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Resizing a computer case to a project enclosure box

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I decided to use a computer power supply for one of my projects. While removing the power supply from an old computer, I thought I need an enclosure too. But the PC case was too large for my use. I re-sized the PC case to a smaller box.  I took some photos to share with you.
As there are several types of computer cases, the steps that I am going to present here could be different for you if you want to do a similar project.
Just get an idea that, you can convert an old computer case to a smaller project box with your arbitrary size.
 
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Step 1: Remove out everything from the case

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Remove out everything from inside the case. You may like to keep some of the parts for your future use and not trash them all. Use a drill to remove rivets.

Step 2: Remove the side walls and resize the frame

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* Cut the base from the frame
* Cut the top portion of the frame
* Attach them back together

Step 3: Cut the side walls and install the power supply

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Cut the side walls and assemble everything back together.
I wanted to use the PC power supply unit so I installed it back into the case. The power supply has so many outputs voltages. You may keep only those wires you need for your project and cut the rest of them.

Step 4: Final assemble

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Cut a piece of aluminum for the front panel. Attach the side walls and the front panel.

Have fun with your project!
sylvain015 months ago

very good

gmorrison26 months ago
fantastic idea!!!! I knew I kept all those old computers for something!!!!!
M Allahkarami (author)  gmorrison26 months ago

You were thinking right! Thank you for viewing my Instructable!

Great idea, now where did I put those old computers .... Thanks!

M Allahkarami (author)  Lectric Wizard6 months ago

:-) Thanks! I am glad you like it!

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