Custom PC Case Build: Help with parts

  ArfanMaulana 04:48 08 May 2014

Hello. Thanks for visiting my first thread. So in a few months, I am going to build a custom case out of wood, and I need a few hardware helps, and I am going to start with this first:

Motherboard: To attach it, do I have to apply a special sheet/layer for the screw to fit in, or do I just drill the screw in?


  bumpkin 10:33 08 May 2014

Why do you want to do this and what timber do you intend to use, is it for appearance purposes.

When I was considering a similar project I was thinking on the lines of a standard metal case that slid into a wooden surround made from Oak or mahogany faced ply finished with French polish. This would give a secure fixing for the components and easy access to the innards if required.

  ArfanMaulana 12:26 08 May 2014

bubkin, I haven't decided yet. I don't really know what is available now.

MechKB, well, I am also into upgradability. Changing the motherboard and all. I don't want all my work to go to waste!

  bumpkin 12:50 08 May 2014

Unless you want it to be monstrous great thing you need something fairly thin but also stable due to the heat factor which is why I was thinking about 10mm ply. Anyway good luck with it.

  BRYNIT 12:55 08 May 2014

If you do a search you will find people that have built a wooden computer case and how they did it.

  bumpkin 13:08 08 May 2014

BRYNIT, I have just had a browse and there is some truly amazing stuff that people have done. I wish I had that kind of imagination.

  ArfanMaulana 13:57 08 May 2014

I tried searching on how people made these cases, but not how they built it. The components, the parts, the screws, I found none of those. But if you found anything, please tell me! Send a URL

  john bunyan 14:48 08 May 2014

MechKB 2

The link wood (sic) not work, for me; got "Page could not be displayed" message.

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