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Sporkman
October 4th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Recompute cardboard PC in the flesh: it's real, it boots, it's made of cardboard

We took delivery of a Recompute recently. This doesn't sound like a stunning statement: we get fancy new tech to play with all of the time, some of it stamped with the "green" moniker for better or worse. But the Recompute is just so far fetched: an entire desktop PC... built with cardboard!...

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/01/recompute-cardboard-pc-in-the-flesh-its-real-it-boots-its-m/

Hendronicus
October 4th, 2010, 10:57 PM
I built a PC inside a tomato crate one time. We called it the Tomato. Fun was had.

Dustin2128
October 4th, 2010, 11:16 PM
OK, I'm definitely building my next computer case.

Windows Nerd
October 5th, 2010, 01:25 AM
OK, I'm definitely building my next computer case.

I have to built something like that for my next computer case: An ATX Motherboard which I am planning to get around Christmas will not fit in my current case.

Dustin2128
October 5th, 2010, 05:31 AM
I have to built something like that for my next computer case: An ATX Motherboard which I am planning to get around Christmas will not fit in my current case.
I luckily have all the materials and tools I'd ever need to do so- minus case fans. I'm basing it on this
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/11-103-011-Z10?$S300W$

Khakilang
October 5th, 2010, 08:49 AM
Better put a no smoking sign outside your door. Don't want the computer end up in flame.

zer010
October 5th, 2010, 09:05 AM
I was thinking of mounting an old mobo that I have laying around in to a cardboard box. This is definitely a step up from what I had in mind, but I'm glad to see it has been tried. Definitely a novel concept!

Grenage
October 5th, 2010, 09:19 AM
I prefer my wooden PC, less fragile!

cascade9
October 5th, 2010, 09:26 AM
$200 for a half-hieght micro-ATX case with a 400watt power supply that sells for $25? Its not even a 80+ efficiency power supply, just cheap junk!

"Green" doesnt have to mean "stupid", but buying this cardboard profit-driven divel would be stupid. Getting a 2nd hand metal case and a decent 80+ efficiency power supply is more "green" than building, buying and shipping a new case and power supply.


Better put a no smoking sign outside your door. Don't want the computer end up in flame.

There is flame retardant in the case.

hhh
October 5th, 2010, 01:05 PM
"Green" doesnt have to mean "stupid"...
Thank goodness someone said this. The casing is the most reusable part of a desktop system, why would you make it out of cardboard?