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Thanks for joining me in this new build!

It has been years since I have put together a new case so as my rig is getting tired it's time for a refresh. The plan is to use some of the hardwoods I have lying around for the build and to utilize hand tools as much as possible, especially for the dovetails.

The basic design is as below, there should be room for a 240mm rad, mATX motherboard and a pair of graphics cards. The window is large enough to fit all the parts through and the glass will be removable for installation. I expect installing the loop is going to be particularly painful.

The top and bottom will be removable. I still have to work out how I will manage airflow.

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Hardware:

E3-1220 v5
X150M-Pro ECC
EK LTX waterblock
Intel SSD5 120 M.2
Edited by jacobthellamer - 9/11/16 at 3:57am
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wood builds always end up looking nice

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wood builds always end up looking nice

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Right now I am trying to figure out what wood I should make the case out of. I am thinking of using Narra for the front and back and making the sides out of Vitex.

I have dry timber in the following species, I am trying to think of the best combination of species to really make the dovetails stand out.

Jarrah:
http://www.wood-database.com/jarrah/
Vitex:
http://www.rosenfeldkidson.co.nz/speciesDetails.aspx?r=5&s=58
Kwila:
http://www.wood-database.com/merbau/:
Narra:
http://www.wood-database.com/narra/
Purpleheart:
http://www.wood-database.com/purpleheart/
Ash:
http://www.wood-database.com/white-ash/
Oak:
http://www.wood-database.com/white-oak/
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post #7 of 7
I really like that Jarrah and Purpleheart.
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