Hello there Random Stranger,
Welcome to my world,
now that I got that out of my system, welcome to my new project.
My father wanted a new PC and I, as the techsavy guy in our family, offered to build him one.
And as a special treat...decided to build him a custom case...just because i can.
Because i know that my father is a little bit old fashioned i decided to build him a retro themed case.
Inspiration was drawn from old radios and tv's.
The two main materials would be copper and wood, dark wood since wood tends to darken over time.
and it looks nice with copper.
The next premise was: it should be located on the desk to make it easily accesible...wich ties in with the first: should look nice since it had to be placed on the desk.
DVD Drive (so annoying)
Further Hardwware isnt much to mention since he gave me a pretty tight budget...
so i went with a
Pentium G4600 2C/4T
MSI B250I Pro
8 GB DDR4 Value RAM (holy fuck that shit got expensive)
some old Nvidia GT i still had (thanks to crypto that went through the roof right at the start of this build)
some DVD drive
so i got to work and started to visualise what i had in mind.
Here is a first peek using SketchUp (my fathers work area)
where its black there should be copper...
Those "renderings" convinced my father and i went to work.
Sadly there aren't many pictures as some got lost...don't know why though
after a couple of router passes i had all the 45 degree angles kinda right...
that was one pain in the back to do those...especially with an unprecise routerbit.
yeah.,...i made that picture with my smartphone instead of the DSLR...cant believe i did that
test fitting and adjustments
and yeah...its not copper...as it turns out i was too ambitious about that...couldn't do it myself as i dont have neither the tools nor the skills to do so. But i found a company which specializes
in cutting sheet metal according to CAD drawings (even one at a time).
Guess you need a little bit of luck too.
Now i have just to paint that.
This looks way nicer than i feared it might look.
As you might have noticed...the wood is actually playwood...for the same reason the copper is not really copper. Sadly i dont have a CNC so i had to outsource the wood cutting as well.
At least the openings i cut myself. (pretty lousy if one might notice)
But as nobody will ever see the inside or the backside....since it will be on my fathers desk for the next 5 years....
Thats it for now.
Thanks for reading along.