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i would love to go caseless, but i wouldn't be able to keep my cat away from it.
Wait till she puts her nose in a fan....
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post #22 of 41
I'd say, build your own case!

When I built my last computer. I didnt wanna buy a new case, I considered running it directly caseless but changed my mind after thinking of making my own case out of old things. So I found 2 old generic cases (my old case and one of my friend who gave it to me), modded them together and bought an acrylic sheet for 20$ at the hardware store.

Needless to say, I had alot of fun just building it and it was almost free. I'm still doing modifications (like painting the acrylic) to it once in a while for fun and giggles, and to make it look better.

So yeah, if you have some tools at your disposal, it can be a nice experience that comes much cheaper, and unique, than buying a case at the shop.


Back on the topic, you can always run it on your desktop caseless, but watch out with drinks and food.




Here's a pic of my 20$ case
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post #23 of 41
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Wait till she puts her nose in a fan....
its a he, and he would more than likely would loose a paw on the heatsink fan, or electrocute himself when he decided to jump from the shelf above onto it.
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I'd say, build your own case!

When I built my last computer. I didnt wanna buy a new a case, I considered running it directly caseless but changed my mind after thinking of making my own case out of old things. So I found 2 old generic cases (my old case and one of my friend who gave it to me), modded them together and bought an acrylic sheet for 20$ at the hardware store.

Needless to say, I had alot of fun just building it and it was almost free. I'm still doing modifications (like painting the acrylic) to it once in a while for fun and giggles, and to make it look better.

So yeah, if you have some tools at your disposal, it can be a nice experience that comes much cheaper, and unique, than buying a case at the shop.


Back on the topic, you can always run it on your desktop caseless, but watch out with drinks and food.




Here's a pic of my 20$ case
Very unique but arent you worried about the DVD drive?
post #25 of 41
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Very unique but arent you worried about the DVD drive?
It's working fine.
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post #26 of 41
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It's working fine.
Do you have a build log for this case? I would like to know how you made it. Is the outside aluminum? What type of paint did you use? Im very interested.
post #27 of 41
No, sadly I dont have any build log of the entire thing.

The frame is 2 old cases (so yeah aluminium, I think?) that I modded to fit together. The back is made of a bottom and a top of a case, the sides are made of fronts and rears, while the bottom is a side pannel. Everything is screwed and rivetted together.

I was thinking of painting the frame in black, once I get enough cash to get a few more things so its worth dissasembling the waterloop. Maybe even redo it completely, as it was my first case modding and there is some things I'd redo differently.

The paint I used for the acrylic is Krylon Gloss Black, I actually painted it last weekend. I had to put 3 layers but the result is pretty nice, it feels somewhat rubberish.

So yeah, next time I do some modding, I'll try to take enough pics and make a worklog of it.
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post #28 of 41
I was caseless for a while. Mainly between mATX and ATX builds or just testing around motherboards. As much as I do enjoy cases, I might just go back caseless for a while.

Easier/quicker to swap out hardware. I might buy a tech bench instead of just putting my motherboard on a cardboard box. Just to have some organization
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post #29 of 41
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I'd say, build your own case!

When I built my last computer. I didnt wanna buy a new case, I considered running it directly caseless but changed my mind after thinking of making my own case out of old things. So I found 2 old generic cases (my old case and one of my friend who gave it to me), modded them together and bought an acrylic sheet for 20$ at the hardware store.

Needless to say, I had alot of fun just building it and it was almost free. I'm still doing modifications (like painting the acrylic) to it once in a while for fun and giggles, and to make it look better.

So yeah, if you have some tools at your disposal, it can be a nice experience that comes much cheaper, and unique, than buying a case at the shop.


Back on the topic, you can always run it on your desktop caseless, but watch out with drinks and food.




Here's a pic of my 20$ case
thats a hell of a nice looking case for a DIY nice job
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I'd say, build your own case!

When I built my last computer. I didnt wanna buy a new case, I considered running it directly caseless but changed my mind after thinking of making my own case out of old things. So I found 2 old generic cases (my old case and one of my friend who gave it to me), modded them together and bought an acrylic sheet for 20$ at the hardware store.

Needless to say, I had alot of fun just building it and it was almost free. I'm still doing modifications (like painting the acrylic) to it once in a while for fun and giggles, and to make it look better.

So yeah, if you have some tools at your disposal, it can be a nice experience that comes much cheaper, and unique, than buying a case at the shop.


Back on the topic, you can always run it on your desktop caseless, but watch out with drinks and food.




Here's a pic of my 20$ case

That's really awesome, dude. I want to do something like that also, I can't stand my 1200. Every case I have just seems too small. I have like 4 cases around my house too. What kind of tools did you use. I don't really have to much access to power tools. How difficult was it. I have no experience modding or anything, but those cases are just sitting around doing nothing. It would be nice to try and put them to use.
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