DIY House Review
Date : Wednesday, 16 August 2000
By : Wolf Bloodstone
Product : Senfu DIY House Review
Today we're gonna take a look at another Senfu
product, the Senfu DIY House Plus. What the hell is a DIY House?
you asked. Well, it's basically like a case for your PC, except
that it has got no covers whatsoever. Only metal frames. The DIY
House is great for overclockers and PC geeks, where the swapping
in and out of peripherals is a norm for these group of people.
System builders will find it useful too when testing PC components
before actually assembling the whole shitz into the case. There
are two variants to the DIY House, the Standard and Plus. We got
the Plus version. This review unit is kindly provided by the distributor
here in Singapore, MultiplayCity.
The Senfu DIY House
The DIY House Plus comes neatly packed in a box,
together with all the necessary parts, like the chrome plated
bars and joints. Other parts include the acrylic sheets and foam
sheet for the mobo. The Plus version differs from the Standard
version in the sense that the Plus version comes with 4 extra
bars. You can then stack up another DIY House on top of the existing
one for more storage space.
The whole shitz...
Putting the DIY House together was failrly easy.
Senfu provided a very detailed instruction guide and recommends
the use of a adjustable wrench. This is because you will need
to twist the bars onto the joints for it to lock tight. And believe
me, you'll never get the damn thing to lock tight if you're using
your bare hands! If you have a small vice or jig, it'll be much
The bars and joints
You'll get a pretty rough idea
of which bars and joints to connect to from the instruction
guide. After about 10 minutes, the frame of the DIY House was
completed. I immediately noticed that the constructed frame
wasn't as sturdy as I would expect. Not all the feet are touching
the ground and the whole frame wobbles a lot. Not a good idea
if you plan to have some heavy stuff on board. However, Senfu
did provide some 3M Sticky Rubber Feets and after slapping some
onto the base of the DIY House, the frame stop wobbling. The
feet also help the DIY House to stay firmly where it stands.
DIY House frames installed
You can always connect the 4 extra bars to the
DIY House, but it does get a little unstable, due to the fact
that there are no more joints available. The solution? Get another
set of DIY House and stack 'em up! You can find some other use
for the extra bars in the meantime, like whacking the itchy little
hands of your nephews/nieces when they come over to your house!
LOL! Forget I ever said that!
Double the fun! But very unstable!
Here's the DIY House all setup and ready to go.
The two acrylic sheets are to be placed on the top and bottom
layer of the frame and the foam for the mobo goes on the acrylic
sheet on the bottom.
The completed DIY House
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