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You might think... this guy doesn't have anything else to do... but the thing is... I moved from Portugal to the United Kingdom and the IBM Case was too heavy, so i had to choose, the case or some clothe :D... 

But to do this you have to check if everything fits, and if you have cable lenght.
 
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abun19913 years ago
You were really lucky. IIRC, Maximum PC did this as part of a $500 dollar PC challenge, and theirs caught fire. Great work, though.
netbus4 years ago
Thanks dude! You just gave me a great idea! I'm getting a cheap Pentium 1 laptop tomorrow, w/o a charger and the screen is broken. I'm gonna try to build a nettop from it, that's the best way to build a case. Way to go bro!
junits154 years ago
NEAT! now overclock it and see if it catches fire!!
abun19914 years ago
Dave Murphy, formerly from Maximum PC, built a computer in a cardboard box once, but his caught fire.
Lol, sounds like he needed more cooling fans!!
yeerk214 years ago
Wanna post the temps for that thing?
nupi (author)  yeerk214 years ago
Hello,
The CPU, working with AE and Premiere and Photoshop, never exceeded the 70º.
The smaller HDD( with the OS ) had a maximum of 55º,
The 1TB HDD reached the 70º on a peek.
Temperatures are ok, but i'm still going to install a small fan over the HDD, so i can unistall the temperature software, because i really need all CPU and memory available.
Bartboy5 years ago
Me thinks I'll be making a knex computer case...
nupi (author)  Bartboy5 years ago

I look forward to see your knex computer ;)  good luck with that!

Bartboy nupi5 years ago
I took apart a computer, it still works, but the cable are so short, so it might be a while.
bensie5 years ago
you are great..! that box I used it for place my CD collection..! next time I will try your project..it's good ! Thanks..!
nupi (author)  bensie5 years ago

Thank you!! :D i´m glad you liked it ! 

MrGreggan5 years ago
 l Iove using those types of cardboard boxes, they are a lot more sturdy than one would think. Before I start on a project, I like to turn the box inside-out. This makes it possible to decorate.
nupi (author)  MrGreggan5 years ago
That is trully a god ideia...  now i could have a nice computer case and not a hp printer computer case!!  :D
ziptang5 years ago
Wow, you must not build pc's often, yes hard drives do overheat, when they are under load writing, and so wrapping them together like you did is a sure FIRE, way to burn down the house, Pc are supposed to be built in a steel case, Or atleast a metal lined plastic case, cmon people lets use our brains.....
Case or clothes, I think you left more behind than just the case
nupi (author)  ziptang5 years ago
The self-ignition temperature of paper is 232 ° C . So effectively, without direct flame, there is NO chance to see a burning computer...
And if you use your reading glasses, you can see that the hard drives have about 1 cm between them.
I can also inform you my dear brainiac, that this IBM motherboard has 4 temperature sensors and the hd also have one each. 
God created man, and man created the software to monitor temperature. temperature is limited  to 75Cº.