$8 Wooden Box Computer Case Mod!!

Intro: $8 Wooden Box Computer Case Mod!!

I built a mainstream gaming computer and fit it all in a box I bought for $8 at the art store and you can do it too! 

Step 1: Gather Your Components

The parts of my computer include: 
Mother Board: I chose a mini Itx form factor because of it size. Zotac g45itx-b-e
A CPU: Core 2 duo E7500 2.93GHz
Ram: ddr3 2gb 1333mhz (any ram the is compatible with the motherboard is appropriate) 
Graphics card: Nvidia gt240(needed little power so I could save space with a micro Itx power supply)
CPU Cooler: Zalman  CNPS7000 ( looks fancy and works well)
power supply: 450watt micro ATX form factor
Hard Drive: I chose to use a laptop hard drive to maximize space (2.5" hard drive)
Computer Case Front Panel Wire Kit: This is very important as the computer would not turn on without one.
The Box: (30 x 15 x 10) or smaller should do not too small, you could even use a brief case(if you do please let me see!)
maybe some LEDs to brighten things up.

Step 2:

The Finished product... 

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    bmarshall-2

    7 years ago on Step 2

    You have taste in CPU cooler's my friend! I have the same!

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    chubyatyahoo

    7 years ago on Step 2

    yeah everything works fine i have been using for a couple of months. My original plan was a water cooled system, but money constraints and feasibility of the build changed my mind.

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    Paul Chops

    7 years ago on Step 2

    Watch out your Serial ATA cables dont catch into your fan, that amazing fan, lucky person!

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    Paul Chops

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Awesome Zotac Fan i REALLY wanna get one of thise but seeing as im building a liquid system (A PROPER one) i cant anymore!! :(

    As a FYI, Laptop HDD are a lot smaller, and dont come in over something like 1tb! also Seagate would be stupid to change the connectors of HDD!!!

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    k.ghia

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Where can I get these parts?
    Ok just the chest, all the chests i have come across are quiet expensive. Drop a bro a hint?

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    chubyatyahook.ghia

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    check a local art store... i got mine from acmoore. I also finished it myself with some wood stain and lacquer.

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    chubyatyahoozack247

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    yeahh... surprisingly it does. there is little to no difference. just plug it in and it works. however this is only true for the *sata drives*

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