Description

I took heavy inspiration from the Thermaltake Core P5 when making this case. However, the thing was massive, and I would have left a lot of the case empty as its more geared towards custom loops. The Core P5 is also very deep. I managed to get this case to about half the depth of the P5, which I thought was much more suitable to mounting on the wall.

The thing is basically silent, thanks to the Fractal Design S24. It quite expensive, but as I found out it's well worth it.

The SSD-only approach was mainly because I will be using this thing for 2D animations/3D modelling and rendering, so read speed was essential for all applications, along with the beefy 5820K and 32gigs of RAM that I used.

The case is made out of a single piece of MDF, along with 4 standoffs and a sheet of custom-cut acrylic. Two square holes were drilled in the board, behind where the radiator would go, along with holes for the motherboard standoffs, rommets and a few more for the clamps that hold the GPU and PSU in place.

I had a few issues while making this.

  1. The Asus x99a's screw holes actually vary slightly from the ATX Standards sheet that I followed. I'm not sure if it was my mistake on my end or something weird with the X99 boards, but all i had to do was fill in the holes with epoxy, and drill again about 1cm to the left.

  2. The ram almost needs to be hammered in to get the board to actually connect to the sticks. I thought I had got some bad RAM after the motherboard kept spitting '53' at me upon boot, but it needed a good shove into the slot is all.

  3. I sort of forgot to make a pinout map before sleeving my cables. Totally my fault, but luckily I didn't screw it up when following a diagram I found online!

Otherwise all the parts I got are absolutely fantastic and worked much smoother than I expected.

If anyone has any specific questions about anything, please ask away!

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Comments

  • 46 months ago
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What a cool build! heheh

  • 46 months ago
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+1 That is really awesome!

Please wrap some fabric around the sides though, or at least the top, the whole thing is open to dust! XD

  • 46 months ago
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Great Pictures! What camera do you have?

  • 46 months ago
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It's a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3.

  • 46 months ago
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Why is the GPU facing inwards?

  • 46 months ago
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I was wondering the same thing, however from reading the part list I believe it is because he created the case himself and possibly didn't realise till after he was done how it would mount. Or doesn't care lol

  • 46 months ago
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I originally intended it to face forwards, but the GPU's power cables interfered with where the RAM was seated, so I did some quick modifications and flipped it. It still works fine and dandy.

  • 46 months ago
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Maybe a backplate in the future?

  • 46 months ago
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Good idea, though I actually quite like the exposed black PCB look paired with the mobo like that.

  • 46 months ago
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Sweet I've just never wall mounted PC do that. Great build I actually kind of like it that way. It gives this build kind of a cyberpunk/homemade look.

  • 46 months ago
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Yeah the title doesn't really explain that you built the case from scratch, that's amazing. Great work man!

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  • 46 months ago
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Thanks! I dived into this one face-first and expected many things to go wrong, considering this is my first 'solo' build. But everything's been near flawless.

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