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DIY Case Mods - Suitcase turned into PC (Page 1)

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 Andrew Jones from Aug 20, 2008 @ 23:00 CDT
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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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