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Another wood PC case project

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by energyweapon, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. energyweapon New Member

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    I noticed some wood PC mods are far more attractive than those “lightening” or “painting” mods. I listed some of them below, which is far away from completed.

    Now I am going to start my own. The basic idea is to build a wood “face” on an old steel case. Why I want to do that? - Most of the wood cases listed below are really pure wood for the case, which is of course the whole point of woodworking. However, a case of only wood is not good for EM shielding, which not only reduces system stability also not good for any person close to the system. Most metal cases do an excellent job to block system generated EM radiation inside and environmental EM noise outside. The drawback of metal cases is they are lack of characteristic and difficult to be mixed into your furniture collection. The case that I am going to build is try to have a furniture looking and decent performance of a normal metal case.

    I chose pine board for the case to keep the cost down. I am going to use 1-1/8 board for top, bottom, front and back and 5/8 for side panels.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/details.php?id=43
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article237-page1.html
    http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscraper/nova/229/woodenpc/
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article644-page1.html
    http://www.voidedwarranty.com/PC_Case_Reviews/p2_articleid/46
    http://www.techimo.com/forum/t176643.html
    http://www.instructables.com/id/EAGGY1YGSCEP287G7L/
    http://home.no.net/flops/modd.htm
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/442
    http://www.waiteworks.com/case1.html
     
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    Materials

    These are what I am going to start with. An old steel case and two pieces of laminated pine boards.
     

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    Just learned how to post images!
     
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    Cutting board.
     

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    can't wait to see it when it's done
     
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    Good on you mate, try something different. There is only so much you can do with paint, there are so many other materials out there that can be used.
     
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    Tenon and mortise
     

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    Best of luck with the project! To me personally it still just screams fire hazard.. although after reading the second link, how he built it.. the temperature wasn't too bad. Always thought of wood as an insulator... then again, I have been wrong before. :roll:
     
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    still ongoing
     

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    You wont have to worry about it getting stolen since it probably weighs a lot.
    Cool Idea though.
     
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    Sure, especially not many people can tell what it is from outside when it is done. Haha^^
     
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    a little bit assembly
     

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    Not to say anything about your build, but it seems a bit long.

    Very well done so far though.
     
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    Sorry for the delay and thanks for being patient.
     

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    wow, wish i could do that with my pc
     
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    panel
     

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    cooling fans
     

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    (almost) ready for painting
     

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    where do the front fans vent to?
     
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    It goes down.
     

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    Nice workshop and tools. Thanks for posting. Good luck with completing. Personally, I don't like the case... way too complex and not elegant enough... but I can see it's made with a lot of time + care and you get credit for that!
     
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    ah i see, very good :)
     
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    In the finishing room
     

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    System in:
    C2D E6600
    Asus Commando
    Crucial Ballistic Tracer 2GB
    MSI fanless 8600GTS
     

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    HDD has not arrived yet. 80GB IDE for testing. Too bad, the huge heat sink on the video card block the 1st PCI slot, the sound card won't be able to get in.
     

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