I got fed up with streaming video from my computer in the other room and didnt want to place a PC in the living room - just doesn't look nice .
So .. I decided to take pieces from some old computers and build them in a drawer under my new LCD TV
Disclaimer - be aware of the heat generated from the computer and make sure the environment is fire-prof (all surrounding material) - I have no liability if your house burns down .
We have temperatures reaching 38C in the summer and I keep the drawer slightingly open (with a plastic box preventing full close) to enable improved ventilation .

Step 1: Ventilation

Because it gets up to 40C here in the summer - ventilation is very important .
After removing two drawers to get access to the back of the drawers - I made three circular holes and placed a fan on the center one (with a filter) - Air will come in through there and out through the other two (hopefully after taking the heat from the computer).
The other two are also used to get power and audio in / out .
<p>very nice , </p><p>Great idea and great execution....love it.</p><p>http://tv-envivo.net/frecuencia-latina-en-vivo-por-internet.html</p>
<p>Very interesting build idea. I had to come up with a way to have my HTPC not sit in the big bulky case next to the tv as the wife did not like that much. I stumbled across this and decided to try it out. Everything worked great just have to get another fan hooked up to blow out a little more and mount the cpu cooling fan better.</p>
great one,a big idea
I am using one old laptop (HP-6910) which is screen broken already and connect using by VGA cable to TV. for mouse and keyboard i will user my Android phone/PAD! using free Unified PC Remote from Google play store. <br> <br>
Great idea and great execution....love it.
It would be in your best interest to go about managing all of the wires and cables in there, cable management is one of main reasons for overheating.
Awesome!!!! Have to do this with my old pc, been looking for a cool use for a while!! Thanks, My comps already got a hdmi port so can't wait to use my massive 52 inch lcd tv!! <br> <br>Thanks again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) <br>
Very nice build, could have been a little cleaner on the cutouts but you don't see them for the most part anyways.
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Wow! <br>Great idea <br>It's awesome
Just wondering if fan noise is a problem. I know some pc fans are pretty loud. Is it constantly on or thermistor controlled?
Thanks for mentioning it .. very important.<br>I provided 5v to 12v fans and got them running very slow (but enough to cool) - this way they are barely heard.
Very clever! Thanks for the idea!<br>
Great idea! Good job!<br><br>When my daughter's power supply went out, for a quick fix I went with a freebie upgrade from a friend...mounted to the outside casing! lol Ugly I know, but ultra functional. She likes this idea too!
I agree.
Very nice? cool!

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