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Thanks guys. With the housing market how it is right now it's stupid for me to keep renting. Extra rooms are mandatory. I get my computer room and the girlfriend get her "hair salon" room
Everybody wins biggrin.gif
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So, it seems this build has pretty much fallen into the cracks. I'm in the final stages of buying the house now so all my time has been consumed with inspections and counteroffers and the like. With a new house comes a new build thumb.gif I will be doing another scratch build, that I will actually finish this time. The computer desk I have now will not work in the house how I want, so I built a new one modeling it off one I found online. Upon further brainstorming, I decided that I was going to build the computer into the desk. So the desk surface will essentially be a big shadowbox with all the parts assembled inside. I've already built the main structure of the desk already, I just need to make the shadowbox area and figure out how I want everything laid out. I'll try to make a build log and post the link here, but I'm not sure how I will be on time in the next month or two
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So, it seems this build has pretty much fallen into the cracks. I'm in the final stages of buying the house now so all my time has been consumed with inspections and counteroffers and the like. With a new house comes a new build thumb.gif I will be doing another scratch build, that I will actually finish this time. The computer desk I have now will not work in the house how I want, so I built a new one modeling it off one I found online. Upon further brainstorming, I decided that I was going to build the computer into the desk. So the desk surface will essentially be a big shadowbox with all the parts assembled inside. I've already built the main structure of the desk already, I just need to make the shadowbox area and figure out how I want everything laid out. I'll try to make a build log and post the link here, but I'm not sure how I will be on time in the next month or two
Sounds coool, but what will become of this case? D:
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Sounds coool, but what will become of this case? D:
I'm not really sure. I might just scrap it. Maybe I'll keep it and finish it later down the road. Maybe I'll make it smaller and use it as an HTPC case.
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I'm not really sure. I might just scrap it. Maybe I'll keep it and finish it later down the road. Maybe I'll make it smaller and use it as an HTPC case.
Don't scrap it!

If I had any...
post #166 of 169
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haha honestly though, I don't think the quality is there to sell it. Yeah, it's cool because I built it myself, and it's big enough to hold just about whatever I want to put in it, but it just doesn't have that fine finish quality that you find on other custom cases. If I had gone with custom DWood aluminum panels like I originally wanted to I think it would be different though.
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Pfft, I'd still buy it tongue.gif If you made a production run, then yeah it would be different. But it's a first attempt and a one off case. Nothing I have is close to perfect either lol. But I still want it biggrin.gif Maybe I'd do something similar with square tubing or I could do the whole 80/20 thing.
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Pfft, I'd still buy it tongue.gif If you made a production run, then yeah it would be different. But it's a first attempt and a one off case. Nothing I have is close to perfect either lol. But I still want it biggrin.gif Maybe I'd do something similar with square tubing or I could do the whole 80/20 thing.
Well, it comes apart pretty easily and can be flat packed. If you still want it after I move and get the desk built, I have no problem taking it apart and selling it to you. Keep in mind that it's not complete though. I have all the panels cut, the two sides have to be painted, and the top has to be remade since the dog knocked it over and cracked the corner off. The area cut out for the windows are still windowless too.
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Well, it comes apart pretty easily and can be flat packed. If you still want it after I move and get the desk built, I have no problem taking it apart and selling it to you. Keep in mind that it's not complete though. I have all the panels cut, the two sides have to be painted, and the top has to be remade since the dog knocked it over and cracked the corner off. The area cut out for the windows are still windowless too.
Awesome! Thank you! I wouldn't have the money until October, so it'll be a bit of a wait anyway. Ha, this is great biggrin.gif I'll pm you later thumb.gif
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