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Book Shelf PC

t3naster

40 months ago

Hey all,

I love this site and the community and I'm looking for a help with my next build for late 2016 early 2017.

I want to build a new i5 gaming PC and want to put it on a bookshelf in my home library/tv room I want something that will fit a dual slot card and that will stay pretty quiet.

Most of all I want a case that I can potentially make look like a book spine from the side or like a small group of books (standing on end). I'm leaning towards the Silverstone Milo ML07 and make it look like three books together, any one have any other suggestions?

Thank you in advance!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your idea. I'm not sure how well ventilation will be if it's encased in books on both sides. That would be my main concern. Maybe liquid cooling with an external radiator? Also what if you want to use the front USB ports? If it were me I would want to make a custom case and turn the fake book spines into a hidden door you can swing open to get to the front ports.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to cut out a space for JUST the front USB.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The Fractal Design Node 202 is a popular option.

The Lian-Li PC-05 is quite possibly the sexiest HTPC case of all time, but it'll only work if you're okay with a $300 (US) price tag.

If multiple sides of the case will be blocked off from ventilation, you'll have to pick very heat-efficient parts: a high-efficiency, low-power GPU, an energy-optimized CPU (i3 6100T, i5 6600T, etc.), and a high-performing low-profile CPU cooler.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The Node looks about right too, I'll compare reviews with my initial choice. The Lian-Li version is very sexy but too flashy for my book shelf.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The ventilation was a small concern too, I wanted to have a nice mid range gaming rig so I was looking towards the Intel I5s and in the future possibly Nvidias 1070 or a next gen 1170 (in a couple years). I was thinking of just leaving a small space to one side of the case so it can vent well. I could also place a small dummy book to one side to give the illusion of seamlessness (not a word).

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