New home build. Hp dual core AMD wood casemod



  • I just thought I would post up my latest build.

    It started life as an HP desktop with a broken vga connector. I gutted it, soldered the supports back onto the vga adapter( since i only needed it for setup), and built a custom wood case

    It has an AMD sempron 2.0 dual core processor
    3gb of ram
    a dual nic intel pro/1000 pcie card
    and a custom power button made from the top of an inkjoy ballpoint pen
    and a 12gb laptop ide drive with an adapter from an ancient dell laptop

    I got rid of the non essentials, it seems to run very cool.






  • Fire hazard.  Don't do it.


  • Netgate Administrator

    I like it.

    If any part of that is running hot enough to directly set light to it then you've probably got bigger problems!
    Still you can never have too many smoke alarms.  ;)

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    I like it.

    If any part of that is running hot enough to directly set light to it then you've probably got bigger problems!
    Still you can never have too many smoke alarms.  ;)

    Steve

    Failure is not a possibility?  Computers have been known to catch fire.

    Furthermore hope the neighbors don't mind the RF interference and complain to the FCC.



  • @NOYB:

    Furthermore hope the neighbors don't mind the RF interference and complain to the FCC.

    FCC? How is that is different from running a PC with the case open, or a perspex window?

    @agrub918: Very nice. How'd you apply the logo?



  • @psensible:

    @NOYB:

    Furthermore hope the neighbors don't mind the RF interference and complain to the FCC.

    FCC? How is that is different from running a PC with the case open, or a perspex window?

    @agrub918: Very nice. How'd you apply the logo?

    How is that any more/less ill-advised?

    I would not run open or in wood/flammable case.  They are both a dangerous bad practice.  Any benefit is insignificant in comparison to the possible consequences.  Which can go all the way to dire (multiple loss of life).



  • Eh, there's an air gap. Plus I made sure that the bios would shut down the computer if the processor and case fan become jammed… they do. there's also a in front of the heat sink on the intel pcie nic

    I adhered a piece of parchment paper like for cooking to a piece of printer paper to give it traction and cut it to size. I then flipped the image and printed it on the slick side, using tape to hold it in place I used a credit card to scrape the back side, and leave the ink on the wood. it gave it a worn sort of look. I then hit it with some clear enamel spray paint in a thin layer to set and seal it.