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post #51 of 148
I was curious smile.gif
post #52 of 148
Looking pretty sweet so far! I like how you're making it as compact as you can plus the tiny watercooling loop. We don't see enough of these interesting builds around here.

I've seen a few of your wooden builds now and I'm impressed every time. Better show this off on Bill's youtube channel when completed thumb.gif
post #53 of 148
This is making me think and rethink my next ATX build to make it as small as possible, while retaining my wanted features.
post #54 of 148
Great work so far. I love wooden cases. Can't wait to see the final result.
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Originally Posted by Farmer Boe View Post

Looking pretty sweet so far! I like how you're making it as compact as you can plus the tiny watercooling loop. We don't see enough of these interesting builds around here.

I've seen a few of your wooden builds now and I'm impressed every time. Better show this off on Bill's youtube channel when completed thumb.gif

Thanks, I've always liked getting as many components into as tight of a space as possible... that's why my 8xhotswap fileserver stuck into an mATX Fractal Design Define Mini lol

I'll definitely be seeing if Bill wants to do a short on this case once it's done

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This is making me think and rethink my next ATX build to make it as small as possible, while retaining my wanted features.

I always like to say "anyone can fit a massive setup in a massive case, but it takes a certain breed to get a massive setup in a small case"... challenging but fun
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Great work so far. I love wooden cases. Can't wait to see the final result.
Thanks!
post #56 of 148
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Time for the next [little] installment; a little cable management help

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I’m gluing up a little 3 sided box to cover all the wires from the PSU and where they’ll eventually route into the rest of the case.


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Somewhat surprising to me even, this worked on the first try; drilling a 1/4” hole in a 3/8” square dowel without breaking anything.


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This will be in place to hold up the back corner that isn’t supported otherwise.


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Two (2) screws on each of the sides to secure it in place and all is well.


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The other intent of this little box was for a place to mount the res + pump combo, a task which it should accomplish quite nicely.




Once again thanks for checking it out. I should have another update later this week as well, with the rest of my wire management fixings.

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Ok, time for the other small update. Motherboard tray cable management in progress.


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So this is what I’ve got, a solid piece that covers the motherboard tray. It sits about 1/4” above the other part.


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I marked out the locations where I’ll have wires leading to the motherboard, and cut some slots in the cover piece to feed them through.


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A little chisel and mallet work to clear out the square dowel that was glued in, to make more room for the wires. Try doing that with power tools lol


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I continued to chisel out the waste all the way around.


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With the bottom wire box cover in place, and showing how it’ll look. It is also worth noting that most of them will be hidden by either the Radiator, GPU, or power supply, so that should help too.


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Alright, that was my little tack on update to the other one this week. Hopefully I’ll be able to have another good update next week. Thanks again for checking it out, and commenting smile.gif

post #58 of 148
I am impressed, you're working at a much faster pace than I am hahaha
post #59 of 148
Nice progress. Would you paint it after completion or just use some lacquer to show the parts assembly?
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I am impressed, you're working at a much faster pace than I am hahaha

That's because I start my worklogs a week or two late lol I haven't actually been able to do anything since last week yet... I just had a week or two of buffer biggrin.gif
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Nice progress. Would you paint it after completion or just use some lacquer to show the parts assembly?

Thanks. I will be painting the interior, and using veneer on the outside pieces. I'm not sure what I'll be using for finish yet, as I'll have to do some experimenting with whichever veneer I end up going with
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