CARD BOX COMPUTER CASE

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Introduction: CARD BOX COMPUTER CASE

You might think... this guy doesn't have anything else to do... but the thing is... I moved from Portugal to the United Kingdom and the IBM Case was too heavy, so i had to choose, the case or some clothe :D... 

But to do this you have to check if everything fits, and if you have cable lenght.

Step 1:

First, put the board on the side of the case and with a nail puncture the holes of the board.

Step 2: The Power Supply

Just cut the hole power supply

Step 3: Vent

Opening the vent hole and build the vent tunnel. 

Step 4: Hard Drives

Let's what we can do so... they don't overheat and burn .

Step 5: Final Wiring

So this can work, i need the on/off button and some usb ports and some sound! 

Step 6: Opening the Holes in the Back

Final cuts, for all the other ports . 

Step 7: Will It Work?

Well, now i was nervous ... will it work ? will it burn immediately?  let's check!!

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    16 Discussions

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    abun1991
    abun1991

    9 years ago on Introduction

    You were really lucky. IIRC, Maximum PC did this as part of a $500 dollar PC challenge, and theirs caught fire. Great work, though.

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    netbus
    netbus

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks dude! You just gave me a great idea! I'm getting a cheap Pentium 1 laptop tomorrow, w/o a charger and the screen is broken. I'm gonna try to build a nettop from it, that's the best way to build a case. Way to go bro!

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    abun1991
    abun1991

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Dave Murphy, formerly from Maximum PC, built a computer in a cardboard box once, but his caught fire.

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    bowmaster
    bowmaster

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Lol, sounds like he needed more cooling fans!!

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    nupi
    nupi

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Hello,
    The CPU, working with AE and Premiere and Photoshop, never exceeded the 70º.
    The smaller HDD( with the OS ) had a maximum of 55º,
    The 1TB HDD reached the 70º on a peek.
    Temperatures are ok, but i'm still going to install a small fan over the HDD, so i can unistall the temperature software, because i really need all CPU and memory available.

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    Bartboy
    Bartboy

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Me thinks I'll be making a knex computer case...

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    nupi
    nupi

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I look forward to see your knex computer ;)  good luck with that!

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    Bartboy
    Bartboy

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I took apart a computer, it still works, but the cable are so short, so it might be a while.

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    bensie
    bensie

    10 years ago on Introduction

    you are great..! that box I used it for place my CD collection..! next time I will try your project..it's good ! Thanks..!

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    nupi
    nupi

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you!! :D i´m glad you liked it ! 

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    MrGreggan
    MrGreggan

    10 years ago on Introduction

     l Iove using those types of cardboard boxes, they are a lot more sturdy than one would think. Before I start on a project, I like to turn the box inside-out. This makes it possible to decorate.

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    nupi
    nupi

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    That is trully a god ideia...  now i could have a nice computer case and not a hp printer computer case!!  :D

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    ziptang
    ziptang

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, you must not build pc's often, yes hard drives do overheat, when they are under load writing, and so wrapping them together like you did is a sure FIRE, way to burn down the house, Pc are supposed to be built in a steel case, Or atleast a metal lined plastic case, cmon people lets use our brains.....
    Case or clothes, I think you left more behind than just the case

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    nupi
    nupi

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The self-ignition temperature of paper is 232 ° C . So effectively, without direct flame, there is NO chance to see a burning computer...
    And if you use your reading glasses, you can see that the hard drives have about 1 cm between them.
    I can also inform you my dear brainiac, that this IBM motherboard has 4 temperature sensors and the hd also have one each. 
    God created man, and man created the software to monitor temperature. temperature is limited  to 75Cº.