ToiletPC
Summer 2001
 

Hi! Here's a computer I built August 2, 2001 for QuakeCon2001. Too bad I didn't get place in the case competition. They only had one category and my case doesn't exactly fit. I was hoping they'd have a weird case category :)

So here it is - ToiletPC !!! Before everyone emails me about it, I'll spout off the wisecracks first :) "Yeah this sure is a shitty computer" ... "Man that computer is full of crap." ... "Is that really your dump site?" (yes it is:) ... "Get a load of that shit!" ... are we done yet? :)

I think that's about all I have to say. Just look at the pictures dammit :)

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Main picture - lid open
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Lid closed - like my biohazard paint job? I downloaded a biohazard logo and traced it onto a piece of cardboard and cut it out with an xacto knife to make a stencil.
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Front View - lid open.... In case you're wondering, This is a child's training toilet from Wal-Mart ... I got it for $9.00
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Font View - lid closed
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Right Side View
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Right Rear Corner View ... the Flusher is the POWER SWITCH ... pretty funny eh? :) :)
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Rear Corner View
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Rear View - you you can see the floppy, hdd and cdrom in this picture.
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Left Rear Corner View
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Front Left Corner View
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View from the Top
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Toilet Seat Removed
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Toilet Seat Removed Close-up
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Picture of the motherboard. It's an ASUS CUSI-FX FlexATX motherboard. Isn't it small? Has built-in video, nic, sound and even two pci slots! I put a PCI ATI Radeon VE in it. I wish I would have gotten the PCI GeForce MX instead. The Radeon is slow :(
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I needed to mount the motherboard into the toilet, but didn't want to risk shorting out anything on the board. so I cut a piece of cardboard out the size of the motherboard to act as the motherboard backplate.
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Then I covered the cardboard with an anti-static bag. This would be my scientific approach to making a good mount for my motherboard. HEY! chill out man, this isn't an exact science we're dealing with hehe
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Here's a picture of the motherboard with my professional-grade motherboard backing. It's kept on with the little plastic spacers. Pretty resourceful eh?
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Bottom view of the finished Motherboard backing attached to the motherboard.
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A picture of the toilet parts after painting with spray paint. All I did was spray it and let the paint run down the sides. Pretty cool effect eh? I used brown, orange and yellow.

A picture of ToiletPC at QuakeCon 2001

A picture of ToiletPC at QuakeCon 2001 taken in the dark. I used a long green LED light to make the toilet glow green in the dark... nothing like some good green radioactive biohazard toilet stuff to top it off :)

 

System specs
Case (if you can call it that) $9.00 Child's Training Toilette from Wal-Mart
Power Supply 145Watt MicroATX power supply
Motherboard ASUS CUSI-FX (Flex atx motherboard)
Processor Intel PIII - 933MHz (I would have used an AMD chip if i could have found a Flex ATX board in time)
RAM 256MB Generic PC133
HDD 45GB Western Digital
Video PCI ATI Radeon VE (I should have used a PCI GeForce MX - it's faster.)
Sound Onboard
Network Onboard
Power Switch

Toilet Flusher from Home Depot (my favorite computer mod store) $3.99

 

Click here see pictures of other wacky cases I have made

 

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