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Hi I am looking for some advice on building a PC case out of legos for my Computer Information Systems... I know thermals make be an issue but we bough extra fans.... Understand that this rig won’t be a gaming pc... We are using the parts out of one of our many old PCs sitting in our closet... 

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Intel i2 Processor Quad Core

Old Sata HDD 320 gig

8 gigs of Ddr2 rams 

MSI piece of Antique S(Censored) GPU

and the lameness goes on...

I just wanna put a pc in legos for the meme any advice is appreciated..

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Just now, VegetableStu said:

bricks or Technic?

Technic... I have the bricks 

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1 minute ago, VegetableStu said:

bricks or Technic?

^^^^ Hard part will be the mobo standoffs, unless you wanna sacrifice some Lego bricks and actually epoxy some standoffs to whatever semblance of a mobo tray you may create. 

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3 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

^^^^ Hard part will be the mobo standoffs, unless you wanna sacrifice some Lego bricks and actually epoxy some standoffs to whatever semblance of a mobo tray you may create. 

I would be willing to sacrifice, some for the good of the pc.. lol

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Just now, UnidentifiedGold said:

I would be willing to sacrifice, some for the good of the pc.. lol

Then I'd try and find a set of mobo standoffs, cut the screw ends off them, and epoxy them in the exact pattern and spacing your mobo uses so you can attach it. For the PSU and such you should be able to just use the half-width technic bits and put the screws through the holes in those, standard PSU screws are long enough for that. Can probs jerry rig something for the GPU too. 

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10 minutes ago, UnidentifiedGold said:

Intel i2 Processor Quad Core

core 2 quad?

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

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16 minutes ago, Zando Bob said:

^^^^ Hard part will be the mobo standoffs, unless you wanna sacrifice some Lego bricks and actually epoxy some standoffs to whatever semblance of a mobo tray you may create. 

Not entirely....

Several of the Technic parts have holes in the top of the bricks, that will fit a standoff screw (yea, I checked once, I was bored) so then it just becomes a matter of aligning everything correctly.

 

Not saying that last part is easy mind you, but it can be done.

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This is what mine looked like, back in the day.

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I mean way back in the day, this was my A6-5400K setup. Also the best picture I have of it, but I don't have any good ones when I had taken time to do actual cable management.

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1 minute ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

This is what mine looked like, back in the day.

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I mean way back in the day, this was my A6-5400K setup. Also the best picture I have of it, but I don't have any good ones when I had taken time to do actual cable management.

Hey.... I could build a test bench like that but ATX sized for my various rigs I fiddle with.... ?

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Project Rig (WIP) - Xeon I forgot the name of - NH-L12S - EVGA X99 Micro 2 - 4x4GB 2800MHz DDR4 - WX2100 2GB - 256GB 960 Evo - Flex-ATX PSU - Old Dell OEM case - Noctua 80mm fans - probably will be windows

 

Daily Devices:

(work laptop) MacBook Pro 15,4 - i7 4980HQ - 16GB DDR3L - Iris Pro/Radeon R9 M370X 2GB - 1TB SSD - macOS 12.3 Monterey   

iPhone 13 Pro Max 128GB - iOS 15.4

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I ran with a lego HHD bay for a little while until I got more electrical tape... ... ...

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Just now, Zando Bob said:

Hey.... I could build a test bench like that but ATX sized for my various rigs I fiddle with.... ?

I loved that test bench. I might build another one of the ATX flavor.

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Just now, VegetableStu said:

oh forgot: there are bricks and plates. 3 plate heights = 1 brick

One thing I also found helpful while designing the aforementioned test bench was building around the main components.

 

I could lift the motherboard out at any time I wanted, just had to remove a few plates holding it down and voila, out it pops.

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47 minutes ago, UnidentifiedGold said:

 

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Yeah I just quoted you cause there's no such thing as a core i2

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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20 hours ago, fasauceome said:

Yeah I just quoted you cause there's no such thing as a core i2

You right

 

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