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Thanks for all the initial feedback! I didn't expect to get this much attention from this. =P

Everyone seems to be interested in the airflow. I run it with the top open. Pretty much just need to pick a place to add a vent. One idea was to drill holes in all the pac man dots. Would be neat to see it in the dark like that with the onboard led lights. Really 100 ways to solve that problem based on preference.

I went with the board cause it has USB 3.1 Gen 2. Brand new 970 Evo is crazy fast and affordable. Single stick 8GB ram cause I would rather have the option to upgrade to 16GB if its ever needed vs the slight increase in speed from the dual channel. And the power supply is actually the 300W version, Couldn't find it on here, but the price was the same. With tax that whole thing was about 475-480.

Tools used was a dremel with a lock cutting attachment. Standard drill to punch the holes for the 4 screws and 12 nuts. And half a stick of hot glue.

Also have a Pico PSU with a power brick that I could have used. But I decided to save that for a smaller case build. There is plenty of room for the power cord inside the case with the internal power supply. So why waste it.

If I had the right tools and more time I would cut pattern for the motherboard right out of the lunchbox instead of using the faceplate. I put the faceplate on the outside to cover the sharp edges left from crappy dremmel work.

Lastly I just used some hot glue around the cuts for the faceplate and power. But it looks like crap. =P Just need to spend some time making it look better. But part of making this cheap, was only using a standard dremel to cut the box.

Oh if anyone is interested I have been using simple machine screwes to mount the board. Long screw with one nut to hold the screw to the case. Second nut screwed down to the height I want the board. 3rd nut to hold the board tight. Works great and costs 50 cents.

-Levi Mixed Reality Worlds www.MR-Worlds.com youtube.com/user/baazsc2

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  • 21 months ago
  • 9 points

Watch out Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde... Pacman is back! He is bigger and more hungry then ever before!

+1 !!!! ᗣᗣᗣᗣ ·····•··· ᗤ

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! glad its getting such good feedback. If anyone builds one of their own, just be careful which lunchbox you get. 95% of them are too small.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Of course and thank you too.

Did you ever considered a PicoPSU? Those help reduce the cable clutter, it's fanless, and works great with very limited space cases between DIY projects like yourself. Though for certain cases or DIY projects may have to drill a 5/16 hole towards the back or side section of the case that holds the PicoPSU's cables in place. (Would also require a DC power adapter: Mini-box website). Otherwise the PSU you have now seems to be working, plus already aware you modified the lunchbox for it.

Notice: Aha, I see you just updated your description. Thank you for the clarifications.

Again, thanks for sharing this awesome little project. May it serve you well!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Np I hope someone builds on it :) I want to come up with a pico psu build, but if the power brick fits in the case why waste 100 bucks.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Np I hope someone builds on it :)

I am certain it will. Passing on inspirations and its examples is a part of this community. :)

I want to come up with a pico psu build, but if the power brick fits in the case why waste 100 bucks.

That would be awesome when you can someday. And no worries. It's understandable when you have something available at hand and ready to use. Or some other part was more affordable.

  • 21 months ago
  • 8 points

feature or riot

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What does featured do?

  • 21 months ago
  • 4 points

it puts you on the pcpartpicker front page.

  • 21 months ago
  • 7 points

Ah, was hoping I would win a trip to disneyland or something =P.

  • 21 months ago
  • 5 points

very nice. what a neat idea.

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks!

  • 21 months ago
  • 4 points

Wow, featured for sure. Maybe add a bigger description?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Not much to say about it. =P Its just simple and fun.

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

that is so cool wtf

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Most lunchboxes won't fit a mini itx, but this one worked perfect!

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Cool.This is how you become the coolest person in class.lol

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

But im 40.....

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

oh...im 14

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't ever get 40.....

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

what?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

lol nothin, just saying getting old sucks. =P

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah same here mate

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. What about cooling though? Maybe drill some holes in the sides.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Few options for it. Doesn't need much. I run it with the top open. A friend said I should drill holes in all the pills. (What are the dots called that pac man eats?)

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

(What are the dots called that pac man eats?)

Pac-Dots.

The flashing, big, dots are called Power Pellets.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm old enough to know that, and too old to remember it. So Yeah.... =P Thanks!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, that's good you already know. I feel old, but I still have a long life ahead of me. And no worries.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

but can it run roblox

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What cant run roblox! =P

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

that is really cool! everything fits nice. i probs would've got a 500gb ssd

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to keep the price as low as possible but still get the speed of the new 970 evo's. I think I should have gone the 2400G tho..... I have not had an AMD in a long time.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Did the motherboard work right out the box? What type of games do you play and what fps are you getting?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah motherboard didn't need a bios upgrade or anything. I haven't used it for anything yet. Its gonna be much better then the PC's my kids use right now and they just play sims 4, minecraft and roblox.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool af, how is that cooling though since it doesn't look like theres alot of airflow :o +1 btw

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

It did get pretty hot with the lid closed. Easily fixed 100 ways.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Nifty build!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Now I need to sell it for enough to justify the time to build them by hand and retire! =P

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build and great case. One question though, how do you keep your cpu temps down?

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I run it with the top open. Im sure other people would drill vent holes.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. That would work :) You would get better temps with it open anyway.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Until the baby puts her fingers in the fan.... But I just built it for fun. Not planning on using it. Hoping to make 100 bucks selling it. =P

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I hear you. I have a 2 yr old and two cats that would make an open PC impossible in my house.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

i would suggest drilling out some holes into the top for airflow

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't want to ruin the top, been thinking about putting some holes in the sides. But it runs fine as an open air type case. The power cord fits nicely in the box, open the top, plug it in and go.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

This needs to be featured. Very Creative!!! +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Hope to see people do some fun stuff building off of this idea! =P

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

i love this pc, +1 !

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay! Thanks!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Lit.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Not sure what Lit means... sounds good tho!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Lit- American slang for something cool or awesome

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup... im getting old. Lit meant stoned in my day. =P

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It's more of a context word. It still does mean you're high or stoned, but if you're talking about an object or an event that happened, "lit" can be used as a word to describe it as "cool or awesome".

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Coolest case I have seen this week. Last week was a Lightning McQueen car computer and now a Lunchbox computer? How inspiring, I am going to bookmark this in my list of favorite builds. Great price, not all awesome builds need high end parts or specs. Creations like these are proof our community is full of inspiration.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't see that one.... ill go look it up now =P Been trying to find anything fun that can fit a mini itx board lately. I wish they would make a smaller AM4 board with enough built in power to run a 2200G and no video card.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

All the props for creativity and effort :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Minimal effort! Took about 30 minutes to mod the case =P

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Still more effort than buying a case though, unless you'd count money as an effort earning it lol

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

This is really cool! +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

bro i love this. this is inspiring to see, because im in the middle of planning out my Mothers new pc as she is stuck with My old PC from years ago, (athlon 64 x 4200+ and 4gb DDR2-667) =/. Love this.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Did you have to update the bios with a different CPU in order to get it to boot at first, or did the 2200G boot right away with the factory bios that came with the motherboard?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything worked out of the box!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

OMG this is such a WHOLESOME build <3

I know this is a lot to ask but would you mind testing the fps for some popular multiplayer games? Like league of legends, fortnite, etc.? I am hoping to follow your build and make one for my cousin's birthday, the only concern is the performance :P

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

What a creative build, you have a amazing talent! +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yummy lunch inside the box !!!!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

i love it!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

very cool build, i hope we get to see an evolution of it in the future.

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