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Ikea Mod
By: JWRL Rating: 8 (12 votes)
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Cost: $1000
Last updated: 01/10/2007
   
Info: Ikea! I wanted a pc for the kitchen, something flashy and moveable, and this is what it turned out to be. Ikea cabinet, Athlon XP 2400+, MSI GeForce4 Ti 4200, Gigabyte AXP Mobo (KT400), Stock TFT arm, Logitech X530 5.1 speakers, Hercules SmartTV Stereo, Soundblaster Live USB, 1 Gig RAM, 2 HD's (200Gb all together). Some cooler master led fans, some aluminium, cable ties, duct tape, stainless steel mesh and a few days of work.
It sounds good when it's playing mp3's though.
Comments: (13)
Side view
Side view
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Frontal view
A peek inside
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From behind
From behind
a closer look at the monitor & speakers
a closer look at the monitor & speakers
Winkers commented on 2007-03-25 18:35:44 that:
Looks good

capnash commented on 2007-02-23 09:58:05 that:
REALLY NICE! you inspired me :) this is the kind of things u look and makes u think diferent

Hushplz commented on 2005-11-07 22:00:00 that:
Nice Work man

matthewbolzicco commented on 2005-09-15 22:00:00 that:
thats pimp.

Psychotic_god commented on 2005-08-21 22:00:00 that:
Duuuude....Nice.....thats crazy...

Vasto commented on 2005-05-06 22:00:00 that:
Id that being used as a media server?

JWRL commented on 2005-05-01 22:00:00 that:
@ Wayway :
Alas, a touch screen wasn't an option (cost) but it would have added loads of comfort in operating the whole thing.

@RadioActivated:
It has wireless, a USB WiFi-G stick, the wood doesn't really impede good reception and there's no visible antenna (as I mentioned before, it had to be visually spic & span) - and therefore, yup, the web & home network are accessible. The keyboard is stored on the right side, the mouse goes in the drawer, on the pics you can spot it on the back side. Ofcourse it's a wireless set, otherwise the concept would have been gone - imagine a wired keyboard and mouse on this ;)
And yes again on the Mac generation; but with this comment: Macs are known for good design, and that means the perfect combination of form and function - in my view that's independent of the os you're using. In the beginning I used Mandrake Linux on this pc, but due to lack of decent support for all the peripherals I had to revert to Windows again. Nevertheless, I'm completely into the look & feel of Mac OS and the GUI is Mac-ish (Style XP and a Mac OS Panther theme)

@ all of the commenters: thanks for the nice comments - hints are welcome

Blue_cow commented on 2005-05-01 22:00:00 that:
nice. That background looks like osx though :?

RadioActivated commented on 2005-04-30 22:00:00 that:
OMFG, that's so sweet, so simple. i like the retro look of your home man, same like mine. Where's the mouse and keyboard ?

littleaznkid commented on 2005-04-30 22:00:00 that:
oo ikea cabinet. dont you just love IKEA?! well nice job on the case. does it have wireless? so you can access the web? but i like. I think you just a Mac generation too late for the iMAC

godmode117 commented on 2005-04-30 22:00:00 that:
jeesus if that touch screen patent it and sell it( the whole idead,not the screen)

almondboy72 commented on 2005-04-29 22:00:00 that:
that looks awesome

Wayway commented on 2005-04-29 22:00:00 that:
is it a touch screen

thanks


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