Monday, October 20, 2008

Boredom, Spares and a Dremel.

So, there I was sitting around, getting mostly bored when a friend dropped a rather sucky looking Acer computer case at my place and asked if I have a use for it.

A few days and two cans of spray paint later, the result is the following computer.

Specs:

CPU: Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200
Motherboard: Asus P5KPL-CM
Memory: 2GB DDR2 667Mhz
GPU: Powercolor HD2600XT 256MB GDDR4
HDD: Western Digital 200GB
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7500-Alcu
Case Fans: 2 x Zalman ZM-2F Red 92mm (Rear and top exhausts), 1 x Thermaltake Cyclo Red pattern 120mm (Front intake)
PSU: HEC 300W

The computer was mostly built from spares. The things I did not have lying around are the Cyclo fan, the HD2600XT which I picked up from someone as a 2nd hand part and the 2GB of RAM which are also 2nd hand.

Additional Supplies/Tools:
1) Random Drill
2) My trusty Dremel
3) 2 Cans of Copper spray-paint.

I lacked two drive bay faceplates, so they are missing until I get some replacement which looks suitable. Probably a memory card reader for the small one and an improvised faceplate for the larger one.

Without further ado. The pics:

A quick snapshot of the early beginning:


My computer environment, and the modded case, still naked:








And now for the finished model:








And working in the dark:




2 comments:

Woland said...

Nice one.
You can add some translucent plastic to cower the holes in the side panel and engrave some markings on it, so the engraved spots would light up from LED
light coming from the inside of the case.

Lev said...

Been thinking about that, but I doubt I'll get to doing that. There's still the iFake to build, among other things.

Busy, busy, busy :)