How many of us after years spent warehousing obsolete PC components realize that a new computer could be built with those components ?
If this is your case, with this guide I will give you an idea to realize a computer case from a simply plastic box. In particular I used an IKEA BOX but another kind of box could be used too.
This is my first instructables, so excuse me if I will be not so clear.
Ok, let's start. This is the box I have in mind to use. I bought one of this with his respective lid for just 2,99 Euros at the IKEA shop here in Italy. It is large enough and looks fine.
I am not an IKEA employee, but if you are interested these are the links:
Step 1: Arranging components inside the box
The cd-unit is placed above the power supply and the hd-unit on the right side.
After marking the position of the screws and the plastic that must be cutted off let's proceed with the scissor, and the drill.
Ok, I know, I have to remove the label too.
A series of holes must be done head on the Power supply fan in order to have a good air flow. I think that It's better to do in this way because a single large hole could weaken the structure