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Beast Of Nature | ITX Scratch build in wood!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

Its time again for a new build and this time I am going to use my favorite material, wood! After lots of planning I decided it was going to be another ITX build that would still fit at least one 240mm radiator and long graphics cards if thats what I choose to go with.

 

The plan is to use closed watercooling loops for both CPU and GPU to make future upgrades easier. Ive seen quite a few wood builds over the years but nothing that really felt like me so this will be my version, should also be quite obvious what case I was inspired by ;)

 

Huge thanks to bequiet! and Asrock for helping out with the hardware for this build!

 

And here are a few 3D renders

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, BeardRex said:

Looks like what would be my dream Mini ITX case!

Glad you like it!

Its basically every thing I want in a build and in my favorite material aswell just to top things off :D

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, PacketMan said:

Woah, that's a really nice concept, I'd like to see a grey metal plate on top and front

I will actually be using 4mm aluminum that is probable going to be painted white :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
So this is how I will be bending and making the top and bottom "handles"
 
I need something to bend the thin sheets around so that was part 1 of the process and that was easily done with some MDF scrap pieces.
 
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Here is the template rounded and covered in tape to avoid the glue from sticking.
 
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Here is the material I will be using.
 
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I also made a outer part for the template by bending 5mm plywood, that will also help equalize the pressure along the curve.
 
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And now ever thing is ready to be glued together and clamped down, the grain of each sheet is going against each other to get a stronger final product. You can also see the template was made with "shelves" to make clamping easier.
 
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Here is a better picture of the layers.
 
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And I also made a second one the next day.
 
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holy shit this is crazy


PSU Tier List

 

  PCs and other things:

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Current PC

CPU: AMD A8-6600k (@4.2Ghz)

GPU: GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX

Motherboard: GA-F2A78M-HD2 

RAM: 8gb Patriot DDR3-1600mhz

Storage: Samsung 830 EVO 120gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM 

PSU: SeaSonicM12II 620w (I wish I didn't buy this)

 Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB 

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP

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New PC (getting parts)

CPU: i7-8086k [✓]

Cooling: EVGA CLC 280 RGB [✓]

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070Ti 8gb FTW2 iCX [✓]

Mobo: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO [✓]

RAM: XPG SPEXTRIX X41 2666mhz (Grey) [✓]

 Storage: T-Force Delta 250gb, WD Blue 1tb 7200RPM [✓]

PSU: 650w+ and ranked well

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C White

Peripherals: Logitech G305//Corsair K55 RGB [✓]

Displays: Asus MG248QR//Dell 1905FP [✓]

Extra: Sky blue front panel, sky blue cable extensions [✓]

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Other

Phone: Huawei Mate 10 Lite (China steal my data???)

Dog: Irish Water Spaniel, Lucy, 9 years old (I didn't know what to write)

School Laptop: Acer Chromebook R11 ((less RAM than my phone)

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

More work on the handles.

 

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I made grooves in the handles using the big router in previous picture.

 

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Now just cut both of those in half and I will have my four handels.

 

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And a few pictures without tape.

 

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Sweet project, is it based of the old Mac Pro or the Bitfenix Prodigy? Reminds me of both.


GAMING RIG CPU: Intel i7-6700K (4.7GHz @ 1.39v) Motherboard: Asus Z170 Pro GPU: Asus GTX 1070 8GB RAM: 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury Hard Drive: WD Black NVMe SSD 512GB Power Supply: XFX PRO 550W  Cooling: Corsair H115i Case: NZXT Switch 810 (white) Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64bit Monitor: AOC 27" QHD 144Hz Keyboard: Corsair K70 Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Elite Audio: Bose QC25
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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 3/19/2019 at 7:17 PM, CiBi said:

Sweet project, is it based of the old Mac Pro or the Bitfenix Prodigy? Reminds me of both.

Its not really based one any previous cases but Ive always loved the Bitfenix prodigy :)

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