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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!) -

      
      (images
        via)

      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:

      
      (images credit:
        Jacob Hildebrandt, more
        photos)

      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:

      
      (images
        via)

      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?

      
      (images
        via)

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

      
      
      (images
        via)

      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):

      
      (images
        via)

      Harley Davidson PC, by MNPCTech

      
      (images via 1,
        2)

      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):

      
      (images
        via)

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

      
      (image
        via)

      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:

      
      (image via)

      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 -

      
      (images credit:
        Jeffrey Stevenson)

      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:

      
      (images credit:
        Jeffrey Stevenson)

      Not so elegant, Russian-made Suitcase Computer:

      
      (image
        via)

      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:

      
      (images
        via)

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

      
      (image
        via)

      If you have Decepticons, then you must have Autobots:

      
      (images via)

      More designs from
      Extremetech Mod
      Contest:

      

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

      
      (images via)

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

      
      (images via)

      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):

      
      (images via)

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

      
      (image via)

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

      
      (images via
        1,
        Nate Laxson)

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

      
      (images
        via)

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

      
      (original unknown)

      Wind... and fire! -

      
      (originals unknown)

      Even colder -

      

      Go around your office with these reused motherboards:

      

      More inventive recycling:

      
      (image
        via)

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

      
      (images
        via)

      Or even simpler - use a lunch box! -

      
      (image via)

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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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