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Aesthetic (Scratch Build, DIY Wooden PC)

by NilsN

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85 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 1, 2017

Date Built

June 3, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.7GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

41.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

79.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.59GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.01GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

Edit: Thanks so much for the feature!!!

This is my second personal build. I designed and built this case from scratch. Overall this build took a month and a half to complete, as well as many chassis swaps and test fits. Most of the Case is made with ¼ inch wood and some ⅛ inch for the power supply mounts and front IO. The whole case is laser cut using Epilog Lasers. I initially designed a more round case but ended up not liking the look and the flimsy structure. I could have fixed the case by modifying its looks and structure, but it felt like a botch job so I started over again. Most of my inspiration for the second case came from the Razer Core since I really liked the grill that runs across the front and top of the enclosure. The second case was much more sturdy and imo looks much better. I think that if I put more time into the first case (round one) i could make it look good but in essence the case is complicated and would be hard to cut on a laser cutter. I am very happy with the final product and the way it looks and I hope you all do as well!

The Components:

7600k: I got lucky with this one, I was able to overclock it to 5.0 Ghz stable although the temps were not desireable (mid 80’s).

Asus ROG Strix Z270i Mini ITX: Unbelievable performance from this board. The fact that I was able to get it to post at 5.2 Ghz and a stable overclock at 5.0Ghz really shows the exceptional engineering that went into this board. (IMO Asus’s bios is the best).

GTX 1060 Dual 6Gb: Gets the job done.

8Gb Corsair 2400 ddr4: got a good OC of 2600 (ram prices are toooooo damn high!)

Corsair CXM 650W: the fan was absolute shite not recommended for silent builds.

It’s also a Hackintosh! I never use OSX, but cool that it works anyway.

Comments Sorted by:

syg101 3 Builds 26 points 10 months ago

Do you smell it? That smell? A kind of smelly smell, a smelly smell that smells, smelly...

inb4

featured.

+1

NilsN submitter 1 Build 5 points 10 months ago

your nose was not mistaken. :)

syg101 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

good, I wouldn't want to be wrong. Just make sure that the food doesn't ignite from the heat.

NilsN submitter 1 Build 4 points 10 months ago

Haha. * snif snif * Is my pc on fire?!

mrvideo117 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

Super unique case! If only its cable management was a little better haha. Great build!

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks! I plan to make a revision to iron out some of the kinks.

itmmckernan 3 points 10 months ago

That case looks sick. Do you think that you could share some more info on it?

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Shure! just specify what type of info. The temps? case dimentions?

nakaman 3 Builds 3 points 10 months ago

This is the h frame mini I always wanted

Osengj0901 2 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

I feel like if it was some sort of metal and not wood, it would act like a big heat sink, giving you better temps with that fin like design. Just a random thought. It’s still awesome. +1

LeMMingSlayeR 17 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

It could, but would require physical contact with the CPU heat spreader to conduct any meaningful amount of heat. There are cases out there that passively cool the system by this method. Calyos is a company at the forefront of this idea. Here is a really cool video of a case that cools your CPU and GPU.

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

^ what he said :)

Osengj0901 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Yes! I saw that video and thats what his case reminded me of. Anyways yeah I totally forgot about it needing to have the physical contact.

SneakierEmperor 3 Builds 2 points 10 months ago

This is awesome! It looks great and well done. Just FYI though, the 1060 dual card you have does have a fan stop mode. You have to download a new BOIS (?) from Asus and it enables it. I have the same card. Fans stay off until about 60C.

Tech22 1 Build 3 points 10 months ago

BOIS

bios?

SneakierEmperor 3 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

HA! Good catch. New keyboard is messing with me.

NilsN submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks! I did not know that this card has a fan stop mode. Weird that Asus doesn't mention it anywhere on their website.

CobyBryan 2 points 10 months ago

That case looks dope as hell!

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks bro.

cooperj600 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

This is really cool

maribor 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

In the first case the curved wood looks cool, and in both the burn marks add a lot of character.

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Irwin came out with a case at computex that has a similar look to what I was going for with the first case. (Inwin 806 if your wondering).

Tech22 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Who's Irwin?

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

LoL. I ment Inwin. :)

Tech22 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Wow, this is amazing! How much dust gets in? I'd imagine the PSU is full of dust! +666

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks! Well since its on my desk and the fans spin pretty slow at idle its not that bad. there is some buildup on the GPU fans but nothing on the PSU.

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

WHERE DO I HAVE TO GO TO GET THAT EPIC CASE!!!

+1, good job and the feature

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks! If there's a lot of people who want the case, you never know... might be able to get one. (keyword might).

Bootsyy 5 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

So cool dude! Love the diy stuff like this, excellent job!

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

jsoutherland89 4 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Was hoping this one would get featured. Good job!

NilsN submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks!

coolasice 1 point 10 months ago

Haha i was thinking about making a custom case aswell, but wood never crossed my mind +1 for such amazing creativity

NilsN submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

Thanks! I have access to a laser cutter, so i thought why not!

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 10 months ago

I just don't know what to say about this. I can't find any words that can describe how the case looks. +1 :)

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

:)

Gooberdad 8 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Wow. Awesome custom case and build. The change from the wrap to the fin design is amazing.

Thumbs up.

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks! I thought that the fins looked better as well.

godeejay 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

WOw this is really cool

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

tHanKs!

ssjg5rlly 1 point 10 months ago

im building a build thats cheap and nothing like this lmao,

NilsN submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

everyone's got to start somewhere. :)

ssjg5rlly 1 point 10 months ago

well i got to start by finding a job.

ssjg5rlly 1 point 10 months ago

which is hard because i'm only 14

Mtthwmths 2 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

That Privacy Filter and Those Mount Points are 3legit5me. Good Build OP! I really like the design on the case! :)

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Haha thanks!

Soul_Est 1 point 10 months ago

Excellent work. I really enjoyed the balance of form and functionality in the case's design. There are various ways that you can add to the design. For example:
1 Use a SFX power supply which allow for a smaller case and less material used
2 Use two 80mm fans instead of one 120mm fan at the rear
3 Use a top-down cooler which will cool the chipset and VRMs as well Aside from that, bravo!

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

The reason I went with a atx psu is because its much cheaper. and having a 120mm fan in the rear means that i have the option to mount a AIO, also having the extra height in the case is helpful for airflow and cable management. Top down is not a bad idea but i'm afraid that it will just keep sucking in the same hot air. Thanks anyways for the feedback! Appreciate it!

Soul_Est 1 point 10 months ago

Ah understood.

TheOutRageousEgg 1 point 10 months ago

I don't like to nitpick, but you might want to fix up your description, It says CPRSAUR Instead of Corsair, I do love your build, and the amount of creativity that went through it. A +1 from me!

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks, totally skipped over it lol.

TheOutRageousEgg 1 point 10 months ago

No problem!

moncho1987 1 point 10 months ago

excellent work, What is the usb hub you used on your pc?

moncho1987 1 point 9 months ago

thanks, i will consider it

WeCraft 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome! Also, how much was the material (wood) and how did you hook up the power button? (i want to make a wooden PC case for a school project, but i'm not exactly sure about doing it)

Four_Balls 5 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Amazing build! What program did you design it, and what program to create the templates to cut?

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks! I used illustrator CC for everything. Not a single CAD file.

QKwoep 1 Build 1 point 8 months ago

Real talk though that looks nice af

DERPYOP 1 point 1 month ago

Welp. I was just about to post my build of a 2600X + 1070 in a Vietnam War era box, disappointed that I couldn't find an LED metal power button, BUT IT SEEMS THEY EXIST! Do be sure to let me know where you got that, newegg declined to inform me that there is such a thing.

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 29 days ago

eBay my friend. or Amazon if you don't want to wait. Just look up PC LED power button. :)

DERPYOP 1 point 16 days ago

You are a lifesaver, thank you so much, I had seen these before, only they were either battery powered (I honestly don't understand Chinese companies) or for cars. Thanks man!

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 12 days ago

No problem :)

BurnTheConsoleUser 1 point 1 month ago

Cool concept and build but please watch a basic cable management tutorial.

fortking 2 Builds 0 points 10 months ago

Um sir, you forgot you add you G300S to the part list... as well as your monitors

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I'm just putting the PC parts up. Message me if you would like to know the rest.

DeltaForceGM01 0 points 10 months ago

I think you could improve your temps if u get custom cables and continue to improve the cable management for more airflow

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Yes. Because I am using an ATX power supply the cables are very long. Custom cables or a SFX power supply would fix it, but SFX is expensive.

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

Custom cables it is then :D

Arminecraft 1 Build 0 points 10 months ago

install macos on it already :p

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

I has OSX on it already. I just prefer windows 10.

Arminecraft 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Ooooh does it? You know, I saw your keyboard and wallpaper and thought "this guy must love Apple!" but then all the pictures showed Windows on your screen, so that's why I commented ;)

Anyway, which Ultrawide display is that? How did you mount in on the wall?

NilsN submitter 1 Build 2 points 10 months ago

It's a LG 29um58 and it's mounted to my desk with a cheap versa mount. And I like low profile keyboards and the Apple one used was only $30!

NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago
  • Vesa *
frostmaster468 -1 points 10 months ago

one word: cable management. But it is the only thing that you could do

RhettRO55 1 Build 4 points 10 months ago

..................Thats two words ..............................

NavyVet83 2 points 8 months ago

Shots Fired

BurnTheConsoleUser 1 point 1 month ago

CableManagement RETURNING FIRE

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NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

:)

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ThoughtA staff 2 points 10 months ago

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

MasonGamingOP 1 point 10 months ago

ok, sry won't happen again, :)

MasonGamingOP 1 point 10 months ago

btw, love ur profile pic, one of my fav movies

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NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks!

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NilsN submitter 1 Build 1 point 10 months ago

Wood won't combust until it reaches 300 hundred degrees C or so.