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As the title says this will be a work log of my first try at a custom PC case. I do not have what I would call professional tools or skills. So keep your criticisms mild.
What am actually doing is using what I can from my old HAF932 and trying to turn it into something smaller that blends in well with the room.






Sorry about blurry picture.

The motherboard will be in the middle, psu on the bottom and odd and ssd/hdd on the top

I plan on cutting holes for some 2x120mm fans and probably a 220mm fan

This build is far from finished so keep checking back...Thanks for looking! :toast:
 
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LMAO!! :roll::roll::roll:
Props for not wasting a good old piece of shelf. Really innovative.
 
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Looks interesting, one note tho with wooden cases computer bugs love them!

 

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Looks quite good! What you could do on one level is find a full size ATX tray and somehow mount it so it will slide in and out the back then setup your water loop on another level.
 

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Looks quite good! What you could do on one level is find a full size ATX tray and somehow mount it so it will slide in and out the back then setup your water loop on another level.
Thanks

Ill have to figure out how to cram a pump,res,and a 240 rad in there...the rad may have to go on the outside!
 

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This is going to be sweet!!!

As I was telling you earlier, I just picked up this!




 

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That is a nice case man!
 

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That is a nice case man!
60$ free ship you can't beat it!! Been eyeing the Tempest 410 Elite but it was 30$ more and only thing different was the clear side panel so I opted to get the non elite and I talked to retell in the NZXT support forum here at TPU and he tells me that I can buy the elite side panel whenever I wanted to!! So if I want the clear sidepanel I can just order it later.
 

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60$ free ship you can't beat it!! Been eyeing the Tempest 410 Elite but it was 30$ more and only thing different was the clear side panel so I opted to get the non elite and I talked to retell in the NZXT support forum here at TPU and he tells me that I can buy the elite side panel whenever I wanted to!! So if I want the clear sidepanel I can just order it later.
Awesome :rockout:
 

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HAF + IKEA= jbunch07 prototype 1.0 :laugh:



now if you can hang the mobo upside down (not sure if feasible) and water cool everything you would have a rig that's less likely to short out if you get a leak :pimp:

*** EDIT- great idea on the case BTW!!! ***
 
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HAF + IKEA= jbunch07 prototype 1.0 :laugh:



now if you can hang the mobo upside down (not sure if feasible) and water cool everything you would have have rig that's less likely to short out if you get a leak :pimp:

*** EDIT- great idea on the case BTW!!! ***
I never thought about hanging the motherboard upside down...it going to be mounted to the middle shelf so im sure it could work I may have to play around with that! thanks! :toast:
 

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Long live the apogee GTZ! I ordered a mounting kit for socket 1155/56 today from frozen cpu. :)
but I decided to go ahead and bust out the flitz polish and clean up the base a little. turns out to be mirror finish and flat as a razor! :rockout:





 
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HAF + IKEA= jbunch07 prototype 1.0 :laugh:



now if you can hang the mobo upside down (not sure if feasible) and water cool everything you would have a rig that's less likely to short out if you get a leak :pimp:

*** EDIT- great idea on the case BTW!!! ***
Perfect description "HAF + IKEA" <----:nutkick:
 

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Does anyone know where I can find 1/4bspp x 1/4 barbs?
The gtz uses 1/4bspp x 3/8 barbs but if I could find barbs for 1/4 in diameter I could use smaller tubing with needing adapter fittings
 

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Is that a good speechless or a bad speechless?
What can I say? It is a file cabinet from walmart! That thing is going to get HOT REALLY HOT! What else can I say? Umm, I do not want to get too critical, So I best leave it at that. The nob on it really brings it all together.
 

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I doubt it will get that hot...its going to have fans all over the place so I'm not worried about that.
 

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I doubt it will get that hot...its going to have fans all over the place so I'm not worried about that.
Thick wood is an insulator of heat. But yeah A for effort. Just don't kick that thing when you are all done.
 

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Thick wood is an insulator of heat. But yeah A for effort. Just don't kick that thing when you are all done.
Thick wood also isolates sound (+ for your -). Fans should do fine to pull the heat out of there.

Stick to your guns man- as you build you will come across items to fix or improve for version 2.0
 

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Speechless. I hope to see more though. keep us informed.
 

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Speechless. I hope to see more though. keep us informed.
How many posts today? 50? You'll get your 5k but how about some more constructive posting?

P.S> no need to post a response

** more constructive anyway ***
 
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How many posts today? 50? You'll get your 5k but how about some more constructive posting?

P.S> no need to post a response
LOL you funny.
Okay some questions. Are you going to cut holes in the side or door for the CD/ROM Or just open the door to use it?
You do know you can not paint your case so you are kind of stuck with that look, So will you put any kind of art work or stickers on it? I mean plain is all well and good but come on!

Are you going to cut any vents for the PSU? How do you plan to mount the HHD(s)? How are you going to mount the MB? How are you going to mount the Video card(s)?

This better? OH BTW Only 10 more posts to go!!!!!
 
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jbunch07, I like where this is going. Some 120mm case fans should remove hot air from that nicely. I also see the point of this build, you want a PC that's there and usable but doesn't scream, "Hey look at me, I'm something worth stealing" etc.
 

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The psu and odd will have holes cut. The odd will be usable with out having to open the door The motherboard will be mounted on a tray that will be mounted to a shelf with holes cut for the io panel and any expansion slots I use will be taken care of as well...the ssd will most likely be hard mounted to one of the shelves probably the one with the odd
As for the door I will most like put a 220mm fan on it but we'll see