Want to build an EPIC computer....

I want to build and EPIC computer within something EPIC (like the Whiskey Bottle computer or wall computer), but not sure what...

I had some ideas, but some don't seem practical, so here's a few that seem ok:

Build it in a game-chair

Make it modular (separate pieces)

Make a carved Acrylic case (see-thru)

Make a vaccu-form case (exact size of components, except processor and heatsink. Needs to breath.)

Build it like a tower-fan (tall and skinny)

Build it in an old ammo case

Looking for other awesome ideas. Throw them at me.

EDIT: I am completely competent in building computers. Not asking what parts to build it with, asking for EPIC case ideas and such.

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    Get motherboard, get CPU, get HDD, get PSU, get Disk Drive, get beast graphics card, get beast sound card, get huge monitor, get speakers, get mouse, get keyboard. Plug everything in, set it on the ground, watch it glow.

    • Disco
    • July 14, 2011, 6:58 am
    I understand HOW to build computers, I have constructed 10 or so at this point, I meant Modding ideas. No, the ground doesn't count as a case, it would short-circuit the board. Thank you though.
    - FireRoastedFire July 14, 2011, 7:06 am
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    Some of the coolest cases I've seen are desk cases (like the l3p d3sk). I actually planned on building one this summer but decided to save the money since I'll be going to college this fall. Another idea that I've also liked is building one in a fish tank, that way you can use mineral oil to cool the parts, maybe even make waterfalls and fountains in there :D

    I assume mineral Oil does not conduct electricity then?
    - FireRoastedFire July 14, 2011, 7:39 am
    - iGreenDay July 14, 2011, 9:18 am

    With some effort and creativity, these things can look absolutely amazing.
    - xlivewire7x July 14, 2011, 9:29 am
    that music was EPIC!
    - iGreenDay July 14, 2011, 9:36 am
    you might've meant to reply to FireRoastedFire
    - iGreenDay July 14, 2011, 9:37 am
    Haha yea, my bad
    - xlivewire7x July 14, 2011, 1:46 pm
    Know how the cooling would be with this?
    (nvm I answered my own question, and for anyone wondering you would need to fins a way to cool the oil down.)
    - gemie89 July 18, 2011, 11:47 am
    I looked into this, and my god that is cool. The only problem with that for me is that I LAN a lot with my friends, so mobility is a needed thing. Also, I am constantly upgrading my computer, so this may make adding to my comp a bit of a hassle. Thank you anyway. Great idea no less.
    - FireRoastedFire July 20, 2011, 3:06 am
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    I did like the idea of the pizza box laptop, but i don't think card is very good with high temperatures...

    You could build one around a Dyson fan for 15x more cooling power xD

    Maybe inside a laptop bag?

    A biscuit (or cookie if you're American) tin/box, or any kind of sweet tin/box

    Thats all i can think of lol

    I am american, but your laptop bag idea is actually usable. That way, I could have a portable computer with the power of a desktop... find a way to integrate a monitor into it and this might be worth it.

    And a Dyson fan would cost half as much as my computer...
    - FireRoastedFire July 14, 2011, 7:42 am
    thats the funny part :P

    Or... you could buy them wholesale, which (in the long run) is cheaper.... so you could buy 100, so you get 1,500x more cooling power, so your computer will NEVER overheat!

    - SkinnyBill July 14, 2011, 8:33 am
    I just laughed for a good ten minutes.
    - FireRoastedFire July 14, 2011, 8:46 am
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    Any other ideas?

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    Have the case have the capability to be cooled with liquid nitrogen, dry ice, and the stock cooling systems. My newest computer has an emergency cooling bay for liquid nitrogen and I've gotten it down to temps of 20 degrees (excluding the hard drive). But make sure your hard drive has a buffer zone so that it runs properly but stays cold.

    What is your case model? I want to see that.
    - FireRoastedFire July 18, 2011, 11:01 am
    The case is custom made, but if you're good with your hands then it's doable. I took the specs of a normal tower case and made it about 9 inches wide and added 2 inches to the length making it 20 so that I would have enough room to place the cooling system and still have enough space to place the insulated barriers around the hard drives. And the wood face cover was the easy part since a buddy of mine has a furniture shop and let me use his mill. liquid nitrogen cases are usually modded or customs so I can't give you a commercial case model, but they're not hard to rig up just scan the internet.
    - triclebickle July 18, 2011, 5:47 pm
    Ah. Do you have pics of yours, so I can get an idea? I may add this to the case when making it, as this would be great for intense gaming moments, as I will be purchasing a Radeon 6870 soon, and they can get hot under full load.
    - FireRoastedFire July 19, 2011, 2:26 am
    I am terrible with uploading pictures so thew basic specs for the placement of the cooling port are, main pipe is in the middle about and inch from back of the power supply, it goes down top about 3-4 inches from the bottom the the tower, from there a T-joint and 2 pipes the left one goes to about an inch from the front case the right goes just as far. the only problems I had were part placement so that I could have easy access to the piping this was solved by making the top part of the case independently removable. Again this is a complete custom build and a simple center drop cooling system with lightly insulated medal piping piping will do best for a modded system. and it is important to keep the inside of the tower as dry as possibly to prevent damage to the interior due to condensation. I will be more than happy to answer any more questions.
    - triclebickle July 19, 2011, 7:34 am
    I read up on this and it says this is dangerous to the CPU due to extreme thermal stress. I understand that cold is good for a CPU, but too cold can damage it and constrict proper flow of electricity within the computer. Have you had any issues thus far?
    - FireRoastedFire July 19, 2011, 9:15 am
    I knew about the risks and that is why the components that couldn't get too cold have insulated barriers that slow the temp drop. I used fiber glass insulation and aluminum plates to protect the components and I varied the thickness of the insulation depending on if it had minimum temp requirements like my hard drive, and weather or not rapid temp change would damage it. most of the components have a small layer or insulation over them to slow the temp change to be less damaging and my hard drives have a layer of insulation in order to keep the temp about 15 degrees above the minimum. But I haven't had any major issues after the testing stage.
    - triclebickle July 19, 2011, 10:00 am
    Gotcha. So give it a winter coat on the inside so it gets cold slower. Makes sense. I may look into this more, as this and TEC cooling are my two favored options right now. If neither, then a commercial water-kit would work until I get some good dough.
    - FireRoastedFire July 20, 2011, 3:04 am
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