DIY Computer Case using Ikea Ribba Picture Frames
Last weekend, I made a trip to Edmonton to go shopping at Ikea. While I was there, I picked up a couple of picture frames from their Ribba line to make a computer case that I can show off on my wall.
As soon as I got home, I started working on this project. I started by taking the frames apart. I then mounted the motherboard and hard drive to the thick, cardboard backing. After that, I put some blue LEDs in to give a cool glowing effect. But since the motherboard was too thick to mount in just one picture frame, I joined two frames together using a couple of hinges. I think the final product turned out great! Here are some pics:
Idea courtesy Hak5
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Looks really nice, but where to put the PSU?
Instead of going with a standard PSU I bought a picoPSU from http://www.mini-box.com/picoPSU-160-XT-192W-Adapter-Power-Kit. This way, the PSU can sit on the floor and not take up space inside the case. Being external it also helps by not adding any additional heat inside the case.
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Now that is cool. Way better then my generic dell I have. lol