Custom Computer Case PVC Based

Did you know that one of greatest cost on PC modding is a computer case? Except for those who have lots of money, expends on it could similar to a complete AMD Phenom or Intel Quad Core PC. Although that this only PC case price now is start from US$21 (Rp. 250.000) until US$320 (Rp. 3.824.000), but here in my situation the problem is not that high case price. As I still have an oldies PC (powered by Pentium III 750MHz) which I purposed as Media Center in living room, but anyway I actually intended to make it as a barebone looked like, without changing any of new hardware absolutely. Just try to re-substitute it “skin”.

The problem is that my motherboard which is ASUS CUSL2-C isn’t a Micro ATX based form factor which has dimension of 20.8cm x 30.5cm. So that I can’t see any chance to place it on any barebone case. But then I got inspired from somewhere on internet - which I forgot the URL was - where I can think any possibility to make a PC frame from PVC tube.

I then immediately take off & strip all the devices attached from old case. From this, I started to create an optimal layout for new case & finally I found this one below :







After composing layout, I have to calculate the material needed & measured the dimension in order to define length, width & height the PVC slices. Here below is a complete list of the material:





























































Part ID
Part Description
Qty
Part Price
Extended Price
US$ Total
1PVC Male Adapter 1/2" to 3/4" (L letter)
8
Rp. 3.000
Rp. 24.000
US$ 2
2PVC Cross Adapter 3/4" (T Letter)
14
Rp. 2.000
Rp. 28.000
US$ 2.34
3PVC 1/2" 2.5M
1
?
?
?
4Small Hinge – 1 pack
1
?
?
?
5Fan with LED light
1
?
?
?



TOTAL
Rp. 52.000
US$ 4.34


Fortunately that I have stock parts #3, #4 & #5, so I didn’t know how much prices expense exactly for that. You can check all of the parts to home depot near to you or check from this link. Anyway, based on layout I then slice the PVC into various small parts which was 16’s of 6cm, 5’s of 17cm, 2’s of 9cm & 4’s of 10cm.



After sawed the PVC’s, I begin to bunch the parts to make a base frame for PSU, hard drive & DVD place.



Next stage plan is to make 2nd frame for motherboard & the rest of devices. Don’t forget to neat the cables & fixing power & reset switch orderly.











From this point, you have completed about 75% of the total progress. The last is to bunched the wrench case so that it will tight fastened.









It’s done & now the time to test it. Apply all of additional devices attached to CPU & let it burning in any way to make sure that the case is now ready to show off.



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  1. Anonymous Anonymous said,

    Sunday, February 15, 2009 10:59:00 AM

    You're a good plumber and programmer.

  2. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Sunday, February 15, 2009 7:10:00 PM

    @Anonymous: Ooops... Did I? :-p

  3. Blogger siUdin said,

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 3:19:00 PM

    Gile tuh. Kalo pas hidup trus ketumpahan kopi atau abu rokok, atau tangan kita kesetrum piye ?

  4. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 4:27:00 PM

    @ siUdin: Stay cool maann... Tuh CPU kan dikerangkeng dalem lemari TV. Jadi aman dari segala macem bahaya. OK?

  5. Blogger marnoshop.com said,

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:20:00 AM

    Bro.. bisa gak pipa PVCnya di dibuat sebagai sirkulasi udara.... supaya PC lebih dingin... atau PVC diganti dengan pipa alumunium....??? gwe pengin tuch sekalian bisa di isi freon R290 (ramah lingkungan)...

  6. Blogger Eko Wahyudiharto said,

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 8:49:00 AM

    Koq R290? lebih baik pake NOZ deh :-). Eniwei, ttp gw pertimbangan ide loe. Tunggu tgl mainnya...

  7. Blogger Mr. Naveen said,

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:03:00 PM

    Hi there. Nice blog. You have shared useful information. Keep up the good work! This blog is really interesting and gives good details. Anti Static PVC Strip, Anti Insect PVC Strip.

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