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Posted: 6/9/2003 5:06:53 PM EDT
Thought I would make a new post as I kinda hijacked the other thread. It started as a tall ammo can from Cheaper Than Dirt. Cut holes out for the power supply in the side,80mm fan in the rear and a 50mm in the front. Cut out the backplane leaving the PS2 ports covered since it would have required removing part of the hinge. Well here it is AMD XP 1800+ CPU,256mb PC2100,40gb WD 7200 rpm,Sony 48 cd-rom,Windows 2000 Pro Side of case cut for power supply [img]http://home.ptd.net/~chrishag/ammo3.JPG[/img] Front of case (sorry about the pic looking squished) [img]http://home.ptd.net/~chrishag/ammo4.JPG[/img] Stenciled and ready to go [img]http://home.ptd.net/~chrishag/ammo5.JPG[/img] Inside of case [img]http://home.ptd.net/~chrishag/ammo7.JPG[/img] Back of case [img]http://home.ptd.net/~chrishag/ammo8.JPG[/img] Top view [img]http://home.ptd.net/~chrishag/ammo9.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:12:27 PM EDT
I have GOT to get me one of these! So, when does production start[:D]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:17:27 PM EDT
That is SO awesome!!!! Nice work!!!!! Kick ASS!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:18:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:22:23 PM EDT
Now thats fucking great!! Any chance you can make me an empty box, and I can just plug ans screw all my hardware in it?
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:36:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:50:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hoplite: nice computer. Do you see any cooling issues eventually?
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I kinda doubt it, it looks like he has two fans for the box.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:54:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 5:54:51 PM EDT by chrishag]
I don't see any cooling issues, I have run it 11 hours a day since I finished it a week ago with the lid closed with no signs of overheating. M4 I think this project is more hands on than just cutting the holes out. You really have to have each peice in front of you in order to make it all fit... But for anybody interested I may part with it for the right price. Which I think would be around $400 shipped...
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:54:26 PM EDT
is that one of the new mini ATX mobos? looks cool
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:55:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 5:56:39 PM EDT by chrishag]
It is a standard micro-atx mb, it is an ECS K7VMM
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:56:45 PM EDT
Interesting!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 5:59:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 8:01:49 PM EDT by Polyak]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 6:18:28 PM EDT
Very cool. I want one to keep under my desk at work...
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 6:23:58 PM EDT
I want to have so much free time I can spend it repurposing metal objects instead of working. GREAT JOB! [beer]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 6:27:51 PM EDT
I like it, I want one. Good idea and great job!
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 6:30:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By California_Kid: I want to have so much free time I can spend it repurposing metal objects instead of working. GREAT JOB! [beer]
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My daily job is custom building PC's and installing networks. So I just worked on this when I had some spare time in the shop..
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:28:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 7:29:51 PM EDT by RBAD]
[b]SWEET![/b] Hmm.... Hoplite's new GAMING Box ? [:D]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:37:12 PM EDT
Sooooo.....buddy.....pal.....friend.......how much would I have to pay ya to build me one eh?[:D]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:43:34 PM EDT
... Kewl idea. ... Do you have to open the lid to access the CD drive?
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:54:00 PM EDT
Guess what I am building this weekend! Very nice job, thanks for posting the puctures.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:56:57 PM EDT
that is freakin cool.. so cool, it's ART!!!!!!!!!!!! incorporates the 'nerd' in me with the tactical side [:)] [beer]
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:33:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2003 9:15:31 PM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
Originally Posted By chrishag: M4 $400 shipped...
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Where in PA are you? I would buy it, but do you take payments? I am very reliable and would pay on time. What MHz and GB drive is in it?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 1:49:02 AM EDT
The only problem I have with it is thats its AMD. Buy Intel.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:48:24 AM EDT
Yea I love it, But need a Pentium 4, think Sony will come out with it?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:57:10 AM EDT
I guess for a server you could use the taller MK19 ammo cans.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:11:27 AM EDT
What's wrong with AMD? For price/performance ratio, AMD is superior.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 3:57:11 AM EDT
We only use AMD at our shop and I run them at home with zero problems so that is what I went with. Lets not turn this thread into a [flame] fest. I don't think I would make another one as this one was tough enough to make it all line up with no gaps in the backplate. It turned out much better than I thought it would. Yes you must open the lid to use the cdrom. M4 it is an AMD XP 1800+ with 256mb DDR ram and a 40Gb Hdd.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:15:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chrishag: M4 it is an AMD XP 1800+ with 256mb DDR ram and a 40Gb Hdd.
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Very cool, yeah I like AMD's as well. So have you thought about the payment plan? The PC I am using right now is only 2gb and is old as all mighty hell.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:32:48 PM EDT
I don't think a payment plan would work...I just ordered a M1 from CMP. It is sitting in the sales floor right now and I can not believe the atention it gets.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 11:27:20 AM EDT
Very nicely done. I didn't see a mouse - what are you planning?
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 11:35:46 AM EDT
Ok, that is really kewl. Can you find a can big enough for a Tyan Tiger AMD MP dual processor? That's the board I want with a 320 Ultra SCSI and 4 GB of memory. Yes, I have an app that uses dual processors and it needs them...2 AMD MP's running at 2 Gigahertz makes for a supreme number cruncher over a single Pentium and the dual costs less. Go figure.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 11:42:33 AM EDT
That is way cool. Hope I can post pics of my own ammo can in the future, LOL!
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 6:41:53 PM EDT
It uses a USB keyboard that has a ps2 port on it for the mouse. Frees up the other USb that way. All I can say is I used quite a few dremel cutting wheels on this project..
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 6:45:39 PM EDT
kewl [beer]
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 7:09:31 PM EDT
That's pretty cool!
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