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post #11 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by spitfire
thats alot of fan holes how man total n how big of a psur u going to get to push all ur hardware
I Have one 550 W and I just bought a 650 W.
In total there will be 12 120mm * 120mm * 38mm Fans.
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post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by AllAgainstPaul
I Have one 550 W and I just bought a 650 W.
In total there will be 12 120mm * 120mm * 38mm Fans.
thats alot of power n fans ur going to have some sick temps if u get it to work right u shud get water cooling u cud fit a water Reservoir in ur case since ur making it that wud be sick
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post #13 of 30
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All The Components That will go into this case:

1x 550 W PSU
1x 650 W PSU
12x 120mm * 120mm * 38mm Fans
1x Black Ice Xtreme III Radiator
1x Danger Den 12V DC Pump
1x Danger Den MAZE4 WaterBlock
1x Homemade Fillport
1x Danger Den Dual 5 1/4" Bay Reservoir
1x CDRW Drive
1x DVD Drive
1x 5" Floppy / 3 1/2" Floppy Combo Drive
1x Hewlet Packard SuperStore Tape 2000 SCSI Drive
2x 250GB Maxtor SATA HDD
1x 80GB Wester Digital HDD
1x 40GB Wester Digital HDD
1x Abit IC7 MAX 3 Motherboard
1x 3.4 P4 Northwood CPU
4x PC4200 512MB Corsair Memory Sticks
1x ATI 9800 XT
2x 4Port Ethernet PCI Cards
1x SCSI Control PCI Card
1x ATI HDTV Wonder PCI Card
1x IDE Control PCI Card

I plan on adding a 226.1 W T.E.C nex time I upgrade my Motherboard/CPU as well.
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post #14 of 30
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Originally Posted by AllAgainstPaul
Also, I have on hand, several large 1" * 12' * 6' oak boards.
Big roomy layout.

1" is very thick, it's going to be heavy.
1" is great for furniture tops.
You dont need more than 3/8" - 1/2".
(It will be strong enough to stand on.)

Use finish nails and carpenters glue to fasten it together.
Sink the nails and use toothpicks or wood putty to fill the nail holes.

If you have a hard time doing clean edges, get some corner trim from your local lumber/hardware supply.

It should look really good.
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post #15 of 30
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Weight Isn't really one of my concerns for this case. If I really wanted to I could figure a way to add metal wheels to the bottom of it.
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post #16 of 30
Sorry i don't have anything to really add, just this...
your a badass for trying this. I'm really curious to see how it goes, be sure to post some pics when youre done!
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post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by Bdog
Use finish nails and carpenters glue to fasten it together.
Sink the nails and use toothpicks or wood putty to fill the nail holes.
I was thinking about using screws rather than nails.
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post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by AllAgainstPaul
I was thinking about using screws rather than nails.
Screws for sure where it needs to come apart. It's not hard to make them look good or hide them. I used to make built in cabinets. We did use screws. There is no right way. Glue makes for a very rigid airtight case. Finish nails are easy to hide. Screws are easy to take apart. They can also look very HighTech with the right choices.

You are using 1" Oak. It would be a shame not to bring out it's potential.
Your wood is worth $5-$10 per foot or more.
You might want to make a mock up out of cardboard before you start cutting.
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post #19 of 30
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The case has enough room for both a fillport and a bay reservoir, does it hinder the Cooling performance if I use both?
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post #20 of 30
I can laser out plexiglass if you want any windows...if you give me the demensions i can draw it up in cad and cut it out....i can cut boxes also...i have until may 31 if you send a money order for the shipping i will cut it for free....i can even carve or raster out images....o yea...great design hopw everything works out on this build and MAKE A LOG with PICS
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