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Yggdrasil

Custom Wooden Case with separate Chamber for 1080 Radiator

My holiday-project last summer was a self designed case. I want a case with room for a cutom waterloop and integrated 1080er radiator. But I found no such case. And I don*t want to put the Radiator outside of the case. This was the time the idea grew to build my own case. I am not good on metalworking, so i thought, wood would be an idea, it is easy to work with an you can saw and glue it yourself with tools i had in my garage.
Many month of thinking, planning and constructing with freecad the final design was ready. I builded it in the cellar, where i got no disturbance from my wive and my son. It was quiet fun and I think the result ist not bad for the first time and without professional tools. I Used 7 layer plywood, to get enough stability without getting to thick.
I took an old case, stripped it and used the Mainboard and HDD mounts an to get better electrostatic shielding from the metalframe. Then the wood was build around it.

On the right is a seperate chamber with a 1080mm Radiator, wich can be unfolded to get into the Radiatorchamber. 4x 180mm Fans from Phobya are mounted to the Radiator, cold air is pulled from the front intakes and pushed out to the right side of the chamber.

The mainchamber of the case contains a 90° rotated Mainboard to use natural Airflow (hot air rises). 3x 140mm Fans at the Bottom pushing air from the bottom to support the airflow upwards. The outcoming air is releades at the top back of the case. Here also the cables come out.
One large waterloop has the CPU, the GPU and the Mainboard integrated, the large radiator can handle them easily and thanks to the 180mm fans, very quiet.
I placed a window at the front of the case with view on the watertank, not at the side of the case, as usual. Looks Different but nice I think.
Furthermore, there should be enough space for storage. A total of 4 harddrives and one SSD are installed. One harddisk can be turned on and off separately with a switch. So I have one internal external HDD for Backup purposes.

Overall, the hardware is no longer the newest, but still serves me well... till the next upgrade may come :-)
Sure, there are many things you could have done better or differently here, but I'm proud of my project and it serves me well every damn day.
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: Case Mod
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 199.99
AMD - Ryzen 7 (3700X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 314.10
Gigabyte - AORUS Elite (WiFi)
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Silver/Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Memory
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Silver/Red)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 944.97
SAPPHIRE - Reference
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: Vega 64
Storage
$ 54.99
HGST (Hitachi) - Deskstar
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 74.99
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 99.88
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000DM006)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 99.88
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000DM006)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
Storage
$ 67.99
Seagate - Barracuda (ST4000DM004)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 139.50
be quiet! - Dark Power Pro 11
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Custom - Custom (custom)
Case Fan
$ 12.90
be quiet! - Pure Wings 2 (PWM)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 127.26
Aquacomputer - Aquastream XT Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC Radeon Vega
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 227.89
Cooling
$ 61.45
Cooling
Phobya - Xtreme Nova
Type: Custom Loop
Monitor
$ 439.99
Samsung - C24FG73
Size: 23.5 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 289.99
Logitech - G710+
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 84.24
Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum
Interface: Wired
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