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I'm going to build a PC case from scratch.
I plan to build it out of MDF (wood composite material). I prefer this over acrilic, since a) my priority is not aesthetics, but airflow and silence; and b) it's an easier material to work with.
I have a huge variety of tools, so that will not be an issue.
My plan is to build an unusually large case with an unusual distribution of elements and amazing airflow. The front will have two or three 5 inch bays, for DVD drives and whatnot. The motherboard will be halfway through the case, I/O panel side up, so airflow is vertical and the connections are on the top side. The psu will be under it.
Way in the back will be all the hard drives (6) aligned in two sideways vertical rows.
The underside will have a tunnel with an opening in the front and three size 12 fan openings on the ceiling, two for the motherboard area and one for the hard-drives. This tunnel will act as a massive cold air intake.
I need help aquiring dimensions and size details. Apparently there used to be a site entirelly dedicated to PC format standards and schematics, but it's down.
Also, tips and suggestions are most welcome.
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Where do you source your materials, /diy/?
One of my biggest hindrances to all projects has been a lack of transportation (I live with my parents and they travel frequently). As a result, I'm unable to obtain even simple items like coffee cans.
So where do you source your material, /diy/?
My brainstorming has result in this list:
>Family member's workplaces (I have a lot of people who work in food service, lots of packaging, coffee grounds, feedstocks, etc)
Unfortunately, none of these venues are open at 5 in the morning...
Pic related - This would be a logistical nightmare for me.
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I'd like to make a large, weird custom statue. Having no skills in stone carving nor metal working, I'd need a new, cheap method for making a preposterously large ornament.
For models, papercrafts seem like the easiest way to turn 3d models into real 3d objects. Would it be possible to harden a paper model with cement or something, and then sand off the rough edges? Suggestions are welcome.
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red oxide floors. I'm considering it. Sounds like a nice method, nice result, and low cost. Don't know much though. Anyone here who has tried it before? Any advise.
Also, any other cheap flooring options (no wood, no tiles)? I remember seeing some old floors made by some greenish granite-looking bits of rock thrown in some light-peach colored mortar, anyone knows what that is?