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CURRENT STATE: postponed. This project is too risky for now. But I will FInish it soon

DISCLAMIER:This Case is not ment to be perfect and/or "clean looking". If you are going to post negative things about that they will be ignored. This post willl be updated frequently throughtout the day to infrom you of my progress.

InspirationBasically I was lookng for something to do and saw styrofoam and went "bing" A computer case. Ironically this was styrafoam used to pack a case

PhotosThis is the one tool besides scisors that I am relying on

These are the views after the duct tape high has been made




These are the cutouts for the mobo (its not a standard form facotr)



This is the mobo in the cutouts



This is the "flap" I built to disguise the ports



This is messy



THERE IS MUCH MUCH MORE TO COME Including Build details
 

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thats awsome i cant wiat to see it done. good luck man
 

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ummmm.. i forget...isnt styrofoam and computer components a bad combination? I think i heard that somewhere
 

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ummmm.. i forget...isnt styrofoam and computer components a bad combination? I think i heard that somewhere

Doesn't styrofoam get staticy? I believe it can build up a charge.

At least your PC will float in case of flood.
 

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ummmm.. i forget...isnt styrofoam and computer components a bad combination? I think i heard that somewhere

I guess we'll find out
 

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You can't use that with electrically heated components!
 

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Doesn't styrofoam get staticy? I believe it can build up a charge.

At least your PC will float in case of flood.

yea thats what i meant.

what are you going to be putting into this "case" hopefully not your sig rig
 

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DUDE, WOW!

You cannot use that type of material with electronics, You stuff will be fried the second you turn it on!



Even if it doesn't fry your electronics, you WILL cause a fire.
 

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FIRE HAZARD in the making!
 

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Have fun with the fire. I mean seriously, not to be rude. But what are you thinking?!? You will cause a fire, its not just a chance either. YOU WILL! You need to stop right now and get a new idea before you ruin both your hardware and maybe your house.

I'm 100% Serious dude, STOP.
 

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That is the most off the wall idea I've ever seen, no slam intended.
Did you know you could cover that thing in fiberglass and resin, then sand and paint it
 

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EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT EDIT (Just saw your age)

PLEASE DON'T DO IT! You will start a fire, and might burn your house down. PLEASE DON'T DO IT.

If you must do it PLEASE PLEASE ASK YOUR PARENTS TO SUPERVISE and have a fire extinguisher handy.
 

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Right firstly.....

1: Styrofoam has a build up of static charge (a lot)
2: It's damn right dangerous because of a fire hazard
3: It looks rather silly

You are more than likely going to fry your mobo or other components or the heat build up from the NB will start melting the styrofoam.
 

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just be carefull and turn it on outside, but i really want to see this thing.
 

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okay if your going to do that, like everyone has already said, styrofoam will make static discharge, this is very very bad for your computer. the electrons on the styrofoam will like to bounce around even more when something rubs up against the styrofoam, and also since you're workign it it on news paper, you should be starting to feel some static already. the little balls stikcing to your knife, sticking to you. touch the mobo after that and you will dischare static electricity into the mobo. its the same effect as rubbing your feet on the carpet at winter and touching the door knob.

If your going to do that, atleast wrap / line the inside of the styrofoam case with antistatic bagging.

or atleast when your done use fiberglass and resin to help it from the static problem but also it will look nice.
 

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It would only be safe if you later covered it in fiberglass and resin as I suggested earlier.
 
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