Yup i have finally bitten the bullet and started in earnest thanks to a slab of wood i got and have been working on in my spare time.
what is going on
Total Timber Case (nicknamed GOT WOOD)
So yes i will try to make absolutely everything out of timber except screws and stuff and back IO Panel, it will have a plexiglass side panel to see everything internally
i cannot get my head around 3d drawing programs and i can scetch quicker anyways so i will get you guys a drawing asap to give you a look at what im doing
Timber i am using
Locally sourced Jarrah and sheoak see pics below
600H * 600D * 250W srry but i speak in metric
i do not forsee that i will be finished relatively quickly as i will more than likely be asking a few questions along the way as it is my first build and also to my limited time that i have for myself.
Hardware going into it that i have allready
ASUS sabertooth Z77 MB
intel i5 3570k
sapphire 7970 OC dual X gfx card
Corsair HX 650w PSU
OCZ Agility 120SSD *2
640GB WD Black Caviar HDD
Corsair H80 CPU COOLER
Full atx Mainboard bracket and backplate to make a template from
Lighting unknown as yet to go blue or uv
OK a little taster for now i have debarked, sanded mucked around with and floodfilled this Jarrah Slab 1500* 550 * 60 with west system resin so i can see into the defects in the timber and give an added depth to it and also to make it totaly solid also if some of the defects show up in the slicing i can use it as a lighting feature
Raw state of PC Case
after a little work
i need around half of this Jarrah slab for a little charging station for my phones, tablets, kids DS, etc so what i am going to do is slice it 4-5 mm thick by 60 mm and laminate the slices onto a thicker piece of ply for my front panel and other various highlights in the case like drive bays.