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Computer in a Box
by iparikh
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Ok.

I know what you are thinking.

Just chill.

I am going to explain the pictures: It starts out in a case! It was some APEX DM case and it was horrible. But that's what I get for 10 dollars I guess. I could not stand it so I ripped everything out and I kinda left it on the floor and moped for days. Then. Then it hit me. I have a box and I have access to a saw! So i tried cutting out ventilation, places where wires need to go, and just kept at it. It actually worked out better than I expected, but its still pretty weird. I believe this is a "PC" - Portable Computer.

Im not sure how its going to work in terms of heat, but everything else seems fine so far. I used an excess of Zebra Duct tape, as I could not find anything else. I have suspended the MB in mid air just for some safety. In addition, there is no DVD drive! I took one out of a computer upstairs and simply loaded the operating system and then removed it. Eh. Probably a stupid decision, but I'll figure it out.

I'm not sure what this computer is for. It has the A10 which is actually supposed to be pretty nice for gaming, so I will try that out. I do think this build has potential when it comes to aesthetics and actual mechanics to the case. It would be nice to try this again with some concept of what I'm doing instead of attacking a plastic box with a hot knife.

Anyway.

I'm excited to see comments.

Oh and that screwdriver in the last picture is to turn it on. Since there is... you know.. no case.

Part List
Details
AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.1GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle-
CPU Temperature Under Load-
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xBlood_Monkey [9 Builds] 23 points 8 months ago

Wat.

 
 
Swish2000 18 points 8 months ago

Best ghetto build ever.

 
 
Dave_S [1 Build] 12 points 8 months ago

Nice! I think I have the same Apex case somewhere too... I had to put it on blocks to open the front.

I'd be worried about static in this build - plastic bins are pretty bad for that. And hopefully you don't have pets... little kitty rubs up against the nice, warm bin and your RAM goes snap, crackle, pop!

Hmm, if you didn't cut holes in it you could have floated it in a bathtub for some real liquid cooling :)

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 4 points 8 months ago

Ahhh. That would have been hilarious.

 
 
jaredt [1 Build] 8 points 8 months ago

You sir deserve an award for the best use of $260 ever!

 
 
kirk.tompkinson 7 points 8 months ago

The only thing this is missing is one of those oscillating room fans for cooling.

 
 
GamingPC69 7 points 8 months ago

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. LOL.

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 7 points 8 months ago

Literally my entire family's reaction

 
 
AustinTheTimelord [1 Build] 3 points 8 months ago

Can't imagine why (:

 
 
Zalgo_Cometh [1 Build] 5 points 8 months ago

This is pretty godlike. Good stuff to you man.

 
 
LeMonarque [3 Builds] 5 points 8 months ago

that screwdriver in the last picture is to turn it on

That's kind of badass. Screwdriver ignition. Nice.

 
 
JoeyThePCNoob [2 Builds] 3 points 8 months ago

NOOOOOOOOOOO! carpet.

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 2 points 8 months ago

Ha! Moved it literally 5 minutes ago.

 
 
GigaDragon 3 points 8 months ago

classy

 
 
RustyBaker [5 Builds] 3 points 8 months ago

How did the word "ghetto" not make it into the title and/or description? +1 because I love kludgy builds!

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 3 points 8 months ago

Ahhh. True forgot. Next time.

 
 
DarkBlackZ 3 points 8 months ago

Dude... That's crazy, you killed me. x')

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 2 points 8 months ago
 
 
ForeverStanding 1 point 8 months ago

Very nicely improvised! I would think that the heat would get a little bit trapped in the box though... Please do tell us the results of the heat, if it works or not.

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 2 points 8 months ago

will do!

 
 
Trinity596 [3 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

really cool and it is very creative :) would've do a gaming build like that but doing a desktop build like that is cool! +1

 
 
Frustrated_Grunt 1 point 8 months ago

Hey, that's pretty good.

 
 
xx116xx [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

This is literally the best case I have ever seen I need me one of these. Oh wait. This gives me a great idea. I'm building a computer in a trash can now.

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Please keep me posted.

 
 
Oliver [4 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

When you think about it, aren't all computers built in boxes to an extent? Some are just more... well... made for it than others.

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 3 points 8 months ago

"Computer in a Plastic, Storage, Five Dollar, Completely Makeshift Box"

 
 
blake_starz 1 point 8 months ago

make a video ? would like to see it run lol

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

I'll try my best. Comment again if I don't in a week.

 
 
blake_starz 1 point 8 months ago

forsure

 
 
Tyl3r 1 point 8 months ago

Nice! Now what you SHOULD do now is seal that puppy up and fill it with mineral oil ;)

 
 
other444 [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

lol nice, except for the static from carpet and bins but a funny build none the less

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

moved it to wood!

 
 
ravagex 1 point 8 months ago

+1 very interesting build

 
 
YourLocalPCNoob [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

Seems really cool but how are the temps? There's no GPU so im assuming not too much heat is building up inside your case

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Yep! I kinda lucked out by picking the APU for this.

so far, the one fan and the heatsink seem to be enough. It is cool enough

 
 
Bladedrummer [2 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

This is hilarious and different, +1

 
 
GMC_TheLegend [1 Build] 1 point 8 months ago

My friends and I were just joking about putting a build in a shoebox...

 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

That's the next project.

 
 
TheRealCheekyGit 1 point 8 months ago

OMG! That is so freaking awesome. Great work!

  • 1,000,000 (if it were possible)
 
 
iparikh [Submitter] [4 Builds] 1 point 8 months ago

Haha, glad you like it.

 
 
redflaggaming 1 point 8 months ago

Can I borrow it? LOL! Very creative. Next take an old kind of TV. Remove all the insides, assemble a PC in it, then stick a flat screen panel in it. It can be a ghetto all in one.

 
 
Jozmtr 1 point 5 months ago

This man could use a new case. +1 for making me laugh so hard :D

Also props for making this legit, but you should replace your PSU with like a Corsair CX 430w. Cmon people, it's only 19.99 after rebates!

 
 
SneakyBastardSword 1 point 4 months ago

... wow. that's new. I guess I kinda like it.

 
 
Zachpi 1 point 3 months ago

I think the logical progression from this is a laptop in a cereal box

 
 
user_Oats 1 point 2 months ago

you should have filled the box with mineral oil. Uber bragging rights.

 
 
nedamike 1 point 1 month ago

You see something new everyday! Hilarious build, thanks for sharing! Props for getting it setup and running!

 
 
kylepatrickswan [3 Builds] -3 points 8 months ago

hi im 12 and wat is thsi