Transform a laptop into a stunning desktop media PC (for CHEAP)

In this video I'll be showing you how to build a beautiful desktop PC out of an old damaged laptop for peanuts (aka, not much money). This is a great way to re-use old hardware for cheap, and it's a fantastic creative outlet. I used veneer to make it look like an art piece, but I reckon that leather would look nice if done right, as would vinyl wrap. Go wild guys!

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  • DIY Perks
    DIY Perks4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Judging by the comments it looks like the design divides opinion, which is great! The best bit about this is that you can design it to your own personal tastes. My tastes lean more towards rustic wood and industrial design, rather than RGB and 'gamer lines', but each to their own! Judging by the huge number of likes this video is getting though it seems that the vast majority of viewers like it, which is lovely. :) Thanks guys!

  • OberlandGamer

    This Guy predicted the look of the PS5!

  • SensitiveMeatball
    SensitiveMeatball2 ปีที่แล้ว

    This project will give you enough skills and courage to build your own full scale aircraft carrier

  • Antonio Noack
    Antonio Noackปีที่แล้ว

    You maybe should have shown the after-temperatures as well :)

  • seba007c

    me: looks at my laptop

  • Zak Figueroa
    Zak Figueroaปีที่แล้ว

    The way that

  • notfiveo

    I am willing to bet not a single person has ever duplicated any of his DIY projects, at least to his meticulous thought out construction.

  • Vojtěch V.
    Vojtěch V.3 ปีที่แล้ว

    The moment you realize that his ,,old laptop" is far more powerful than mine

  • ItsAboveYouPleaseDontLookUpIveLost5FriendsThisWay

    Guys remember to remove the battery from your laptop when starting to disassemble it. And before you remove the keyboard near the panel there's a wire that attaches the keyboard to the motherboard inside the laptop so carefully lift the keyboard and then where the wire is connected open the cap of the plug then remove the wire. This way you can safely remove the keyboard without breaking anything.

  • Doug Kenyon
    Doug Kenyonปีที่แล้ว

    As a SFF PC builder, I want to say this is beautiful and also what a great way to upcycle a broken laptop. Well done and inspiring! You didn't even need a CNC machine!

  • Jose Martinez
    Jose Martinez2 ปีที่แล้ว

    it´s a great design. Beautiful, and to see how you enjoyed the entire process make this video a real jewel. Thanks buddy. You´re great.

  • Vanessa Russell
    Vanessa Russell

    Thank you SO much for this video guide!! I've been wracking my brain wondering how best to go about this exact concept. I simply knew it had to be possible and was even further motivated when I've had a few techy friends scoff at the idea as if impossible.... I have an incredibly reliable Asus laptop that recently the screen glass was shattered on... Despite its 6yr age it's heat sinks are incredible, the whole thing still performs to modern standards (though I chose to upgrade to SSD and will be doing a couple things like RAM increase and whatnot to even further it's longevity), and I'm honestly just not ready to scrap it and fork out another $1-2k to buy a new version when there's nothing wrong outside the screen damage. I initially considered "why not build a custom encasement?"; so seeing this was surreal. Truly grateful as you've now shown me I absolutely CAN keep my little gem going in a remarkably unique (and cost effective) way. I cannot thank you enough!!!! I'm beyond excited to get started!

  • Stony P
    Stony P2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Put an Apple logo on it and you could sell it for $5000

  • Florent Placide
    Florent Placide2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Fantastic ! I watched several of your projects and I find you really creative and precise. The result of your projects is beautiful and so neat. I don't know if I will be reproducing one of them in the future but they have the merit to show what one can do with discarded material, imagination and a bit of technique, instead of buying overpriced pieces of junk. You make it look so easy you got me interested in learning more in electronics and buying a soldering iron.

  • Kalle Klæp
    Kalle Klæp2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Tip: When you're going to cut threads use a proper thread cutting tool. I know it can be improvised in aluminum as you did there with a steel bolt..but anyhow. Also, countersink/de-burr the holes prior to cutting the threads. It gives a much nicer and professional look to it.

  • pgsahlman
    pgsahlman2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I think your work on this project is just beautiful. Lovely design and materials. I'm reminded of Volvo's more recent design language, which uses mixed materials and has an authenticity which runs counter to most other auto manufacturers. Your design is quite luxurious in a high-end audio sort of way.

  • Jonté Burke
    Jonté Burke3 ปีที่แล้ว

    Dude, your way of explaining is awesome plus I love how you show yourself running into problems and how to solve them.

  • 185Diannah

    Dude, you are in a class by yourself. Love your projects.

  • Coby Bruz🎵🎼
    Coby Bruz🎵🎼4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thank you so much it works extremely well I built this with my dad and friends it didn't take 18mins instead it took just under a week and a half it actually increased my computer quality a lot same with the speed and it you were right at the start it sounds so good thanks to the l brackets and we built it with the same materials some bit to be honest you didn't explain the best but with patience we found our way I have it in my room right now

  • cuervacho
    cuervacho2 ปีที่แล้ว

    "Our next video will be a bit more complex: we'll turn an old laptop into a horse. Stay tuned!"