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"QUANTUM SHOT" #675
Link - article by Radhika Seth and Avi Abrams




Cool, Eccentric and Electrifying Beauties - PC Computer Case Mods Redefined

This is the era where what kind of a computer you use literally defines your personality. It’s no longer the question of using a Mac or a PC; you are likely to find people who work on a desktop at office but carry their laptop home to work some more and sync everything to their palmtop for presentations... with some machines sporting a radical paint scheme, or some sort of jaw-dropping case mod. Yes, designing case mods is serious business and here’s a collection of some cool, eccentric and electrifying beauties:

Here is an R2D2 cooler turned into a gaming hub for up to eight consoles (with a projector mounted at the droid's head!) -


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Damnation, by Jacob Hildebrandt

... is the quintessential steampunk. Simply gorgeous choice of materials and parts, plus a whirring, purring sound that's guaranteed to excite affectionados of all things Victorian:


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EgyptMod PC Case Mod, by Chris Kramer

Chris brought back the legends of Egypt alive in this super-classic EgyptMod PC, complete with intricate detailing, ancient hieroglyphics and assortment of glorious gems:


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Digg PC, by Alex Wiley

Back in 2009 Digg was in its peak form, and finding favors with modders like Alex Wiley. Given the current social media wars, I wonder if anyone would dare to make a Reddit or a Facebook logo-based case mod, perhaps?


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Here is a LEGO computer (found at Brothers Brick) - with a DVD drive garage and a hot motherboard kitchen inside:



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Lenovo K320 Ice Series, by James Fislar

The recent CES saw Lenovo present the Mod competition winning entry Lenovo K320 Ice. It's 80% ice and 20% disco-lights action (and yes, there is computer inside, somewhere):


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Harley Davidson PC, by MNPCTech


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MNPCTech made a very cool Harley Davidson PC case mod, but it's not the only motorcycle-themed case mod on the market. In fact, we've seen quite a few (more info):


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There is also a Scooterputer, by Stephen Popa - it is entirely rideable! - packing a Thermaltake Element V case with water-cooled P4 E8400 Core2Due:


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For all you overclockers out there, there is the Pyramid PC Case Mod by polo360x from the Techpowerup forums. Under its hood you got a Intel quad core Q6600 with B3 stepping water-cooled CPU, overclocked at 3.15 GHz:


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Level Eleven, by Jeffrey Stevenson is as stylish as computer case can possibly be - with shades of Art Deco and architectural sketches of Frank Lloyd Wright:



Even materials read like poetry: "Hard Pennsylvania cherry with an aluminum inlay"... Here is his another Art Deco effort; can't decide which is more handsome -


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A black walnut mission-style side table/computer system, again by Jeffrey Stevenson, is deceptively simple and very elegant design that will complement many high-end studios:



More retro styling is evident in The Ingraham Case Mod, inspired by a 1946 Stromberg-Carlson radio design:


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Not so elegant, Russian-made Suitcase Computer:


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Part of Pink Floyd's The Wall PC Mod - is that famous hammer (part of the "Marching Hammers" of totalitarism). In the original "the Wall" concept, hammers are both a creative and destructive symbol - hopefully this one will be used for creative purposes... more info:


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Devastator case by Wehr Wolf looks like, well, a Devastator, or an angry Decepticon that hardly had time to fully transform:


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If you have Decepticons, then you must have Autobots:


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More designs from Extremetech Mod Contest:



If it's the curves you want, then this is just the ticket:


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Dead Man's Chest by Thang Do is made of wood - and perhaps some good rum inspiration:


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Something out of the left field - the Ant Farm Case Mod. Yes, invite ants, and their just might contribute to your number crunching (not to mention "marching ants" in Photoshop):


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Right image above is, you guessed right - Battlestar Galactica mod. The following ones are musical - great combo with iTunes:


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Bio-mechanical PC (left) and - recognize this? Unreal Tournament Rocket Launcher PC! (right image), built by David Heyl in Germany in 2007:


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Want to assemble your own wooden keyboard (perhaps for your wooden PC)? Sure, Japanese designers are ready to oblige - more info:


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For serious gamers there is always this set-up (should take a better part of some enthusiast's mother's basement):


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Wind... and fire! -


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Even colder -



Go around your office with these reused motherboards:



More inventive recycling:


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No groovy case mod? Pretend you have a computer! - This "book" piece is by British artist Kyle Bean, more info:


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Or even simpler - use a lunch box! -


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4 Comments:

Blogger Allen Knutson said...

The Cthulhu casemod:

http://www.stonehill.org/casenotnamed/

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Anonymous sameen said...

i like the snare drum pc case...

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Blogger Robert said...

I just have to add these two, made by a friend of mine, both are very professionally made:
http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/systems-2008/special/sinus/sinus.htm
http://technabob.com/blog/2010/11/18/concretronic-concrete-pc-casemod/

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Anonymous green pc said...

If you are brand conscious and ready to spend money then you can buy limited edition designer skins. Some talented and professional designers have introduced their signature laptop skins but they may cost you a bit more.

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