$100 Bunnings Build Challenge

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    @ havabeer, i'll do that early next week, good to have you on board:)
    @ Paulie_au, sweet:)
     
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    I've never done anything like this before, but I enjoy making things.

    So I am kind of interested in this.

    Running next year is cool, gives me plenty of time to get organised.
     
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    @ millen, sweet:)
     
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    How about this one?

    I think the balsa wood I made the backplate and side braces, plus glue, would have cost me about 8 bucks total :D

    H70 push/pull AIO ( with adapters to run 14o mm fans ) and EVGA SC GTX660. Silverstone 450W SFX PSU overhanging the board at the back. This did eventually have a Z board and 4790K in it but from memory it was only a H110 and i3 or something in these pix.

    I even had a couple of 3.5" drives in there !!

    The thing sticking out of the box is the power button :thumbup:

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    So much detail Kev:)
     
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    1st post updated with entrants so far:) , let me know if anything changes gents
    still plenty of time to join in the fun & games
     
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    Fancy. I had a PC in a cardboard box for a while, and would have to reach in with a screw driver to bridge the pins to turn it on. Then just last year, I built a PC in a plastic box, and instead of having to do the pin-bridge whenever I had to turn it on, I set the bios to turn the PC on automatically whenever there was a power-outage, and just pulled the power plug to turn it off. Genius I reckon!
     
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    Solid effort Ratzz


    Alas my next weekend off isnt for another 3 weeks so its going to take me a while
     
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    Ratzz comes out hard with prior work.

    Don't give too much away mate, you'll give the competition an unfair advantage!
     
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    Its ok, I still have many improvements yet to make ;)
    I was thinking of adding wheels and turning it into a car PC. I could tow it around by its power supply and LAN cables.
     
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    Ok Gents, if you've done your home work & practice learning some skills , "you can start at anytime", keep a work log but "don't post it up till after the official start time"
    I look forward to seeing some kool builds:)
     
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    Mine will be a little boring as I have a very specific purpose. Will be 480mm rad cooling 2 x WC ITX
     
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    if you have fun making it & it fits your intended purpose, then its a win:)
     
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    I'll join in on this. :)
     
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    Welcome aboard atmo:)
    make sure to have a read of the 1st post
     
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    So the power tool price are not included in the budget is that right? What if I got free material from local lumber yard can I enter?
     
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    Hit me up guys if you local and can use some free sheets of plex :thumbup: there's a few different colours in various sizes, just ask!
     
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    @ echineon & Everyone

    Use,Beg,Borrow or Buy what ever for Tools to use,
    Read post 1 (for exceptions/ excusions) eg: No CNC

    But All Your Materials are out of your $100, That Means No Free Material Stuff


    @ Defyant, Its a well meaning offer:thumbup:, But it defeats the purpose

    I hope this helps clarify the above question:)
     
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    Most people over look the basic stuff, ideas/uses for Plex alternatives

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=storage tub

    Multitude of colours & starting from $1.30 :)

    Spend some time browsing the whole shop & keep an open mind, most things are multi purpose with a little imagination:)

    eg: 2 dome lamp shades if I wanted to make a sphere
     

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