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Anyone have experience putting a PC in a case not meant for a pc :P

ResonantPixel

Basically I have an old oscilliscope, (I know super dangerous to pull apart w/o being properly qualified getting help from physics teacher!), I have access to a 3d printer. What I am asking for is any preperation tips, what should I be careful of etc? Basically chuck info at me :P.

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Be prepared to drill a lot of holes. Use the 3d printer to create platforms for the PSU and HDD/SDDs to sit on. Cable management can be a problem depending on the size of the container

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If you have enough place for everything - no problem.

Try not to bend your motherboard or some crazy shit :D Also don't squeeze anything or something and make sure you have enough airflow.

 

Knowing what kind of "case" you're going to use for that would be useful ;)

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Good-ish tip, when drilling or cutting pcie lanes don't just cut out a block, have pillars in between so it has some support, needless to say make sure it's lined up with your cards and mobo.

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I have thrown a couple of laptop boards into boxes/containers not meant for PC parts. Generally My best advice that I can think of at this exact second is to:

1 Go in with a detailed plan for what your doing. before you cur or remove any part of the structure check 3 times too make sure that your measurements are correct and that the part you want too put there will actually fit. This is doubly important for cutting IO holes in the exterior of the case because being off my even a mm or 2 can make it look a lot less clean. 

2 Use standoffs don't just lay the motherboard on the bottom of the case even if it is non conductive; some components on the back of the board may not like being sandwiched against the case.

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