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Poll Results: Which metal should my case be built of?

 
  • 20% (1)
    Copper $300
  • 40% (2)
    Brass $300
  • 0% (0)
    Stainless Steel $400
  • 40% (2)
    Titanium $1400 :(
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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hmmm so i'm planning a new custom case to be built after summer when i get on salary.
I want to build the case and all visible components out of a out of the ordinary metal so please help me decide.
thanks.
    
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post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by HE_WHO_IS View Post
Hmmm so i'm planning a new custom case to be built after summer when i get on salary.
I want to build the case and all visible components out of a out of the ordinary metal so please help me decide.
thanks.
um.. im not exactly sure what you mean by "the ordinary" metal, but 99% of all metal pc cases are usually out of aluminum or steel... building a case also depends upon your knowledge of the the material you will be using and the tools you have at hand.
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post #3 of 9
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by out of the ordinary i mean one of the ones listed in the poll.
Not many cases are made of brass or copper
Upon further investigation bronze isnt out of the question either.

This material will simply be the exterior case and facia which will be bent, punched and riveted. nothing major in terms of metallurgy.
    
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post #4 of 9
I said copper, but you do realize that you need all the tools necessary to make the case, right?

Oh, and it's pretty much useless unless you use the case as a heatsink...which even then won't be that awesome...

Just buy a stacker/motzart(or whatever) and get on with it.
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post #5 of 9
just find an old/thick piece/s of steel at a junk yard or such etc. and sand it down. im doing that and it looks neto.
    
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post #6 of 9
Copper,it is easier to bend and form than all the others you have listed and polish up nice,but it will be very heavy.
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post #7 of 9
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i figured them all with .032 walls so they will be heavier than normal but i don't think any will be too absurd. well titanium is but that was just for the hell of it.
I'm thinking either copper or brass at this point. I can get brass cap screws and nuts. Coming from a music background i know how pretty polished brass can be.
    
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post #8 of 9
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mockup of a the case cover in brass.
Weighing in at just under a half a pound.
    
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post #9 of 9
Wow you have some photoshop skills! Great job.
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