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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Build a Home Theater PC Inside an Ikea Besta Cabinet

Posted by Reid Kistler in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 04:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5619746/

"Many of us use computers to power our home theater experience, but the last thing anyone wants is a noisy PC tower uglying up the living room. Here's how [a] reader... converted Ikea's Besta media console into a well-hidden, well-ventilated HTPC."

This is one of those DIY projects that most people will look at and exclaim either a) "What a cool idea!" or b) "Why would anyone want to do that?!?" Having helped to convert an old console television into a stereo cabinet, I found this project intriguing, but ultimately I fall closer to category "b" above, if only because there are a number of nice looking HTPC cases that should make the task much simpler. Still, given a suitable donor computer and a (less expensive!) cabinet, I could easily understand the appeal of being able to show off such a project. Read the full story at Lifehacker.com - which includes a number of pictures of the project in various stages of completion - and then let us know what you think: Is this the type of weekend DIY task that you would be willing to undertake?


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