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Alright guys, we're doing a build inside of an old console TV. The TV is a Curtis-Mathes 25" TV, manufactured in 1980.
My friend and I (Jax0527 - http://www.overclock.net/u/145303/jax0527) are splitting the cost. We decided that we're not going to spend too much money on the parts, and we're also sharing the cost. We're trying to keep it around 200 dollars a piece, so in total around $400 dollars. We found the TV on cragslist, and it's perfect for this. We're not totally sure where we're going with this, so if you have any input on what we should do, it's welcomed.
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Ancient Molex^^^^^^^^^
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Jax only electrocuted himself once!
What we're thinking of putting inside


We also have a spare XSPC Rasa block, 240mm radiator, and pump/res combo that we can use in here for the CPU.
Some questions we have:
  1. Should we put a monitor in the front, or just a window inside, like a sheet of acrylic or something?
  2. Should we use any of the controls on that front panel, like for switches or fan controlling?
  3. How do you build a removable motherboard tray? We have sliders that were previously used for a drawer that we can use with a tray, but we have to make one out of wood. Are there templates or anything we can use?

Edited by amantonas - 4/15/12 at 5:40pm
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looks cool but id do a full size atx board imo.

and put the monitor in the tv it would be pretty cool imo
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looks cool but id do a full size atx board imo.
and put the monitor in the tv it would be pretty cool imo

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Definitely need to go with a monitor.

I think if you can reuse the front switches in anyway that would be great.
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Definitely need to go with a monitor.

I think if you can reuse the front switches in anyway that would be great.

This. And you can definitely reuse those switches, or mod new ones in their place.
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oh boy, i remember when TV's looked like that, bad times.... bad times... haha also subbed
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Definitely need to go with a monitor.
I think if you can reuse the front switches in anyway that would be great.

Yeah, I think ideally we'd like to put in a monitor, but we have some concerns.
One is that we wanted to keep the rounded-out, bulging look of the old cathode-ray tube. The only solution to that, as there wasn't a seperate glass layer in front of the tube, is to get some clear material and bend it to fit that. If we put a monitor behind that, then I'd imagine we'd have a pretty bad glare problem. So I'm not totally sure on that.
Also, even if we didn't have to keep the shape, the monitor we have is only a 19" (fullscreen not widescreen). So we'd have to make some type of frame that would fit in the hole that's already there.

As for the switches, we don't even know where to start with all the wiring. That's not our area of expertise.
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post #8 of 14
Can't wait to see this progress. My parents old tv in the basement all of sudden is of interest.....
post #9 of 14
I think you can easily use those front switches for a fan controller.
And yea, monitor in there is a must.
    
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post #10 of 14
I think it should be a media pc with build in monitor. And yeah, make the front switches functional. Don't know if its plausable but the front dials could be fan controllers?

Love this idea, great project:)
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