Project Background

I wanted to build a computer, but I wanted it to blend in nicely with the rest of the furniture in my home studio, so I decided I would build one using raw materials (walnut and stainless steel), rather than buying a regular case. I wanted the case to be future proof, allowing me to update the internals over time, meaning it had to accommodate the following:

  • Full size GPU
  • Full size ATX main board
  • Full size power supply
  • SSD
  • HDD

Thermal Consideration

Heat naturally rises, so by elevating the case off the ground and installing a bottom mounted intake fan, and a top mounted exhaust fan, the case cools very efficiently.

The three fans to the right are thermally controlled, and are normally off. Only during intensive rendering or processing operations do these fans operate to provide additional cooling to the CPU and GPU.

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