Lego PC 1.0
April 2nd 2011
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The entire casing is made of LEGO bricks, there isn't a single screw, or soldering, or glue. It's completely deconstructable. The fan is blocked by 4 silicon fan mounts, which also provide vibration absorption. All the hardware components are blocked, once it's closed there isn't a single piece free to move (except for the fans :) )
This is how my previous case mod should have been in the first place, last time i just started putting lego bricks together, and the outcome was unpredictable. This time i had my previous work to learn from, and i made some adjustments. The case isn't on a platform anymore, it measures 26x26x13 bricks ( roughly 207x207x116 mm ) and with better wire placing and disposition of the components (expecially the dvd burner and the disks) i was able to squeeze in a 120x120x25 fan, and 2 small 10 cm white neons. The hardware is the same of the previous mod ( still comfortably below 120w of total power consumption) but this time i managed to make it more... solid. this time the on/off switch module is perfectly blocked by the bricks, the same goes for the power plug and the VGA port of the discrete video card. The drilled bricks this time help the air flow, letting air come out from the side since the fan is sucking the air in from the top, and the neons have a O/I switch so they can be turned off. I provided some pics in a dark room, and the effect is quite something :) With the big fan set to minimum, the noisiest thing is... the external power supply, and Everest tells me it runs pretty cool. Last but not least, this time i retrieved enough bricks to give the case a more rational layout, the first 4 layers are intentionally whole, the upper layers are drilled for air flow, each layer maintains the same color... if you liked the last one, hope you'll like this even more :)