Futuristic Steampunk This is what would happen if a UFO crashed into a alternate steampunk universe. And the locals turned its black box into a PC.
So what is Project [Black Box] all about? Its about non standard and unusual,I realized after my last mod that anyone could build it and although its wicked cool I want something much more.
Find a oddball metal cabinet and stuff fairly high end parts in it.
All wires will be paracord sleeved in a black and green color mix
All parts will be found on a budget watching newegg sales and ebay as well as local hardware and thrift stores.
Edit: Budget seems to be growing
Black and green are the colors for the project. EDIT: Also a small amount of Brass or Bronze.
The only standard PC case parts to be used are the MoBo tray and I/O shield. The rest will be fabricated at my work or here at the house.
All parts will have some sort of a mod done to them.
So far I have:
The "case": 1900's Stewart Warner Series 900 Radio housing (Ebay $18.20 with shipping)
The CPU 2500K
The MB ASRock Pro3 Gen3
The Ram Gskills DDR3 1600 4x4 GB
The HD 500 Seagate F3
The GPU Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
The PSU: Rosewill Hive 650 Modular (with newegg coupon $63)
The CD/DVD Drive: LG CD/DVD OEM($15 newegg coupon)
The Paracord: 2 rolls of 550lbs (1 green, 1 black $16 bucks at local Military Surplus store)
The Fans: Two 80mm green led Thermaltake Thunderblades and two 120mm green led Thermaltake Thunderblades (paid about $6 bucks each from Newegg and Bestbytes)
The Old Cases: Going to cut up a couple old cases for the metal and Mobo tray and I/O sheild. (Free)
Stuff still needed
Straps for the latches
The Teaser Pics
Antique Radio case on top of a Redneck Beverage Temperature Regulating Device. (a R.B.T.R.D for short)
Ah, what a more cultured person would call "Patina"
Gotta love the little stamped out corners!!
The Porch Dog approves of my purchase, Or maybe he thinks it contains food?
After slight redesign
Edited by AlderonnX - 2/4/13 at 4:02pm