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What do you do with old computer cases? Answered

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.

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pfred2
pfred2

11 years ago

Sometimes I just use the outside cover for sheet metal stock. The power supplies gutted make great electronics project cases too. The inside chassis I dump. I saw a site on the Internet where a guy melted down a bunch of old hard disk drive chassis and cast himself some machine tools out of it.

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majeral
majeral

11 years ago

I am going to make it a bed for my cat.

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santy22
santy22

12 years ago

I have an OLD computer case, and as it has some good spaces inside i nailed it to the wall and put things in it! the side all the connectors are in is the side that's naield to the wall.

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brandegor
brandegor

12 years ago

I don't know where you live, but a lot of people pick up scrap metal for free. Also, you can make cool furniture - check out Readymade magazine.

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cosgrove
cosgrove

12 years ago

Make them into Armour and have Battles to the Death in your Front Yard

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purduecer
purduecer

12 years ago

worst comes to worst you could always play a fun small scale version of domino pc's

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Plasmana
Plasmana

12 years ago

You could paint the cases with some wacky and cool designs and maybe try sell it on ebay?