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Castle Grayskull Computer

Research and Initial Design

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The first course of action was to aquire the necessary parts for construction. Part of the requirements of this project was to make sure everything fit, so we used old and new parts, whatever worked. Fortunately, we had a couple of half dead HP Pavilion 653x-series machines in a corner. Since the purpose of this machine is to be functional and cool looking, I decided to make it as close to a top of the line powerhouse as I could afford.

Here are the parts we'd be trying to squeeze into the castle:

Asus A7N8X-VM/400 motherboard
Western Digial 40 GB hard drive
Sony DVD Burner
Micro ATX Power Supply
ThermalTake CPU fan
512 MB of RAM
Sony Memory Stick Reader
Power Switch Assembly
Three 80mm Case Fans
Two Cold Cathodes with Inverter and switch

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A few of the parts seen here were replaced with upgrades including the motherboard, CD burner and the 3.5 drive was completely scrapped.