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Best looking PC in a box challenge

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by p_o_s_pc, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. p_o_s_pc

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    AS the title says this is just a friendly challenge to see who can make the nicest looking and coolest running box.

    Rules
    1.You have 48hrs max to complete the box.
    2.can't be a large box(can't be bigger then 14x12x12)
    3.it can be 2 boxes put together aslong as each box isn't above the size limit in rule 2.but total box size can be bigger then the size above
    4.must post temps of CPU,chipset and case temps(if your board doesn't have temps for chipset that rule doesn't apply)
    5.You can only use what you have on hand.
    6.most post pics of the inside and outside of the box.
    7.have fun with it
    8.You may have CPU heatsink stick out from the box if needed.
    9.You can improve the box even after the 48hrs are up but you CAN NOT START ANOTHER BOX ONLY IMPROVE THE ONE YOU ALREADY HAVE!
    I think that should be everything. I am working on mine ATM and will be posting mine soon i have about 5hrs left before my time is up.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2010
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    Thanks Tim but so we have 48hrs from now? I don't have my boxes yet???
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    48hrs from the time you start working on it
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    Consider me your first competitor :D

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    Got it, thanks Tim :toast:
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    I can't wait to see what you come up with guys. Mine is about 95% done :)
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    I edited the size limit because having 12x12x12 could limit alot of boxes so i made it 14x12x12. Sorry i didn't put much thought into it when i posted
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    I had a box like this, had a gigabyte motherboard box i cut a whole for the heatsink and video card, and maid a pretty bad ass switch whole and it was nice and sturdy, then i used a powersupply box for the dvd burner and hardrive, and had my whole setup in 2 nice little boxes :D. Should have taken a picture, i might make another system using a box that is a little bigger then a 12by12by12 box but you gave me a idea :D
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    I knew I kept an old Dell PC and some "miscellaneous" cooling items around for a good reason. My brother and I are in 100% MOD MODE! haha Totally having fun!
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    Ok, so should we post when our start time begins so you can count 48 hrs from there? And can we use different pieces of boxes that meet the 14x12x12 dimensions? Or does it have to be one solid box?

    I work tonight so I want be able to start untill tomorrow morning (tues).
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    You can use as many boxes as you want as long as each box is less then 14x12x12 ALL THE BOXES TOGETHER CAN BE MORE THEN 14x12x12.

    sorry for caps and bold i was just wanting to make that stand out to other people if they are wondering :toast:
    mine is done well atleast for now. I may have a v2.0 later but i need a break
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    It might take me a while as I'm waiting on boxes, but when i start I will finish the same day. got some creative ideas. This is going to be fun :D
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    here is mine. I know i don't have inside shots but i am not feeling well ATM and me and the GF are fighting once again so here is what i have
    Specs
    X2 4200@3.1ghz
    Gigabyte GA-m61p-S3
    1gb OCZ Reaper DDR 1066
    80gb HDD
    350w Antec Smart power 2.0

    Here is the mobo on the removable motherboard tray
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    here are outside shots top box has mobo and everything that has to do with the mobo

    bottom box has HDD and PSU
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    HAHA this is awesome, I just simply can't wait. Who would think putting a PC in box would be so exciting!
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    just wait till i open the box backup and get the pics and take some SS of the temps


    btw is having a PC in a box a fire hazard? :confused:
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    here is the bottom box with the PSU and HDD
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    here is the top box with the mobo. If you look you can see where the wires are coming from the other box
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    The last one is a nice shot. :toast:

    I don't think it's a fire hazard at all.
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    thanks.:toast: I I took my time on the last shot the other ones i just pointed it and snapped a pic
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    lazy! :slap: :p
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    I know i am lazy.

    After everyone that is going to do this submits something i am going to open another thread with a poll so people can vote on them
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    I'm interested to see how everyone's turns out lol
    Very nice p o s pc!
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    That should be good. The best shall win buahahahah :laugh:
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    mine didn't turn out as good as i had hoped for. I kept having problems with things and i have been really confused today for some reason. Could be from not sleeping last night.I couldn't get to sleep and had chest pains and my heart felt like it was kind fluttering...So i skipped the Energy drinks and Ginseng pills today.
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    Well I have a MB and some other junk laying around, I think I'll give this a shot. I have to wait until tomorrow for the post office to open thou. : /

    p_o_s_pc- Looks pretty good for being made outta two boxes.
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    yeah man, gotta be careful with your health. Just take a break and finish it off tomorrow or something, we'll cut you some slack ;)
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