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Need a cheap alternative to using my motherboard box as a case!

post #1 of 16
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Howdy all, my setup looks as follows:

Just wondering if there is anyway I could build myself a cheap alternative to using the mobo box and having it all on the floor? Pictures of what you all have would be great!
post #2 of 16
You could custom-build an acrylic case.
post #3 of 16
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A300, or just some stupid 20$ off of NE, try craigslist, look in the free section for a computer and just gut it for its case.
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post #5 of 16
I use the pull-out tray from a case I had from like 1997. Alternatively you could buy the cheapest case you can find and tear out the mobo tray, rig up a workbench.
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post #6 of 16
Go to your local grocery store and ask the produce department for a banana box:

banana-box.jpg

They are sturdy and well ventilated, and just slide off at the top for easy access.
    
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post #7 of 16
I was going to suggest a large fishtank. pop off the back and bam.
Banana box seems good too.
Or try two card board box, one fits in the other for more support and then your pc is in the inner one, cuts some holes for venting and strap a fan to one hole for intake and the other for out(or just line up the cpu heatsink with it and do a vent to it.
    
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post #8 of 16
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hmm i dont want to buy a case just yet, im going to buy a haf X when I have the money, i was just hoping for something quick n easy now. So that banana box, i used to work at supermarket so i know which you mean, but do you mean put it all inside or on top of?
post #9 of 16
photo9woe.jpg


lamp 'o' bench v1

took me 5 hours, some screws, gorilla glue, and power tools.

very sturdy and works with any type of cooling (not just DICE as is pictured)
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post #10 of 16
I bet you could go down the the local PC store and they probably have a bunch of old cases laying around you could get for nothing.Heck,if you lived close to me I have 3 or 4 I would be glad to get rid of.
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