Hey Everyone! I'm back with another mini ITX scratch build. If you recall, I did one for my daughter: a Kai Lan themed case. Well this one is for my son, and will be a monster truck themed case, built much in the same way, with stacked laser-cut acrylic pieces. Here are some mockups out of Sketchup:
Moddersmart cut me some acrylic according to my vector files I sent:
I got some real rubber R/C monster truck tires from RC Planet online. These things are 3 1/4" wide x 6" diameter.
For hardware, I'll be using this Jetway mobo sent to me from Bit-Tech (as a prize replacement for a 220v psu)
To show you how big these tires are, I set one next to the mini ITX motherboard lol:
For power I turned to short-circuit.com once again for a picoPSU/power brick combo:
The Crucial DDR2 800 4Gb memory kit and 64Gb SSD combo worked so awesomely in my daughter's case, I saw no reason to choose otherwise for this build.
And of course, one cannot have a true miniITX build without one of these slot-load, slim-line DVD-ROM drives.
Here I'm placing the parts onto the base to see where things will fit:
...with one edge piece layed on:
...with the top layers on...
...and the tires in place:
Of course, I will have the body and fender pieces on both sides of the case, since it will be sitting on all 4 tires.
I'm going with a Grave Digger theme because a: my son likes that one the best, and b: it's one truck in which I can fit the components rather easily, thanks to its shape.
More to come this week as I work on adding some mesh to the outer pieces.