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Best homemade case for a computer?
« on: July 18, 2010, 06:32:54 PM »
Alright, I need a homemade case for my computer, and I have a few questions.

1: Is it okay for the mobo to touch the surface?
2: Would a shoebox work?
3: Are there any other hazards I should look out for?

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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 07:32:15 PM »
Alright, I need a homemade case for my computer, and I have a few questions.

1: Is it okay for the mobo to touch the surface?
2: Would a shoebox work?
3: Are there any other hazards I should look out for?
1. Not if it's metal. Keep the screws divided as well.
2. Yes, keep it well ventilated and if anything gets hot make sure it doesn't burn or anything.
3. Keep cool.

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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 08:41:25 PM »
lol at shoebox. seems too small

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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010, 09:12:26 PM »
Alright, I need a homemade case for my computer, and I have a few questions.

1: Is it okay for the mobo to touch the surface?
2: Would a shoebox work?
3: Are there any other hazards I should look out for?
1. Not if it's metal. Keep the screws divided as well.
2. Yes, keep it well ventilated and if anything gets hot make sure it doesn't burn or anything.
3. Keep cool.
To clarify #1 - It's fine to touch if it's not metal?

Also: I'm planning on setting it on wood furniture now, if that sounds okay. If not, a cardboard box of some sort (I'll give it quite a few vents, don't worry). I currently have some screws going into some rubber stoppers (for lack of a better term) holding the mobo off the furniture. I thought it wasn't supposed to touch anything, which is why I did this (plus, I can't have it flat due to some PCI cards).

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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2010, 01:46:37 AM »
*sighs*

Ok...



See the top it just looks like holes right? Right. Now look at the bottom see the white circle? Nothing in nothing out metal can touch inside that white circle anything out of it however might lead to disaster... you can also see a white circle on the top as well... note tho not all board companies do that... well as far as i know

Simple solution:

buy a MB standoff (more then on of course lol) that fits with in the ring chances are if you ever bought a computer case you got extras or you could tear apart a old computer of yours your going to scrap or use for parts chances are it will have them too...




Oh hint of advice unless you going to build it out of twigs avoid wood as the main case :P unless your going to spend hours drilling the needed holes...


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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 02:30:08 AM »
Its fine to touch the mobo tray as long as its not metal (acrylic, wood etc).

Drill some holes around the case for ventilation if it has any performance parts.

I will post some of my custom cases to give you ideas if you want ;)


The mobo must absolutely 100% NOT touch the case if it is metal. You must use the riser screws gamerz posted.

Lining up the standoffs for the mobo is a pain in the a** - I went through about 20 before I got it perfect ;)
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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2010, 08:53:32 AM »
use glue or sticky

dont use screw waste of time

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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2010, 01:24:45 PM »
Make sure you have the case grounded... If its not a computer WILL put off electromagnetic radiation (I don't remember the exact type). I've drifted from non conductive cases for this reason.

If you must use a non-conductive case, make sure everything is grounded...

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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2010, 01:26:44 PM »
Make sure you have the case grounded... If its not a computer WILL put off electromagnetic radiation (I don't remember the exact type). I've drifted from non conductive cases for this reason.

If you must use a non-conductive case, make sure everything is grounded...

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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010, 03:07:40 PM »
Make sure you have the case grounded... If its not a computer WILL put off electromagnetic radiation (I don't remember the exact type). I've drifted from non conductive cases for this reason.

If you must use a non-conductive case, make sure everything is grounded...

saywut O_O

I don't know all the details myself - my dad mentioned it a few times - but I do know you do need to ground stuff, even for common use.

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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010, 03:12:34 PM »
use glue or sticky

dont use screw waste of time
lol... how is he supposed to replace any parts then? and tell you the truth glue and sticky are way messier then screws any day.


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Re: Best homemade case for a computer?
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010, 08:09:52 PM »
use glue or sticky

dont use screw waste of time
lol... how is he supposed to replace any parts then? and tell you the truth glue and sticky are way messier then screws any day.
Yeah, lets see your PHD in advanced showbox case construction.