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Well I needed/wanted a new case. I wasnt really overly enthused with the cases available to me, not just their styles/size but their prices. So i set out to build my own case.
It's outer frame is 1mm Al. angle. The inner frame,which supports the MoBo is 2 mm angle. the base tray is 2mm Al. plate bent to shape. the top is 1 mm Al. plate bent to shape. The acrylic panels are 2mm cast acrylic.
The sliding MoBo tray is out of an old case i had. I have use it as it is a sliding tray, plus it was far easier to lighten this one then try and fabricate my own.
there arnt *that* many drivebays in it ATM, but i dont really need that many for now, however the bays for HDDs have plenty of airgap between drives
Considering the case is 600mm high, I suspect there is still room for expansion :)
Im not quite finished, Im waiting on some fans and ultrabright LEDs for it and I have to make a cut out for my optical drives but its close enough to show off now I think. Perhaps not really a *mod* as such, but im happy with what i have built.
i think thats about it, I plan to post some more pics etc on the forums.
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|nice lego man!!!|
|tou are a talent|
|YEAH nice!! one question: how do u put in CD dirves etc....?|
|niceness. better than those retail cases|
|nice colors and nice work.|
|Nice, kickz azz, Good Work!|
|that's the way i would build a case! really nice!|
|Nice good yo. I love the aluminum frame, cuz its light and pretty. But the colors, hmmmmm. Plz replace them when you install your componets. Besides that, nice work.|
|Heh....yeah well I honestly never would have clicked to the xmas factor unless my girlfreind told me. I really only used those colours cause its what I had stock of.|
|Mm, looks nice! I agree that the only way to build clear cases is with an aluminum frame. Looks cleaner and stronger|
|Finally someone who knows how to build a propper plexi case. An aluminum frame is definately the way to go. I did the same thing a while a go (posted on metku somewhere)The beauty of that system is that you can swap out plexi panels after Christmas without altering the internal framework.. Good job Gimp guy.|
|Nice job! This is a mod. You are building your own case :-).|
|Nice! I just wonder where the red and green will go after christmas. Kudos for origniality!|