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Basically the name well I went onto some website that puts random words together and chose this so thats what its called k?

So what is this build?
My fathers birthday is in June and its quite a large birthday and I wanted to give him something he will use everyday but had that personal touch not just something I have bought for him.

Why a computer?
He is in desperate need for one as he is using an ancient Toshiba laptop, but not just that he uses his computer 24/7 for his work he usually is just e-mailing and reading BBC news.

Onwards and forwards
The rig is going to be as small as possible as space is one thing id like to keep to a minimum
The case is going to be made from some 6mm birch plywood with a nice cherry stain (to match his new desk)
I'm also going to be forming a curved front panel from 4 sheets of 1.5mm birch plywood
Why plywood? well lets face it, its cheap and easily worked and i can apply any colour stain or veneer to make it look better

The hardware:

CPU: AMD Athlon ii x4 (641)

Mother board: Asrock A75m-ITX

RAM: Gskill rip jaws 2x2gb

GPU: ASUS en8400gs Low profile

PSU: 250W Seasonic Flex

Case: well building my own

And ive started some paper mock ups to give me an idea of the size
excuse the phone picture quality

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Contents

1:Google Sketckup model

2:Materials and Initial cuts

3:Graphics and power button

4:low profile bracket and cutting

5:Start of hardware

6:Fabrication of the jig

7:Varnishing and PSU

8:Painting PSU

9:Sleeving

10:Get all the hardware!

11:Setup and windows

12:The change to Aluminium and mockup

13:The truth about risers!

14:Standoffs and gluing

15:Aluminium and bending

16:Preview

17:Finished

18:Wrapping skills





Finals

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Total cost of case: £7
Edited by Hamy144 - 9/28/12 at 8:21am
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Thanks that means a lot
I should start to get the materials for the case in the next week or two and the hardware next month
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I have a few questions,

How are you planning to cut the ply wood?

Its going to be hard cutting across grain without tearing it to pieces.

Bending ply in layers is a bad idea, 1.5mm is almost vine-er.

I would soak two 3mm sheets in a bath for couple days and have a mould ready to press the sheets into . Clamp and let dry in the sun, you'll have a molded 6mm sheet.
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I have a few questions,
How are you planning to cut the ply wood?
Its going to be hard cutting across grain without tearing it to pieces.
Bending ply in layers is a bad idea, 1.5mm is almost vine-er.
I would soak two 3mm sheets in a bath for couple days and have a mould ready to press the sheets into . Clamp and let dry in the sun, you'll have a molded 6mm sheet.

Well ply is pretty easy to cut if your so concerned about how im cutting it im going to use my jigsaw....like i always do, but to be honesty if your that concerned i can always borrow my friends laser cutter.
Again 1.5mm ply isnt hard to mould 4x1.5mm sheets +glue = 6mm ply moulded so its always the same width, and sun here i dont think so and also at and thicker than 3mm gets stiff and easily broken at the angles i want for the case

And trust me i know what i doing i have used these methods endless amounts of times and they have never failed and neither has the things ive made

and ive also done a quick google sketchup model not the exact thing im using but its the same size

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Update#1 it begins
Got the 6mm ply for the top and bottom panels and marked it out for size

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and cut it using my trusty black and decker jigsaw

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And BAM sanded and cut to size

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Thats all for now until i have time to make the jig for moulding the other ply and buy the ply but im short on funds right now so it will have to wait
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