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mgcook 10-04-2007 12:36 AM

I'm building a new case!
 
Thats right.

I will need a bigger case for watercooling here soon. So i'm building my OWN case.

I have the design in rough form right now of how i want to build it.

I won't reveal the design just yet. The actual panels and such should be done this weekend. I have to go hardware shopping to get a few things first.

All I will say, is this thing is going to be a MONSTER. It will prob. blow some peoples minds when they see it.

eyeCpc 10-04-2007 01:50 AM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
That's called metal working there. Others would go with a full tower over the Antec 900 seen in your sig for water cooling setups. Between the pull out forward drive cages with 120mm fans there with a plastic cowling on the top one and the overall layout seeing the supply at the bottom it kind of throws things off for water cooling.

The fans included use four molex type 12v power connectors generally used on ide drives if your supply has the second rail for those. The only two plugged into the board here are the single 120 on the side cover and the Zalman 9700's own fan. Even without watercooling while great on air flow you still get cramped with cables when having extra drives installed.

Preacher 10-04-2007 08:42 AM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
Good Luck, custom cases are always the best.

lancec2c30 10-04-2007 09:39 AM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
And the most challenging. Definitely try to use the motherboard panel mount again.

saltynay 10-04-2007 10:47 AM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
easy make sure you get a rivet gun and a dremmel (rotary tool) and some metal working blades for your jigsaw and its a piece of cake to make as long as you do have some physical labour DIY skills

nhlrocker 10-04-2007 11:56 AM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
ill buy ur antec 900 of ya :)

mgcook 10-04-2007 01:07 PM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nhlrocker (Post 1204733)
ill buy ur antec 900 of ya :)

i'll what i want to do with it once i get this one built

mgcook 10-04-2007 01:08 PM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by saltynay (Post 1204696)
easy make sure you get a rivet gun and a dremmel (rotary tool) and some metal working blades for your jigsaw and its a piece of cake to make as long as you do have some physical labour DIY skills

i've got all the tools i need

and i DONT need metal working tools ;)

saltynay 10-04-2007 02:08 PM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
Are you using wood???? that comes with its own hazards such as the fact it insolates so cooling needs to be very well planned

eyeCpc 10-04-2007 04:47 PM

Re: I'm building a new case!
 
The only place I could see any application of wood would be for a face plate on the front of the case. You would still be working off of a metal framework for mounting the board, supply, drives, fans. Also make sure you provide for adequate cooling. A bottled up tight case will see higher temps overall.


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