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Geek Culture / Custom PC case

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Phaelax
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Posted: 24th Nov 2015 00:33 Edited at: 24th Nov 2015 00:35
Currently making something similar to this:
http://gajitz.com/mid-century-style-meets-modern-pc-in-dazzling-custom-case/
Sneak preview attached.

Haven't figured out yet where to put the power button.

Anyone else here done some case modding or built their own?

\"I like offending people, because I think people who get offended should be offended.\" - Linus Torvalds

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Airslide
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Posted: 24th Nov 2015 21:15
Never built anything like that but now I want to. I have my Windows PC hooked up to my entertainment center to effectively serve as a game console, and it would be awesome to have it blend in as furniture.

Is this the first custom case you're building or have you done it before?
Phaelax
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Posted: 25th Nov 2015 00:59
I've rendered ideas before, this is the first one I've actually attempted. But it's not my first wood working project.

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Phaelax
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Posted: 30th Nov 2015 01:47
I've made a log of my progress thus far on my website. I think I can finish it this week, the only exception is getting the fabric for the front.

http://www.zimnox.com/projects/woodcase/

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Dar13
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Posted: 30th Nov 2015 04:26
That looks great Phaelax. Wish I had an area where I could do some type of woodworking/case modding. Apartments aren't really conducive to that type of thing.
Phaelax
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Posted: 4th Dec 2015 01:01
I know how you feel. That's why I got a house last year. I found one for rent for no more than the cost of a decent apartment.

Almost done!

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Dar13
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Posted: 4th Dec 2015 01:07
Quote: " I know how you feel. That's why I got a house last year. I found one for rent for no more than the cost of a decent apartment. "

I'm graduating college in the spring and I'm starting looking for a job so hopefully I'll end up in a similar situation. Depends on which city I end up at though of course.
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Posted: 4th Dec 2015 03:12 Edited at: 4th Dec 2015 03:12
Looking nice! Are you thinking of getting one of those wooden trackpads for it?
Phaelax
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Posted: 4th Dec 2015 21:45
I would if the weren't $200! But the PC I'm actually putting in there is a cent OS server, so I'll mostly be remoting into it anyway.

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