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I'm really into making my own cases on the cheap. My current testament to such design is my K8 build in a milk crate.


Now, I was walking through Target and inspiration smacked me in the face. They sell crates by Itso (Target subbrand), and for a little under $15 I have this new base for a case.
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I need some ideas for things beyond the basic layout. I'm going to be turning this into the replacement for my Xigmatek Utgard, and I'd like to have something beyond the basic. I'll be making panels to cover the cables on the bottom, and the center shelf will be the motherboard tray. I'll be moving that down with some new holes for it to latch to. There are also doors available, and I plan to get one soon.
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Western Digital Western Digital Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Home Premium 
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OCZ Fatal1ty 750w Xigmatek Utgard Window 
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hec 650w Milk Crate 
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535w Generic Thermaltake v4 Black Edition Logitech 
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Xiggy
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Crate
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Thunder
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 2600K ASRock z77 extreme 3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Western Digital Thermaltake Frio Windows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
OCZ Fatal1ty 750w Xigmatek Utgard Window 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD Opteron 180 MSI K8N SLI-F EVGA 9800GTX+ EVGA 9800GTX+ 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
DDR 200 OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Swiftech Polaris Linux Mint 14 
PowerCase
hec 650w Milk Crate 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 840 Asus m4a78lt-m VisionTek Radeon HD 5450 Corsair ValueSelect 1333 2GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
160GB 5400rpm Windows 7 Home Premium Dell 19" Full Logitech 
PowerCaseMouse
535w Generic Thermaltake v4 Black Edition Logitech 
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put the box with the opening facing up ... put a plexi glass

use the sides for front panel smile.gif and the other unused sides , make some windows

... there u go , a mini Cube case XD
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