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I'm converting my old PC into a HTPC. Spending as little as I can on it so no money on buying a case. I do have lots of supplies though, metal and wood. And I consider myself pretty good with wood.

It'll most likely go into this tv stand:



Options I'm considering at the moment is either to make a metal or wooden enclosure and then either way have a wooden face on the case that will take up the entire opening of the open compartment of the tv stand.

Where I'm on the fence on is whether to make it all wood or metal with a wooden front face. What are your thoughts?

If you're confused about my ideas, let me know. I have never been good at putting my thoughts into words.

Components:
AMD BE2600
DDR2 800 4GB
Sapphire HD5450
ATi TV Wonder Pro
MSI K9N-F SLI V2
Seagate IDE 250 GB HDD (7200RPM)
Edited by Krusher33 - 2/15/11 at 7:05am
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post #2 of 4
bump since you work harder than me at making a case
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post #3 of 4
Why don't you build some sort of drawer? Considering the style of that table, you could do it on stained pine (just to not break the looks of the thing), with cross-ventilation (board rotated 90º, sucking air from left and blowing into right, that way you don't need fans anywhere they can disturb (call it front/back).

Then you can put a disassebled Kaze Master in the front (just showing the trim pots), and a pair of antivandalic switches with a LED that goes with the LED on your TV.


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I might take some of those ideas.

I forgot to mention it'll have Sempron BE2600 at stock and HD5450. So it's low power and cool already.

But I'm debating about using 2 120 fans for intake and a 120 fan + PSU for exhaust OR 1 120 fan for intake and a PSU for exhaust. Still researching to see if I can get away with it.
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