Hello. I've done a few mods in the past, the most prominent of which being a G5 mod and another scratch build - a plexiglass computer case to fit Micro ATX.
This is again a Micro ATX build with the use of aluminium from an XPS 710, acrylic, pine wood, and MDF. It sounds like a massive variation of materials but I'm hoping that the differences will make it stand out (obviously in a positive way).
I'll be editing and adding stuff to this project throughout the next few weeks and I'm hoping to keep it as updated as possible. Unfortunately I only have an old Canon point and shoot camera with a battery that lasts up to an hour; however I'm hoping that it won't let me down.
Anyway, I just received some components through the door; as well as my baby Dremel, the 300-30, recommended by bit-tech. My friend just got a bit annoyed at me because I'm using butt joints instead of mitre joints; I would happily turn back and do all the corners using butt joints however I've cut most of the wood so its a little late to turn back...
Some Sketchup generated designs:
I keep editing the sketchup design so its a little difficult to stay on top of things. The latest obstacle being, that there is an indent in the aluminium so the wood has to be moved inwards by 21mm.
Now for the hardware:
i7 860, for socket 1156 @ 2.8Ghz (no over clocking just yet).
Asus Maximus III Gene motherboard, socket 1156
Corsair Hydro h50 (Don't really have the money for a custom water cooling loop)
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 RAM
32GB Silicon Power SSD (borrowing)
500GB Seagate Barraccuda hard drive
Some modular power supply 850w
(below) The hardware on a silverstone full ATX motherboard tray. I won't be using it in the actual case, because its WAY too big for what I'm making.
I have loads more photos I want to show but I need to go for now. hang on for the next update!