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Grote Jongen (Dutch for: 'Big Boy') DIY wooden PC (with link to buildlog of new wooden PC)

by Albert98

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Details

Date Published

Aug. 10, 2014

Date Built

Aug. 1, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

22.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

55.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.18GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.5GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

32.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

59.0° C

Description

Here is the successor to this build!

Link to buildlog of the new wooden case i am making: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/398078-project-space-saver-a-custom-wooden-scratch-build/

Let me introduce myself. I am Albert and I am from The Netherlands. My English is not that bad, but please do not comment on grammar and such. I am 16 year old and PC building is one of my hobby’s. I have built 10 to 15 PC’s last two year, mainly for friends. I already had a PC, the first PC I built. It worked but it was one big mess. I had a FX-6100 as CPU combined with a 7870 as GPU. Good enough for Battlefield and World of Tanks, the games I mostly play.

A year ago, in the summer holidays of 2013, I said to myself: I love to make things in our garage and I really want a nice PC. Why don’t you make your own PC case? One that no one else in the world has. And the next day I started to make drawings and build plans. At the end of the holiday I knew what I wanted. Gathering materials and actually starting to build started in autumn holidays. At the end of this holiday I finished cutting the wood for the side panels and floors, I still had to cut holes and refine them. This happened in Christmas holidays. After these holidays all the wood work was done. In the beginning of this year the assembly started. I only had time in holidays so it took me four months to assemble him. In May I started to buy PC components. I had everything at the start of summer holidays 2014. Here I started with painting and final assembly of the case. And at last I built the PC and Setup last week.

For the correct prizes, replace the dollar emblem with a euro emblem. Example: 100 dollar in the list is actually 100 euros.

Components: CPU: 4690K It is fast, and unlocked. I don’t need a i7 because I am mainly gaming with this PC.

Motherboard: Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z97 I bought this motherboard for its audio, and holy sh@t, it sounds amazing! My Fidelio’s finally sound like 140 euros headphones. And the bass on my Titan’s sub is much more controlled. O, and it looks kinda nice, always a bonus!

Video cards: 2X Sapphire R9 280x Dual X I could get these two power houses pretty cheap in a combo. They are amazingly fast, especially if you are coming from a 7870. The cooler on it looks good, but the build quality is not that high. They also have blue pcb’s, but in my case (see what I did there?) that is not a problem.

PSU: Corsair RM1000 Corsair. Gold rated. Semi passive. Enough power! And I got him pretty cheap in combo with my GPU’s

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 2x4 gigabyte 2133MHz CL9 The fastest MHz per clock I could get, and they look amazing. And corsair warranty is great, which is another bonus.

CPU cooler: Corsair H80i (Noctua NT-H1) This is an RMA from the H80i I had in my last build. The previous one had small cracks in the connection points for the hoses. And it cools my CPU amazingly well. This cooler in combination with Noctua NT-H1 gets my CPU with prime running for an hour below 55 degrees Celsius. That is with the fans (Scythe Grand Flex 1600 RPM) running at 700 RPM and the CPU at 100% load. When gaming I stay below 45 degrees Celsius.

Storage: Seagate 1TB HDD, Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB Already had the Seagate from my previous build. It works. More I don’t need in a HDD. I bought a SSD to try it out since everybody said they are amazing and what not, and they were right. I bought the Samsung one because it has a pretty good euro per GB rating.

Fans: Scythe Grand Flex 1600RPM These fans are great for the price. The build quality is outstanding. They move a lot of air. They are silent. And they are easily controlled by my fan controllers. I mounted 3 of them on the side for intake and 2 of them in push pull on my H80i.

Sharkoon System Fan 80mm 2000RPM Super cheap, will be replaced any time soon. I mounted two above the rear i/o as exhaust, and one in the bottom part as intake for the HDD/SSD chamber.

Artic Cooling 92mm Cheap and quiet. I mounted this guy on the top cover as exhaust above my GPU’s

Fan controllers: 2X Bitfenix Recon Already had one laying around. They are white so they matched my case. And they are touchscreen, which I think is pretty awesome.

peripherals: Monitor: 3X LG 22EA63V These are some fantastic panels from LG. Extremely good viewing angles (needed with eyefinity) and beautifull colours. Response times are good enough for gaming.

Mouse: Steelseries Rival Beautifull mouse, super fast. It has RGB Led, which suits my case Leds very well. Only downside is the coating they used on top of the mouse. It stains very easily, for me not a problem though.

Keyboard: CM Storm Quickfire TK It build quality is amazing. It has brown switches. The lighting is beautifull. And it is smaller than a standard size keyboard.

Headphones: Philips Fidelio M1 Dutch design and quality. I don't need more words to describe it.

Speakers: Trust Titan Stage 200W Extremely powerfull sound, did not asked for more.

Microphone: Trust .... Cheap, while remaining good quality audio recording for Skype.

Here some features of the case I made: - Two separate chambers, the top one for MB and GPU’s with extreme air-cooling. And the bottom one with the HDD, SSD, LED controls and PSU with most of the cables. - In the bottom part is a separate chamber with air-cooling for the HDD/SSD. This incorporates a 80mm fan blowing air in and the PSU fan taking air out. Since the PSU is most of the passive I drilled some holes in the back for air to escape. - There are two LED channels, one for the top part and one for the bottom part. You can control the top and bottom lighting separately. - This case has a wooden power button, you cannot imagine how good it feels when pressing it. Also, the bottom Led strip runs through the power button. - The top part has triple 120mm intake fans, compatible with 360 rads. - The top part has two touchscreen fan controllers with a total of ten channels. - The top part has seven temperature sensors so you can monitor the temperature in every part of the case. - The rear panel of the top part (where the H80i is mounted) can be easily removed to cut a bigger hole to make room for a 140, 240 or 280 rad. - The panels where the fans are mounted on are powder coated aluminum, made by my uncle. - There are two Plexiglas windows, one on the front and one on the top. - The top part has a double floor. There is a hidden compartment around the motherboard for all the tiny cables, mainly from the fan controllers. I probably forgot half of the cool tiny things of my case, but if you have a question about the case just place a comment down below.

I still have to work a bit on cable management, mainly all the big cables (24pin, pcie cables). The small ones, like fan cables and temperature sensors, are all managed already.

I will update this page when something I forgot comes to my mind.

I love to read the comments on my build so go ahead. Greetz from Holland

Edit: Changed the 280x crossfire for a single 970, i will ad another one in the future. I'm also working on better photo's.

Comments Sorted by:

daltonwg 81 points 46 months ago

Love it, thats true passion for pc's, The PC community shall applaud you

Hazarded 37 points 46 months ago

O_O HOLY ****, D= THAT SEXY BUILD. This reminds me of how pc building originally was. One of the best PC's yet. +1 =D

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 10 points 46 months ago

Thx!

kingawesome7 1 point 31 months ago

Hey dude i like your build and you put so much work into it!!!! I was wondering how you liked this processor??? I was thinking of getting this Processor but dont know if it is the right choice. Things i do on my computer: Video edit, multitask, Music Production, SchoolWork and Gaming as well. Also i like to have alot of programs open. Do you think this cpu would be good for my tastes??? By the Way i like to overclock too to get extra perfromance or should i save up a bit and go for the 4790k???

berd0 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

Get the i7 for your needs

kingawesome7 1 point 29 months ago

Thanks bro i went with the 4790k sitting in a z97 gaming 5 with a noctua nh d15 as my cpu cooler. I have a question fort you though i was wondering if you think i should go with custom watercooling or not becuase i like to overclock pretty far because since you read my comment youll know that i need the power LOL. Basically i want far overclocks but a quiet system. Should i stay with my nh d15 and get some quieter case fans( and add a third fan to the nh d15) or should i go with custom watercooling and a bigger radiator( a 360 rad)????

berd0 1 Build 1 point 29 months ago

I dont know much about custom water cooling other than that it cost a few 100 dollar and performs well

Zedzer 2 Builds 11 points 46 months ago

65 likes in ONE MORNING must feel good. I mean WOW. This just cannot NOT impress any one. Such hard work and knowledge shows what passion you have for computers. It's unbelievable. This reminds me of what PC building truly was back in the day. Props. +10. _^

Reconmidget 9 points 46 months ago

Holy mother of boobies!!! Do my eyes deceive me?!?

+1! This thing is sexy!!! I shall move in with you as a brother, you shall make me a case that is sexy out of brotherly love, I shall move back here after that!

Songster 1 Build 4 points 46 months ago

Too funny to not reply to! lol

Reconmidget 4 points 46 months ago

Thanks, I love you too...

Reconmidget 4 points 46 months ago

Actually, I'll stay in Europe with you, New Zealand is ****!

jacobs4525 1 Build 8 points 46 months ago

Wouldn't be surprised if this becomes the most upvoted build on PCPartPicker.

Lfren38 2 points 42 months ago

Unless it tops 961 upvotes than I don't think so

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 5 points 40 months ago

I'm on my way!Already on #10.

ACVoong 2 Builds 6 points 46 months ago

One of the most unique builds I've seen so far. +1

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

Thanks, there aren't many wood cases indeed.

ShadowAngelzZ 6 points 46 months ago

Haha, first I was like "pffft, this is so ghetto." But then.....wow.

GalacticDonuts 5 points 46 months ago

Such skill.

Much win.

Wow.

inomnipotentludus 5 points 46 months ago

AMAZING build buddy! :D One of the best I've seen. Love the dedication and love the design! +1! I applaud you!

tpb1908 4 points 46 months ago

Wow. Amazing build.

Derpmaster112 4 points 46 months ago

Heel erg mooi gebouwt, zou ik nooit kunnen! Zeer mooie setup! Erg uniek, wees er maar heel trots op! :D

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 6 points 46 months ago

Dat ben ik zeker. Ik heb er wel een jaar werk in gestoken. Ook leuk om te weten dat er meer Nederlanders zijn hier.

Resa69 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

Ik ben ook NL ;)

Epse 1 point 45 months ago

Belgen zijn er ook! Waar heb je je onderdelen eigenlijk vandaan? Daar heb ik veel problemen mee...

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Azerty.nl Afuture.nl Alternate.nl

woefiegaming 1 point 43 months ago

Allemaal begint het met een A :D

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b3nzonator 4 points 46 months ago

Fantastic PC Build! Great Initiative, well done!

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

Thanks!

Kriston_S@101 4 points 46 months ago

Now that's taking PC enthusiasts to the next level. Awesome build dude +1

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

Thank you!

Bassam 1 Build 4 points 46 months ago

wow that's an awesome build ..and custom case wow +1

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

Wow! Only one day and I already have over 120 upvotes. You guys realy like my PC!

Songster 1 Build 0 points 46 months ago

Of course we do!

You did that good of a job man, not to mention it is unlike anything we have seen here:)

LokStock 2 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

Bravo!!!! good job

Watchful 3 points 46 months ago

Completely amazing build. Well done.

Hulk1233 3 points 46 months ago

WOW, thats AMAZING! really nice, $70 for LED controllers was totaly worth! good job ! :DD

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 5 points 46 months ago

Agreed! Thanks.

septiczz 1 Build 3 points 46 months ago

THAT IS SO COOL +∞

Tahab_1 2 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

Oh, my God.

FPLachie 3 points 46 months ago

I love that mouse I have it as well plus the build is awesome.

DeLorean 3 points 46 months ago

Truly great build and expert craftsmanship. You've created something that is uniquely yours, there's nothing else like it. Amazing work, thanks for sharing all of the details and photos!

Songster 1 Build 3 points 46 months ago

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing...........

Did I mention that your build is Amazing?

Awesome Job man! I would +50 point you if I could!

GamerDeso 3 points 46 months ago

HOLY MOTHERTRUCKING SHIZZLESTICKS! THAT IS AWESOME!

Beastliness23 3 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

11/10 would upvote again.

Omnitech_Nz 1 Build 3 points 43 months ago

Has no-one else noticed the rugby ball that says "Kappa"

I'll show myself out...

On another note the computer is incredible

jacwa1001405 1 point 36 months ago

lul. best comment on here

Omnitech_Nz 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

It also keeps rotating in-between shots

haza07155 2 points 46 months ago

OMFG thats the best rig in the world, and its home build! +1

elan2468 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

Custom sleeve the cables and do a custom loop, you will get 9001 upvotes

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

Custom cables arive next month or so. Need more money first!

elan2468 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

But otherwise GIMME GIMME GIMME

masterone 2 points 45 months ago

the dream pc ever

NemoKhan 1 Build 2 points 43 months ago

This is an incredible build. For 16 years old I am very impressed. You keep this up, get in touch with some people and do some marketing, you will have a very lucrative business on your hands. You design and build, get started up, hire a couple people to do the building while you do designing and marketing, and you're all set, buddy.

Good luck! Loved watching it develop through photo.

Tfarcraw_III 1 Build 2 points 39 months ago

I love that case! +1!

Nice part selections too.

thirdcurse 2 points 35 months ago

You are very talented, nice one!

DTI466 1 Build 2 points 32 months ago

+↑ for the cobbled together computer tables. That's something I wood do. -^

IrshaadH 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

I just gave this build a standing ovation. If you don't get the most votes on this site by the end of today, there must be something really wrong here. BRAVO!!!!!

Thunderingfear 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

10/10 Amazing, I love it so much.

Scruffy_Nerfherder428 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

What's this thing weigh? Looks like a hell of a computer case. Good job. Have to move into some custom metal work someday and build a case out of that.

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Something like 40 kilos's (80 pounds). Didn't measured it though.

Meithen 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Wow, one of the coolest builds I've ever seen! Very nice.

mcwilliams117 1 point 46 months ago

Such a nice case you made, I'm very impressed +1

EcoMCG 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

Damn this blew up quickly! Nice build man!

Silent_Assassin 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

Now this is dedication and passion.

Seriously good job and I hope you enjoy your master piece +1 :)

MegAByte 1 point 46 months ago

heavily breathing~

BlueHorse 1 point 46 months ago

Can you make me a case :P just kidding +1

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Give me a year and 200-300 euros, then we talk.

BlueHorse 2 points 46 months ago

:) ok ill see

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

You do know i was kidding too, right?

BlueHorse 2 points 46 months ago

personally id never pay 300 dollars for a case so yes i know you were kidding but seriously good job

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

It cost me around 300-350 dollars, that is including wood, aluminum, fans, LEDs and fancontrolers and such.

OblivionXBA 4 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Truly enthusiast-grade! And overclock that 4690k please! +1

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Soon dude, soon.....

Unleash the POWER!

OblivionXBA 4 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Definitely man, that computer is a beast!

Junki3011 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Great selection of parts and a beautiful looking case you made +1 This should get #1

djdirka 1 point 46 months ago

hey uh, can you build my pc for me instead? i love this fakin thing

Retroman 1 point 46 months ago

You might want to get some dust covers for those fans but way to go on your homemade case. Looks great. Covering the interior with sound dampening material too maybe. Just spit balling ideas. +1

torrin1234 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

Man I applaud your hard work and woodworking skills. I'm drunk so I'd probably cut off my fingers with a saw.

I do not like the disco show your lights produce. For some reason I feel they cheapen the build. Otherwise, wonderful.

RKesh05 1 point 46 months ago

I've been tracking this pc's journey on the highest rated the whole day. I applaud you for your incredible work on this beast. I could have never done anything like this.

WoolenSock 1 point 46 months ago

you've done quite a good job for your first wooden pc case. Well done!

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Thank you!

EricTheRed93 1 point 46 months ago

Wow! Impressive work. Love the originality! +1

ArticPhoeniX 1 point 46 months ago

WOW. THATS AMAZING. To your opinion, how does the audio on the motherboard perform, compared to a dedicated sound card? I kinda got stuck between getting a SBZ with a Gigabyte UD3H-bk OR Juz this board you have. :D :D

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Get this board, then you will have better features and the same audio.

ArticPhoeniX 1 point 46 months ago

From my research, the DAC used is not the same. Because of that, the SBZ is better in sound.

Crazo_manic 3 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

Innovative! Should try making one for myself XD

+1

devlos 1 Build 1 point 45 months ago

Looks like you could always make some cash as long as there is wood around. Excellent finish.

Kiekerr 1 point 45 months ago

Well that's not what I expected when I heard that you'd build your own case. This thing is a beast. Goodjob on the wood. +1

zeeman706 1 point 45 months ago

AMAZING! wish I had materials and tools to build my own pc case :(

+1

darkdude 1 point 41 months ago

In the Netherlands you have plenty of stores wich sell all the stuff you need (And it's not expensive too).

Je bent waarschijnlijk Nederlands aan je naam te zien:). ga gewoon naar de praxis, gamma of een andere winkel daar verkopen ze dit.

KRAZExF35 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Amazing build! The case is great too, I bet if you made a case like that some would probably buy it! You really have so good craftmanship. GG lol

TennisTahoe 1 point 44 months ago

I wish I had the drafting skills to create such a case!!! Definition of custom PC.

inomnipotentludus 1 point 43 months ago

It's so awesome to see someone else my age so passionate about PC builds! Incredible job! :D

PATSNOW 1 point 43 months ago

awesome build man. Well done

ReDnAx1991 7 Builds 1 point 43 months ago

Wow ziet er fantastisch uit, om het hout zo mooi te kunnen bewerken zijn zeker een hoop skills nodig. +1

basstreblevol 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Wow. One of the coolest things I've seen on this site! Good job on the build!

I think we're running the same triple monitor setup!

Echocookie 1 point 43 months ago

Too. Many. Pictures.

Very well done, my good man. You put a lot of time and effort into this build. We salute you.

Ian_H. 1 point 43 months ago

That is insane!!! I love it!

mariothetec 1 point 43 months ago

very very unque coodos to you

bigmak181 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

Wow that wood work is amazing! I am just learning how to use drill presses and band saws lol.

I am going to upgrade my pentium g3258 (used as a "stopper") to this cpu pretty soon and the video card I am planning on getting (MSI GTX-970) I'm sure would perform similar. I also plan on getting an SSD :)... So how does this perform w/ WoT? My current build (pentium g3258 w/ a gigabyte r7-260x) does actually pretty well with it: a mildy unstable ~50 fps @ 1600 by 900. I would like to foresee what my PC may perform like ;D

Also add me on WoT: DumDumCrew

lemmyscastle 1 point 43 months ago

so, you made a wooden HAF XB EVO.

very nice build, excellent internal, awesome case.

Variable.variables 1 point 42 months ago

Origional...

stax 3 Builds 1 point 42 months ago

Incredible work. After all the time and effort spent in the woodwork, why paint it over with white? A clear finish showing off the wood grain would make the whole thing look steampunk.

Fantastic effort, love the uniqueness.

SergioGeerman 1 point 41 months ago

Hey, mooie build! Waar heb je die desk vandaan? Ikea of heb je hem zelf custom gemaakt?

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 41 months ago

Combinatie daarvan. Bureau met de kast erop is een standaard ikea bureau van 100x60. Het andere bureau heb ik al een tijdje, komt niet bij de ikea weg. Op dat bureau heb ik zelf een een nieuw bureaublad gemaakt. Bij het ikea bureau heb ik een poot weggehaald, in plaats daar van gaat er een balk onderlangs van het ene bureau naar het andere.

kayper22 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

+1 This build is amazing. Great job with that case man, a true artist.

LoaderFabi 1 point 41 months ago

Okay. Nice.

Grote Jongen... Damn, Dutch sounds in some points extremly like German... Großer Junge...

stumplittle 1 point 41 months ago

Holy ****, the amount of pictures. IT LOOKS AMAZING!

nanshanker 1 point 40 months ago

this is amazing

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

It shure is!

deguus 1 point 40 months ago

goed gebouwd en hij ziet er goed uit maar een vraagje heb je extra usb ports toegevoegd persoonlijk gebruik ik er altijd veel en ik kan je niet begrijpen als je kan overleven met allen de usb ports van het mb ???

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Ik heb een 6 poort usb 3.0 hub in mijn bureau gebouwd :)

deguus 1 point 40 months ago

nice nu snap ik het pas ik zou niet zonder kunnen

PPsibbs01 1 point 40 months ago

Now that is nice, I have no idea what else to say!!

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Nuff said

JustAnotherGamer 1 point 40 months ago

TRULY custom built.

Sundriedtomato 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

Brings new meaning to "Wooden PC"

milesknight 2 Builds 1 point 40 months ago

you need to go work for corsair. very nice

GeoffreyTheDuck 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

It appears he's already working for cooler master ... Google 'haf xb evo' you will see a spitting image of this case

ExiitHD 1 point 40 months ago

Great build man. +1

NoseKnowsAll 1 point 40 months ago

Got you to da 500

X-Big_D-X 1 point 40 months ago

i like it when someone makes use of wood. It is simply beautiful and it is the best build I have seen. Wonderful job

CCCAAAChris 1 point 40 months ago

dud dis build is beast +50 if i could

GeoffreyTheDuck 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Just create 50 pcp accounts :p

RG14 1 point 39 months ago

Hi Albert. Just want to say great build. I'm 15 right now and looking to build my first build. Just a question on how did you add LED under glow on your case??? I have LED lights for the inside of my case but don't know how to do underneath. My case is a NZXT s340 in "case" that helps. You've inspired me to keep going on with computers. Thank you so much. :)

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

Use LED strips and stick them to the bottom of your case. Dril a hole or use the lowest pci expansion slot for the cables. Seems not so hard to me. Any further questions?

RG14 1 point 39 months ago

Nope, thank you.

iamalby 1 point 39 months ago

Hey Albert, my names Alberto! Pretty cool, just that mine's a bit more exotic;p Anyways, I was wanting to know whether you have also built your corner computer desk as well. I have one but it has such an "office" feel that I'm thinking of building my own. I would like to know if you have any dimensions, blueprints, sketches, or anything if you did build it.

Thanks.

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 39 months ago

I did build it my self, but I do not have blueprints for it. I just added piece by piece over time.

LittleBear25 1 point 39 months ago

it looks like badass high-tech birdhouse of gaming power awesome job

Kimchi 1 point 39 months ago

Shut up and take my money

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

How much would you give if the case was for sale? Inlcuding LED's and fans.

Kimchi 1 point 38 months ago

Idk, maybe $110

moonmoonking 1 point 38 months ago

I would pay probably around $150-$170.... But thats only if I had money in the first place! Also, if you were building anoter one of these cases, how long do you think it will take you now that you have bulit it and know what to do?

moonmoonking 1 point 38 months ago

Now that I'm actually looking at prices, I would have to say that the case is around $300 with fans and LEDs(Fan+LED=$220). Don't know how much wood costs or the glass though. You should at least get $100 profit so $350 should be good!

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

The cost of all the build materials would be around 100 dollars. And I actually didnt realize that the total cost of the fans and LED's is 220 dollars LOL!

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

I'm building a new one upcoming summer. It will hold the same hardware (ATX Mobo, 35 cm GPU) but is only 10 cm thick.

moonmoonking 1 point 39 months ago

This brought a single tear to my eyes. I know a some many people have said it but I will say it again. Well done. Superb case. It looks really good and I'm pretty sure the temps stay cool with that triple fan on the side. Am glad your hard work and dedication paid off. If you had the time I'm pretty sure people would buy cases like this from you. +1

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 38 months ago

Wanna know a little secret? I just started with new blueprints for another wooden case. Some specs: Dimensions are 40x38x10 cm, yes you read that good, 10 cm thickness. It will hold a full size ATX motherboard. Has space for a 32 cm GPU, 5 SSD's and one HDD. I won't paint this one, all original wood colour, combined with more then 2 metres of rgb leds that are controllable by cpu temps, loads, or other parameters. Excited? It's planned for upcomming summer, starting on the 4th of July.

moonmoonking 1 point 38 months ago

Can't wait! If it's has the build quality and dedication like this case, I'm prettty sure everyone is going to love it!

moonmoonking 1 point 38 months ago

Wait wut...... Im on US measurments... Took me a while to relize that 10cm is pretty thick. (It's 3.93701 INCHES for people too lazy to look it up) Why do you need it so thick? Well I suppose you said secret so I guess I will just have to wait and see!

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

That 10cm thickness is for the whole case. Imagine something like a silverstone rvz01, but then with a ATX motherboard and room for up to 6 SSD's.

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 38 months ago

I promise you, it's going to be better!

wesselvanderlinden 1 point 37 months ago

He man ik ben ook Nederlands (dutch)!

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NetraGames 1 point 38 months ago

Great job! +1!

crsmith 1 point 37 months ago

Oh Damn! This is the Best, Sexiest build I've ever seen here in PPC, +1 & Thumbs up for your engineering and architectural skill. Building a case like that requires a very great attention to details from measurements, designs, functionality & every point that matters. I wish i could build something like that for myself too. With your skills, you could actually start your own Custom made Computer Case Business jeje, anyway Awesome build Buddy.

Firetruck 1 point 37 months ago

This is really good! What tools did you use, and how did you know the sizes/clearence needed for the fans, rads, PSU, and all that stuff?

Marianogamboa 1 point 36 months ago

Gorgeous pc man! But I am just wondering if your thermals are any good because of the wood. I hope you answer this. Congrats for your awesome pc!

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Thermals are excellent. Wood does not impact temps as far as i know. But I have 3 120mm fans blowing directly over my components, that could also explain my excellent temps.

Marianogamboa 1 point 36 months ago

Oh that's great! Well yeah, that could explain it haha. Thanks man!

DarkDaedricLord 1 point 36 months ago

i wish i had the tools and time to do something like that. it's awesome

Plamy 1 point 36 months ago

Really nice case, amazing! you have inspired me to do some similar case for my PC. i never seen wooden pc like this, everyones i have seen was just troll cases

gre3nary 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

this is amazing!!

Zena 1 point 36 months ago

wow that custom case looks absolutely amazing! where did you get the parts from? I'm from the Netherlands as well and want to start building my own PC. but I don't really know where to get the cheapest parts, from not too many different shops. can you help me out? that would be great :)

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

Ga naar nl.hardware.info en maak daar een lijstje met wat voor componenten je wilt hebben. Dan bekijkt de site waar je het beste je producten kunt kopen. Voorbeeld: http://nl.hardware.info/wensenlijst/1094195/albert-de-vries/budget De producten in dit lijstje kan ik dus het beste halen bij megekko of afuture. Als er verder nog vragen zijn, stel ze gerust :)

Zena 1 point 36 months ago

Ah kijk aan. Hartelijk bedankt! zo kan ik alles op 1 plek bestellen. ik zal waarschijnlijk nog wel met de vraag komen of de ''build'' die ik gemaakt heb mogelijk is, of hoe ik hem het beste kan (laten) bouwen. nogmaals bedankt in ieder geval!

jackyboydaman21 1 point 36 months ago

thats the best pc I've seen on Part Picker! Stunning

madmike740 1 point 35 months ago

Amazing build buddy.....at 16 years old to have that type of woodworking knowledge....the precision of your cuts to the counter sinking of screws...the angles that you cut are extremely impressive.

issac.mantle 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Whoa 666 likes.... Lemme just add one more I feel uncomfortable.

+1

GanzHD 1 point 35 months ago

This was a very unique build Albert! I've never seen anything like it! This is an example of a pure and true passion for PC's!! +2

MPipitone 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

I'm really impressed by the work you put into this. When I saw wood I had my doubts but no one can argue with the finished product. Very nice indeed. +1

BillyMcSilly 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Good job dude! The building community needs people like you thinking outside of the box and coming up with new ideas to keep it fresh and alive. +1

ALTSTAR 1 point 34 months ago

Cool... very much so

ReThorb_ 1 point 34 months ago

CM STORM QUICKFIRE TK Masterrace OMFG!!!

no srsly though, epic build!. Really goes to show that pc building is just that much more awesome.

Groeten uit Overijssel :D

coy0ter 1 point 34 months ago

This is THE COOLEST thing I've ever come across so far on here! Congrats man! That thing must weigh a TON. Wish I had the patience to do this. I would've left the wood grain on and stained it on the outside and coat polyurethane, though (just my taste, haha). Otherwise this is still realllllly reallllly cool. Props!

CaptainKips 1 point 33 months ago

This passion... the amount of work you had to put into this...

Just out of curiosity, if you HAD to sell, what would you price at?

Not that I expect you can put a price on that.

It's... beautiful.

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Thanks! If I had to sell it, probably around 200 dollars. Just to get my money back for the LEDs and fans.

You might want to check out my latest project: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/398078-project-space-saver-a-custom-wooden-scratch-build/

_Temp 1 point 31 months ago

You are only 16 and managed to build this !!!!! Very impressve bro

Gooberdad 8 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Awesome. That is an outstanding case build. +1

armsterhopper 4 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Hi, I am a student in 10th grade and I am interested in building a wooden pc case for a project at school. I have a few questions for this build.

1: How did you mount the motherboard to the case? 2: What kind of power switch are you using for this computer? 3: Will pine wood be good in terms of fire, heat, or electrical shortages?

Thanks! :)

kingroxg3 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

omg, mass produce these and sell me one

Gwailin 1 point 26 months ago

Makes me want to build my own case. Well done mate, it looks great.

muckyduck_ 1 Build 1 point 26 months ago

Chrome crashes every time I tryto open the images hahaha

EpiPlex 1 point 26 months ago

First I thought it was some kind of troll because i saw the wood and no pc related stuff. Afterwards, I changed my mind and gave u an upvote ;) keep up the good work man

Randon_Guy 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

Brilliant

Triceracops 1 point 24 months ago

This custom wood box is brilliant and beautiful. The innards are nice as well but if I could add something, I'd say try to hide the top LEDs looking at the diodes is the only eyesore. Other than that love it. +1

AXsmasher 1 point 24 months ago

Seriously awesome, I've been thinking of building a wooden pc, does the wood affect cooling? Thanks This is beautiful craftsmanship.

Soccerbeast_1 1 point 23 months ago

thumbs up for world of tanks great game also great build

BlackWind94 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

i really love how you made your case and how amazing it looks! Great build!

edubzclone 1 point 22 months ago

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wasupduck 1 point 21 months ago

This is an epic build!

newbee_in_pc 1 point 20 months ago

just asking bro. Where is your turn off restart switch with a 3.0 usb port, what do you call it and where you bought it. Thanks! +1 wooden pc diy

SnakoM 1 point 19 months ago

Holy frick

+1,000,000

rojamb1234 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Not enough pictures.

RedRolo 1 point 17 months ago

Now this is is a DIY Machine. Honestly when I read the "Wooden PC" part I was a bit sketical. But man that turned out super-nicely

SpiffyJUNIOR 1 point 17 months ago

So.Damn.Sexy.

cornbreadpc 1 point 17 months ago

So amazing - major league diy

omgwork 1 point 16 months ago

He got an overclockable board and didn't overclock. WHYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

hesif 1 point 16 months ago

That's jawdropping

TrYeX 1 point 15 months ago

Isint big-gross ?

jam_313 1 point 14 months ago

Classy as I ever saw

RecruitBuilder 1 point 13 months ago

Mooie Pc! Ik heb alleen een klein vraagje, moest je bij de onderdelen nog BTW, invoerrechten etc. bijbetalen aangezien het uit een land buiten de EU komt?

Conners21 1 point 12 months ago

Wow dude, this is absolutely amazing. I love that you strive to make something new, and something unique. The case itself, is just amazing, and how you made it, even better. Now, I'm not a pc, builder, but I wanna be. I have never built a single pic in my life, and I thought that I might want some pointers from someone who has built as many pcs as you have. This pic, will be mainly for gaming. (Minecraft, Call of duty, battlefield, ect.). And my budget, is just under 1700. Hopefully, you or someone else with the same level of amazingness as you could help me. Thank you.

sirkittylover 1 point 11 months ago

wtf how i need to do that +1

ki3ranb 1 point 2 months ago

Wish I could give +100, this is truly amazing, if you ever get the chance I would SERIOUSLY consider going for a job in a company to do with design, you're artistic and have some nice ideas, I especially like the multi LED's and how you've hooked up the fans, I want this PC so badly now... :P

AndrewKVK 0 points 40 months ago

Where did you pull 2 grand from man ;-; I've saved ever penny I was given since I was ten and I still haven't collected that much...

Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 40 months ago

Bringing around the newspapers every morning.

madmike740 1 point 35 months ago

He sells marijuana in a coffee shop

Xena -3 points 42 months ago

All that to save money on a case.

darkdude 2 points 41 months ago

No he probably did it because he wanted to have fun building it and because it is his hobby to build custom pc's.

(Nederlanders zijn de beste)

AXsmasher 1 point 24 months ago

This case is priceless it's amazing, of course it's not for saving money.

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Albert98 submitter 2 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

Depends on your skills with wood. I am pretty good working with wood, and it took me a year. Though its not easy building a beauty.

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