Going to Build a Custom Case

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by sthpark7791, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. sthpark7791 macrumors regular

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    In the coming weeks, I'll have the opportunity to build a computer case. I've been brainstorming and have come up with the following ideas.

    The Apple

    This would be a large Apple shaped case. Below are some really bad concept pics but you should get the idea. The case would be modeled after the 5th ave hanging apple logo:

    [​IMG]

    The sides would be plastic and will give life to the case by lighting up (like all the other apple logos).

    In order to easily make the guts, I'd probably have to design a odd shape but I think I should be able to hide that with a thin sheet of metal (like cheese grater/mac pro for airflow) going around the apple.

    [​IMG]

    The leaf part would house a thin slot-loading DVD writer, as seen above.


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    Which do you think I should try building? In the end, I'll probably end up selling it on eBay (the apple will probably gather me more money, eh?) so I'll get pretty high performance parts for it (quad core, 4gb ram, etc etc)

    Decided on building the Apple logo one! I'll post updates as they come. I'll probably start by purchasing parts this week and making the inside which holds the parts.
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Do the apple one!

    sounds like a really good mod. Good luck with it :)
     
  3. steelphantom macrumors 6502a

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    The apple would be an amazing custom case if it came out well. Go for it! I wouldn't even know where to begin making something like that. Good luck! :)
     
  4. Masquerade macrumors 6502a

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    why u do not consider to build a classic cube, if you got access to the plastics? the apple thing seems very time-comsuming and hard to follow.
    good work
     
  5. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    he said he was going to use quad core processors, so that means Mac Pro logic board, so he is probably making it pretty big.
     
  7. sthpark7791 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just a small update. A group of buddies and I started out the outline and such. Tomorrow I'll be outlining the actual apple shape.

    http://sixpop.com/images/file/54423048.jpg


    Overall, it'll be around 25" x 25" x 7-8"

    "he said he was going to use quad core processors, so that means Mac Pro logic board, so he is probably making it pretty big."

    I think I'm going to stick with PC parts mainly because I do not want to spend the money on a Mac Pro for the parts. Nonetheless, I'll try to get a c2quad to make it a beast.
     
  8. markapplelover macrumors newbie

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    Buy Custom Case

    Anyone know any sites where you can buy custom cases for Apples?
     

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