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Computer Building And Questions....

Hey, I'm Peter.

I've done a few custom builds over the years for PC building but one of my biggest frustrations is that I am always limited to a frame. What I think I want to be able to to is to design and to design hard! Assuming I had the right resources I could build a phenomenal computer system that wasn't necessarily like anyone had ever seen before but would be efficient and catchy and unique and incredible. I've always like the idea of designing a computer with a kind of wood-frame housing because the first thing people always do when they hear that is go, "wood!? What!?" which makes me laugh. If someone tells me something is impossible then the first thing I want to do with that is break it, make what is impossible, a reality.

I want to build a computer, but I don't want to buy a case from Fry's or online, I want to build the case myself. I want 4 way SLI of GTX 1080s and a 2000 watt PSU and a 10 core 4 GHZ at non-OC CPU and I just want to break the boundaries of what is feasible and step into the waters of "jeez what an incredible build!!!" just because I love building. But I think most people don't share my vision or passion. Is there a way to get the resources to be able to build openly from imagination or is that just really not practical? Even if I didn't get to keep the build myself, I just want to build and build and build and it drives me crazy! Do I have TOO MUCH passion!?

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That's a nice hobby you have.

But you shouldn't link to your employer in a post.

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And what is stopping you?

Nothing wrong with dream...even though sometime might be a nightmare, a little scary. have fun!

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Assuming this wasn't just a way to spam some links

There's nothing magic about a computer case. You need to allow for the standoffs, so the motherboard doesn't touch anything. You need to allow for the weight of the cooler. If you go liquid cooling, you have a little leeway on where the cooler is located. You need to provide a way to secure the tops of any peripheral cards. You need to provide access to anything you want from the back of the machine, like peripheral cards, USB, sound, etc. Cables can work around some of that. Cables can also let you locate front controls wherever you want. You need to make sure that your fans provide actual airflow through the system. And, that the power supply has sufficient airflow.

Outside of that, the rest is just cosmetics.

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I've seen a few "wood" computers

All of them were "wood clad" metal boxes, which is the only SAFE way to do it.

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