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Topic Title: Building your own computer case
Topic Summary: Anybody here done that before?
Created On: 02/05/2010 10:51 AM
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 03/28/2011 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by: aus-amdfan

that thing is freecking awsome.it starting make me wanna build something like but with liquid cooling just for the wow fact


Liquid cooling isn't a bad idea with that case. The fan setup isn't the greatest and you can stuff a lot of parts that make a lot of heat inside of that case. I know somebody on another forum that has this exact case with a quad Socket G34 motherboard and four 12-core Opterons. The third CPU (the rear lower one as the board sits in the case) overheats in his system and he had to add in side fans to keep it from overheating. The case is well set up for water cooling as the side panels are large and can hold enormous radiators like 9x120s, there is lots of room underneath the motherboard for a reservoir and pump, and there is plenty of room for tubing runs. The only issue is that water cooling gets really expensive in a hurry. I figured it would cost about $400 to water cool my setup and water-cooling a quad CPU setup is closer to $700- and that's if you do not water cool the GPUs. Ouch.

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 03/29/2011 07:52 AM
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hhmm so dual mangy cores would seem to be the smarter choice for the hip pocket and the gpus i feel no need to liquid cool as i dont have it now and my 5870 seems to ovverclock queit nice without it .now to start desighning my case ill be building my own useing aluminim and perspex or making a mould and making the perspex part with a resin. would welding the alloy sub structure be better then bolting it togeather if so i better start practising my alloy welds at work lol

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 03/29/2011 12:27 PM
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If you can do TIG well, by all means weld it. It will be neat to see how well it works.

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 04/28/2011 06:35 PM
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Why build your own, shipping cost versus the price of your wages, for a $3000+ Computer.

On the hunt for a Chassis or need to see cool Images then check out my Thread here:

FAQ: List of "3U, 4U, 5U Rackable Towers" and "Full Tower" Chassis (Cases) for HPTX, MEB, and SWTX size Motherboards.
http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/...-motherboards-244764/

There are Chassis from $140-800+ for E-ATX to SSI MEB sized Motherboards, only the huge need apply.
If any experts could add to it then a tiny portion of the World will appreciate your efforts.
 04/28/2011 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by: 4P_Bulldozer

Why build your own, shipping cost versus the price of your wages, for a $3000+ Computer.



On the hunt for a Chassis or need to see cool Images then check out my Thread here:



FAQ: List of "3U, 4U, 5U Rackable Towers" and "Full Tower" Chassis (Cases) for HPTX, MEB, and SWTX size Motherboards.

http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/...rboards-244764/



There are Chassis from $140-800+ for E-ATX to SSI MEB sized Motherboards, only the huge need apply.

If any experts could add to it then a tiny portion of the World will appreciate your efforts.


Look at the bottom of the first page and the second and third pages of this thread. I ended up buying an enormous Chenming ATX-801F case, which can indeed hold a quad-socket SWTX/SSI MEB motherboard. I posted pictures; it's a huge case.

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 06/17/2011 12:36 AM
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will be starting my build in a few weeks .ive ordered in the alloy and started desighning the basic layout i was thinking about getting the danger den tower 29 but i like the idea of having something ive personally put together ill upload pick when i finish the desighn .would upload were im up to know butt it wouldnt be that impressive so ill give it a skip for now . as for tig welding me or my brother havent got a tig welder nor do we have one at work witch sucks but thats life.cheers mu for the insperation

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 06/17/2011 04:25 AM
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Rivetting works well if you can't weld. Most cases are built that way anyways so it's not a big deal. You could also just bolt the thing together. It really depends on your needs and the look you are going for.

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 02/23/2012 05:37 AM
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ive started building my own pc case and heres a teaser lol as ya can see couldnt find a tig so i had to use a mig welder but some stooge turned the heat up while i was getting a drink and kinda of made things diffacult .gotta love workmates hahahaha

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 03/17/2012 08:09 AM
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hey mu so this is what it looks like so far

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 03/18/2012 12:59 AM
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Dammnn that is smexy! LOL

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 04/20/2012 07:52 PM
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That looks very nice! Someday I will build a case, probably out of steel and aluminum, but for now the giant Chenming will have to do. I have to have some time and a workshop to build a case and unfortunately working 80 hours a week and living in a tiny house doesn't lend itself well to case modding. I guess it's all the same, I haven't had the time or money to mess with my wokrstation since I built it in 2010

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