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Project Breadbox

by bmccarthy8989

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Details

Date Published

Aug. 29, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.9 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

51.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10.012 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

31.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

Description

Hey Guys!

Holy Pictures Batman

Yes I know there is a lot of pictures, but I was kind to put all the finished photos up front. If you're curious about the process, feel free to check out the rest.

Intro

This is my latest personal build. This was also my submission into the 2017 Quakecon Modders Inc Case Modding Championship - Scratch Build Division. Man that was a mouth full. I'm elated to say that I took first place in the scratch build category! My build White Widower took first place last year in the Classic Case Mod division. So it was very exciting for me to win back to back in a different more difficult category.

When coming up with the idea for this build, I was in the middle of trying to get back into woodworking. I use to build cabinets and wine cellars back in high school to help pay for college. So I thought that hey, I should build a wooden case to help me hone my skill in wood working and modding at the same time. And this is the result.

I'll be posing a full work log soon. But I have over 200+ photos during this build log. So its going to take some time for me to organize them and write up the commentary. But I'm going to post some high light photos of the build process on here to start. If you have questions about the mods please don't hesitate to ask! I'll be linking the most relevant mod questions here in the description to make easier for new viewers to find the information they are looking for.

Breadbox? Why That?

This build was more than just a personal build. I started this with the idea of potentially making this a production case. So this is my prototype of sorts. Also during its construction I had to learn a lot about low voltage circuits to do the custom LED lighting and dealt used breadboards to mock up my circuits. So as this is my prototype, I thought that Breadbox in light of breadboard would be a good fit. And I could be a really fancy breadbox if you take out the internal frame :p.

This case was build and designed entirely by myself using multiple types of tools in my garage.

Temperatures

So I know one thing a lot of people will talk about is, "its a wood case, its going to get soooo hot omg, so dumb, wood blah blah blah". Thermal design is key and yes while wood is a better insulator it doesn't mean you can get rid of the heat. The temps you see on the sidebar are individual temps based on load tests for the cpu and gpu independently. When running both the CPU and GPU at full load the loop equalizes around 60C to 65C at 75% fan speed. While that is warmer than my white widow build, these temps are achieved with a 360mm x 25mm thick radiator with a fin density of 20 FPI. Which is almost half the total TDP White widower can dissipate and its doing pretty well for the heat that is being thrown at it.

The case uses a 100% positive airflow design, with all 3 120mm rad fans pushing air up through the case while the front 2 x 120mm fans force the air out towards the back of the case. I drilled the holes in the top plate and the rear of the case larger than normal to allow for better exhaust airflow as well as counter sinking the holes on both sides to reduce air resistance as it passes through the holes. I've put a lot of thought into this thermal design and it works better than anticipated.

Mod Talk

The entire case is made from scratch. And I mean everything. The internal frame is made up of aluminum angle and aluminum sheet. For the aluminum sheet I'm using 5025 aluminum which is a lot easier to bend with out it breaking.

The exterior shell is made out of walnut and maple. The panels are assembled with a joinery that I came up with that can be cut on the table saw instead of using super expensive router bits. I'll be going into more detail on this in my build log. I'll also expand on this section once the questions start coming in.

The case has built in rear I/O lighting using white 5v LEDs. These LEDs are tied into the power supply's 5v standby rail, so that when you plug in the power cord they illuminate to show you your I/O. It also has front panel RGB LEDs that shine through two acrylic strips on either side of the front, as well as the vandal power switch. All the connections are passed to the internal frame using an 8pin CPU power connector with a corresponding male connector on the exterior of the case. So when you slide the internal frame into the wood shell, it makes its connections.

I really hope you enjoy this build. I certainly had a lot of fun building it. Even though it nearly cost me my finger! Yes you read that right, I almost completely severed my index finger during this build. But rest assured I've made a full recovery. If you want pictures to that you'll have to PM me, I'm not sure the admins here would appreciate me posting that kind of stuff.

Some Component Stuff

Most of the hardware in this build has already been covered very well by other PCPP members. They are all quality products and the compatibility is excellent. I literally put it together and installed windows and was online instantly. Only need to install a few drivers for the GPU.

As I saw such incredible temperature differences from delidding the 7700k. I thought I'd go ahead and do that as well. I've done it before on my 4790K and it was just as easy to do it to the 7700k. Keep in mind I used a tool that I picked up for $20 so when you are planning on voiding your warranty, be smart about it. I saw a 10 to 12 C temp drop from delidding. Well worth it in my opinion.

Hi: PacificNic!

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TheseShiftyCtrls 17 points 19 months ago

Holy **** nice build +1 could defiantly be in for a feature.

when chrome crashes because there are to many photos.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks man! How did you see this post? I can't even find it in the Complete builds section.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Nevermind

TheseShiftyCtrls 2 points 19 months ago

O lol

EpikMark0123 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Doth thou need more RAM!

MannyPCs 4 points 19 months ago

I WOOD love to upvote this, but this build was bread for meme comments.

I'm so sorry, I just had to

+1

That's a fantastic looking case btw.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Hahaha touche, touche.

Timeman190 1 Build 3 points 19 months ago

I love the documentation of the project but be careful as you put your license plate online.... Maybe take that down? I am jealous of the dedication for this build it is AMAZING!

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you for pointing that out. What an oversight. Whew. I blurred it out. And thank you for the kind complement, it definitely took some dedication and patience from the wifey.

jsh048 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Wow! build is amazing +1 hope this gets featured

frostmaster468 2 points 19 months ago

THOSE TEMPS ARE AMAZING.

But the build is just as "cool".

Ha ha

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Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Fantastic build. As usual.

Thumbs up.

Cohen101 2 points 19 months ago

Nice Build +1

dkoense 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Featured. NOW!!!!!!!!!

Amazing build keep it up :)

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I really hope you enjoy this build.

Yes, for certain. Wooden splinters wouldn't halt the reading and viewing photos.

I certainly had a lot of fun building it. Even though it nearly cost me my finger! Yes you read that right, I almost completely severed my index finger during this build. But rest assured I've made a full recovery.

Oh my, that is serious... my grandpa was a carpenter and completely sawed off his index finger from his saw table. My grandparents were quick about the situation, saving his finger, but it was never the same again. Of course he continued his hobby once he recovered. So I can only imagine your incident, so sorry and glad to know you are doing alright.

If you want pictures to that you'll have to PM me, I'm not sure the admins here would appreciate me posting that kind of stuff.

You took photos of your incident...? Oh my, that may be one thing I wouldn't photograph. Not sure either if the staff would approve as those events can be very graphic. Well... you will always have that memory I suppose? I am sort of lost for words on this one.

Otherwise, thanks for sharing your amazing build and the documented details. Your wood is a work of art. Also congrats for 1st place too, you deserve it. Best wishes bmccarthy and you have my support.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks Eltech! Your responses are always thoughtful. And my finger is pretty much 100%. I only lost a little feeling in the right side of the tip of the finger. And even that is starting to come back. Didn't expect that!

Eltech 20 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Congrats for feature! No surprise here. :)

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks! Still honored!

HeyDaddy- 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Nice.. I love the innovative and uniqueness of this. 1+

wilhelmpeltzer 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Please, PCPP, feature this build!

Hector1908 9 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I have to say I admire people who take time to build their own case . It must take a lot of your personal time to do this and you have to love it otherwise its not gonna work . +1 is not enough . Wood metal or plastic , does not matter , its the creativity in people that amazes me . This is really awesome bro , great job .

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Wow thank you. I couldn't agree more which is why I spend a lot of effort to help others with guidance and advice so that they can create something unique of their own. The modding community is one of the least toxic entities in my life.

hi_im_snowman 2 points 19 months ago

There's no doubt you know what you're doing. This is beautiful and inspiring! I am curious though, what's the total time spent on this?

+1 for the entirely custom made case... I can't believe I just wrote that. The whole thing is custom-built... omg that's nuts!

Kudos!

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha thanks! That's a great compliment. Including all the design and theory and prototyping time, probably close to 350 to 400 hours. This project concept started back in November of last year. Now that I have the process down, I could probably replicate this build in probably 20 to 30 hours. So much time goes into design and what I call "brute force modding" where you really just don't know how things are going to shape out until you start cutting and drilling.

SirMints 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Oh yes! So good! This made my day. Congrats man!

AbsoluteBread 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

That there is some serious craftsmanship.

syg101 3 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

inb4 featured. No doubt about it whatsoever, this build is legendary. +1

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 19 months ago

Beautiful, amazing, definitely interesting rig! Wonderful job!!

KeenDreams 5 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I'd be telling a rye if I said I didn't loaf this build. It's really the upper crust of case mods. Your building skills are on point with the joinery, I'm not jealous or sourdough. Let not baguette the amount of time and energy put into a build like this, the finished product really is something to behold.

+1

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

This made my day!

kingman123 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Beautiful

Meithen 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

I saw this the other day and knew it'd get featured, you deserve it!

The whole build is amazing but the window on top showing the symmetrical tubing is my favorite. Genius!

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks, that part is definitely up there for me. I would have to say my favorite part is the joinery or the way the frame slides in and out of the wooden shell.

nostrocrompt 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

What a build. It's funny how a case made out of wood could give someone ... ideas for their next build. Outstanding work.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

That's awesome, if you have questions along the way to be afraid to ask.

Songster 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

WOW!!!!! Your creativity man! You get a +1 just based on general principal alone!

WELL DONE!

uglymonkey913 2 points 18 months ago

Love the excessive pictures. Really shows how much time, blood, sweat, and tears you put into it.

Tooth 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Yes I know there is a lot of pictures, but I was kind to put all the finished photos up front.

Oh Thank God for the front loaded pictures! Saved me some time for sure.

325 front loaded pic's, 1 back loaded pic. THANK YOU!!

Something is not right with you and your pictures........Not normal :)

JustNull 2 points 16 months ago

When someone drops 326 photos on the school's wifi... google classroom froze for 2 people and someone lost connection on google docs... good game, I'm afraid I can't beat you... +1

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

lol!

jneilmbs 2 points 16 months ago

Wow! I'm completely in awe of all your skillz! This is by far the most beautiful build I've ever seen, love the warm organic aesthetic. You certainly deserve 1st place on this beaut, congratulations!

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 16 months ago

Thanks man! I appreciate that.

Mindmixer 1 Build 2 points 16 months ago

"Holy Pictures Batman" is exactly what my teacher would say...

juanag31 2 points 7 months ago

unbelievable commitment and a lot cheaper than expected.

Chief_Savages 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Amazing built, especially with the wooden made case.

+1 for the case man

CitizenoftheStars 1 point 19 months ago

Deserving of a 1st place, that's for sure. It's awesome!!

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks man, the wood working is the most rewarding part.

princess_fluffy 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

This is art, beautiful art. Woodworking is one of my retirement goals, can't believe you were building cabinets and wine-cellars in college.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha high school actually. To help pay for college! And thank you, very nice complement.

gblakeman 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Sweet Rig!

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

At the time of posting, this is not featured. But because of the awesome build, I predict it will be. Staff, WE GOT ONE!

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Lol love the ghost busters reference

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Ghostbusters is awesome, not the new one of course.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

That goes without saying

Sam_Flynn 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

And like as I said, Featured. Congrats!

WillPython 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

where can I get one? The case is beautiful! +1 for good craftsmanship

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Want one?

WillPython 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Yes

Drokovian -2 points 19 months ago

if you read the post he made this entirely from scratch

PretentiousNoob 1 point 19 months ago

what wood?

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Walnut and maple

Bosswoman3 1 point 19 months ago

Amazing case design. I didn't think anybody could make a case out of wood.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks! It's fun to breakdown barriers to innovation

Bosswoman3 1 point 19 months ago

Your welcome

ForsakenRei 1 point 19 months ago

Holy ****! +1 for your great creativity and awesome work! I like mod PC and sometimes did some little mod of my case but I never thought I could bulid one like this.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I'll be offering up a pretty detailed build log. With that and these photos you should be able to!

ForsakenRei 1 point 19 months ago

That's really helpful. In fact all the photos there just showed most of the work detail but I'm not that confident about my own skill for handling so much different work of wood and metal lol

ApocPony 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Perfect joins, excellent carperntry skills! +1

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you! It's extremely nerve racking when you start to cut the joinery. Especially with expensive wood.

Chimiwawa 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

This is amazing, it would make no sense for me not to +1 seeing all the time you put into it. I noticed you changed the motherboard during the build. I am curious on what happened there.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

At first I was going to use cheaper hardware to save on costs, then i thought I might need to sell the rig afterwards. And with all the work going into it, I thought it could use some more high end hardware. So I bumped it up to an Asus mobo and an I7 7700k instead of the MSI and i5.

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 19 months ago

Really nailed that colour scheme right there. Just don't put the bread anywhere near this. +1 from me. :)

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha indeed!

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Instant favourite even before looking through the pics. Awesome work man!

Where did you pick up your skills and tools in woodcraft, and metalcraft it seems? These things are not going to be cheap, aren't they?

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks man! Really the only tools that would be a bit of a bite up front are the joiner and plainer. (Joiner to make the boards flat and the plainer to make the boards even in thickness.) But if one is going to be getting into hardwood wood working you'll want them. This project can just as easily be achieved with plywood or MDF as they are are fairly true(being square and the right dimensions) from the big box store.

I used to build cabinets and wine cellars back in high school before college. And this is my real first project getting back into some form of wood working. My first time working with hardwood without hardware. In cabinetry I used a lot of pocket holes and nails. There is absolutely no hardware in the exterior shell of the case. Just tightly cut joinery and glue. So happy to see it come out so well.

As for the metal, I have virtually no experience. I had to learn a lot in the process of building this case. I went through several proto frames before arriving at the final one you see in this build.

The_Boom_Boy 1 point 19 months ago

+1

KevinMoondust 11 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Clint Basinger would be all over this one , holy cow!

+1 and this should be featured ASAP.

PS: Ouch on the finger, hope you fully recovered, despite what the write-up says about it.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Not sure I've heard of him, should I have? And thanks, the finger is doing quite well.

PredatorSi 1 point 19 months ago

A well deserved win for sure.

Lyrix 1 point 19 months ago

WOW!!! 1+! amazing build!

that are a lot of photos.... WOW..... great build! i love diy projects!!!

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Yeahhh haha there was a lot of steps in this build. I tried hard to keep from posting duplicate shots.

Lyrix 1 point 19 months ago

:D i think you did really well

Vairfoley 29 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Excellent work. How long did it take for the pictures to upload? Hahah

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha not that long, I resized them all to 800x600. Makes loading them much faster as well.

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

So much work and skills! Great finished product

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Thanks!

OfficialTechReviews 1 point 19 months ago

I have a feeling this will be the next featured build

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

If it is deserving! We'll see

OfficialTechReviews 1 point 19 months ago

Oh i was right, its featured now

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Haha well how about that!

Ahsen 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Not enough pictures

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Sorry I'll see if I can find some more :p.

Ahsen 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Lol

ethan10022 1 point 19 months ago

this case is hot!!!

Zelda_ 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Please feature this, I will riot if it is not.

Beautiful aesthetics, even if I'm not a fan of orange. Delidding process was easy? I've thought about it but you know, risks (not really looking to spend another $500 on a cpu when my current one hits 5Ghz pretty easy)

Well done

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks man! We'll see, its already been a day, but to be honest not sure how that works haha.

Yeah I'm going to be changing it back to white, I used the orange because the event colors for Quakecon are orange, black, and white. But I think it'll look much cleaner with pastel white coolant.

Delidding was a breeze. I've delidded multiple 7700ks now with no issues what so ever. And I've seen pretty impressive temperature drops ranging from 10c to 15c. If you buy a delid tool for $20, you really cant mess it up if you use it right (meaning make sure you put the arrow in the right corner). I also found that leaving the IHS glue on (the black stuff) made it far easier to seat the CPU in the socket. With the glue there it keeps the IHS from moving when lowering the retention arms on the socket.

Also if you're getting 5Ghz with good temps, no need to worry about it. They didn't design the original thermal compound to need to be replaced. Even though you could get better temps, its not always necessary. But I had the tools so I did it anyway.

Flip_45 1 point 19 months ago

Really not sure why this isn't yet featured. Really impressed - far beyond anything I would attempt but you can't fault the craftsmanship.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Ah I wouldn't say that! In my work log I'll be showing how you could build it with cheaper materials like plywood and MDF and plexiglass instead of tempered glass. I've never worked with metal (short of cutting it out of other cases) before this build.

Flip_45 1 point 19 months ago

Not really the materials, but the crafting of them that I think are way beyond me and also why the build is so impressive.

I don't even own a pair of clamps!

irritablemoth 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I was looking at those clamps too!

You see quite a few wooden builds on here but people tend to just fix everything to the wood. Making the metal inner frame makes this build on a slightly different level.

Very nice, very impressive, but I preferred the look of the wood without the varnish that's just in the photos though.

Flip_45 1 point 19 months ago

Finally the feature - good to see!

FlipLaw 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Holy cow, and I thought I put up hella pics on my build. Nope not even close lol. First off, AMAZING. Such a beautiful build. Why this isn't featured right now, I don't know. I aspire to go to this level of custom some day. Maybe for my next build. Really awesome work, I'm motivated to squander money to try and make a masterpiece like this.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

lol! Pictures unite!

Thanks for the compliment, it was a blast and took a better part of the year off and on to finish. But you can do it too! Just takes some patience.

FlipLaw 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Lol yeah I might just upload more pics now lol My current build took me about a year as well just not as custom. The custom case and loop life is calling me though. Every beautiful example I see like yours is just motivation.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Do it! You wont regret it.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Congrats on the featured spot!

floridaboz 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

One day i will go through all your pictures....

One day, but not today. (i did go through about 90 of them, but 321)

Great build, very creative. I love fully custom stuff like this.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Yeah I put the finished photos up front and build log photos on the end for those who are curious. And thanks!

DoubleTeeOh34 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I'm not at all surprised you received feature. It's a wonderful build and truly shows your dedication to craftsmanship! Well done! +1!

KYOKUN240 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Nice Build!

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Amazing craftsmanship. Your wood working and metal fab skills are top notch. This is one of those builds that raises the bar to new levels. I don't even care what components are inside of this thing it deserves every vote on build quality and aesthetics alone. Well done.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks a lot. I'm glad some out there understand the amount of work that goes into a build like this. It's crazy how much more attention my White Widower build got over this one on other outlets like Reddit and Imgur. PCPP excluded.

orbv 1 point 19 months ago

Congratulations on the win at QuakeCon! This build is siiiick!

eopest 9 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks for making the rest of us look lazy, uninspired and just sad. Because, now we have your incredible system to look at and we didn't have to put the work and thought into it! :)

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Ah but that's where you are wrong. ;) It's because of this community of people like yourself that inspire me to push the envelope. My inspiration draws from all sorts of builds, simple, glamorous, and every where in between.

Those who build their first computer and can't wait to show it to this community(pc builders) because they were inspired by others. Even if they aren't as meticulous or have as many hours put into it, its theirs. That person was me at the beginning, so if could inspire even one person to build their first computer, or to try something new with their current build or a new build, then I would feel I've paid it forward.

Cheers my friend.

CallumJParker 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Beautiful work on this.

Nothing better than spending a few hundred hours planning and drafting a scratch build and seeing it come together in the end. I know from experience and current prototype projects they're incredibly tedious, but highly rewarding. Putting aesthetics at the forefront of builds has always been something that I've appreciated most in people's work. I can tell you have a great eye for design. All the little details in this build really show that.

Keep it up!

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Really appreciate that, and you are correct. This concept started so long ago, that during the process, seeing an idea actually take shape in front of you is an unbelievably rewarding experience. It's one thing to have a concept, but to have one that actually works out.. that much better.

ralphalol 1 point 19 months ago

nice one man!!!!

Potatoman01 1 point 19 months ago

That is a very nice build. I love woodworking and metal work as well, I really like building things and creating things but at the moment I don't have the money to do this kind of stuff :P Hope your finger is feeling better. My uncle is a builder and he's got all sorts of stories.

Nice job. +1

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Oh man I can only imagine the stories. Finger is excellent, thanks for checking!

Arichikurukuto 1 point 19 months ago

WOW what an amazing build. So uhh how much for a custom wood build with a window and slide out side doors? lol awesome build.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks! How do you mean slide out side doors? This case the entire frame slides out the back of the wooden shell.

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 19 months ago

Absolutely LOVE IT!! No doubt, one of the best personalised attention-to-detail builds i've seen on here!!

How about more pictures lol I only viewed the final shots and will definitely go through all the pics when I get time for some design and DIY inspiration!

+1 and then some

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks man! And yes that's the latter pictures are for, I hardly expect someone to go through all those unless they are interested in the process. Which is why I posted the finals up front.

L0hki 2 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Gratz for making this amazing case from the scratch. I am glad you didn't loose that finger and a scar will only remind you of great time spent building this beauty.

BChew2 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Absolutely brilliant, classy and tasteful. +1 for being unique and total nerdporn.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Why thank you kind sir.

xTHExRADxREXx 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

this is a great build

I think u need WAY more pictures more more more

poINtblank213 1 point 19 months ago

I think this is the most impressive thing I've ever seen. Your mastery of design, metal work, wood work, cabling, water cooling, etc. All wrapped up into one incredible build. Thanks for putting so many pictures so we could see the process. Truly amazing. You should be very proud.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Thank you, I just happy there are those who can appreciate the time and effort that went into it. And hopefully inspire some to try their hand at PC building.

BBMan89 1 point 19 months ago

What do you get for being first place....only a trophy? What about some money....did you get any money? lol

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

For first place, you get front page of CPU magazine and a 3 page spread and $500. I also got around $1500 worth of pc components. I also go a raffle for 10,000 but I didn't win the raffle...

MattyC51237 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Wow! A beautiful build. I'm super impressed. Congrats! Thank you for all the detailed pictures documenting your build process.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Ah finally someone who appreciates them! haha jk Glad you enjoyed them.

MattyC51237 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Definitely. Thank you for sharing.

killerzcud 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Awesome build. But where are the pics of it in the dark with Led lighthing.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Just added a few, end of the finished photos. 5th dot under the pictures. Starting at picture 32. My camera sucks for low light which is why I rarely add them, but considering the front panel is one of the main light features, I'm surprised I didn't add this one.

H1GHPR0PH1L3 1 point 18 months ago

Lol, had to reload the page to exit the photos!!

TFW you have an m3 MacBook :P

Scrounger 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Judging by the beer and in home tap, you must live in Asheville. Beautiful build, neighbor.

yawacool 1 point 18 months ago

Exquisite design

PCBuilder9999 1 point 17 months ago

S E X M A C H I N E

Isuckatpcbuilds 1 point 17 months ago

Was This on PCMR?

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Yeah I posted it all over reddit lol

Zubair874 1 point 17 months ago

WTF!!! 300+ images!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DOGALD 1 Build 1 point 15 months ago

+500 bazzilion also how many pic there are

Scrap04 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Damn bro! Ur case is actually made out of wood.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

Indeed it is.

SniperFrog 1 point 13 months ago

This is gorgeous. Cannot stop looking. How many hours did you put into this absolute beauty?

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

A lot, I think around 300 - 400

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

So... how long did it take you to

  1. build the case itself

  2. upload all 326 photos

Dang, dude, this is pretty good. Certainly a +1 build, and I wish I could give more than 1.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

lol the whole build is some where in the 3 to 400 hour range. Lost some track of time when I nearly cut my finger off. The upload took no time at all. I pre-order them in windows and resize them to around 12kb each before upload.

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Wow! That's pretty quick to upload. How do you resize the images (I'm more of a hardware than software guy)?

Oh, and glad your finger's okay. I'd hate for that to happen to anybody.

bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Photoshop, there is a built in utility that allows me to do it quickly. Basically a batch process that resizes them to a width of 1200px which is enough to reduce the file size significantly while still maintaining enough resolution for web browsers.

EagleByte 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Huh. Neat. I'm assuming Photoshop isn't free, correct?

CAS5BO 1 point 6 months ago

TOO MANY PICTURES!! MY PHONE CANT TAKE THIS!!! but still +1. Just wish I can see it :(

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bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I'll put the system under load and run crystal disk

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bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Haha only a few thousand away from that, but I like the enthusiasm!

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bmccarthy8989 submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks! I was originally going to go with a white fluid, but I had some orange left over from another build, and it matched the Quakecon event colors perfectly.

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