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Not your average computer build...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trent Gillespie, May 10, 2013.

  1. Trent Gillespie

    Trent Gillespie Active Member

    So I just finished up building a custom PC for the lady. She loves barns... loves photography, and we've been looking into getting her a machine that would allow her to do her own post processing. Check out the rest of the photos and build details here: Barnwood Computer.

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  2. gen6

    gen6 Member

    Well Sir, that's simply epic, have my like!

    How it goes with the heating when the wooden case is closed? :)
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  3. Trent Gillespie

    Trent Gillespie Active Member

    It really does fine. It doesn't get any more hot than your average PC chassis. The bottom of the case is well vented, and I have a 120mm fan sucking in cool air... which then gets shelled out through the Power Supply Unit. I also cut a slit on the lid, near the back, so hot air didnt build up. I ran Prime 95 on it for 30 minutes and it sat in the 40s for chassis and 60s for CPU.
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  4. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Stunning!! Especially what you've done with the monitor too!
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  5. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    That is quite freaking cool. I take it she has no need for removable media?
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  6. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    That is bloody amazing.

    I'm loving the monitor the most.
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  7. Trent Gillespie

    Trent Gillespie Active Member

    The keyboard has 2 USB ports, which makes it nice for card readers, but most everything she does is accessed over the network. I have a storage/backup box that we both use.
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  8. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    That is freaking awesome......I have built a couple of computers in the past but would have never thought of something like that.
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  9. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Wow!!! I'd be impressed if I was that gal! :D

    Well done sir!

    Beautiful photography too :love:
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  10. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Its... different :D
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  11. Sean James

    Sean James Well-Known Member

    That looks awesome
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  12. Trent Gillespie

    Trent Gillespie Active Member

    Thanks for the compliments everyone. The misses is mighty proud of it too.

    And Slavik, it most definitely is different... but can I confess something... I am overly jealous of your server rack. I saw your photo and my jaw dropped with jealousy :)
  13. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Heh... I'd make another and see how much profit I can make off of it for its custom enclosures.

    Excellent work.
  14. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Cooling was the first thing I thought of, very cool build. Nice job on the monitor, I shared it with some friends. :)
  15. speedway

    speedway Well-Known Member

    Very cool! I would love to build a case, keyboard and monitor like they use in Warehouse 13 one day.
  16. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Amazing looking build. Very nicely done Trent. :)
  17. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

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  19. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Yeah, cooling is a big issue with wood cases.

    I have my wooden case (I posted about it here somewhere) but haven't finished it as I need to figure out how I'm going to cool it as it would basically bake all the parts I put inside of it.
  20. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I bet the lid on the scanner is a bit heavy though ... :LOL:
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