Ok...so I've wanted to do this for some time now! Initially I wanted a normal ATX standard case made out of wood, with the air flow from front - to - back, but after seeing some of the other Wood cases build by some of the users of this forum I decided that a down - to - up air flow would be best suited for a silent and cool PC. I would like to thank with this occasion to thank my friend Adi for helping me with this project and the users regal196
for their ideas that I shamelessly stolen!
Now let's start with the image gallery
The case assembled!
Next is an upside view of the case! At this point the HDD is hard mounted on the case and was making a lot of seek noise! Later on I put the hdd on some foam and eliminated part of the vibrations!
Next is a photo with the side of the case and with the HDD hard mounted as in the above picture.
This is the case viewed from the side with the HDD mounted using foam!
This last one is a picture with the only button my case has: the power button!
As you can see there are no light's no shiny buttons, no UV tubes!! Just plain black!
The only noise comes from the stock intel cooler with the fan spinning @ 1000 RPM most of the time due to some bios tweaking! I tried replacing it (the fan) with a simple 80mm fan but the 3 pin connector did not allow the fan to be pulse modulated because the intel fan has a 4 pin connector! For now I'm stuck with the stock cooler (
). The source fan is a 80mm Nexus fan, and the 120mm is an old Antec fan @ 5V.
Changing the source or the 120mm fan would do no good because of that intel fan....but even so this is a silent computer, at least as far as you ask me! There is no low resonance noise like the one I had from my old extremely thin aluminum case!
I really enjoyed this project and I would like to thank my girl fried for encouraging me to actually build the damn thing and get it over with
The dimensions of the case are Height: 40cm ; Length: 50 cm; Width : 20 cm. In a way is short and long
Well this is it! I hope you liked it and I await your feedback!!