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Show me your custom built cases, or cases you plan to make.

Pic related, my latest build
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>gaymur computers

FYI PCI Express traces are carefully routed for signal integrity by the manufacturer and extending them out like that reduces said integrity, introduces timing losses and makes them more prone to interference, especially without a metal case to shield them.
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>>1210635
these all look like shit, but yours moreso because you have so much exposed cabling. plus you idiotically made all the ports impossible to access easily. that pcie cable is way too long.
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>>1210680
>>1210686

The colors change though, numbnutz.
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>>1210693
yes?
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>>1210636

>only one hard drive

What kind of fag goes through the hassle of building this and only has enough data to fit on a single hard drive?
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>>1210731
>only has enough data to fit on a single hard drive?

LoL who still has local storage anyway except to boot to the cloud.
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>>1210738
>filthy cloud cuck

Hope there's nothing important there.

That's as good as not putting a password on your home wifi connection
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>>1210713
>passive cooled drives
check smart temps
then say goodbye.
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>>1210742
pic is like 3 years old man
they're fine
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>>1210731
Two small drive slots + an m.2 slot on the motherboard. More than enough
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>>1210680
>carefully routed
Nah, just length matched within the lane. There's usually quite a bit of room for slop between lanes in multi-lane serial bus specs. If you're really concerned, shell out $100+ for the super-high-test 3M shielded assemblies.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1427731/pci-express-extender-cables-benchmarked
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>>1210738

Uh, I don't know, anyone who has more throughput from their hard drive than from their internet connection?

It's bad enough I lose net access every now and again. Being completely locked out of all my shit when that happens would be positively abhorrent.
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>>1210680

No, they're just impedance matched. As long as the traces in the extension are also matched (they are, by nature of their construction), there shouldn't be any problem. Shielding would be a bigger concern, most the time.

There is a length limit, at which point parasitic inductance/capacitance fuck up the signal enough to make it unusable, but you have a reasonable bit of leeway before that happens.
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>>1210906
Yeah the 3M cable is the one I'm using, works fine
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>>1210635
Looks great :)
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>>1210927
Thanks! :)
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having four fans and one HDD buzzing in my ear all the time would drive me mad.
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>>1210969
>not shown: 1' thick sound absorbing baffles
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Re Painted and modified an old antec case (used to be completely silver) please excuse my area being completely trashed , i share a room sadly so im always moving stuff
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>>1210891
thats barely any storage since the main drive is so small

>>1210991
are you 14? who shares a room when theyre 18 unless its a dorm
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Nice case op, I want to eventually make a wall mounted case.....I made a small mini-itx htpc. its a little bit nigger, but it works good
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>>1210731
>what is NAS
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>>1211056

You know damn well a ricer of that caliber has no reason to have a dedicated NAS.
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>>1210738
"The cloud" is just another term for somebody else's machine.
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I repainted my case black thinking my PC would run faster. Now it doesnt work at all
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>>1211154
Yeah Uncle Scam
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>>1211154
were u look for this ::DDD

>>1211164
blacked.com.jpg.htm.exe
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>>1211049
>128 gig
>Probably 1TB
>Probably 256g m.2
>Probably a NAS

Hardly any storage?
Are you high? Do you do 4k video editing?
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>>1211051
That actually looks pretty cool!
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>>1211049
It's more than enough storage for me, haven't filled them for years :)
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>>1210991
Looks like it was black from the beginning, gj (:
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>>1210969
I was a bit worried about that too desu, but u actually barely notice the computer, even without my headset on
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>>1210635
Building a case for my PS4 pro mod.
I'm mounting this gpu cooler to the console with some noctua 140mm fans because I was disatisfied with the noise the stock console makes.
The cooler is about 4-5x the volume of the stock heatsink so should work nicely.

I'm going to make my own case from aluminium, most probably two U shaped pieces that fit together. I'll bend it myself using a home made bender made from two pieces of wood and solid door hinges. Any tips for bending aluminium?

The only power tools I have access to are a drill and a Dremel, I was going to jig up the Dremel to route a groove on the inside of where the bends will be. Is this the best way to do it?
Thanks chaps.
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I am thinking about making my next PC silent with some sort of watercooling. are the closed systems really good enough? And how can I cool the GPU in such a system?
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Ayyyyyy! I kinda bought into the Flatt mounted pc meme. This is my more or less my current build. I left space off to the side for the GPU to sit flat, but I have never found a well reviewed pcie riser that is long enough and fairly priced.
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>>1211194
Looks really cool! My PCI riser works great but yeah, not the cheapest out there. You could always try with cheap ebay ones, if you're lucky it'll work. You can also try to shield them yourself.
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>>1211194
also, this was my rough outline for this pc build. I used a recovered sheet-steel panel that I had for a while as a basis for my plan. but I also reinforced it with some square tube stock, and planned out the reinforcing structure such that every component would be partially attached to the structural frame
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>>1210635
>The Dust devil 5000
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I did the one I am using right now a few years back.
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>>1211711
It has put on a few pounds since with a new mother board and external hard drive
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>>1211049
I have a small house, sorry my house isn't as big as yours and my dad forgot to pull out
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>>1211184
Thank you, too much sanding was involved then what i was ready for (all hand sanded because cornors on the inside are hard to reach and i don't have a table sander)
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>>1211187
Sounds very very nice, and i agree PS4 fans are extremely loud
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>>1211711
what the fuck
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>>1211178
not even 1.5tb. i dont edit, at most ive done some 1080p editing for a few small videos. unless you dont use your computer at all thats barely any space. its pretty naivr of you to assume a nas and that its 256gb,regardless of if those facts are true or not.

>>1211192
theyre not quieter at all since they still have fans. get a passive cpu cooler depending on the cpu.
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>>1211192
Water-cooling is LOUDER than a decent air cooled setup. It has way more moving parts.

Get a huge air-cooler like a noctua NH-D15 and one of those GPUs that turns the fans off while not gaming. Then use fan profiles to turn the system fans off when the temps are low. At that point the only moving part in your system would be the CPU fan at a low rpm and maybe some HDDs if you're not fully solid state already.

Even under heavy load that system would still be quiter than a water cooler. With something as huge as the noctua heatsink it would get the exact same temps as a water cooled system too, maybe even better.
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>>1211938
>Water-cooling is LOUDER than a decent air cooled setup. It has way more moving parts.

It has exactly _one_ more moving part (the pump) and that's before counting any GPU and CPU fans it eliminates. You will not be able to even hear the pump if it's well isolated from the case (the all-in-ones are not), unless it's particularly loud.

Plus, if you're REALLY anal about noise, you could do something insane, like move the pump and radiator outside of the room.

>>1211192

Closed-loop coolers are usually as loud or louder than even a half-decent air cooler. And they don't come with provisions for cooling anything other than the CPU. Personally, not a fan of them. Go custom or go home.
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>>1211964
>Plus, if you're REALLY anal about noise, you could do something insane, like move the pump and radiator outside of the room.
Or go with 100% passive cooling
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O shit a thread I can contribute in.

The rig itself is pretty trash, but it runs Portal alright. Whenever I open a browser though, my CPU gets rekt. I've tried different OS's, hard drives, browsers, and all the cleaning I could think of, but it's still laggy as all hell when I open Chrome. Any ideas?
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>>1210635
This is my current case. Very much a WIP. I have some chrome vinyl for the back board. Might put some aluminium channel around the edges if I can't fold the vinyl nicely. Also have sleeving for the wires. And I need to sand and finish the perf sheet.
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>>1210742
You have no idea what his temps are yet you know enough to claim he's toasting his drives :-D
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>>1211997
The back.
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>>1211997
>>1212001

I like the first view ok as it seems coordinated, especially since the white board does not look white. the second view is like wow, tree trunks, red shit, black metal, fine wood, and that white shit. some clashing going on.

Like you said, it's a WIP. show us more pics as you make progress.
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>>1211997
>>1212001
Looks very promising!
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>>1211908
I get that some people need a lot of space for stuff, but I really don't. I regularly empty my computer of stuff I don't need, and even if I wouldn't, I still couldn't fill it all
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>>1211991
Looks really cool dude!

Kinda sounds like something is wrong with the hardware, maybe time for some upgrades? :(
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>>1210635
>>1210636
Anon that is not a case
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Which color LED is best for cooling?
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>>1211988

But muh overclock...
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>>1210741
>not knowing what ur talking about at all
nice
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>>1212166
Thanks man!

Yeah, I was thinking I might've gotten fucked on the silicon lottery and gotten a bad processor, but it's weird as shit that I can play games and do all the other computing stuff, but when I load up Google's homepage, my CPU goes to 100% and the lag makes the thing almost unusable.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xJhQsJ

This is the build, and it's p shit, but I was just gonna hang this up in my living room as a conversation piece and to watch YouTube on, so it didn't need to be good, just not absolute shit.

>spoiler its absolute shit kms senpai
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>>1211997
>>1212001

I agree with >>1212007
lots of clashing. I would paint the red part of the case flat black, as well as the backboard. That way it's just wood and black, which I think can look really nice. But that's just my two cents, the chrome vinyl sounds like it would work well with the grate you've got over the box too.

>>1212241
If you put blue LEDs within 6 inches of a CPU or GPU, you can pull up to 4 degrees C from the heat sink per LED.




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