- September 2018
Ghost S1 inspired hand built Walnut Case in an ITX form factor.
After holding onto my old 2010 PC for 8 years, I was pining away for a new ITX PC build but I did not want just any ITX case. I wanted one I made for myself. I started by modeling the enclosure in a 3D modeling software and prepared drafted plans for each of the pieces and ordering the materials for the build up.
- 7" wide x 10" tall x 14" long.
Cooling: two 120mm pull air from the bottom and push the air up through the gap at the top of the case- think chimney effect. The temperatures are not great but are manageable. There just needs be more space between the GPU and the glass side panel.
Useability: When you undo the 2 thumb screws on the back panel, the center wood panel slides out and the user has full access to the internals. (see one of the last pictures where the PC is removed from its shell)
- $210 on the 2 glass panels alone because of the tempering process, chamfers, the tint, and drilling of 8 holes.
- $75 on the Walnut material.
- $50 on the riser cable.
- $50 on the 10 Satin Nickle thumb screws/standoffs.
- $25 on the power switch.
- $15 on the PSU extension cable.
- Other costs included tools, mobo standoffs, rubber feet, stains, sandpaper, wooden pegs, screws
- Gaming @ 4k with highest possible settings.
- Photo/Video Editing.
- For comparisons, I photographed the case next to a PS4 controller for scale and its predecessor- my Phanteks Evolv Tempered glass edition in silver. The Phanteks Evolv houses my old 2010 PC build.
- Im thinking of building a version 2. To better hide the cables and allow for better cooling- which unfortunately will make the case bigger. Overall I’m really happy that I made my own case but there are a few imperfections that I want to improve on, for example the back panel.
I hope you like Walnut Wall-E.
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