How to build a PC Grow Box (Pics Included)

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by nathan76296, Dec 21, 2008.

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    nathan76296

    nathan76296 Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this is in the right section but.. here we go.

    First thing is first you need to get a empty PC to grow in. The one I got is 20" tall 9" wide and 20" depth works pretty good for me. Then if you dont want to go out and buy Mylar and all that kinda shit I used a car windshield reflector in my case, very cheap at walmart and can easily be cut up. As for lights I glued a power strip on the top of the case and plugged the 4 CFL lights into it. Now your done!

    This is all the quipment I used with prices.
    PC Case (Online, link below) - $43
    Hot Glue Gun (Walmart) - $8
    Glue Sticks (Walmart) - $3
    Car Windshield Reflector (Walmart) - $10
    PC Fan's (Online, link below) - $15
    4 CFL Lights (Walmart) - $20
    Power Strip (Walmart) - $5
    Remote Control Socket (Online, link below) - 15.99




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    Once you strip it down to nothing it should look like this.

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    Now its time to start putting reflective material inside. These are the tools I used. (glue gun, car reflect, glue sticks)

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    After you cut the car reflect up and glue it onto all sides of the case you need to mount the lights. Here 2 pictures showing you where you should put them.
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    Once you have the lights up you need to get those fans on there. I had to get some metal cutters to make space for mine to fit, but here is where I placed mine.

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    Hope this guide helped some of you out to build a simple PC Grow Box.
    Here are some links..

    PC Case
    Quiet PC Fans
    Remote Control Socket

    please let me know of any suggestions/mistakes I made in this guide.
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    Bombadil

    Bombadil Well-Known Member

    What's powering the fans?
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    BCTHC

    BCTHC Well-Known Member

    he prob just took some old plugs from cell phones and such and wired them , you should always take the fans clean them and put a bit of oil in the ball baring part to make your fan last longer
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    Bear*rack Olama

    Bear*rack Olama Well-Known Member

    not bad. I suggest anyone else to mount fans inside the case for stealth.
    as well as hook up the lights to a 3volt transformer so that it looks like the tower is on and running when its actually got plants in it.
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    BCTHC

    BCTHC Well-Known Member

    exacly and that's where if you build your own case you can make it even more stealth
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    Bear*rack Olama

    Bear*rack Olama Well-Known Member

    I did and did. Just didnt make a DIY guide on it so I thought Id help this one a little.
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    Burnzy

    Burnzy Well-Known Member

    Is that where you bought it? How long did it take to get to you?
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    nathan76296

    nathan76296 Well-Known Member

    about 2 weeks.... but it was becus that case was back ordered, once I got notification they had the item it took 5 days.
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    Burnzy

    Burnzy Well-Known Member

    ok, cool. you in the us?
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    offgridgrower

    offgridgrower Well-Known Member

    what kind of yield can you get out of a pc grow box?
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    BCTHC

    BCTHC Well-Known Member

    depends on the strain and how long you veg it for. any one can do all their growing in a PC even with a mom plant , clone area and flowering area ;)
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    Mackaveli420

    Mackaveli420 Well-Known Member

    is that enough space to actually grow? or is just for clones? Cool PC mod though lol

    you should post it on a pc mod site like http://www.mofocases.com/

    (jk of course)
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    nathan76296

    nathan76296 Well-Known Member

    Im probably going to get the plant going in this case and maybe start to flower, but I have plans to pickup a speaker case or old cabinet at a pawn shop to move the plants to once their big enough.
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    offgridgrower

    offgridgrower Well-Known Member

    how bout some results, better and worse case
    with white widow and you couldnt let the veg go to long because it will still get bigger in flower, so an oz or less is what i think.
    anyone have results to differ?
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    BCTHC

    BCTHC Well-Known Member

    I haven't started growing but I'm gonna gess maybe about 1/8 to 1/4 ounce in a PC grow
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    clowdy

    clowdy Well-Known Member

    ya i would guess that much too ur not going to get alot out of it and u might have to sog or scrog it too in there for best results
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    BCTHC

    BCTHC Well-Known Member

    the only way that a person can get a good yeild if he/she takes 2 PC cases and rivits (spelling?) them together side by side or ontop of each other
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    clowdy

    clowdy Well-Known Member

    and u have to scrog or sog them to get better results too
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    Burnzy

    Burnzy Well-Known Member

    I bought that pc box but still have not heard from that company =/ hopefully its because of the holidays
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    nathan76296

    nathan76296 Well-Known Member

    if you bought it from the same site I did they send you a email to ur email address with the tracking and everything.

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