A gaming PC modder has come up with a recycling solution for your old laptop, and it involves gluing its screen inside your rig. The mod essentially sticks a screen behind the tempered glass window of your PC case, turning it into a kind of hybrid gaming monitor.
Created by Reddit user MikelIttoriz, the gaming laptop screen mashup mod is pretty much what you’d expect. Although the idea seems a bit absurd, the build photos demonstrate practical use, as the internal panel provides a great way to view system stats such as CPU temperature.
This PC case screen mod might sound complex, but it’s actually easier than you think to reuse an old laptop screen as a monitor. Provided you can successfully salvage a panel from an old portable power station, you can pair it with a driver board that adds power input and HDMI output. We’re not advising you to tear up the best gaming laptop just to create a custom display, but if you have an old machine gathering dust in your closet, this could be a great way to keep it away from your local landfill.
If you like managing cables inside your gaming PC, adding a laptop panel into the mix might not appeal to you. Residual heat from the display itself can also contribute to overall rig temperatures, especially if you’re not using the best CPU cooler. That said, MikelIttoriz’s mod seems like a great way to add something flashy to your case without getting into one of those AIO setups with a small screen or a Raspberry Pi.