[CUSTOM CASE]BattleBox 1.0 | SFF GAMING RIG

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Michael Gräb
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[CUSTOM CASE]BattleBox 1.0 | SFF GAMING RIG

After putting together some PCs for friends and myself I wanted to try something diffrent.
A custom gaming PC, as small as possible without making to many compromises in performance
So, I started working.
I planned out the layout using CAD. I modeled every component, beginning with the mainboard, towards the CPU and RAM and finally the CPU cooler, GPU and the fans.
Until this point I've probably already been like 30 hours into this projekt.
But that was the easy part.
The next step was to figure out how to do the case around this chunk of components.
I didn't want to waste to much time into modeling the whole case just did it roughly to visulize what I would be going to build.
So then, I bought some sheet aluminium, took some basic tools and started cutting and banding. The banding was quiet easy since I got some rather flimsy 1 milimeter sheet aluminium. On the other hand it was very difficult to cut out all the ventilation holes with out accidentally bending and damaging the case.
After about a week or two of working at this project besides my college, the case was finally ready for the paintjob.
The initial plan was to do a smooth looking mat black design with orange accents. BUT.....
A friend and I bought some spray paint, sanded everything down and started painting.
First we sprayed everything with primer. Than we wanted to do one coat of orange, but thats were the problems began.
The paint was just lumpy and couldent be sprayed evenly.
That's when I realized my plan wouldn't work out but we decided to continue an see what happens.

So... see for yourself
Color(s): Black Orange
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: Air Cooling
Theme: Military
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 79.99
Intel - Core i5 4690K
Socket: LGA 1150
Cores: 4
Motherboard
$ 282.70
ASRock - Z97E-ITX/ac
Chipset: Z97
CPU Socket: LGA 1150
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 99.00
G.Skill - Ares (1866MHz) (Blue)
Type: DDR3
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 499.00
EVGA - 1060 6gb SSC
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1060
Storage
$ 109.00
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
$ 96.99
SilverStone Technology - SST-SX500-LG
Wattage: 500
Form Factor: SFX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Custom - Custom (custom)
Case Fan
$ 12.04
Case Fan
$ 22.52
Cooling
Thermalright - AXP-100H Muscle
Type: Air Cooler
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