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Thread: Wooden Case?

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    I have my old computer, stored away and i thought of bringing it back for my friends to play on, and then i looked at the case and said hell no, bigdawgfoxx knows what im talkin about.

    But then i had an idea...some of u thinking what am i goin to break now


    I was wondering if building a computer case out of wood was a bad idea?

    Building it from wood, i would have lots of ways to design fans placement and other needs. Its simple to work with wood rather than metal.

    Any way it was just a thought
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    i built a 3 sided wooden case and it worked good, but a inclosed wooded case wouldn't be a good idea because would hold heat in
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    It's been done ( with varying levels of success) several times.

    The acoustic dampening properties of wood would be a definite plus, I think.

    Unfortunately, most of the cases I've seen are merely reproductions of the standard PC box rendered in a different material.

    I think it would be really cool if someone exploited the different construction techniques available with wood rather than take the easy way out and just build a box.
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    sounds like a real good challange


    wont warm air be removed by the use of fans??
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    yes, but u will need more then if it was in a metal case..

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    Wood is a good insulator, so I think it may act like a bit of a sauna, but if you get good air flowing through it should be OK, maybe an extra fan will help.

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    i will have 7 80mm fans maybe even more
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    you would be alright with 7 fans i'm guessing.

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    ight, thats nice to know
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    do it and post pics

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