This is a home theater PC I built from mostly spare parts. It was designed to be as compact and quiet as possible, given the parts I used, and also not look intrusive in a living room setting.
Step 1: Components, Tools, and Materials
First of all, you will need all the hardware required for a fully functioning computer: A Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Video card, Power Supply, Hard Drive, DVD Drive, and an cooling components.
To build the case, you will need:
1/4" sheet of marine mahogany
3/4" sheet of birch veneer plywood
12' of 3/4" aluminum angle bar
"L" brackets and screws
Lots of machine screws and nuts
Scrap of sheet steel- I cut mine from an old CD player
Perforated aluminum sheet, "Modders Mesh"
2 large momentary push buttons