Saturday, September 17, 2005

The white trash computer...

Well ladies and gentlemen...I'd just like to inform you that Matt Crews and I provided a computer for his little 'bro, Jordan. We decided to go a bit different route though...we present to you, the WHITE TRASH COMPUTER, now on display in the 5-Man, Antioch Upstairs. Yeah, so what else do you do the week before school starts anyway? Huh? :)

*for those that asked in the comments*:
1. yes, it is nice and quiet actually. It's not like there are a bunch of case fans to make it noisy. And it runs pretty cool too.
2. Dust isn't a huuge issue, since there are no fans pulling in tons of it. Just spray it off with some canned air every few weeks and it's fine.
3. The on/off switch is just as white trash folks - it's original to the core. We didn't have time to strip a power-switch from an old case, so we decided, what the heck, go old-school and just use a screwdriver to complete the circuit. Crude? Yeah. A little more work? Yeah. White trash original to the core? HECK YES.
4. Cost? about $42. Why? $11 for the HSF for the processor. $31 for a refurb'd stick of DDR from Newegg. I already had the rest of the parts...the plywood came from a shelf that I no longer needed.
5. I'm happy with it the way it is, mounting it directly to the wall would be much more difficult, because I can't exactly zip-tie things to the wall, plus the sheer amount of holes would probably not be fun to repair. Next project is a secret...but it won't happen for a long time. I guarantee it will be awesome.

Putting it together:

In it's display posistion on the wall:

The proud creators of this wonderful work:

19 Comments:

Anonymous Bordeezy said...

dude that's ghetto-fabulicious...

8:04 PM

 
Blogger Brob said...

at least get a clear perspex cover. It'll get awful dusty otherwise.

5:21 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is a thing of beauty

10:03 AM

 
Blogger Lew said...

Is it quiet? How cool does it run? I'm actually kind of sick of the amound of space my tower takes up, I might try something like this myself.

10:57 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The blue neon puts it over the top. Bravo!

11:39 AM

 
Anonymous Charles said...

Now I want to get my big spare computer parts box out and zip-tie away!

12:55 PM

 
Blogger WhiteWiz said...

cool, now i hafta make one but use BOTH sides of the plywood

6:54 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reminds me of a bass u put on a plaque, just hang it on the wall and it would kick ass

7:10 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the switches?

7:55 PM

 
Blogger Josh said...

tee hee, i made you internet famous. This thing deserves it though, its teh freaking pwnage. I need to see it in person one of these days.

See you @ kutless. Bring teh northwood :P

11:01 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a list of the parts there, and the cost.

5:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course, this must just be the prototype for the pc that has no case at all. the components mount directly to the wall!

7:27 PM

 
Blogger Josh said...

haa. it didn't cost him anything:

proc = free
mobo w/ onboard vid = lying around
drives = all of them old, the hd is like an 8gb
plywood = prolly stole it.

Those are all things any repectable geek should have lying around int heir bedroom.

11:46 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose that removeable media drive works fine with its do towards the flo? Seems like it might not, or at least, be slightly awkward to use.
Do it?

7:09 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s better then the computer I’m on right now. Yep you guessed it I’m at work.
Can you believe its has only 3GB?

4:28 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s better then the computer I’m on right now. Yep you guessed it I’m at work.
Can you believe its has only 3GB?

4:28 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a life

6:55 AM

 
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4:35 PM

 
Blogger WalkaboutTigger said...

Pictures are dead links. Can you put them up somewhere for us late-comers to see?

4:55 PM

 

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