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So I've got this great idea to make a computer case out of a CRT monitor.

There are 2 problems:

1. Not the safest case, it's not made of metal

2. Unbalance. The back part of the case would be too heavy causing it to lie on it's back which would cause some problems.

Anyways here's the plan:

You smash the screen and take out everything inside as well as taking out the back panel and modding one of the side panels so you could put in a micro ATX motherboard (possibly normal ATX if large monitor)

You'd then replace the back so you can mount your motherboard and psu on the top. No space for an exhaust fan there because of the tight fit, only exhaust in the back would be the PSU.

On top you would mount a fairly large exhaust fan. On the bottom of the monitor in the middle part you could add an intake fan.

As for the front you'd replace the place where the screen was with acrylic glass except on the top part of the see-through material you'd have an intake fan.

The power button and usb ports would be on the bottom of the front side, the HDD's would be also on the bottom (inside of course). You'd have a dvd drive above the acrylic glass.

Just a first idea, I will add more details and pictures.

Opinions?

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post #2 of 6
it would be safer to remove all internals, then put a sheet of acrylic for screen, dont do any smashing, and dont touch any of the coils or anything in the monitor
otherwise it would be cool
post #3 of 6
You wouldn't have to smash the screen. You can take the case right off. I wouldn't recommend it though. It's the lead shield inside that gives shape to a CRT. The plastic cases are just decorative, as far a I can tell.
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It's been done before, with a LCD monitor in the front. You should do it, could be cool
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post #5 of 6
How soon we forget .Been done before
Check this out, did nice job
http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...-lanparty.html
The first official case mod contest.
Can't believe it was so long ago.
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post #6 of 6
Just whatever it is you decide to do with it, let this CRT discharge first!
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