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    The Large Wooden Tower case build is done:



    (That particular case was sized to hold an EATX MB and two 120x4 radiators in the top chamber. However, the basic design of the case could be easily adjusted to accommodate 140mm radiators, EVGA's 4-Way SLI MB, etc.)

    This next phase of the project involves adding the wc-ing goodness. But before I can do that the case requires some further customizations involving stealthing the 5.25-inch drive cage and power supply area, as in:




    The power supply "cover" is really just a simple two-sided divider.









    Stay tuned!
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    Wow!!!!
    This was what i was waiting for the worklog for this case!
    Amazing work Rich. Keep those photos coming

    Is wood work your daily grind ? U have amazing craftsmanship

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    I'm a software developer by day and a frustrated wood worker by night.



    I mounted the quad radiators with a couple of sets of (UN)Designs Rad Brackets.






    Eventually there will be two 120mm fans mounted to these case holes that will supply fresh air to the radiator fans (in a push configuration).

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    That is definitely one of the most unique and awesome builds I've seen. VERY nice work!!!!!

    keep us updated!

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    Nice work work, great idea.
    “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.” --Albert Einstein

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    The slot for the radiator tubing was cut into the top shelf with a router, guided by a template.






    And a mock-up of how the tubing will eventually be routed:
    Rich

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    OMG! That case is orgasmic! I want one! :P Please start mass producing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    its looking good, but I have one question regarding the Rad layout; are you going to have fans blowing cold air through the rads or just a tunnel setup blowing past the rads from front to back?
    The two fans on each end of the case will be pushing air into the top chamber (in an attempt to provide some positive air pressure there). Eight fans will be pushing air through the radiators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    OMG! That case is orgasmic! I want one! :P Please start mass producing them.
    Yes, the case is real purdy. I would love to build 'em on a massive scale, but I think I need to wait for at least one other person to order one. :rolleyes:
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    Rich, how much for the case ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Rich, how much for the case ?
    The base price for one of these large wooden towers is $550. The case pictured above cost a fair bit more because of its extras, such as the EATX MB tray, "table" top, bottom molding, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Rich, how much for the case ?
    Dr D, i think the case can be further customized to to fit the Boreas too!

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    Hi Bully, Rich and I have been talking about this, I might end up ordering another bare bones unit and shipping it to Rich so he can have something to work with. But I'm undecided where to mount it due to condensation during the summer time, unless I keep it set at medium setting then I could have it mounted on top, but I would still like a aluminum dip pan that can be placed under the Boreas just to be on the safe side.

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    The latest task was to fabricate the 5-1/4" drive bay cover. The water cooling pumps, reservoirs and an SSD will all eventually hang off of the cover.

    The first order of business was to cut the 5.2mm oak veneer plywood to size. Using my trusty router, this went quickly. (Afterword, I was amazed how badly this cut looks in the photo. Believe me, the final result was a razor sharp edge). There's no better way to cut veneer plywood than with a router.



    Next up was to cut some holes in the cover to provide a path for the air coming in from the front intake fan. I had an old template lying around the shop from a previous project, but it was awkward to use on such a small piece of material. I ended up using that template to make another template.







    All that's left to do is apply some stain and finish.
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    thanks for showcasing your skills with all the nice pics in the thread Rich
    Last edited by rrplay; 13-07-2012 at 20:40.
    "You're never to old to learn something stupid."

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    Yeah, Rich builds some great cases!

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