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Build a Steampunk PC http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/39-amazing-steampunk-computer-mods-200834

IHATE STEAMPUNK lol
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Just about everything has been done........sell it and buy something??
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Just about everything has been done........sell it and buy something??

I have a better solution:

I'll assume you can hammer; screw; paint and wire.

Get a thin-ish piece of MDF thats about 4-5 times the size of your Mobo and paint it the same color as a wall in your house. Get a ton of motherboard standoffs and drill them into the board in a manner that you can mount all of the photogenic components of your system on the MDF. You might even consider mounting the PSU on it. (but use more study supports for that) Install your hardware on the standoffs and get some high gauge wire and run it between the connectors for the components (PCI e fingers and the like). If you're limited on time you could use a ribbon cable PCI e breakout board for HTPC's but a loopy bundle of randomly colored individual wires would look better. If I was doing it I'd probably only break out the expansion cards, however if you have weeks to work on this thing you could even do the ram.

Adorn your Creation with more electrical gubbins (thermal circuits, gauges, anything that looks cool and in keeping) Here is where you really set out your theme. Lots of gratuitous water cooling (if you have it) and you can go for a sleek cyborg theme. If you can get interesting metallic pieces you can use them to add depth and/or front side support: this can work sci fi, or if you rust treat them you can have a post apocalyptic effect; brass and copper: steampunk. any way you go Running the light strips under components and amongst the wires would be good. (hide the light source but not the light).

Only once your happy should you finally fix anything down; and when your done bolt it to the wall to annoy and traditionalist artists that happen to pass.
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lol I like the idea but I want to USE them
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No, if you do it right the machine will still work. Hence connecting up the components with wire.
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I have a better solution:

I'll assume you can hammer; screw; paint and wire.

Get a thin-ish piece of MDF thats about 4-5 times the size of your Mobo and paint it the same color as a wall in your house. Get a ton of motherboard standoffs and drill them into the board in a manner that you can mount all of the photogenic components of your system on the MDF. You might even consider mounting the PSU on it. (but use more study supports for that) Install your hardware on the standoffs and get some high gauge wire and run it between the connectors for the components (PCI e fingers and the like). If you're limited on time you could use a ribbon cable PCI e breakout board for HTPC's but a loopy bundle of randomly colored individual wires would look better. If I was doing it I'd probably only break out the expansion cards, however if you have weeks to work on this thing you could even do the ram.

Adorn your Creation with more electrical gubbins (thermal circuits, gauges, anything that looks cool and in keeping) Here is where you really set out your theme. Lots of gratuitous water cooling (if you have it) and you can go for a sleek cyborg theme. If you can get interesting metallic pieces you can use them to add depth and/or front side support: this can work sci fi, or if you rust treat them you can have a post apocalyptic effect; brass and copper: steampunk. any way you go Running the light strips under components and amongst the wires would be good. (hide the light source but not the light).

Only once your happy should you finally fix anything down; and when your done bolt it to the wall to annoy and traditionalist artists that happen to pass.

I like this idea. It's just like creating a really creative test bench... then mounting it to a wall.
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post #17 of 20
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I like this idea. It's just like creating a really creative test bench... then mounting it to a wall.
exactly; functional art
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I like this idea. It's just like creating a really creative test bench... then mounting it to a wall.
AH I get what you mean now but sadly I can not do this I live in a paper thin apartment lol so I cant do anything to the walls
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post #19 of 20
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AH I get what you mean now but sadly I can not do this I live in a paper thin apartment lol so I cant do anything to the walls

You can always build a wood frame to hold from the ground up as opposed to the wall mount.
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post #20 of 20
Properly wall mount it, only done ~5 times ever.
or a horizontal volenti, i'm the 4th person in the world to make one.
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