I shudder to think what you might have built if you had access to 80/20
. I have no idea if you can get it in Finland, but it was the first thing I thought of when I saw your frame.
Nice job with the paneling.
That 80/20 looked awesome, never seen it in Finland though. Thanks for the feedback!
Nice project, I would have liked to hear a little more about the external finish, it looks nice. What plastic, how you cut them, how you got a good finish on the corners, etc.
Also, a pico PSU should definitely work on that system as-is, no need for integrated graphics and SSDs.
..and if you have the room, give those speakers some more!
'Miika Hyvönen is a 23-year-old student from Finland. His first contact with computers was in the late eighties...' really guys?? unless his age is out of date, you thought it was a good idea to mention his computer experience from when he was all of 2 years old??
There is a bit of an error with my age because we had quite a bit delays with publishing the article, I'm born in 1986 which means I'm 24 by today. Hope to get that fact fixed. But the fact is that my father introduced me to computers when I was less than four-years-old.
What comes to the speakers, you are quite right. Let's see what I can do when I finish with hanging my TV on the wall and building a new stand for my gear.
You were also interested about the external finish. The material is polycarbonate, which is good looking but extremely easily scratched, so first thing I polished it and gave it a wet coat of car lacquer. And that's all. The pieces came readily cut from a plastic company and there was no need for working on the edges. The opening for the dvd-drive was made with a multi-tool (Dremel).
About the components. There has already been updates with 'em and they are gonna appear in the article also, hopefully soon.
Thanks for everyone for the interest, every question and all feedback is welcome!