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Thanks cc! I'm a hobbiest woodworker as well (if you can't tell already lol) so wood is what I'm most comfortable with. It does introduce a few tricky things to overcome when building a computer case though.

The PSU is a 300W 1U Seasonic power supply. I had thought about going with one of the smaller ones (200 or 250w) but wanted modular cables, though I think I'm going to end up hiding the wires anyway. I also liked the 80+ Gold rating on the 300w, even though 300w is more than I need. Unfortunately, the 300w has a goofy wire mapping, so if I were to sleeve cables it'd be annoying.
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Thanks cc! I'm a hobbiest woodworker as well (if you can't tell already lol) so wood is what I'm most comfortable with. It does introduce a few tricky things to overcome when building a computer case though.

The PSU is a 300W 1U Seasonic power supply. I had thought about going with one of the smaller ones (200 or 250w) but wanted modular cables, though I think I'm going to end up hiding the wires anyway. I also liked the 80+ Gold rating on the 300w, even though 300w is more than I need. Unfortunately, the 300w has a goofy wire mapping, so if I were to sleeve cables it'd be annoying.
Mini_Watercooled_HTPC_modsquito_wood_scratch_build_DSC02373-W640.JPG

Thanks for the info. I went with the 250W version because it's shorter being Flex-ATX and the full length 1U ones wouldn't fit, and it is just cheaper.

And after getting the PSU, the cables are indeed a handful. I think organizing and bundling the cables will be the most difficult part of my build, as it really shows they are meant for wider rack cases and not SFF. I have no plans to mod the PSU. I want to present the build in a case as something that would be possible for the average user to do.
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Not a problem. That's why I went with the 300W over the 500W. The 500W had a much better cable mapping than the 300W, but the 300W was a little smaller (also mounts flex ATX). I really would like to see more small sized PSUs that are still decent performers
post #34 of 148
very good so far smile.gif keep it up ! i love wooden builds
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Thanks smile.gif
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Always love your custom woodwork! What is this inkscape program all about? Just let's you make printouts to scale?
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Thanks! InkScape is a vector based drawing program, so you can scale it to whatever size you want to, with out things getting pixelated like a jpeg or similar. You can also specify sizes like you can in sketchup, whether in mm, inch, etc. I just save it as a PDF and then print with no scaling to get exactly what I want. There's a few quirks to using it, but it's not too bad.
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Autosub. Me having built myself a wooden test bench lately, I'm very intrigued!
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Thanks! I've done a few wooden builds myself, but always try to push myself and do something new and/or unique every time smile.gif
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Thanks! I've done a few wooden builds myself, but always try to push myself and do something new and/or unique every time smile.gif

I did my first a few weeks ago I can assure you that my next one is going to be much, much better. Also, since my wood warped (even though I cut the wood into strips, alternated sides and glued them), I might go for 1/8" meranti or aluminium. I've been thinking of making it with nothing but dowels and glue too, to make something like a D-Frame, but much better and out of wood tongue.gif
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