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What to do with an old pc case? Answered

Have an old pc case sitting around that i dont use!! Nd i want to get started in case modding but with a twist this one is modded into soethin else not a a pc but sumthing cool and weired!! So far i have coffe machine mini greenhouse and fish tank!!

any ideas you guys mught have?

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skittlespiderBest Answer (author)2010-02-02

An idea I've been wanting to do is to cram a bunch of game consoles and a PC into an old case to make an ultimate gaming machine.

I've already made something similar if you need to see what I mean.  Except I used an old monitor shell, but the same concept could apply.

https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Skittlespider-ATS-aka-quotThe-Contraption/

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ziptang (author)2010-03-10

If the power supply works, mount a car stereo in it with 2 speakers, powered from the pc power supply, or put a powered PC speaker system in it with a mp3 player, like a minni Juke box...

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Doom2099 (author)2010-02-19

I made an Computer Case Shelf for the Dead Computer Contest.

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geocrasher (author)2010-02-05

 A couple of years ago I built a welder with two re-wound transformers from two microwaves. I mounted the transformers on a wood block and then screwed that wood block into the bottom of a PC case, and then zip tied the fan from one of the microwaves into the case, and put a light switch in as a power switch. Works great, and its only a bit heaver than the old PC! 

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Fizzxwizz (author)2010-01-30

I have a feeling that people wont be too quick to share their ideas with the contest coming up.

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willrandship (author)Fizzxwizz2010-02-03

I wouldn't mind since mine won't use a case....

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Doctor What (author)2010-01-28

 Whatever it is, be sure to document it and enter it into the upcoming 62 projects to do with a dead computer contest!

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jeff-o (author)Doctor What2010-01-29

I suspect that's exactly why they asked!


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Lesedi (author)jeff-o2010-01-31

haha! dont tink im gna enter into the contest !! still working on my first 'ible on a South African traditional drink!!

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willrandship (author)Lesedi2010-02-03

Why not? If it's done in time I say go for it!

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Karroo Oakey (author)Lesedi2010-01-31

Oh Yes - get that B&Coke 'ible moving China :)

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skittlespider (author)2010-02-02

Wow, thanks for the best answer!  I hope this project works for you.  Just be sure and document your progress to make a nice instructible, ok?

By the way, unless you know what you are doing, I wouldn't try to put a TV into the thing.  That caused me so much trouble with my project.

Good luck!

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Re-design (author)2010-01-31