How to build a PC Grow Box (Pics Included)

nathan76296

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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









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




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




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.




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.




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.
 

BCTHC

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What's powering the fans?
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
 

Bear*rack Olama

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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.
 

BCTHC

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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.
exacly and that's where if you build your own case you can make it even more stealth
 

offgridgrower

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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 ;)
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?
 

BCTHC

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

clowdy

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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
 

BCTHC

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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
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
 

Burnzy

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