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    Project: Hard Drive PC

    BEFORE ANYONE FREAKS OUT AND SAYS THAT I'M RUSHING THIS, I'M NOT. I'VE BEEN AT IT FOR 2 WEEKS.

    While waiting for parts to arrive and new ideas to sprout up on my CLOWNED project, I've started another. I'm building a custom case made of Hard Drives. All of the HD's are DEAD. Many are 2GB and below, 1 is the 120GB HD I had in Air Force One that died. My teachers were happy to unload the mounting piles of dead HD's they had and I was happy to take 'em. To start, see the 2 boxes worth of dead HD's I've gotten.





    I'm taking off all of the covers on these drives to expose the platters. Some of the screws didn't want to come out so I used my dremel to cut a slit into it making each one removable with a flat head.



    Here's some samples of the covers off.





    First I laid them all next to eachother to align the holes already on the bottom.



    I'm creating my own brackets to join all of the drives together. This piece used to be the vent of an old PSU. As of now, there will be six HD's for each panel platters facing out with plexi covering them.













    Then I used some mesh to join them all together.









    Lastly I screwed on the first sheet of plexi. I'll need to buy more for the rest of the case.








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    Project: Hard Drive PC

    The Great Wall of HD!!!!!!!!

    That wouls look great on you're wall of PC parts.

    Etch the word "TheGreatSantan" on some UV Plexi-glass (puts some UV leds behind it)

    BAM!!!!!!

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    Project: Hard Drive PC

    And to think that some people thought that Cash Box was heavy. That case is going to weight a ton but look sweeeeet. Another outstanding case by TGS.

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    I fixed the HD's


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    wow looks great.. though i dunno how you will go with heat, you may have to water cool everything.. and your not going to see much if all 4 sides are covered with hdd's but once again, great idea!!

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    sounds interesting... looking good for a start..

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    wow looks great.. though i dunno how you will go with heat, you may have to water cool everything.. and your not going to see much if all 4 sides are covered with hdd's but once again, great idea!!
    I'm not worried about heat. When the case is complete I will put a mobo and components in it to make it a "PC". However it'll be for pics only. I am not keeping it. If anything I may just sell. I have 4 computers already, I have no use for another. I am just making this because I can. Just like when I made my mobo PC.




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    I finished the second side.



    And I have two done.



    Next I have to make them connect somehow....maybe with mesh. Then I'll mount at least two drives to the top.

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    Project: Hard Drive PC

    Satan.....how heavy is each side? 8O

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    Holy cow that's one huge set of suckers.....

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    cool as, sounds like fun.. it looks nice and shiney as well!

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