Description

Edit: Thanks so much for the feature!!!

This is my second personal build. I designed and built this case from scratch. Overall this build took a month and a half to complete, as well as many chassis swaps and test fits. Most of the Case is made with ¼ inch wood and some ⅛ inch for the power supply mounts and front IO. The whole case is laser cut using Epilog Lasers. I initially designed a more round case but ended up not liking the look and the flimsy structure. I could have fixed the case by modifying its looks and structure, but it felt like a botch job so I started over again. Most of my inspiration for the second case came from the Razer Core since I really liked the grill that runs across the front and top of the enclosure. The second case was much more sturdy and imo looks much better. I think that if I put more time into the first case (round one) i could make it look good but in essence the case is complicated and would be hard to cut on a laser cutter. I am very happy with the final product and the way it looks and I hope you all do as well!

The Components:

7600k: I got lucky with this one, I was able to overclock it to 5.0 Ghz stable although the temps were not desireable (mid 80’s).

Asus ROG Strix Z270i Mini ITX: Unbelievable performance from this board. The fact that I was able to get it to post at 5.2 Ghz and a stable overclock at 5.0Ghz really shows the exceptional engineering that went into this board. (IMO Asus’s bios is the best).

GTX 1060 Dual 6Gb: Gets the job done.

8Gb Corsair 2400 ddr4: got a good OC of 2600 (ram prices are toooooo damn high!)

Corsair CXM 650W: the fan was absolute shite not recommended for silent builds.

It’s also a Hackintosh! I never use OSX, but cool that it works anyway.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 26 points

Do you smell it? That smell? A kind of smelly smell, a smelly smell that smells, smelly...

inb4

featured.

+1

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

your nose was not mistaken. :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

good, I wouldn't want to be wrong. Just make sure that the food doesn't ignite from the heat.

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

Haha. * snif snif * Is my pc on fire?!

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

Super unique case! If only its cable management was a little better haha. Great build!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I plan to make a revision to iron out some of the kinks.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

That case looks sick. Do you think that you could share some more info on it?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Shure! just specify what type of info. The temps? case dimentions?

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

This is the h frame mini I always wanted

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel like if it was some sort of metal and not wood, it would act like a big heat sink, giving you better temps with that fin like design. Just a random thought. It’s still awesome. +1

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

^ what he said :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! I saw that video and thats what his case reminded me of. Anyways yeah I totally forgot about it needing to have the physical contact.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

This is awesome! It looks great and well done. Just FYI though, the 1060 dual card you have does have a fan stop mode. You have to download a new BOIS (?) from Asus and it enables it. I have the same card. Fans stay off until about 60C.

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

BOIS

bios?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

HA! Good catch. New keyboard is messing with me.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I did not know that this card has a fan stop mode. Weird that Asus doesn't mention it anywhere on their website.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

That case looks dope as hell!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bro.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

So gorgeous from the outside, but the inside... it scares me.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

haha. Don't worry I fixed it in the new revision of the case, it's less scary now.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

This is really cool

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

In the first case the curved wood looks cool, and in both the burn marks add a lot of character.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Irwin came out with a case at computex that has a similar look to what I was going for with the first case. (Inwin 806 if your wondering).

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Who's Irwin?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

LoL. I ment Inwin. :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this is amazing! How much dust gets in? I'd imagine the PSU is full of dust! +666

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Well since its on my desk and the fans spin pretty slow at idle its not that bad. there is some buildup on the GPU fans but nothing on the PSU.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

WHERE DO I HAVE TO GO TO GET THAT EPIC CASE!!!

+1, good job and the feature

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! If there's a lot of people who want the case, you never know... might be able to get one. (keyword might).

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

So cool dude! Love the diy stuff like this, excellent job!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha i was thinking about making a custom case aswell, but wood never crossed my mind +1 for such amazing creativity

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I have access to a laser cutter, so i thought why not!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I just don't know what to say about this. I can't find any words that can describe how the case looks. +1 :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Awesome custom case and build. The change from the wrap to the fin design is amazing.

Thumbs up.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I thought that the fins looked better as well.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

WOw this is really cool

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

tHanKs!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

im building a build thats cheap and nothing like this lmao,

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

everyone's got to start somewhere. :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

well i got to start by finding a job.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

which is hard because i'm only 14

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

That Privacy Filter and Those Mount Points are 3legit5me. Good Build OP! I really like the design on the case! :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent work. I really enjoyed the balance of form and functionality in the case's design. There are various ways that you can add to the design. For example:
1 Use a SFX power supply which allow for a smaller case and less material used
2 Use two 80mm fans instead of one 120mm fan at the rear
3 Use a top-down cooler which will cool the chipset and VRMs as well Aside from that, bravo!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason I went with a atx psu is because its much cheaper. and having a 120mm fan in the rear means that i have the option to mount a AIO, also having the extra height in the case is helpful for airflow and cable management. Top down is not a bad idea but i'm afraid that it will just keep sucking in the same hot air. Thanks anyways for the feedback! Appreciate it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah understood.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't like to nitpick, but you might want to fix up your description, It says CPRSAUR Instead of Corsair, I do love your build, and the amount of creativity that went through it. A +1 from me!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, totally skipped over it lol.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

excellent work, What is the usb hub you used on your pc?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, i will consider it

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! Also, how much was the material (wood) and how did you hook up the power button? (i want to make a wooden PC case for a school project, but i'm not exactly sure about doing it)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! What program did you design it, and what program to create the templates to cut?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I used illustrator CC for everything. Not a single CAD file.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Real talk though that looks nice af

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp. I was just about to post my build of a 2600X + 1070 in a Vietnam War era box, disappointed that I couldn't find an LED metal power button, BUT IT SEEMS THEY EXIST! Do be sure to let me know where you got that, newegg declined to inform me that there is such a thing.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

eBay my friend. or Amazon if you don't want to wait. Just look up PC LED power button. :)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You are a lifesaver, thank you so much, I had seen these before, only they were either battery powered (I honestly don't understand Chinese companies) or for cars. Thanks man!

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool concept and build but please watch a basic cable management tutorial.

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

Um sir, you forgot you add you G300S to the part list... as well as your monitors

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just putting the PC parts up. Message me if you would like to know the rest.

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

I think you could improve your temps if u get custom cables and continue to improve the cable management for more airflow

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Because I am using an ATX power supply the cables are very long. Custom cables or a SFX power supply would fix it, but SFX is expensive.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom cables it is then :D

  • 25 months ago
  • 0 points

install macos on it already :p

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I has OSX on it already. I just prefer windows 10.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooooh does it? You know, I saw your keyboard and wallpaper and thought "this guy must love Apple!" but then all the pictures showed Windows on your screen, so that's why I commented ;)

Anyway, which Ultrawide display is that? How did you mount in on the wall?

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a LG 29um58 and it's mounted to my desk with a cheap versa mount. And I like low profile keyboards and the Apple one used was only $30!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point
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  • 25 months ago
  • -1 points

one word: cable management. But it is the only thing that you could do

  • 25 months ago
  • 4 points

..................Thats two words ..............................

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Shots Fired

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

CableManagement RETURNING FIRE

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

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  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, sry won't happen again, :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

btw, love ur profile pic, one of my fav movies

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time of cutting this case I was using an epilogue fusion machine at my high school. Now I use a K40 Laser and its been working great! I can definitely recommend designing your own case. I learned a lot, and it brings so much long term satisfaction!

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Wood won't combust until it reaches 300 hundred degrees C or so.