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Hey all as you can see from the title I plan on building my own case but, first I need to get some information on cases. All I wish to know is what is 100% mandatory for the computer to run. I know I'm going to need a power button but, what else?
post #2 of 22
Not that i would have any real idea but it goes without saying, reset button, optical bays, hdd drive bays, fan areas, psu mount support if top mounted, just look at a standard pc case and see what there is in it
post #3 of 22
head on over to Bill Owen's site www.mnpctech.com
guaranteed to get you dreaming smile.gif
post #4 of 22
dont forget the mobo tray and the pci e support slots, usb at front, can be done in an odd bay, this is my own scratch built case from acrylic smile.gif have since changed the multi card reader for a fan monitor/controller




btw it also has bout 20mm tall silver/chromed feet smile.gif
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Jim, that is just beautiful.
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Bay openings at the front, slots at the back for pci e support (for graphic cards and sound cards), trays for storage (necessary if you are going to use HDDs. SSDs don't have moving parts so they don't need to be fastened to anything, but HDDs do), areas for fans, PSU mounting area, and combine these with what other people tell you.
   
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

Jim, that is just beautiful.
thanks alot mate means alot coming form a fellow overclocker smile.gif i really gotta take some new picks it wasnt quite finished in these thumb.gif
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post #8 of 22
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No no no, you guy miss understand me I mean components like the on/off button and the power lights not bays and stuff for HDD's and PSU's.

EDIT: guess I should tell you what the case is. I'm making the computer inside a metal briefcase so that I can have both a portable computer but, it well also be as powerful as a desktop.

SECOND EDIT: i have all the stuff planed out on where its going how its being held in place I JUST NEED THE ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS.

P.S. thanks for that site i found my power switch and the wires to hook it up to the MOBO.
Edited by mk16 - 9/13/12 at 8:43am
post #9 of 22
All you need is the power switch. Everything else is optional.
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post #10 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Michalius View Post

All you need is the power switch. Everything else is optional.

thanks for the help looks like I'm getting this
http://www.mnpctech.com/2_PIN_Mobo_Motherboard_Connector_Wire.html
and this
http://www.mnpctech.com/Case_Mod_Toggle_Switch.html
and I'm set for a power button.
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