Backdoor Computer GutsIt's not in a case
I didn't want to pay for a case that would just take up space, so I mounted the motherboard to the back of the monitor with some drywall screws.
Backdoor ComputerWorks like new!
It looks fairly finished from the front.
ITX Case Decoration 1ITX Case Decoration
ITX Case Decoration 3Laser engraved computer decoration
ITX Case Decoration 2ITX Case Decoration
ITX Case Decoration 4Laser engraved computer decoration
Disembowled mini-ITXComputer outside the box
I decided to put the computer together outside the case, just to make sure all the components work.
It's Alive!All buttoned up
The new computer, all put together and running properly.
Mad Catz R.A.T.1 mouseWith custom weights and palm support
This mouse was made to allow for 3D printing replacements for the palm rest, so I was able to download the geometry. I then used that as a basis for the palm rest you see here, printed in stainless steel.
It was still a bit light, so I made a sled from wood, hollowed it out, filled it with lead shot, and sealed over the whole thing with hot glue. Gives it a pleasant heft.
Processor pinsThe underside of a modern processor
Trapped beneath a fan, heatsink, and processor slab are all these little pins.
Graphics CardThe fan blades spin!
1/80 sec exposure
Graphics CardSpinning fan blades
1/400 sec exposure
Running in piecesCaseless computer
The computer all assembled, except for the case. Runs just fine!
Computer partsAll the computer parts laid out on the desk
Figured I'd take a picture of all these pieces before putting it together.
Hard drive1 TB drive the size of a stick of gum
Amazing what technology can do these days.