American Zombie said:
I think it's heavier than a normal case would be, but not much. The handles was a good idea though.
-Electromagnetic Emissions restriction for residentialuse will be violated causing interference to neighboringequipment.
-Since the chassis is not grounded you have probably violated your national electrical code.
Hmm, really? I thought the ground wires in the cables could take careof the ground plane, even it there was no extra case ground. Or ischassis ground different from electrical ground?
-Wood is more flammable than metal or plastic. It willnot contain any electrical fires or overheating. Probable fire codeviolation.
Hmm perhaps. I don't really know how easy it is to set fire to MDF, butI don't think it burns very easily, like normal fibre board used inwalls and furniture (what's it called in english?).
The only thing bothering me is the way the psu ismounted...all that money in there if one day the psu decides to comeloose all that hardware might get damaged.
Yeah, we did think about that, but when we mounted it it was reallyalot sturdier than it looks. We could probably lift the case holdingjust the PSU (we didn't try that of course).
i hope the wood doesnt warp.
Well it's not wood per se, it's MDF (Medium Density Fibre board). And as far as I know, MDF doesn't warp (no long wood fibres).
The building cost was very roughly $150-$200. Many parts are scarp parts found in the garage, so that helped keep it down.
The temps are as follows.
Idle: cpu 46ºC, mobo 31ºC
Load: cpu 57ºC, mobo 35ºC
Comparing that to the same hardware (but with just two hdds instead offour) in my Cooler Master Cavalier 3 case I have cpu 61ºC, mobo 41ºCunder load. So I'd say the cooling in the built case it pretty good,yes.