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My homemade computer case

October 15th, 2005 by Jim

Would I do it again?

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You bet! The only real disappointment out of my entire experience is that I unfortunately started with aging computer hardware (the Pentium III was already going out of style), and with college work in the way, the project spanned approximately four (4) months. Consequently, the end product was very nice too look at, but it quickly became a computer that I considered “too slow” for my needs. 😳

Where is Lex now?

Lex‘s later days were spent as a media center PC, long before the term “media center” became a popular concept. He is now on display in my office, but probably belongs in a museum. 😎

Lex v2.0

When I have time, I would like to try my hand at making another case. It would likely be similar in appearance, but this time I would use cutting-edge hardware, and less proprietary hardware. (I used parts from a small Dell Optiplex GX150 computer, which used non-standard components in favor of a compact design.) I would also make it less rough around the edges. Everyone was always concerned I was going to scar their furniture! :roll:

Thanks to…

Michael Bryant, for keeping me company during many cold construction sessions in my carport.
Brian Lee, for taking these photos many years ago.
Chris Martin, for kindly touching them up for me.

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Revision History

2005.10.15 Initial revision.

One Response to “My homemade computer case”

  1. d00d Says:

    make this into a DIY tutorial ?
    (do it yourself)