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DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

Looking to attract some attention or save a few bob and build your own LAN party case? We show you how in this guide!!

| Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 21, 2008 4:00 am

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

The Epic Build

 

Up on the bench today we have a special DIY workshop tutorial in building your own LAN party case on a budget. We take an ordinary cheap flight case and mount a full PC inside so you can truck it to and from the party with ease.

 

First things first, a list of ingredients and tools you'll be needing.

 

The PC

 

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R

 

CPU: Intel Core2Duo E8200 2.66GHz

 

RAM: Kingston 1066MHz PC8500 4x1GB modules

 

Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX96T512 NVIDIA 9600GT 512MB GDDR3

 

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA-II

 

DVD Drive: ASUS DVD-ROM SATA

 

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 QFan 400W

 

The Bits

 

Fans: 2x120mm Blue LED

 

Fan grills: Standard plastic with dust filter

 

Motherboard tray: IKEA Kitchen Cutting Board

 

Stickies: 1m of Industrial strength Velcro

 

Nuts/bolts/washers: Assorted

 

Edging: Plastic file edge document clip

 

The Tools

 

Tightners: Assorted Philips and flat head screwdrivers

 

Driller/slicer: Dremel style Multi tool + heavy duty cutting discs

 

Grippers: Needle nose pliers

 

Smoothers: Assorted files

 

Quencher: Tea with milk; no sugar, I'm sweet enough ;)

 

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