Description

Here is the successor to this build!

Link to buildlog of the new wooden case i am making: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/398078-project-space-saver-a-custom-wooden-scratch-build/

Let me introduce myself. I am Albert and I am from The Netherlands. My English is not that bad, but please do not comment on grammar and such. I am 16 year old and PC building is one of my hobby’s. I have built 10 to 15 PC’s last two year, mainly for friends. I already had a PC, the first PC I built. It worked but it was one big mess. I had a FX-6100 as CPU combined with a 7870 as GPU. Good enough for Battlefield and World of Tanks, the games I mostly play.

A year ago, in the summer holidays of 2013, I said to myself: I love to make things in our garage and I really want a nice PC. Why don’t you make your own PC case? One that no one else in the world has. And the next day I started to make drawings and build plans. At the end of the holiday I knew what I wanted. Gathering materials and actually starting to build started in autumn holidays. At the end of this holiday I finished cutting the wood for the side panels and floors, I still had to cut holes and refine them. This happened in Christmas holidays. After these holidays all the wood work was done. In the beginning of this year the assembly started. I only had time in holidays so it took me four months to assemble him. In May I started to buy PC components. I had everything at the start of summer holidays 2014. Here I started with painting and final assembly of the case. And at last I built the PC and Setup last week.

For the correct prizes, replace the dollar emblem with a euro emblem. Example: 100 dollar in the list is actually 100 euros.

Components: CPU: 4690K It is fast, and unlocked. I don’t need a i7 because I am mainly gaming with this PC.

Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z97 I bought this motherboard for its audio, and holy sh@t, it sounds amazing! My Fidelio’s finally sound like 140 euros headphones. And the bass on my Titan’s sub is much more controlled. O, and it looks kinda nice, always a bonus!

Video cards: 2X Sapphire R9 280x Dual X I could get these two power houses pretty cheap in a combo. They are amazingly fast, especially if you are coming from a 7870. The cooler on it looks good, but the build quality is not that high. They also have blue pcb’s, but in my case (see what I did there?) that is not a problem.

PSU: Corsair RM1000 Corsair. Gold rated. Semi passive. Enough power! And I got him pretty cheap in combo with my GPU’s

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x4 gigabyte 2133MHz CL9 The fastest MHz per clock I could get, and they look amazing. And corsair warranty is great, which is another bonus.

CPU cooler: Corsair H80i (Noctua NT-H1) This is an RMA from the H80i I had in my last build. The previous one had small cracks in the connection points for the hoses. And it cools my CPU amazingly well. This cooler in combination with Noctua NT-H1 gets my CPU with prime running for an hour below 55 degrees Celsius. That is with the fans (Scythe Grand Flex 1600 RPM) running at 700 RPM and the CPU at 100% load. When gaming I stay below 45 degrees Celsius.

Storage: Seagate 1TB HDD, Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB Already had the Seagate from my previous build. It works. More I don’t need in a HDD. I bought a SSD to try it out since everybody said they are amazing and what not, and they were right. I bought the Samsung one because it has a pretty good euro per GB rating.

Fans: Scythe Grand Flex 1600RPM These fans are great for the price. The build quality is outstanding. They move a lot of air. They are silent. And they are easily controlled by my fan controllers. I mounted 3 of them on the side for intake and 2 of them in push pull on my H80i.

Sharkoon System Fan 80mm 2000RPM Super cheap, will be replaced any time soon. I mounted two above the rear i/o as exhaust, and one in the bottom part as intake for the HDD/SSD chamber.

Artic Cooling 92mm Cheap and quiet. I mounted this guy on the top cover as exhaust above my GPU’s

Fan controllers: 2X Bitfenix Recon Already had one laying around. They are white so they matched my case. And they are touchscreen, which I think is pretty awesome.

peripherals: Monitor: 3X LG 22EA63V These are some fantastic panels from LG. Extremely good viewing angles (needed with eyefinity) and beautifull colours. Response times are good enough for gaming.

Mouse: Steelseries Rival Beautifull mouse, super fast. It has RGB Led, which suits my case Leds very well. Only downside is the coating they used on top of the mouse. It stains very easily, for me not a problem though.

Keyboard: CM Storm Quickfire TK It build quality is amazing. It has brown switches. The lighting is beautifull. And it is smaller than a standard size keyboard.

Headphones: Philips Fidelio M1 Dutch design and quality. I don't need more words to describe it.

Speakers: Trust Titan Stage 200W Extremely powerfull sound, did not asked for more.

Microphone: Trust .... Cheap, while remaining good quality audio recording for Skype.

Here some features of the case I made: - Two separate chambers, the top one for MB and GPU’s with extreme air-cooling. And the bottom one with the HDD, SSD, LED controls and PSU with most of the cables. - In the bottom part is a separate chamber with air-cooling for the HDD/SSD. This incorporates a 80mm fan blowing air in and the PSU fan taking air out. Since the PSU is most of the passive I drilled some holes in the back for air to escape. - There are two LED channels, one for the top part and one for the bottom part. You can control the top and bottom lighting separately. - This case has a wooden power button, you cannot imagine how good it feels when pressing it. Also, the bottom Led strip runs through the power button. - The top part has triple 120mm intake fans, compatible with 360 rads. - The top part has two touchscreen fan controllers with a total of ten channels. - The top part has seven temperature sensors so you can monitor the temperature in every part of the case. - The rear panel of the top part (where the H80i is mounted) can be easily removed to cut a bigger hole to make room for a 140, 240 or 280 rad. - The panels where the fans are mounted on are powder coated aluminum, made by my uncle. - There are two Plexiglas windows, one on the front and one on the top. - The top part has a double floor. There is a hidden compartment around the motherboard for all the tiny cables, mainly from the fan controllers. I probably forgot half of the cool tiny things of my case, but if you have a question about the case just place a comment down below.

I still have to work a bit on cable management, mainly all the big cables (24pin, pcie cables). The small ones, like fan cables and temperature sensors, are all managed already.

I will update this page when something I forgot comes to my mind.

I love to read the comments on my build so go ahead. Greetz from Holland

Edit: Changed the 280x crossfire for a single 970, i will ad another one in the future. I'm also working on better photo's.

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 84 points

Love it, thats true passion for pc's, The PC community shall applaud you

  • 64 months ago
  • 38 points

O_O HOLY ****, D= THAT SEXY BUILD. This reminds me of how pc building originally was. One of the best PC's yet. +1 =D

  • 64 months ago
  • 11 points

Thx!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna see that go up in flames so bad but it looks cool and very aesthetically pleasing

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude i like your build and you put so much work into it!!!! I was wondering how you liked this processor??? I was thinking of getting this Processor but dont know if it is the right choice. Things i do on my computer: Video edit, multitask, Music Production, SchoolWork and Gaming as well. Also i like to have alot of programs open. Do you think this cpu would be good for my tastes??? By the Way i like to overclock too to get extra perfromance or should i save up a bit and go for the 4790k???

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the i7 for your needs

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro i went with the 4790k sitting in a z97 gaming 5 with a noctua nh d15 as my cpu cooler. I have a question fort you though i was wondering if you think i should go with custom watercooling or not becuase i like to overclock pretty far because since you read my comment youll know that i need the power LOL. Basically i want far overclocks but a quiet system. Should i stay with my nh d15 and get some quieter case fans( and add a third fan to the nh d15) or should i go with custom watercooling and a bigger radiator( a 360 rad)????

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont know much about custom water cooling other than that it cost a few 100 dollar and performs well

  • 64 months ago
  • 11 points

65 likes in ONE MORNING must feel good. I mean WOW. This just cannot NOT impress any one. Such hard work and knowledge shows what passion you have for computers. It's unbelievable. This reminds me of what PC building truly was back in the day. Props. +10. _^

  • 64 months ago
  • 9 points

Holy mother of boobies!!! Do my eyes deceive me?!?

+1! This thing is sexy!!! I shall move in with you as a brother, you shall make me a case that is sexy out of brotherly love, I shall move back here after that!

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Too funny to not reply to! lol

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks, I love you too...

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Actually, I'll stay in Europe with you, New Zealand is ****!

  • 64 months ago
  • 8 points

Wouldn't be surprised if this becomes the most upvoted build on PCPartPicker.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless it tops 961 upvotes than I don't think so

  • 58 months ago
  • 5 points

I'm on my way!Already on #10.

  • 64 months ago
  • 6 points

One of the most unique builds I've seen so far. +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks, there aren't many wood cases indeed.

  • 64 months ago
  • 6 points

Haha, first I was like "pffft, this is so ghetto." But then.....wow.

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

Such skill.

Much win.

Wow.

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

AMAZING build buddy! :D One of the best I've seen. Love the dedication and love the design! +1! I applaud you!

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Heel erg mooi gebouwt, zou ik nooit kunnen! Zeer mooie setup! Erg uniek, wees er maar heel trots op! :D

  • 64 months ago
  • 6 points

Dat ben ik zeker. Ik heb er wel een jaar werk in gestoken. Ook leuk om te weten dat er meer Nederlanders zijn hier.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Ik ben ook NL ;)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Belgen zijn er ook! Waar heb je je onderdelen eigenlijk vandaan? Daar heb ik veel problemen mee...

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Azerty.nl Afuture.nl Alternate.nl

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Allemaal begint het met een A :D

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  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Fantastic PC Build! Great Initiative, well done!

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks!

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Now that's taking PC enthusiasts to the next level. Awesome build dude +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Thank you!

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

wow that's an awesome build ..and custom case wow +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

Wow! Only one day and I already have over 120 upvotes. You guys realy like my PC!

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

Of course we do!

You did that good of a job man, not to mention it is unlike anything we have seen here:)

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Bravo!!!! good job

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Completely amazing build. Well done.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

WOW, thats AMAZING! really nice, $70 for LED controllers was totaly worth! good job ! :DD

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

Agreed! Thanks.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

THAT IS SO COOL +∞

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh, my God.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

I love that mouse I have it as well plus the build is awesome.

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Truly great build and expert craftsmanship. You've created something that is uniquely yours, there's nothing else like it. Amazing work, thanks for sharing all of the details and photos!

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing...........

Did I mention that your build is Amazing?

Awesome Job man! I would +50 point you if I could!

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

HOLY MOTHERTRUCKING SHIZZLESTICKS! THAT IS AWESOME!

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

11/10 would upvote again.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Has no-one else noticed the rugby ball that says "Kappa"

I'll show myself out...

On another note the computer is incredible

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

lul. best comment on here

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It also keeps rotating in-between shots

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

OMFG thats the best rig in the world, and its home build! +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom sleeve the cables and do a custom loop, you will get 9001 upvotes

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Custom cables arive next month or so. Need more money first!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

But otherwise GIMME GIMME GIMME

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

the dream pc ever

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an incredible build. For 16 years old I am very impressed. You keep this up, get in touch with some people and do some marketing, you will have a very lucrative business on your hands. You design and build, get started up, hire a couple people to do the building while you do designing and marketing, and you're all set, buddy.

Good luck! Loved watching it develop through photo.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I love that case! +1!

Nice part selections too.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

You are very talented, nice one!

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

+↑ for the cobbled together computer tables. That's something I wood do. -^

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Big bed one monitor or small bed and 3 monitors...good choice.

Awesome work. Really enjoyed seeing the photos...however, I'm sure you'll change that case within the year if you are like my wood crafty friend.

I got the same GPU. I love it for the price and performance.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I just gave this build a standing ovation. If you don't get the most votes on this site by the end of today, there must be something really wrong here. BRAVO!!!!!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

10/10 Amazing, I love it so much.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

What's this thing weigh? Looks like a hell of a computer case. Good job. Have to move into some custom metal work someday and build a case out of that.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like 40 kilos's (80 pounds). Didn't measured it though.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, one of the coolest builds I've ever seen! Very nice.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Such a nice case you made, I'm very impressed +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn this blew up quickly! Nice build man!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Now this is dedication and passion.

Seriously good job and I hope you enjoy your master piece +1 :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

heavily breathing~

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

haha

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn... +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you make me a case :P just kidding +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Give me a year and 200-300 euros, then we talk.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

:) ok ill see

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

You do know i was kidding too, right?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

personally id never pay 300 dollars for a case so yes i know you were kidding but seriously good job

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

It cost me around 300-350 dollars, that is including wood, aluminum, fans, LEDs and fancontrolers and such.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Truly enthusiast-grade! And overclock that 4690k please! +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Soon dude, soon.....

Unleash the POWER!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely man, that computer is a beast!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Great selection of parts and a beautiful looking case you made +1 This should get #1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

hey uh, can you build my pc for me instead? i love this fakin thing

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You might want to get some dust covers for those fans but way to go on your homemade case. Looks great. Covering the interior with sound dampening material too maybe. Just spit balling ideas. +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I applaud your hard work and woodworking skills. I'm drunk so I'd probably cut off my fingers with a saw.

I do not like the disco show your lights produce. For some reason I feel they cheapen the build. Otherwise, wonderful.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been tracking this pc's journey on the highest rated the whole day. I applaud you for your incredible work on this beast. I could have never done anything like this.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

you've done quite a good job for your first wooden pc case. Well done!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Impressive work. Love the originality! +1

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW. THATS AMAZING. To your opinion, how does the audio on the motherboard perform, compared to a dedicated sound card? I kinda got stuck between getting a SBZ with a Gigabyte UD3H-bk OR Juz this board you have. :D :D

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Get this board, then you will have better features and the same audio.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

From my research, the DAC used is not the same. Because of that, the SBZ is better in sound.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Innovative! Should try making one for myself XD

+1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you could always make some cash as long as there is wood around. Excellent finish.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that's not what I expected when I heard that you'd build your own case. This thing is a beast. Goodjob on the wood. +1

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

AMAZING! wish I had materials and tools to build my own pc case :(

+1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

In the Netherlands you have plenty of stores wich sell all the stuff you need (And it's not expensive too).

Je bent waarschijnlijk Nederlands aan je naam te zien:). ga gewoon naar de praxis, gamma of een andere winkel daar verkopen ze dit.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! The case is great too, I bet if you made a case like that some would probably buy it! You really have so good craftmanship. GG lol

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had the drafting skills to create such a case!!! Definition of custom PC.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so awesome to see someone else my age so passionate about PC builds! Incredible job! :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build man. Well done

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow ziet er fantastisch uit, om het hout zo mooi te kunnen bewerken zijn zeker een hoop skills nodig. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. One of the coolest things I've seen on this site! Good job on the build!

I think we're running the same triple monitor setup!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Too. Many. Pictures.

Very well done, my good man. You put a lot of time and effort into this build. We salute you.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That is insane!!! I love it!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

very very unque coodos to you

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow that wood work is amazing! I am just learning how to use drill presses and band saws lol.

I am going to upgrade my pentium g3258 (used as a "stopper") to this cpu pretty soon and the video card I am planning on getting (MSI GTX-970) I'm sure would perform similar. I also plan on getting an SSD :)... So how does this perform w/ WoT? My current build (pentium g3258 w/ a gigabyte r7-260x) does actually pretty well with it: a mildy unstable ~50 fps @ 1600 by 900. I would like to foresee what my PC may perform like ;D

Also add me on WoT: DumDumCrew

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

so, you made a wooden HAF XB EVO.

very nice build, excellent internal, awesome case.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Origional...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

150 pictures woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Incredible work. After all the time and effort spent in the woodwork, why paint it over with white? A clear finish showing off the wood grain would make the whole thing look steampunk.

Fantastic effort, love the uniqueness.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics or it didn't hap- never mind

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, mooie build! Waar heb je die desk vandaan? Ikea of heb je hem zelf custom gemaakt?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Combinatie daarvan. Bureau met de kast erop is een standaard ikea bureau van 100x60. Het andere bureau heb ik al een tijdje, komt niet bij de ikea weg. Op dat bureau heb ik zelf een een nieuw bureaublad gemaakt. Bij het ikea bureau heb ik een poot weggehaald, in plaats daar van gaat er een balk onderlangs van het ene bureau naar het andere.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 This build is amazing. Great job with that case man, a true artist.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy ****, the amount of pictures. IT LOOKS AMAZING!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

this is amazing

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

It shure is!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

goed gebouwd en hij ziet er goed uit maar een vraagje heb je extra usb ports toegevoegd persoonlijk gebruik ik er altijd veel en ik kan je niet begrijpen als je kan overleven met allen de usb ports van het mb ???

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Ik heb een 6 poort usb 3.0 hub in mijn bureau gebouwd :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

nice nu snap ik het pas ik zou niet zonder kunnen

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is nice, I have no idea what else to say!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nuff said

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

TRULY custom built.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Brings new meaning to "Wooden PC"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

you need to go work for corsair. very nice

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It appears he's already working for cooler master ... Google 'haf xb evo' you will see a spitting image of this case

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build man. +1

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Got you to da 500

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

i like it when someone makes use of wood. It is simply beautiful and it is the best build I have seen. Wonderful job

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

dud dis build is beast +50 if i could

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Just create 50 pcp accounts :p

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Albert. Just want to say great build. I'm 15 right now and looking to build my first build. Just a question on how did you add LED under glow on your case??? I have LED lights for the inside of my case but don't know how to do underneath. My case is a NZXT s340 in "case" that helps. You've inspired me to keep going on with computers. Thank you so much. :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Use LED strips and stick them to the bottom of your case. Dril a hole or use the lowest pci expansion slot for the cables. Seems not so hard to me. Any further questions?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, thank you.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Albert, my names Alberto! Pretty cool, just that mine's a bit more exotic;p Anyways, I was wanting to know whether you have also built your corner computer desk as well. I have one but it has such an "office" feel that I'm thinking of building my own. I would like to know if you have any dimensions, blueprints, sketches, or anything if you did build it.

Thanks.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I did build it my self, but I do not have blueprints for it. I just added piece by piece over time.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

it looks like badass high-tech birdhouse of gaming power awesome job

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Shut up and take my money

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How much would you give if the case was for sale? Inlcuding LED's and fans.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Idk, maybe $110

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I would pay probably around $150-$170.... But thats only if I had money in the first place! Also, if you were building anoter one of these cases, how long do you think it will take you now that you have bulit it and know what to do?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that I'm actually looking at prices, I would have to say that the case is around $300 with fans and LEDs(Fan+LED=$220). Don't know how much wood costs or the glass though. You should at least get $100 profit so $350 should be good!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The cost of all the build materials would be around 100 dollars. And I actually didnt realize that the total cost of the fans and LED's is 220 dollars LOL!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm building a new one upcoming summer. It will hold the same hardware (ATX Mobo, 35 cm GPU) but is only 10 cm thick.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This brought a single tear to my eyes. I know a some many people have said it but I will say it again. Well done. Superb case. It looks really good and I'm pretty sure the temps stay cool with that triple fan on the side. Am glad your hard work and dedication paid off. If you had the time I'm pretty sure people would buy cases like this from you. +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Wanna know a little secret? I just started with new blueprints for another wooden case. Some specs: Dimensions are 40x38x10 cm, yes you read that good, 10 cm thickness. It will hold a full size ATX motherboard. Has space for a 32 cm GPU, 5 SSD's and one HDD. I won't paint this one, all original wood colour, combined with more then 2 metres of rgb leds that are controllable by cpu temps, loads, or other parameters. Excited? It's planned for upcomming summer, starting on the 4th of July.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't wait! If it's has the build quality and dedication like this case, I'm prettty sure everyone is going to love it!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait wut...... Im on US measurments... Took me a while to relize that 10cm is pretty thick. (It's 3.93701 INCHES for people too lazy to look it up) Why do you need it so thick? Well I suppose you said secret so I guess I will just have to wait and see!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That 10cm thickness is for the whole case. Imagine something like a silverstone rvz01, but then with a ATX motherboard and room for up to 6 SSD's.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I promise you, it's going to be better!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

He man ik ben ook Nederlands (dutch)!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job! +1!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh Damn! This is the Best, Sexiest build I've ever seen here in PPC, +1 & Thumbs up for your engineering and architectural skill. Building a case like that requires a very great attention to details from measurements, designs, functionality & every point that matters. I wish i could build something like that for myself too. With your skills, you could actually start your own Custom made Computer Case Business jeje, anyway Awesome build Buddy.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This is really good! What tools did you use, and how did you know the sizes/clearence needed for the fans, rads, PSU, and all that stuff?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous pc man! But I am just wondering if your thermals are any good because of the wood. I hope you answer this. Congrats for your awesome pc!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermals are excellent. Wood does not impact temps as far as i know. But I have 3 120mm fans blowing directly over my components, that could also explain my excellent temps.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh that's great! Well yeah, that could explain it haha. Thanks man!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

i wish i had the tools and time to do something like that. it's awesome

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice case, amazing! you have inspired me to do some similar case for my PC. i never seen wooden pc like this, everyones i have seen was just troll cases

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

this is amazing!!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

wow that custom case looks absolutely amazing! where did you get the parts from? I'm from the Netherlands as well and want to start building my own PC. but I don't really know where to get the cheapest parts, from not too many different shops. can you help me out? that would be great :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Ga naar nl.hardware.info en maak daar een lijstje met wat voor componenten je wilt hebben. Dan bekijkt de site waar je het beste je producten kunt kopen. Voorbeeld: http://nl.hardware.info/wensenlijst/1094195/albert-de-vries/budget De producten in dit lijstje kan ik dus het beste halen bij megekko of afuture. Als er verder nog vragen zijn, stel ze gerust :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah kijk aan. Hartelijk bedankt! zo kan ik alles op 1 plek bestellen. ik zal waarschijnlijk nog wel met de vraag komen of de ''build'' die ik gemaakt heb mogelijk is, of hoe ik hem het beste kan (laten) bouwen. nogmaals bedankt in ieder geval!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

thats the best pc I've seen on Part Picker! Stunning

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build buddy.....at 16 years old to have that type of woodworking knowledge....the precision of your cuts to the counter sinking of screws...the angles that you cut are extremely impressive.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa 666 likes.... Lemme just add one more I feel uncomfortable.

+1

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This was a very unique build Albert! I've never seen anything like it! This is an example of a pure and true passion for PC's!! +2

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really impressed by the work you put into this. When I saw wood I had my doubts but no one can argue with the finished product. Very nice indeed. +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job dude! The building community needs people like you thinking outside of the box and coming up with new ideas to keep it fresh and alive. +1

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool... very much so

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

CM STORM QUICKFIRE TK Masterrace OMFG!!!

no srsly though, epic build!. Really goes to show that pc building is just that much more awesome.

Groeten uit Overijssel :D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This is THE COOLEST thing I've ever come across so far on here! Congrats man! That thing must weigh a TON. Wish I had the patience to do this. I would've left the wood grain on and stained it on the outside and coat polyurethane, though (just my taste, haha). Otherwise this is still realllllly reallllly cool. Props!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

This passion... the amount of work you had to put into this...

Just out of curiosity, if you HAD to sell, what would you price at?

Not that I expect you can put a price on that.

It's... beautiful.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! If I had to sell it, probably around 200 dollars. Just to get my money back for the LEDs and fans.

You might want to check out my latest project: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/398078-project-space-saver-a-custom-wooden-scratch-build/

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You are only 16 and managed to build this !!!!! Very impressve bro

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. That is an outstanding case build. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I am a student in 10th grade and I am interested in building a wooden pc case for a project at school. I have a few questions for this build.

1: How did you mount the motherboard to the case? 2: What kind of power switch are you using for this computer? 3: Will pine wood be good in terms of fire, heat, or electrical shortages?

Thanks! :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

omg, mass produce these and sell me one

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes me want to build my own case. Well done mate, it looks great.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Chrome crashes every time I tryto open the images hahaha

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

First I thought it was some kind of troll because i saw the wood and no pc related stuff. Afterwards, I changed my mind and gave u an upvote ;) keep up the good work man

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Brilliant

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This custom wood box is brilliant and beautiful. The innards are nice as well but if I could add something, I'd say try to hide the top LEDs looking at the diodes is the only eyesore. Other than that love it. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously awesome, I've been thinking of building a wooden pc, does the wood affect cooling? Thanks This is beautiful craftsmanship.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

thumbs up for world of tanks great game also great build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

k

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is an epic build!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

just asking bro. Where is your turn off restart switch with a 3.0 usb port, what do you call it and where you bought it. Thanks! +1 wooden pc diy

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy frick

+1,000,000

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not enough pictures.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Now this is is a DIY Machine. Honestly when I read the "Wooden PC" part I was a bit sketical. But man that turned out super-nicely

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

So.Damn.Sexy.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

So amazing - major league diy

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

He got an overclockable board and didn't overclock. WHYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

That's jawdropping

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Isint big-gross ?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Classy as I ever saw

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Mooie Pc! Ik heb alleen een klein vraagje, moest je bij de onderdelen nog BTW, invoerrechten etc. bijbetalen aangezien het uit een land buiten de EU komt?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow dude, this is absolutely amazing. I love that you strive to make something new, and something unique. The case itself, is just amazing, and how you made it, even better. Now, I'm not a pc, builder, but I wanna be. I have never built a single pic in my life, and I thought that I might want some pointers from someone who has built as many pcs as you have. This pic, will be mainly for gaming. (Minecraft, Call of duty, battlefield, ect.). And my budget, is just under 1700. Hopefully, you or someone else with the same level of amazingness as you could help me. Thank you.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

wtf how i need to do that +1

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Wish I could give +100, this is truly amazing, if you ever get the chance I would SERIOUSLY consider going for a job in a company to do with design, you're artistic and have some nice ideas, I especially like the multi LED's and how you've hooked up the fans, I want this PC so badly now... :P

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

"buildlog". I see what you did there.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish every PC had a case like that!

  • 58 months ago
  • 0 points

Where did you pull 2 grand from man ;-; I've saved ever penny I was given since I was ten and I still haven't collected that much...

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Bringing around the newspapers every morning.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

He sells marijuana in a coffee shop

  • 60 months ago
  • -3 points

All that to save money on a case.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

No he probably did it because he wanted to have fun building it and because it is his hobby to build custom pc's.

(Nederlanders zijn de beste)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

This case is priceless it's amazing, of course it's not for saving money.

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  • 64 months ago
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Depends on your skills with wood. I am pretty good working with wood, and it took me a year. Though its not easy building a beauty.

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