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    I have been dabbling with computers for a few years but all I have done before was change a few fans and install a few case lights in my ordinary PC Box.

    After seeing a few mods on this forum and in Custom PC magazine I decided to have a go myself.

    I wanted to hide a PC in an old radio or something similar and I understand that this is called "Stealth Modding"

    I had a CPU PSU memory and HDD laying around after various upgrades on my home machine and to keep costs down I decided these would all be pressed into service.

    After a few weeks of unsuccessful bidding on ebay I saw this.......



    It's an old Oscilloscope used by the british army.

    I bid on it and won!
    It weighs a ton and the postage from Scotland to Essex cost a fortune!

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    I wanted to mod a 5.4 inch screen from a PSOne into the front panel to look like comunication from another world. Again I turned to ebay and got a second hand one cheap!

    The oscilloscope arrived and the stripdown began.....



    It was full of valves, wires, dust and spiders webs!

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    I had plans that the computer would be for LAN-Parties and must look chunky and retro.....

    I couldn't think of a name or a theme until I explained what I was doing to my best mate Paul over a curry and some beer. He instantly came up with the name....."The Interocitor".

    This was a device from a 1950's Sci-Fi movie where a scientist gets sent an interocitor in kit form by some strange aliens. He assembles the Interocitor and is able to communicate with other worlds......The movie was called "This Island Earth" and luckily it was on british TV a week later. I got a few more ideas from the film.




    More dust, and dead spiders.

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    Almost Stripped...



    Alot of dirty hands and skinned knuckles!

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    Phew!



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    Thats a nice find. Shipping must have cost a fortune. I looks cool You could put the PSU HDD and Optical drive in the back and have the mobo in the front section. Kinda like a reverse case.

    Dont paint the side panels they look sweet.

    Wow with a screen in the front this will look cool.

    Cant wait!
    Need a sig

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    To cut a long story short.....hers the guts of the thing nearly finished...




    It has:

    ABIT NF-95 Motherboard (Micro ATX)
    Galaxy Geforce 7600GT Graphics card (PCI-E)
    1Gb PC 3200 Ram (Running dual channel)
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+
    PSOne 5.4inch screen
    Laptop Slot loading DVD-RW drive
    350W True Blue Antec PSU
    Seagate Barracuda 200GB SATA HDD
    Last edited by Ouch!; 11-05-2006 at 09:30 PM. Reason: Clarity

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    Bench Testing......





    The paint job is supposed to look as if the thing is dangerous and military!

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    That is sweet! I love the retro electronics, has a great look. Also no need to cut it short, we're all about long stories. Just keep the photos coming because this is gonna be cool.
    "At the midpoint on the journey of life, I found myself in a dark forest, for the clear path was lost..." -Dante Alighieri

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    Hmm. Have you installed the screen yet? If yes do share some pictuers.
    Need a sig

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