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Awesome Custom Computer

Sure, less people are building their own computers nowadays, and opting for laptops or tablets, but that doesn't mean the modding scene is dead. Here are some awesome custom computers that have been built over the years by talented geeks. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what Michael Jackson's Thriller would sound like if sung by 20-different artists.

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Power Mac G5

Designer Klaus Geiger unveils BENCHMA, a line of sleek furniture made from old Power Mac G5 cases. After the internals are removed, he adds in drawers to the cases and / or wood planks, as well as glass, to form furniture. The Power Mac G5 is Apple Inc.'s marketing name for models of the Power Macintosh that contained the IBM PowerPC G5 CPU inside an anodized aluminium chassis. The professional-grade computer was the most powerful in Apple's lineup when it was introduced, widely hailed as the first 64-bit PC, and was touted by Apple as the fastest personal computer ever built.

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Trading Setup

Stocks aren't doing so well right now, but there are still many people who trade for a living. These multi-display computer setups are designed to show as much information as possible. Many of those displays are used to show charts and some are reserved for financial television shows, like Bloomberg's "Money Makers". Continue reading to see them all.

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Computer Case Mods

Yes, we know that some of these case mods have been around since the beginning of the internet, but some are definitely worth a second look. There's the Gothic-inspired design, one made from a real AT-AT Imperial Walker toy, and then even a computer that's tucked neatly inside a trash can. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral computer-generated short film titled "Envoy".

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Wall Mounted PC

Computer modding isn't as popular as it once was, but people are still finding cool and creative ways to make their system stand out. One of them is mounting all of the hardware components on a wall, either in a custom-built case or just directly fastening all the pieces on there. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the ultimate table tennis trick shot.

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Computer Built Into Desk

You can either buy a desktop computer from your local electronics store, build a tower yourself, or buy all the parts and stuff them into a custom-built desk, like these geeks. Don't fancy the LED lights or transparent glass? There's always the option of hiding all the parts inside a minimalist-style desk, similar to what you'd find in a Apple Store. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Swedish father telling his two sons that he won $2.7-million USD in an unusual way.

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Gaming Mouse

Etekcity's Scroll X1 (M555) Gaming Mouse is currently being offered for only $11.98 with coupon code: 5OFFM555, this weekend only, originally priced at $25. The ergonomic design allows for hours of conquering worlds in comfort.The attractive styling with comfortable right-handed design and the high-resolution optical sensor provides consistent, accurate performance. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 5OFFM555 during checkout for the additional $5 discount.

Notable features:
  • High precision Avago 5050 sensor ensures responsiveness and Stability; Omron micro switches create unsurpassed tactile feedback and speed with firm and crisp clicks.

  • Customizable thumb forward/backward buttons and 800/1600/2400DPI adjustable buttons with breathing Led light; Separate 'DPI +' and 'DPI -' buttons for easier switch.

  • 125 -1000Hz adjustable polling rate guarantees smoother and more accurate movements; Store up to Three ready-to-play profiles letting you switch games/functions on the fly.

  • Gold-plated copper braided wire offers stretch resistance and durable use; Anti-Skid Rubber coating provides comfortable gaming experience.


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Canon Laser Printer

Canon's LBP6200D Laser Printer is currently being offered for just $59.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $325. Save time with quick print speeds of up 26 pages per minute with the first page in your hands in approximately 6 seconds.Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Cool features:
  • Space saving design will fit right on a desktop.

  • Save time with print speeds of up to 26 pages per minute, first print in approx. 6 seconds.

  • Reduce paper use with automatic twosided printed right out of the box.

  • Efficient Energy Saver mode uses approximately 1.3 watts, cutting energy usage and costs.

  • The allinone cartridge helps to improve image processing and overall image quality.


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R2-D2 Keyboard

R2-D2 is known for holographic projections in the movies, but now fans can experience the technology in a different kind of way. As you can see, this gadget projects a virtual keyboard onto your desk or table, letting you text or type via Bluetooth using any compatible device. The laser-projected red hologram has a range of around 10 meters (over-32 feet) and even emits R2-D2 sound effects with every button press. Product page. Continue reading for more information.

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Iron Man Computer Mouse

When Tony Stark isn't out battling super villains, or swooning women, and designing the next Iron Man suit, he probably enjoys taking his supercars out for a ride. However, if he ever decided to get into the computer accessory business, this computer mouse gives us a glimpse at what might be in store. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a stuffed dog meets real dog prank.

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