What is a Sleeper PC?

Retro computer tower with white plastic body.
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When creating a computer, your choice of components is probably the most important decision you can make. But the form factor and the box you choose should not be overlooked, and one of the most interesting “topics” you can choose is the sleeping computer.

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The Sleeper PC Building

A sleep computer usually refers to a powerful computer that is presented in an unpretentious case or box. The term comes from the automotive world, where sleeping cars are high-performance vehicles that look normal from the outside. Under the hood lies the real story and the same goes for the computer world.

There are many different types of sleep computers from the old ones beige boxes from Windows 98 days to powerful machines built into old console boxes. Many of these boxes require significant modification for use with modern computer components such as all-in-one coolers and graphics cards that are much larger than a decade or two ago.

Some designs require the use of atypical parts, e.g. smaller Mini-ITX or Mini-ATX motherboards. Builders often need to be creative about positioning components such as graphics cardsespecially when building a chassis that is designed with specific hardware in mind.

From air flow is an important consideration for any high-performance gaming computer, some manufacturers will create additional openings to support cooling. These projects are usually not recommended for those who have no experience in building computers, but after you understand the basics you should be able to try building a bed.

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Why build a Sleeper PC?

Building a sleeping computer can be a fun project for someone who wants to push the boundaries in the pursuit of a particular aesthetic. This can quickly become a hobby, as the results can be quite impressive.

Add RGB lighting and custom painting of standard computers is a creative endeavor, and sleep computers take it one step further because of their individual nature. Choosing a box or box can create obstacles, but the results are almost always unique. The ultimate goal is to build something that looks quite ordinary, at least from the outside.

It’s also a fun way to get some more out of old computer cases and console boxes. The retro aesthetics of old computer cases are liked by many and these parts are cheap and plentiful. savings stores and so on second hand markets. You may even have to consider a case while sitting in the attic or basement. If it needs cleaning, see our guide for remove this yellowed stain on antique devices.

Once you’ve built your machine, you can display it on YouTube or in communities like r / sleeperbattlestations.

Build your own computer

If you have always wanted to create a computer, then there are many resources out there to help youincluding ours own five-part manual. As you hone your skills, you may want to try building your own sleeping computer.

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