Heya, I made some computer case! Instructions are on knexflux, over here: http://knexflux.net/instructions/knex-computer-case/ Along with it there is a nice stop-motion video to show it off :P
Topic by Sorunome | last reply
Highlighting a phrase and clicking to bold is a nice feature. But whatabout those sites that only allow allcaps for emphasis? Is there a quick way to highlight a phrase sentence or paragraph, and click to change to allcaps? That'd be quicker than delete+retype. THX.
Topic by Toga_Dan | last reply
I want to change my standard blue LEDs to color changing LEDs and I was wondering if there is any modification I have to do to the wiring. The LEDs I have now are 5mm and I am going to replace them with 5mm color changing and I dont want to ruin my power supply.
Question by jack.h | last reply
This is my "new" computer. Its a Dell Dimension 2400 loaded with windows xp with service pack 3. I havent done much to it yet, and since i cant really overclock it... im just doing memory, graphics, sound, and looks. The rest of the upgrades i do will be software, programs, wallpapers, music, videos, screensavers, etc... I hope you like. NOTE: I AM a noob. that is y it kinda sux. but... im kinda young. lol. PLEASE COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Topic by sci4me | last reply
A had this idea of hiding a pc behind the toilet and then having an arm that can swing out with a an lcd on it. I took some measurements and I think I would have to make a custom case out of wood so it be 2 inches thick. The image upload wasn't working.Bathroom measurementshttp://gmod-tv.com/Bathroom.jpgComputerhttp://gmod-tv.com/comp1.jpg
Topic by CowGuy | last reply
Anybody interested in an instructable on building this desk that I'm going to build in the near future, it takes 1 and 1/2 sheats of 3/4th inch plywood to build. It's wide enough to hold up to 3 21 inch monitors. It can hold just about any mid tower computer nicely, and under it i will be putting in a drawer but these aren't the final plans so I don't want to design a drawer just yet, next to the keyboard pullout would probably be a place to store documents, or in my case drawings. and on the right you'd have your multi purpose shelving may end-up making the spaces non permanent. Dunno we'll see how things go, I may not even use these plans.
Topic by the_burrito_master | last reply
I am a fan of Google so I decided to make a computer case with a Google theme. I will posting the iinstructable on how to make a case like it with any theme you want later this week. Try to guess the material. The case was made 100% by me except the motherboard mount.. Let me know what you think. I have a couple Ideas for additions to it and those will be posted in the instructable.
Topic by swensoch | last reply
I recently saw a compilation of images of a bunch of custom computer cases. They was amazing looking cases too. Anyway, I really want to make my own case, but, I'm not as to how I should go about doing so with metal or plastic, I thought about making it with wood (something I know more about), but, I figured wood would attract a lot of dust and generate a lot more heat. What I'm looking to do is trying to find a way I could "warp" metal into 3-dimensional designs, I was hoping for something Victorian looking design. If that wasn't possible, I thought about plastic, although, I know nothing about creating with plastic. Can anyone give me any information about how I could go about this?
Topic by Potatoesgod | last reply
Hi :DMy old computer has died and I'm planning on just ripping it apart and salvaging bits and bobs for a new build, Here's my plan:CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Desktop Processor E8600Graphics card: GeForce 9800 GX2RAM: 4GBWiFi card: some brand, i haven't researched yetCase: Jeantech JNR-105 Luna ATXMy main problem is i cant decide on which Motherboard... do motherboards come with their own power supply? I think a 500 watt power supply would be more suited than the current 300 watt. which leads me to another question, can people recommend cooling options? (not water cooling though, i dont trust it enough to have hundreds of pounds of hardware surrounded by water)
Topic by loganbell | last reply
Hey, guys. I've been thinking about building a LEGO PC case, and I've got a few questions.1)How many bricks do you think I'll need?2)How would I put in fans?3)How awesome would it be if I were to build Mindstorms into the case?4)What else would I need to think about?EDIT: Now with video! http://bit.ly/lMBv7
Question by cam42 | last reply
So, in continuing my series of stupid newbie computer questions, I present: Building Your Own Computer!-The Computer-As you've heard, I first had a computer that messed up, then I took it to the computer dudes, and they said it was completely FUBAR, then I asked how I should salvage it. Now, after laying my eyes on the beautiful Linux-running $72 Computer, I said to myself that I should make one...-What I Have-I stripped my computer tonight, and I came up with a CD drive (doesn't burn, just reads), Floppy drive, hard drive, power supply (how the heck do I understand all those wires?), nice looking heatsink with matching fan, and various other parts from the Windows 98 computer. -The Problems--I checked the links provided at the link above, and the prices had either raised, the item is out of stock, or the item had vanished completely...-I would like to buy a minimum of parts because I am in debt with my parents, and being 13, I don't have a job to pay them off.-I would like to run Linux, as it is one of the coolest things I've found recently. -I do know that the link above is thumb-drive booted, and I would like to avoid that, but no biggie if I can't.-I also don't know that much about computers, so I want to keep the computer sweet and simple. -The components that I salvaged might not work with the new components (I.E. Motherboard)-Maybe more.-Pluses--It will be cheap.-Case mods should be easy.-Mistakes dont cost much.-Linux is free.-Linux looks very nice.-It shouldn't need much RAM to run (Am I correct here?), so I can run more complex programs without it costing me.-I have extra parts from the old Win98 computer that died.-Probably more, but this is all I got right now...First postSecond postI am saying this right now- I suck at understanding computers, and if possible, comment to me like you would your 93 year old grandpa.
Topic by John Smith | last reply
I don't know how to program and don't really want to deal with that I thought there might be a system that lets you plug differnt LEDs in it and it would change color but I haven't been able to find any.
Question by jack.h | last reply
I have several old computers. I can recycle most of the disks, power supplies, floppies, motherboards, etc. But eventually, things die. This leaves me with a box. In some of the older ones this is solid steel. Others are a mix of steel and plastic. The boxes are not air tight or water tight. They have holes in odd places. It's criminal to dump them in a land fill. What do do? It would be nice to make something beautiful or useful out of them.
Question by spopkes | last reply
Just recently i got a shiny new 3.2GHz dual core computer, but it has two case fans i have no control of. they use the 3-pin connector, and Speedfan 4.3 cannot specifically control them. i know that macs have smcfancontrol, but is there a program like that for pc?
Question by zack247 | last reply
I love the Gamecube, it's my favourite "retro" console out there! My platinum cube has worked fine since the day I got it, but my friend was not so lucky. She stored it terribly, and when it broke beyond repair she gave it to me to have a look at: but not even recalibrating the laser could resurrect the console. She said I could keep it, so that got me thinking about what I could turn this dead console into. So far I was thinking: -iPod dock with speakers -DVD player -Computer (not unlike the NES PC) -Media HUB (butcher an cheap MP3 player and some speakers perhaps) Can anyone think of any other suggestions? And not something mundane like a lunch box, but something really cool! I was definitely thinking of adding LEDs to it, to give it the "Alienware" look! Here's a picture of the case, no idea how this would help but still I suppose it's a size comparison to a mini-disc! Also, the computer thing has been done once before, it's called the "Pcube" if you want to Google it or something, it's pretty sweet! Thanks for your suggestions!
Topic by Lowney | last reply
Hi All, My current project is building an ATX computer case from scratch, I'm building it from aluminium angles and clear acrylic. Currently I'm writing a blog about the construction process and once I'm finished I'm going to post an instructable. So check out the blog at http://customatx2.blogspot.com.au , feel free to make comments on there and any tips or suggestions are welcome.
Topic by m1234 | last reply
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?
Question by Lesedi | last reply
My computer has bit the dust (more than I expected when I opened it up), and the CMOS is completely fried...so I have disassembled it and am on the older yet, computer - another Gateway, single threaded CPU and the only port it recognizes on my DSL modem is the USB port......slowing it down EVEN FURTHER. Time to go into debt again for a new one.....*sigh*. But this is why I haven't been around quite as much as I normally am.
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
I have been building a computer. As my last computer died (probably my last question I asked) I thought I would build one. I required a tower PC with a gigabyte mother board with a Pentium 4 CPU. I thought I would also upgrade my OS to Mac OS X with patches to run on an Intel processor. This has worked perfectly! Until I changed the case.. I Bought a power mac G5 case from eBay, and started work on it. I made all the necessary mounts for the mother board and placed the psu at the bottom. I have been running it with only the hard drive, no DVD drives. it has been also running flawlessly until I made a bracket for the psu. My PC turns on but only lasts until the starting up of OS X and what looks like the psu cuts out. I have removed the bracket now but still no change. I then switched it on with out the hard drive and again it cut out whilst confirm no Hard drive was installed. I don't know why it keeps cutting out? All comments welcome Oscar Thompson
Question by oscarthompson | last reply
Hi all. I am looking to fill at least 2 of my 4 availible 5.26 inch drive bays in my "new" computer. I was thinking like maybe a fan comtroller... but thats a little boring for me. I want somthing really cool. I did consider a lcd... but its kind of expensive and well... just not... idk. I just dont really like that idea. I was thinking somthing lik a toaster. :D But really... i want something kool. i mean even somthing totally useless... I just wanna fill them. I did consider using 1/2/3 of them for resivours for a liquid cooling system... but thats a little hard 4 me rit now. I am on a budget. I already gotta pay lik 130-230 for a new mobo. But i still hav som monsy 2 spend on it. So, wat is the coolest 5.25 inch drive bay device u ever saw. I also have 2 3.5 inch ones for smaller things. Like floppy. :D In case ur wonderin, i hav a xion vantage case. I am usin lik 4 fans. 2 or 3 lite up. I will soon be adding cold cathodes. But anyway, u can see it in my forum topic that i will make once my pc is bak from shop. THANKS!
Question by sci4me | last reply
So some time ago, i was at an Academy store and did an impulse purchase. Spent $50 on this durable, watertight pistol case as seen in the accompanied image. For a few weeks, i have just let it sit in my room and thinking about what to do with it. Then i thought "What about a Portable PC?". So i did some measurements, the interior is roughly 12x9x5 inches in Length, Width, and Depth (if you count the lid's interior). At best i have some components, such as a 10 Inch screen from an old netbook, i already have the controller board to make it a regular monitor for a few purposes. But a few things im not clear on is what components would best fit this case? I know its too small for most motherboards, and im not intending to use a Raspberry Pi or a Linux OS. And i also want to do as little drilling or cutting into the case as possible to retain its moisture resistance. If i had to list any criteria for such a build, there would be: Information Storage Connectivity to Larger Screens (aka stationary "tower") Wifi Capability Emergency Power Source Thats just off the top of my head, tbh. In short, im wanting to make a utilitarian computer that could survive (and possibly thrive) in a disaster situation of non-biblical proportions, all crammed into a case that was meant to hold a handgun. Keep in mind i have little to some electronics experience, but i have built a pc before. So who has any advice or what-have-you to point me in the right direction? (i hope this evolves into something pretty dang good. i do believe its kind of a challenge to pull something like this off, going with a case roughly half the size of your standard PC tower)
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Hello again everone. I am building a custom acrylic computer system and I have everything up and running just fine, all but the sound system. What I did was, I found two different speaker units and removed the speakers and accessories from the cases to make the cp system have just to speaker units installed in it. Ok here I go!. I removed a speaker and two tweeters from one unit and I removed the two speakers and the power amp from the other unit. How do I connect the all three speakers to the power amp and onto the audio card connected to the motherboard on the pc. I took some pictures for you to look at and see what I am up against. Need your help. so I am thanking you in advance for information about this . Eljero.
Question by eljero | last reply
I want to put a PC in my car as a media source for music/podcasts, movies for the kids, park and surf at hotspots, etc. Has anyone done this? I have an older laptop that I can use/sacrifice, or should I get a small pc case? Things I want to do: #Can I hook it up to the "key on" power to boot when I start the car. #The laptop battery is weak and only gives power to the laptop for a few minutes (about 15 minutes then just enough to shut down) #Disconnect and relocate the screen or install a touch screen #Roof-mount (magnetic base) hi gain wi-fi antenna #the in dash stereo has RCA/mini-jack inputs for sound #I'm good with cars and computers. I can replace an axle as easily as a hard drive. I'm not afraid of getting greasy or soldering on boards. In other words, I believe I am up for the challenge Any help or advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. peace, Scott
Topic by peacelover222 | last reply
I want to get great new parts and put them in my first computer's case.
Question by cd41 | last reply
I am looking to close a circuit using software on my pc, and if possible through the network but worse case I can connect to a specific pc. I have a door mechanism that opens when a certain circuit is closed, so I want to be able to control that door from my office. I can do any wiring or add a circuit board to a pc that about 15 feet away. I was thinking some kind of circuit board, or even splicing into a serial port or parallel port and connecting that to the PC. Then on the PC i would need some kind of program that all it would be is a button that when I press it, the circuit is closed, either for the duration I'm holding down the button, for a certain amount of time after the button is pressed or anything really. I'm no electrical engineer of software programmer, but I have a base understanding. I am in IT and know how to solder and basic programming. My ultimate solution would be some logic board that has an RJ-45 connection that I can give an IP address so I can open the door from any computer on the network and two pins/connections out to close the circuit. Sending a command to the board from command line would be just as well as a small program that displays a button. Thanks in advance.
Question by JesterJoe | last reply
. I've setup a home file server and would like to be able to maintain positive pressure in the case to keep dirt out (two dogs in the house). I've cut some filters to fit the fans blowing into the case (front, rear, and side) and installed a "PCI slot" exhaust fan (it and the PSU are the only exhausts). All these are connected to a four-channel controller.. Using the handy-dandy strip-of-paper-in-front-of-a-case-opening method, case pressure is real close to being equal to ambient with all intake fans on high and the exhaust fan on low (700W PSU has two fans that seem to work very well). Even under full-load, BIOS/SpeedFan says the 1.8 GHz Celeron temp stays below 140 degF under full load and idles in the mid-to-high 90s. HDD temps (2x400GB RAID 1 + spare and 40GB boot) stay below 105, except when formatting when they might rise to 110. . I have some clear tubing, so I could rig up a manometer, but don't feel comfortable hooking up a water hose to my computer. Any ideas on a cheap-and-easy way to measure DeltaP (I'm guessing 0-5 inWC would work) without liquids? Could a automotive Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor (I think they have a range close to 0-30 inWC) be adapted?. Someone point me in the right direction and I'll post an Instructable when I figure it out.
Topic by NachoMahma | last reply
Hello guys, sorry if this is the wrong section but, I was thinking of making a DIY fan out of PC case fans to keep myself cool in the summer. I've tried a number of fans in the past, but they don't seems to be very good. I usually put them right next to an open window to draw cold air in. I was thinking of making some kind of rig like in the video below, only without the bitcoin mining computer. I got the idea from this video and from when I was messing around with the fans in my own PC. I was chancing the speed of the fan for the PCI cards and noticed that it could get really cold if ramped up a bit. ) I was thinking of using 9 identical 120mm or 140mm fans, preferably ones that can be used with a fan controller. Here is a few of the things I need help with. How will I power the whole thing? What kind of cabled will I need? Could I use a fan controller to power all 9 fans? Can I even hook up 9 fans to a fan controller? Maybe I could use 2 fan controllers or something? What brand of fans should I use? How will I attach the fans together? Cable ties like in the video? Maybe I could make a makeshift wooden stand to hold them upright.
Topic by BionicSammich | last reply
I just want to drill into the top of my aluminum based case so it will provide more airflow to the insides of the computer.
Question by chessman.exe | last reply
It will because I am having difficulties with my computer. It will not boot to SAFE MODE, and is acting very flakey when I boot to normal mode. I appears as though my "restore points" have all been wiped too, but I can't be sure as I can not access that either. Tues. evening, I will be back to work, so if there is anything to update on this situation, I will be able to post it then.
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
As stated in the question, I have the external 1 TB morespace disk drive by Hammer Storage. I have found 2 screws on the case under warranty stickers. I would like to open this case up, hopefully without totally destroying it, b/c I need to convert this drive to an internal drive on a Linux Box. Thanks in advance!
Question by bikerdudenc | last reply
My computer has these vents on the case that are blowing out cold air while my expansion slot vent is blowing out VERY hot air. I was thinking I could cover up the vents that are blowing out the cold air which is very cold so I could make the inside of my comp cold so my video card doesn't get as hot. Is this a good idea?
Topic by emuman4evr | last reply
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
Topic by whatsisface | last reply
Okay, how crazy would this be? I need a 12VDC power supply to do some bench testing. I have a computer by my workbench which has at least one free Molex connector coming out of the PSU. I know I've seen Instructables that show how to make a bench power supply from a disconnected computer PSU, but would it be a really terrible idea to run wires out the back of the computer case to my bench and use them to test circuits? What are the potential pitfalls, and what are some steps I could take to make them less likely? I'm thinking fuses on the incoming power lines are the first step.
Topic by yoyology | last reply
I was thinking mighty putty but when it gets a little worm it stinks badly. It has to be able to wit stand heat and not catch on fire or smell bad. Any help would be appreciated thanks ps sorry for the bad spelling
Question by devilinops
I'm looking to build a computer desktop tower carrying case. I'm in a situation where I need to move from house to house each week and I need to move my desktop tower as well. I've looked all over the internet to try to find a "case" for my case, but I can't find one for a reasonable price. (ie. $100+) Basically what I'm looking for is a basic box with some straps and padding that I can set my case into and not have to worry about it getting banged up while I transport it. Any ideas or help for building something like this would be greatly appreciated The size of my tower is listed below if that will help. 18.30" x 8.10" x 18.00"
Question by djeffress | last reply
Im planning to build a computer in the near future, and plan to use an intel mini-itx mobo, laptop hard drive, slimline disc drive, and a small power supply unit. The mobo is about 7" inches square, and the rest of the parts are standard sizing. Im still trying to come up with an idea for a case, since it would be much cooler to build a custom computer case mod. For example, i built one of these motherboards and parts into a broken VCR, and made the tape slot the disk drive. So.... What your ideas? By the way, i have already seen the instructables on this, im looking for new ideas.
Question by gmxx | last reply
I want the led's to get power from the motherboard. i don't want to have to add an extra fan though. i have a soldering iron and i can get quite a few electronic components,either from school or from maplinshttp://www.maplin.co.uk/Home.aspxthis is my motherboard if it helpshttp://www.asus.com/products.aspx?modelmenu=2&model;=2350&l1;=3&l2;=149&l3;=643&l4;=0
Question by tawfiqh | last reply
I have a Dell dimension 2400 that while using it turned off and never powered back on. It was raining that day and I was on the computer and I heard what it sounded like a spark and I kinda saw it too behind where the computer case is(light was off so I saw like a small spark on the wall). I have the computer on a protected surge power strip. This happend before a month before and it was fixed with a new power supply. It didn't turn on also the next morning and it was raining also in the night. I'm thinking a voltage spike cause it .So this time I put in a new power supply and it wont turn on. The power supplys both work(new and older one). So what could it be that is causing it not to turn on? Anyone ever had this problem before? There is a green LED inside that turns on when pluged in but thats it. The power buttons LEDs don't turn on when pushed to power on.
Question by PitStoP | last reply
I recently purchased a 2.5 HD Enclosure Case with USB cables and it worked fine while reading an old 2.5 HD that I inserted in it. When I was copying files from an 2nd Internal HD, it was copying fine then noted. file in use, stopped copying, turned off computer, now I can't get the 2.5 Enclosure Case, with a HD in it, to be seen on my computer with the other HD's and USB's. Was the HD that I was copying to ruined or can I restore it in a procedure ? I would really appreciate anyone's assistance to fix the problem with the 2.5 HD Enclosure case that is not being seen on my computer, even tho the red light is on noting that it is connected via USB. Thanks. mjy88keys
Question by mjp88keys | last reply
Hi, I've been working in a project that is basically an Intel Stick with Z8350, a 7 inch waveshare screen and joystick buttons in the case. The idea is to be able to play windows games like Skyrim, Borderlands, Fallout... Anyway, I've come to a point where everything works just fine, right now I'm designing a 3d printed case to fit it all inside and take it to the go. I was planing on using a battery meter with LEDs to know the charging state and current state of the battery, but I just have been wondering, is there anyway to add battery support with windows 10 reading? just like a laptop, you pop a battery and windows gives me the percentage left and charging status. I plan to post a instructions for this when I finish it as well with the 3d print files and part list. My thanks to all!
Question by deadlyredink
An answer would be really helpful to me, as I'm looking to upgrade my computer's video card sometime in the future, but can't get inside the certain part of the back of the computer case, as I don't have the right tool to unscrew button screws.
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Ok for my first project i have two ideas that I would love to do. And i want y'all to pick which one I should do and i will have the pro and cons for each one. I will decide which one I will do once I hear what all you have to say by 15th of July.(Yes this year) Master Chief Halo 3 Helmet Computer. Yes, yes I know this seems some dumb idea, but I have to try it since I saw the NES PC. Pros:Something for me to get the hang of and something for me to sell on ebay when I am done. Cons: Take awhile to make and to buy the parts and might not be done till Dec. Will cost me around $500!(I have no job and am looking for one, so ya.) Sony TC-630 D Computer I have one but if I decide to do this one I will get the 2nd one I need so I can use the parts from it to fix this one and use the other for a Case. Pro:Have 90% of the parts.(Being a geek rules!) Have cool retro computer. It looks cool. Will end up with a Working on and a Computer one. Cons:Need a OS....(Possible Linux Server) Well you have seen the choices so please help me out!
Topic by Jran Sakarra | last reply
I don't want to mod the case or change any actual parts of my computer. The case looks nice and the parts are high grade already. I just want some ideas of what peripherals I can add to my computer. I would not be against modding my keyboard/mouse, which are the razer blackwidow and razer mamba.
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