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I'll run up stairs and get some pics of it cause adamski07 is planning out his scratch build and wanted pics for ideas.
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(doesn't have the feet on in the second pic)

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Add me to the list! scratch build log here : http://www.overclock.net/t/1366104/scratch-scratch-build-by-adamski07 thumb.gif
   
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Really glad this thread is getting some attention, there really isn't any others out there just for scratch builds. I'm putting together ideas now for my next build, will most likely put it off until Haswell is released in June. Will post some sketches very soon going to do a full tower, dual loop system this time.
    
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post #64 of 1366
So today I priced my rig up, I am looking at approx $250.

Not bad for a fully aluminium case that is as big if not bigger then a mountain mod or case labs I thought biggrin.gif and it is fully adaptive for air cooling and water cooling. Can be altered in many many ways. I will post sketches probably tomorrow.

Then I will want two XSPC EX560 rad's. Oh maybe a Koolance CPU-380A as well. Them alone is more then the case. So I think the case will come first.
post #65 of 1366
Not bad at all. Once I get around to finally finishing mine I'll probably be sitting right around $150. It's deceiving putting a price on scratch cases though. If you really think about it, it's probably worth much more than that. The adaptability and modability they can have is really priceless. I built mine so that I can easily remove a few pieces and make it larger or smaller at very little cost. That alone will save me from ever having to buy a new case again. Plus it's fun just to build them. Make sure you start a build log once you get this thing rolling. I love watching scratch build come together from start to finish thumb.gif
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Question... what's the cutoff point between a case mod and a scratch build? Reason I ask is because the case mod I've got planned is going to require a lot of changes, including expansion of the case itself, recutting of panels from sheet steel to accomodate the expansion, and a redesign of the the front and top.
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Question... what's the cutoff point between a case mod and a scratch build? Reason I ask is because the case mod I've got planned is going to require a lot of changes, including expansion of the case itself, recutting of panels from sheet steel to accomodate the expansion, and a redesign of the the front and top.

I think that might be considered a scratch build, but don't take my word for it, as it is not my say. I know with my scratch build I built the case from the ground up, and took the motherboard tray, hard drive cage, USB ports, and fan controller from an older case I had laying around collecting dust.
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Question... what's the cutoff point between a case mod and a scratch build? Reason I ask is because the case mod I've got planned is going to require a lot of changes, including expansion of the case itself, recutting of panels from sheet steel to accomodate the expansion, and a redesign of the the front and top.
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I think that might be considered a scratch build, but don't take my word for it, as it is not my say. I know with my scratch build I built the case from the ground up, and took the motherboard tray, hard drive cage, USB ports, and fan controller from an older case I had laying around collecting dust.

If you started with a "case" then it is case modding even if you heavily modified it. smile.gif You mentioned you will be modifying almost all part of the case then why don't you just go with a scratch build?
   
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Question... what's the cutoff point between a case mod and a scratch build? Reason I ask is because the case mod I've got planned is going to require a lot of changes, including expansion of the case itself, recutting of panels from sheet steel to accomodate the expansion, and a redesign of the the front and top.
Originally, the requirements were building the case from the ground up. Using peripheral parts from another case, such as HDD cage, mobo tray, optical drive bays, etc, is acceptable as long as the rest of the case was from scratch. Or making something into a case that was not originally intended to be a case, such as the ammo box Greg Miso made. Your build does sound pretty involved, but I would still probably consider that just a major case mod since you're already starting out with a case.
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Originally, the requirements were building the case from the ground up. Using peripheral parts from another case, such as HDD cage, mobo tray, optical drive bays, etc, is acceptable as long as the rest of the case was from scratch. Or making something into a case that was not originally intended to be a case, such as the ammo box Greg Miso made. Your build does sound pretty involved, but I would still probably consider that just a major case mod since you're already starting out with a case.

So stripping a case down to its basic frame, fundamentally changing that frame, then rebuilding that case from the new frame up into something different is still considered a case mod.

Got it.
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