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[Case Gallery] Wood Computer case

Discussion in 'Case Mod Gallery' started by Gilligan, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Gilligan Guest

    To view this case mod, go here.

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    Specs:
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    DFI LanParty UT nF4 Ultra-d
    OCZ Platinum 2 x 512mb
    x800 xl

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    I built the entire outside out of wood. The 1" support beams are black walnut, and the panels are oak. I took the motherboard tray and the drive bays out of my old case and screwed them into the support beams. I had all the wood, so the whole thing was free for me to build.
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    COOL, always loved wood shop in high school. Great job..Crony
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    EviLZeD New Member

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    case looks awesome 8/10
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    error_f0rce New Member

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    Beautiful. If a hobbit had a computer, this is what it would look like I think :)
    8/10
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    Cool case, awesome working building it. However, two things bother me. No air flow? Somewhat poor wire management. Other than that, awesome job man. I gave you a 7/10.
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    most people that make wood cases don't do them right, but yours looks amazing. good job dude.
    8/10
    Crunching for Team TPU
  7. error_f0rce

    error_f0rce New Member

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    Good point, looks like its all exhausting through the PSU. I guess it depends on how functional you'd like it, vs how much for show. Perhaps a fan behind some custom wooden lattice might look nice?
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    Air flow has nothing to do with flashy looks though...Even the most simple cases will have exhaust.
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    Love the case...Hate the lack of airflow.....8/10 from me
  10. Live OR Die

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    looks good no air flow wouldn't wont my 8800 Ultra in there lol
  11. Gilligan Guest

    even though there is no airflow, my cpu idles at about 30 and peaks at 40
  12. Kreij

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    Beautiful. Minimalist design fits anywhere. 9/10

    What did you use as a finish (Polyurethane, Polyacrylic, etc.) ?
  13. Gilligan Guest

    so far i only used a fast dry sealer, this weekend i am going to varnish it.
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    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not know how much you know about finishes, but here's a little tip if you are ever using a poly finish.

    Polyurethane will yellow from UV exposure. For this reason, it is used regularly on oak as when it yellows it gives the wood that "Golden Oak" look.

    This, of course, is undesirable with other light colored woods (eg. Maple). Polyacrylic will not yellow with UV exposure.

    Polyurethane, however, is more water resiliant than Polyacrylic, so if you want greater water protection and and do not care about UV exposure, use Polyurethane.

    I have a bunch of Maple and Brazilian Cherry at home. I think I may have to give you a little competition. ;)

    I forgot to add that if you ever want a high-gloss mirror like finish, use shellac. Difficult to work with but the best for that type of finish.
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    love the wooden case, great build!
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    I voted 3/10 because:

    You need clean up all component and hide cables betters.

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