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DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC - More Twaddle


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

More Twaddle

 

Next, I attempted to make a PCI bracket out of some book shelf railing in order to keep the GIGABYTE graphics card in place. This was a good idea in theory, but it sucked big time in reality...

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Poor choice on hole placement for the power and reset switch; they would have gotten in the way of our DVD-ROM and PSU. Oops.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Here we get messy and start slicing away at the case; pre-drilling holes in the fan mounts to make life a little easier.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Now, here is where I had an attack of the stupid. I used a pneumatic rotary tool to essentially cut a straight line......Bad Idea. The holes look like crap and they took forever to do. I should have used a rotary cutting disc the first time around.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

After attempting to fit the GIGABYTE motherboard to the IKEA tray, I realised that with Zalman fans you have a huge bracket on the back to hold it in place. Time for another slightly bigger hole, methinks.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Here we have the GIGABYTE motherboard seated and bolted into the case; the IKEA motherboard tray is bolted through the case with four large bolts to stop it going anywhere.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

Finally, we see a halfway completed design, but the power supply will initially prove problematic because of size constraints.

 

DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC

 

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