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O.A.C - OpenAirCase


New Member
Feb 4, 2014
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To view this case mod, go here.

Gigabyte GA-790FXTA-UD5
AMD Phenom II X3 720 BE @ X4 3.4GHz
Sapphire HD6850 1GB + AC Accelero S1
G.Skill Ripjaws 2×2GB DDR3
FSP Raider 550W

My goal was to design and create an open-air style case. What’s the point to cover all the goods right? My father is a carpenter and I’m studing at University which involved in Wood Sciences… so yes my material was wood. I know and love this material and a laser-cutter machine was available so the main concept was built on it.

I am very proud that the O.A.C is not only work with my hardware. Everything is exchangeable. There is an another almost finished O.A.C which is owned by my godfather who has got completely different hardware. I am also satisfied with the motherboard tray which is removable and it can be use as a ’bench-desk’. So if the user buy a new product it’s easy to test it or just overclocking like a pro.

The O.A.C has also got a LED illumination with an on/off button. And there is a detachable plexiglas side cover if you like it better without it. At last if you want to go a LAN party there is a handle to carry your O.A.C.

Pictures shot by Attila Nagy
Aug 23, 2011
44 (0.01/day)
Austin, TX
System Name Squarehead2
Processor Intel i7-4790K
Motherboard MSI Gaming 7
Cooling Corsair H80i
Memory Corsair Vengeance 1600 32GB
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 970 OC 4G w/MNPC tech GPU Support
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD, WD Caviar Black 2TB
Display(s) AOC G2770PQU 144MHz
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal w/MNPC Tech WIndow
Power Supply Corsair RM650
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M60
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K60
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit
I voted 10/10 because:

The concept and execution of this is top-notch. Gorgeous woodwork - there's no reason not to use such a material in computer housings when done right. Love the plexi shield, too. If I were to have you make one for me I'd use an Asus Sabretooth with Noctua fans so that the colors would all be very natural. Someday maybe you could try a mATX version using some bamboo - it would be ultralight! BTW - I don't understand low votes on this build with no explanation. It is truly unique and deserves high marks.
Mar 24, 2010
4,966 (1.41/day)
Visca la Terra Lliure!
System Name Oh the name!
Processor i9 7900X
Motherboard Asus Rampage VI Apex
Cooling EK 360 Extreme
Memory 16Gb G.Skill TridentZ 3866
Video Card(s) nVidia 2080 Super FE
Storage 1 Intel PCIE SSD750, 1 Adata XPG 1tB, 2 Sam 840Evo 1TB SSD, WD Black 2TB, Toshiba 3TB
Display(s) Acer Predator X1 (32")
Case Rajintek Paean
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser boxy thingy
Power Supply ThermalTake 1200
Mouse Mad Catz Pro X
Keyboard Asus Claymore
Software W10Home
Very nice, but I voted 8 because it is unfinished/non working, more of a prototype studio thing (based on the photos!) Looking forward to see the final result. Thumbs up!


New Member
Feb 4, 2014
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Thank you! So many people said too that I should use Sabertooth and Noctua :)
Maybe some day ;)

Thank you ;)

Thank you! But It's finished. I use it everyday since it's done :)
Here some pics form the worklog, when it's power on:

My friend Attila Nagy who shoots the final pic deleted the PSU cabel on that picture when the LED is on.

Jun 20, 2013
39 (0.02/day)
This is pure 10. Yep, you need noctua and I don't like that blue theme in wood build. Led should be white or red. Cables sleeved in some pastel color, brown, army green etc. I give you 10/10 anyway.
Sep 22, 2010
22 (0.01/day)
Perfect work !
You are an architect, aren´t you ?
This is really nice rig, esp. the wooden ribs over the PSU !

I think that your system with so big coolers can work without fans, so it can be silent ! ::--))

really amazing craftmanship !
Mar 26, 2010
8,376 (2.38/day)
Jakarta, Indonesia
System Name micropage7
Processor Intel Xeon X3470
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. P55A-UD3R (Socket 1156)
Cooling Enermax ETS-T40F
Memory Samsung 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
Storage V-GEN03AS18EU120GB, Seagate 2 x 1TB and Seagate 4TB
Display(s) Samsung 21 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case Icute Super 18
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply Silverstone 600 Watt
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Sades Excalibur + Taihao keycaps
Software Win 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
i have to say the wood fins looks nice, kinda classis
its a refresh to see case from wood with wood touch
Jan 16, 2014
14 (0.01/day)
System Name Flying in a Blue Dream
Processor Intel i7 4960X
Motherboard ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
Cooling Corsair Hydro H110 (2+2 Push/Pull FAN)+ 3x140mm + 1x220mm FAN
Memory 8 x 8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866
Video Card(s) ASUS ROG Matrix 980TI
Storage 2 x Samsung 850Pro 256GB SSD RAID0 (OS), 3TB doc, 500 GB download disk + NAS Thecus 15 TB RAID6
Display(s) LG Ultrawide 29UM67 29"
Case Aerocool X-Predator White
Audio Device(s) Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Platinum + I/O Front Panel
Power Supply Seasonic SS-1000XP 80+ Platinum
Mouse MadCatz R.A.T. 9 / MadCatz M.O.U.S. 9
Keyboard Steelseries APEX / Steelseries APEX M800
Software Genuine Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
The idea is superb!
Built with art!
Improvable hardware ..

Jun 11, 2009
41 (0.01/day)
Processor AMD Phenom II x3 720 2.8GHz @ 3.6 GHz
Motherboard GA-MA790FXT-UD5P
Cooling CPU-Arctic Cooling Freezer Extreme
Memory 4GB Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 1600
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB
Display(s) 19" Philips LCD 1440x900
Case Xigmatek Midgard W
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply CORSAIR TX550M
Software Widows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Sep 2, 2014
443 (0.23/day)
Processor 1800x
Motherboard ax370 - k5
Cooling full - custom liquid loop
Memory 16gb
Video Card(s) vega 64
Storage nvme evo970 1TB + ssd 750gb
Display(s) c32hg70
Case h630 - modificated
Power Supply 750W - gold
Software 10 - 64bit
I voted 5/10 because:

don't like