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Operation: Treeson Custom wood case

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Hey guys, I wanted to show off my work to date for my upgraded system. I was hoping to only spend about a week on the project and it turned into a 3 month ordeal. As of yesterday my system is up and running in it but I still have to do the final lighting, and some cable management in the PSU compartment.






I was looking for a case online while at work on this day and i couldn't find anything I liked for the right price.




I cut the bulkhead to mount the motherboard on, I made the frame wide enough that I could mount the PSU and drives behind the panel.




I stained the bulkhead, the panels will be a dark red almost black

I cut a 12"x16" hole in the side panel and put glass in it (30.48cm x 40.64cm for my UK friends wink.gif



i stained the 3 panels that i had cut and fitted to the frame.

Back to square one. I had a conversation with my dad about what i was doing and he told me he could make me panels
of 125 year old sycamore and all I needed to get him was the measurements. I immeditaly decided to ditch the panels i had already made since they were just cheap plywood. Problem: the frame wasn't square, so I took it all apart, evened up every piece on the frame to make it square. I then put the frame back together, this time using dowel joints and glue instead of screws. The result was a frame that was perfectly square.

I made scale blueprints of the holes I was planning to cut into the case to mount the fans

I had a perforated aluminum sheet material to make fan grills out of but didn't know how to do it, then, while testing out my new 120mm hole saw I had a flash in insight: all I had to do was place a piece of the precut material between the hole and cutout piece and force the them together. the excess could then be cut off with metal snips.

The result of my grill making process was nearly flawless, as an added bouns, the grills hold themselves in the holes


top and front panels, Both made of fine aged sycamore

The other side panel for the equipment compartment is in this pic. the PSU will be mounted on its side to allow it to blow exhaust heat ou of the box through the vent.


I used an old mobo to get hole spacings for the standoffs, drilled 3/8" holes in the bulkhead and used small screw in anchors to hold the standoffs.


the case, held together with tape at this point to get and idea of the final product

this PSU, standing in for my silencer 750 MK II shows how the psu will be mounted.

the five fans mounted in the case, all connected to a power splitter


It still needs staining but it is running as of today!

Had a near tragic accident last night as I dropped my new FX-8320 from four feet onto a tile floor! 10+ bent pins. It took me an hour with a knife and a credit card to get the pins back in line, dropped in the socket without issue, but i was sweating bullets until it POST'ed
Edited by Kaiin2014 - 3/4/14 at 6:43am
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Also I need a name for this thing, any suggestions?
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Installed new white CCFLs in the case.






can for scale, (I couldn't find a banana biggrin.gif )
Edited by Kaiin2014 - 3/2/14 at 3:30pm
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Alright, alright.. settle down now, I'm here. Lol Build is looking good so far. You need some stuff to fill all the empty space now. I recommend a disco ball, and fuzzy dice. I still think Operation: Treeson is a fitting name.
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Originally Posted by Pestilaence View Post

Alright, alright.. settle down now, I'm here. Lol Build is looking good so far. You need some stuff to fill all the empty space now. I recommend a disco ball, and fuzzy dice. I still think Operation: Treeson is a fitting name.



...only so long as you name your Project: Heresy!
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and the empty space will eventually be filled by the WC loop when i get around to buying it, i will freely admit: i did not expect to have that much room in the case, but I'm glad I do.
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...only so long as you name your Project: Heresy!

Waaaaaaaaay ahead of you.

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You need to tell these fine ladies and gentlemen what kinds of water cooling setups you're considering.
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You need to tell these fine ladies and gentlemen what kinds of water cooling setups you're considering.




Soon......
but first I need to stain it! tonight It gets feet and runinng lights! I will be installing my last 2 ccfl's under the bottom of the case!
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Installed new white CCFLs in the case.






can for scale, (I couldn't find a banana biggrin.gif )

And then that half coca can fell over and blew the bloody doors off biggrin.gif

Are they normal screws in the pic or are you going to use some form of thread and use thumbscrews ?
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