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    You know, I've seen some damn long descriptions of where people live, and I was just wondering how freakin' long of a location they actually allow you to write in here. Looks like it's quite a bit. Oh well, if the space is here I'll use it!!! :)
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    Is $400 too much for a new case without PSU?









    Looks like I have no other choice. This is the cost for a friend to fabricate it... quotes from a local guy working out of his personal shop were for $500+, and from a professional machine shop a few hundred more.

    heh. It should be a sweet case though... small, real small, and tightly packed.

    If I ever get hold of a digital camera in time, I'll post some pics when it's done.

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    Is $400 too much for a new case without PSU?

    No, that's reasonable.


    ...as long as it has a decent motherboard and a CPU in it!

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    what?

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    You're crazy.

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    400?!?!?! Is that in USD?

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    Its only sweet if you make it your self. Otherwise its just wasting money. Think of it like have a 12 rack off a deer mounted in your den, but you have to tell them that you hired someone to go out and shoot it for you (and mount it).

    I'd say if your not building it yourself, then it IS a waste. If you spent $400 on the parts and it keeps you entertained for the 100 hours it takes to make your masterpeice, then it ismoney WELL spent.

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    You're my hero!

    Better be nice though! No use spending 500 bucks and building some ****ty replica ***-packet novelty case.

    MuFu.

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    You know, I've seen some damn long descriptions of where people live, and I was just wondering how freakin' long of a location they actually allow you to write in here. Looks like it's quite a bit. Oh well, if the space is here I'll use it!!! :)
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    Originally posted by Todd a:
    Its only sweet if you make it your self. Otherwise its just wasting money. Think of it like have a 12 rack off a deer mounted in your den, but you have to tell them that you hired someone to go out and shoot it for you (and mount it).

    I'd say if your not building it yourself, then it IS a waste. If you spent $400 on the parts and it keeps you entertained for the 100 hours it takes to make your masterpeice, then it ismoney WELL spent.

    I'd love to make it, but I don't have the requisite end mill, lathe, welder, etc. in my apartment. If I was still in school, I could use the Mech. Engr. shop... but I'm a working man now... apartment life, and no tools (other than all the hand and power tools I can fit in my spare bathroom ).

    So, long story short... I can't build it myself. No tools. Next best thing is have a friend do it... saves me a bit of money, and he could use some money.



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    You know, I've seen some damn long descriptions of where people live, and I was just wondering how freakin' long of a location they actually allow you to write in here. Looks like it's quite a bit. Oh well, if the space is here I'll use it!!! :)
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    Originally posted by Mutha Funker:
    You're my hero!

    Better be nice though! No use spending 500 bucks and building some ****ty replica ***-packet novelty case.

    MuFu.

    Well, it's not going to be some super modded out purple glowing octagonal case with live fish and titanium fans...

    But, it is going to be finished off quite elegantly, and "stealth case" might be an apt description. In short, it will be exactly what I want, and there is nothing on the market right now that is.

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    Hey MuFu..... "***-packet" are you refering to cigarettes, cause dont you brits call them "***s"?

    Cause that means something TOTALLY different on this side of the pond.

    Either way I like it..... (laughing)

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    I've never heard the term "***-packet" in my entire life, but it sounds hilarious whatever it means.

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    Well, it's only absurd if you're a student with no steady income... Like me. Definately post pics, and if you get the time, some specs before it's done!

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    If it looks half as good as some of us imagine that it might be, your friend may have some steady business in a new line of work!

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    *** packet (fg pk't)

    1. (UK) What 10 or 20 cigarettes are packaged in.
    2. (Int'l) A small amount of flamboyantly dressed data, transmitted over a computer network, which can dance really well, has marvellous taste, and knows all the words to Broadway shows.



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