Introduction: $8 Wooden Box Computer Case Mod!!

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I built a mainstream gaming computer and fit it all in a box I bought for $8 at the art store and you can do it too! 

Step 1: Gather Your Components

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The parts of my computer include: 
Mother Board: I chose a mini Itx form factor because of it size. Zotac g45itx-b-e
A CPU: Core 2 duo E7500 2.93GHz
Ram: ddr3 2gb 1333mhz (any ram the is compatible with the motherboard is appropriate) 
Graphics card: Nvidia gt240(needed little power so I could save space with a micro Itx power supply)
CPU Cooler: Zalman  CNPS7000 ( looks fancy and works well)
power supply: 450watt micro ATX form factor
Hard Drive: I chose to use a laptop hard drive to maximize space (2.5" hard drive)
Computer Case Front Panel Wire Kit: This is very important as the computer would not turn on without one.
The Box: (30 x 15 x 10) or smaller should do not too small, you could even use a brief case(if you do please let me see!)
maybe some LEDs to brighten things up.

Step 2:

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The Finished product... 


ornarvaezjr (author)2014-06-10

great job!!! I'm going to give it a try

bmarshall-2 (author)2011-03-25

You have taste in CPU cooler's my friend! I have the same!

chubyatyahoo (author)2011-02-28

yeah everything works fine i have been using for a couple of months. My original plan was a water cooled system, but money constraints and feasibility of the build changed my mind.

Paul Chops (author)2011-02-18

Watch out your Serial ATA cables dont catch into your fan, that amazing fan, lucky person!

Paul Chops (author)2011-02-18

Awesome Zotac Fan i REALLY wanna get one of thise but seeing as im building a liquid system (A PROPER one) i cant anymore!! :(

As a FYI, Laptop HDD are a lot smaller, and dont come in over something like 1tb! also Seagate would be stupid to change the connectors of HDD!!!

k.ghia (author)2011-02-09

Where can I get these parts?
Ok just the chest, all the chests i have come across are quiet expensive. Drop a bro a hint?

chubyatyahoo (author)k.ghia2011-02-10

check a local art store... i got mine from acmoore. I also finished it myself with some wood stain and lacquer.

zack247 (author)2011-02-02

so... does the laptop sata drive use the same connectors as a normal sata drive?

chubyatyahoo (author)zack2472011-02-06

yeahh... surprisingly it does. there is little to no difference. just plug it in and it works. however this is only true for the *sata drives*

zack247 (author)chubyatyahoo2011-02-07

good to know, in my city 2.5" sata's are pretty cheap.

chubyatyahoo (author)zack2472011-02-08

Lucky!... they are quieter and lighter.

zack247 (author)chubyatyahoo2011-02-08

not to mention smaller.

Marble of Doom (author)2010-12-31

Blue lights always make your computer faster

lool... they alway's... especially good for playing blueray movies ;] plus the look stylish lol

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