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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!!

By: | 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




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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