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  1. #31

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    So I kind of want to add onto this thread as it's somewhat relevant, I think I'm at the conclusion of GENUINELY constructing the physical case of my puter this year my bloody self. I got to that point as it would be more time consuming and more pricier to buy an old Dell XPS 600 case (they go for around 100-150 dollars) and modify that to my liking. It might actually be better to get a giant flat piece of metal and fabricate it as I have specific needs and a specific design.
    Good idea, but a matter of economics of course. Make a drawing of your specified case, decide what sheet material to make it out of, perhaps purchase that, and take it to a local HVAC/sheet metal shop with a heavy duty break to have the parts bent. A guy or gal that knows a break should be able to do it in less than an hour, but will most likely charge a minimum. Get a quote. Add it all up and see what you have.

    Laugh if you will, but I plan on making mine out of a rare wood. A small cabinet so to speak. It'll be ornate like the old time tabletop radios.

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  2. #32

    I was thinking about building my own case but my skills aren't in that area, so I bought the Corsair 650D, which is a good, base platform to work from and I can modify whatever I need. I'm using it because it's sturdy, roomy and great for cooling (at least for me). I've seen some fantastic homemade cases, but I'm just not that mechanical... maybe for my next build... Good luck with yours!
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  3. #33

    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Post pics of the build, we are looking forward to seeing it!
    Surely I will. The CPU was supposed to arrive last friday. I think that the holyday slowed things down. Memory will be here probably until thrusday or friday. Can't wait to have all parts together.

    ~Looking forward~

    Next part to be ordered in second half of april will be the MoBo. My first thought was Asus Rampage IV Formula, but I'm considering ASRock X79 Extreme9. Their specs and prices are similar.

    ASRock X79 Extreme9 (Newegg): US$ 349,00 (baseline)
    ASRock X79 Extreme9 (ML Brasil): R$ 1050,00 (+48%)

    Asus Rampage IV Formula (Newegg): US$ 369,00 (baseline)
    Asus Rampage IV Formula (ML Brasil): US$ 1175,00 (+52%)

    It would be nice if I could buy from Newegg without paying Delivery Duty (DDP). That huge tax (50-60%) summed to portage costs would make those boards as expensive as US$ 569,00 (R$ 1190,00) and US$ 599,00 (R$ 1260,00) respectively, more expensive than here.


    I'm not familiar with ASRock, as I've never used one of their motherbpards, but I've been extremely impressed with the ASUS boards I've used recently. They have all been Z77-1155-based boards, though.
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  4. #34

    I simply don't have time to screw around trying to build my own cases. Too many other hobbies, kids, activities, a full time job, etc.
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  5. #35

    Laugh if you will, but I plan on making mine out of a rare wood. A small cabinet so to speak. It'll be ornate like the old time tabletop radios.
    That's a art ! Wonderful !

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