondering since building a custom pc case could mean allowing you to choose your size, features, radiator support for Water cooling.

What are your thoughts? I know people build wood cases, but metals would be harder, no?

You'd probably need a lot of tools, time, equipment, and patience, but is it possible?
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A lot of people build their own computers by buying the components and usually save money. Is it possible to build your own case though?

You know cases like the ones from Case Labs, made out of metal. Do you think its possible?

Ive been wondering since building a custom pc case could mean allowing you to choose your size, features, radiator support for Water cooling.

What are your thoughts? I know people build wood cases, but metals would be harder, no?

You'd probably need a lot of tools, time, equipment, and patience, but is it possible?
It is completely possible, and many people do it, all the time.
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Yes. There's quite a couple of work logs here where they start from scratch and build the case.
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definitely possible. see alot of "plexiglass" type cases. it all depends on what look you are going for metal can be tricky though. wouldnt want anything getting shorted. but you can always line it for protection. seriously man the possibilities are ENDLESS.

but yes, will take quite some time, patience, (blood sweat & tears).. the usual panic attacks that come with computers hahaha. anything is possible man
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Hehe thanks. I like the variety of options from custom cases like from Case Labs, but the price is expensive.
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definitely possible. see alot of "plexiglass" type cases. it all depends on what look you are going for metal can be tricky though. wouldnt want anything getting shorted. but you can always line it for protection. seriously man the possibilities are ENDLESS.

but yes, will take quite some time, patience, (blood sweat & tears).. the usual panic attacks that come with computers hahaha. anything is possible man
I believe you're referring to acrylic. It feels sad to mention that now that it reminds me of Syrillian so much. He motivated me to build my own acrylic case after looking at the guide he made about working with acrylic. It's a shame he had to die this Saturday.
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post #7 of 8
I'd imagine the hardest things related to this would be to make the threads for the motherboard stand-offs and also coming up with a way to mount the HDD.

If you lack the tools/skills and you have no friends that can help, perosnally i wouldn't venture to build my own case. In the end it might cost more than you'd like....but don't let me slow you down, if your determined try it out and make sure to share your experience with us.

Good luck!

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He motivated me to build my own acrylic case after looking at the guide he made about working with acrylic. It's a shame he had to die this Saturday.
Dude seriously, try to show some respect, he didn't live to help you build cases......
Edited by Pentdragon - 8/17/11 at 8:17am
post #8 of 8
Its not that hard to build an all aluminum case. I'm currently in the middle of building two, a very large tower and a storage server with dual motherboards.

I've only used simple woodworking tools to build'em: chop saw, hand held router and a drill press.
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