This is an excellent idea. I could see this taking off with PC enthusiasts because of the excellent ventalation for todays high end PC components. Not only that but the fabric would serve as a dust filter allowing high airflow without the dust. After seeing this I think I may even try and build one for myself.
I agree with Paul. Assuming the cost of the components aren't much more than an all metal computer case to begin with, I see this as a much more versatile, long-term solution to the PC enthusiasts' economic system. I would only be worried about the heat catching any fabrics on fire, but that is easily remedied with the proper materials.
This seems to be a good idea. But what if the machine overheats and starts a fire with the cloth? maybe it could be made with fire resistant material.
you may need to manufacture special connectors at the openings of the textile material for the dvd drive(s). looks great by the way.
Looks sweet, where can I get one? :D
It's an excelent idea... cheaper, lighter than the actual cases... ending a lot of sucates that old pcs, changing the "cloth" or combining another colors we have million of new suits for this... great idea! :) Simply inspiring
How do you plan on preventing RF interference?
It's not really the case that is toxic/hard to recicle. It's mostly what is inside it (motherboard, processor, battery, etc...). The case, which is mostly alluminium, is great for recycling.
i love this idea. My friends who are really into computers have numerous cases and components lying around the garage. If they could just switch out parts these postential landfill residents would never have been generated. I do wish we could find resuable system for the inner parts, though.
I see some problems with this chassis:<br /><br /> 1. Dust, how much dust will go through the small holes in the cloth, then sit on the hardware, so the hardware get more warm and then the computer uses more energy on cooling<br /><br /> 2. Noise, you have to very low-noise coolers and fans for this chassis because of the small holes in the cloth.. Normally the metal chassis is taking some of the noise and I assume, that this will take a lot less noise.
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