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    Need A New Project

    hey guys,
    I started building/tweaking/modding pc's about 3 years ago. In that time I've always had a something to work on or play with. First it was my gaming rig, then building pc's for others, for the past year its been my htpc but now I have finished all these "projects" and I'm looking for something new to do. The main reason is I have a bunch of hardware leftover(motherboards, cpus, hdds, psu's) which I was going to sell come january but now I'm thinking maybe there is a use for them.
    Usually leftover/old hardware is used for a htpc but I have one, I then thought of using them to build a home sever but seeing as the house only has 2 pc's, mine and then the family one it would be pointless.
    Therefore I was wondering if anyone had any ideas which could make use of all these bits of hardware I have lying around, its really only for a new project so all ideas are welcome, long as they're not too crazy/dangerous (mod the psu into a phone charger lmao)

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    Re: Need A New Project

    Depending on skill and and time involved you could make anything from a modern arcade machine to a PC inside a fishtank submerged in cooking oil for cooling.

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    Re: Need A New Project

    A toolbox PC??


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Need A New Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasp View Post
    Depending on skill and and time involved you could make anything from a modern arcade machine to a PC inside a fishtank submerged in cooking oil for cooling.
    not sure the fish would llike the oil !!

    I did think of doing a sealed fish tank arround a PC so it would look like the fish are swimming inside it but thinking about it was as far as i got
    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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    Re: Need A New Project

    Find the most random container you can and put a pc in it, for the heck of it.

    Although I think you'll going to have to think hard to beat this one

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    Re: Need A New Project

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    A toolbox PC??
    Which is what?
    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    Find the most random container you can and put a pc in it, for the heck of it.
    Although I think you'll going to have to think hard to beat this one
    I was actually thinking of finding an old hifi and building a pc inside it, that one just puts my idea to shame though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Network storage ?
    I did think about this but I don't really have the space around my router to add network storage or a file server without shelling out for a nas device, plus because only my pc and the family one is on the network there isn't a point. I don't share my files, they do, works for me

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    Re: Need A New Project

    how about an intergrated pc toilet for all your gaming needs on the bog when things get tense

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    Re: Need A New Project

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyfool View Post
    Which is what?



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    Toolbox PC!


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: Need A New Project

    Toilet pc lmao
    Looks like my best option is to just build a new pc in a funky case. Toolbox looks interesting, I still like my hifi idea, anyone got any feasible ideas for a cool case (and no I'm not going to top the beaver one above by building a pc in a live animal )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Sights View Post
    how about an intergrated pc toilet for all your gaming needs on the bog when things get tense
    You just know someone will use it with their twitter account.



    Here's an idea I was kicking about for a while, untill I realised I don't have the cash to do it.
    Kitchen PC

    Currently I have to take my netbook and a set of desktop speakers into the kitchen, it let's me lissen to iplayer/mp3/other internet radio, while cooking or doing the washing up.
    Also handy to use the internet to look up recipes.

    What I was thinking was hide the pc is a cupboard (in my case the one where the boiler is also hidden) mount some speakers some place, eg on top of some cupboards.
    To actually use it I was thinking of a touch screen monitor fixed to a handy head height cupboard door (that's probably going to cost unless you hapen to have a small touch screen monitor kicking about)
    Also need a usb mount next to it or simular so memory sticks or mp3 players can be attached.

    This depends on if you actually venture into the kitchen of course.

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    Re: Need A New Project

    I am currently trying to setup a voice activated system for the house, its really hard with ambient noise etc. I will also have moving music ie it will follow you around the house as you walk. Its probably going to be a huge pain in the arse but I think I will be able to do it.
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    Re: Need A New Project

    I'd second Pob's Kitchen PC concept. I'd like a touchscreen PC in the kitchen for pulling up recipes on internet sites while I'm baking / cooking.

    Most important features: mess-resistant wipe-clean touchscreen

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    Re: Need A New Project

    That's the cost problem, although I was thinking something smaller and cheaper which could be easily mounted into a cupboard door.
    Even something like a 10" netbook screen and a touch screen panel to go with it.

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