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post #1 of 21
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hey guys, i wanna try and build my own case....or i might get help from few friends......

this is my plan or design......im still thinking on how to do make it stand....maybe something like a tripod. Still deciding on where to mount fans, where to put on / reset buttons and lights. but this is the initial design.

any feedback will be good........

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post #2 of 21
Wow, I am somewhat confused with your drawing there...

Is this case supposed to stand on one corner? Why is the PSU sticking out the side? Can we get more details?
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post #3 of 21
lol also, what are you planning to build it out of? plexi?

lol that drawing doesn't really tell us how you want the case to stand
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post #4 of 21
A good size bracket with a V in it could act as the support to hold the case at that angle. Syrillian built a similar shaped case with plexiglass and rigid conduit, turned out AWESOME!

If you could wire some bulgin switches to go between the broken parts of the circle, that would look sweet!

Should be a cool lookin case!
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post #5 of 21
You should lop off one corner and stand it that way... safer than a tripod imo...

For a first design, it seems alright...

When I get some extra cash, I'll be building a small case for a computer for my daughter (going with a jewelry box / computer out of wood...) anyhow, basically looks like a case tipped...

It might help a little if you listed dimensions etc... give us an idea what materials you'll be working with too...

Definitely, when you start the build, you'll need to post a worklog
    
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post #6 of 21
Keep in mind, that if you put that psu outside the box, make sure the components are close enough to it to get connections
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post #7 of 21
I don't think the PSU location will pose a problem, but prior planning, as this n00b suggested, is an excellent idea.

What do you think of this? Just a quick sketch.

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post #8 of 21
Might work, depending on internal setup is...

Might also do something like
/\\/\\

Kinda have fins... all depends on materials he's using and how he plans on laying out the components...
    
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post #9 of 21
something like this?
    
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post #10 of 21
Yeah, something like that... makes it look all sculptural...
    
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