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Any ideas for a PC case mod? Answered

I've decided to clear out my assorted computer detritus (Love that word) and have decided to build myself a teamspeak/ventrillo server from the various pieces. Thing is, i have many small form factor components and no case in which to put them. I previously tried putting the PC into a Frosties (Cereal) box , with success, although the case was too flimsy. This leaves me with the following question:

What can I put a small PC in (besides buying a case) that is around the size of a 1kg cereal box or larger?

Pictures of Frosties mod

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DragonDon (author)2013-09-02
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CustomCarsTV (author)2013-08-28

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Yerboogieman (author)2007-08-23

what im doing is adding switches and LEDs to the front of mine to control one of my fans

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my computer just has a light deficiancy

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whatsisface (author)crestind2007-08-14

Never I'd considered lego, but knex is a BIGGG no-no

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crestind (author)whatsisface2007-08-14

Why is that? Knex would work very well, because it naturally has holes where you can mount screws and stuff.

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whatsisface (author)crestind2007-08-15

Because a) I have no Knex and b)I'm afraid that using Knex to build anything will mean that my friends would all desert me, because it's knex

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crestind (author)whatsisface2007-08-15

Maybe you could mount a PC into a desk drawer? You could drill holes into the front for all the ports and drives.

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whatsisface (author)crestind2007-08-15

Seems like a good idea. I'll use it as a backup in case iWIn fails.

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Weissensteinburg (author)2007-08-15

Clear out an old CRT, then house the pc in there.

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Great idea, definitely enough room (I've seen these things used as cat carriers). I could even take out the CRT from the case, and put a same sized TFT in it's place, leaving space behind it for the components.

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That's an awesome idea, it will be like an iWin. Just be sure to have plenty of ventilation, and take care of all the (lead) components properly. Of course, the most important thing is to make an iBle on it.

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I think i have a winner here. iBle will come soon after i get the parts.

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Patrick Pending (author)2007-08-15

Ifyour looking for something a little different how about a concrete PC. Make a case out of a lightweight building block like this. This stuff is very light, can be cut with a saw and is easily shaped.

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Sounds cool, but i'm more a "Wow i like your " "THATS A PC LOLZ" Type of guy In other words i was looking for something more along the lines of an object that could have a PC spliced into it. Concrete could be a future possibility though, thanks.

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Garth Knight (author)2007-08-15

I've always liked reusing stereo tuner cases, dvd player cases, any old component type electronics. Depends much on the look/style you're going after. retro, tech, military, funny, hidden. One setup I saw (here?), the builder had carefully mounted all the componets out flat on a pegboard type surface, and then hung it on the wall as working art.

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whatsisface (author)Garth Knight2007-08-15

Sounds good. I do have a real old style radio that's like 1/2ft*1ft*2ft that everything would fit in. I feel a screwdriver moment coming on....

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zachninme (author)2007-08-14

I'm thinking of something almost sarcastic... its a ventrillo server, so maybe a phone? I'm thinking one of those larger phones, the kinds that important people have :P

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whatsisface (author)zachninme2007-08-15

:O What if i could make it inside a phone like you would find in a phone box? Or even put it inside a Dr Who style scale model TARDIS? That's a great idea

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whatsisface (author)2007-08-14

I just realised the guy on the front of the Frosties box looks like kiteman on a bad day.

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