No more beige, or white, or black boxes... just pure geek awesomeness.
It's time for our new round-up of great PC case mods. Since our first part we received numerous tips and materials from creators and users of seriously wicked computer modifications. Here are some of the recent highlights:
Engines of all sorts seem to be a popular choice with modders. It's only proper to encase your PC in a cool engine that speaks of speed and power -
Computer Made From a Bottle of Ballantine's Whiskey
Janos Marton decided to go totally unorthodox, check this out: "I already had a powerful computer setup so I wanted something more quiet and small for a basic home server... I have seen many nice and creative cases before but none of them were made out of a bottle. In November I bought an industrial 3.5" SBC board (with Socket370). For the project I selected a 1.5 litre Ballantine's bottle..." More info and full project step-by-step are here.
This is a wonderful fetish: old TV sets are undoubtedly cool, especially made with hardwood paneling and stuffed with state-of-the-art circuitry inside. We've received pictures of the case mod, made from a Soviet TV set REKORD, 1961.
A sound engineer from Netherlands installed a custom-built sub-woofer and speakers with motion sensitive cream-coloured LEDs to imitate the flickering of TV lamps. And a jeweler was invited to polish up on exterior details and create a power switch in front of the monitor by using the REKORD metal logo.
Vintage Microphones are cool-looking, too. See how it's been transformed into PC case here:
Wall-E, Beavers, even anime girls
Wall-E computer case incarnation is only too obvious; it was bound to happen pretty soon - and it did. See more info: (from a group of German modders, again. Check out the LEGO version in the upper right corner, too)
Want some humor? Check out this beaver, then. Some would possibly object it to be too gross for their desktop:
(but you gotta admit, it casts a wicked shadow...)
More images are here. For the anime girl computer head over to this page.
Smart Furniture Forever
Examples of the burning obsession to convert furniture (and pretty much any other object) in the house into a geeky masterpieces.
The Chair PC Mod - Place it under your chair. Why? To feel that buzz under your behind... or maybe to float above the megabytes. Whatever works, dude.
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