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Since my latest build was such a success on this board, I figured I would post my previous lego build, which was more of a learning experience, and a test of what lego's could do with a computer's hardware. I must admit, this design is much more compact, but it also is very restrictive in terms of space and airflow, which is why I allowed more space in my latest design. At least for the first version I took some pics as I built it. Here it is.

Motherboard, CPU, and RAM to start with. My base system is a P3-450 OC to 504, 384mb of ram, and a generic motherboard.



Added some cards, and determined where I want the hdd to be mounted, and did so.



The back wall is starting to be built.



Partially completed front panel. LED's and power switch installed and operational. 80mm fans partially installed.



Venting for the hdd cooling exhaust. Hot air needs to go somewhere.



A clever way to hide unused IO panels, or to keep contaminents from entering the system and damaging components while in transit. Doors open.



and closed



And finally, kinda skipped a buncha work, was just really anxious to get it running, but here is the finished, and running product.



Hope you enjoyed it
 

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it looks very vibrant and well built. Very good
 

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haha Nice! Thanks for the link to the thread. I really like the doors and the lego dude chilling in the case. Nice work. Kinda makes me wish I had a spare computer sitting around and some legos.
 

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lol With all the different lego colors it looks so messy and hard to figure out. Nice work though man. Keep innovating!
 

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lol With all the different lego colors it looks so messy and hard to figure out.


Very true. Thats why in my 3.0build I decided to go with solid colors and try to layer them evenly. It took me 4x as long because of this, but it is worth it as the effect is outstanding.
 

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lol With all the different lego colors it looks so messy and hard to figure out. Nice work though man. Keep innovating!

That's what makes it awesome.


That looks really cool, I always wished I could do that but I don't think I have enough of those generic rectangular shaped 4x2 pieces.
 

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I didnt have enough either.

Half way through I started the 'help build a lego pc' project, and thats where it all went red. I got LOADS of people donating their legos, in the end, I had enough to complete the project with wayyy leftovers, which is why I scrapped the v1.0 and reused as much as I could in the v2.0, which didnt even POST (dead board) so I went to v3.0 and a new design.

Much happer with 3.0
 

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that is one hell of a rig!
 

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in terms of appearence
 
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