The PC case mod scene may have quieted down over the past few years, but it definitely hasn’t stopped. Starting off, we have an incredible liquid-cooled computer that was built directly into a desk, LED lighting and all. Continue reading to see them all.
5. Computer Desk
Looking within the glowing desk, you’ll find 10TB of storage and a Core i7 processor that can be overclocked to 4.5GHz+. Oh, and Peter says the entire thing is silent as a mouse thanks to its water-cooled system and 17 fans. Jeebus! Peter even tossed in a three-monitor set-up to make this thing a regular Batman command center.
4. Battlefield 3
Included on the rig is sweet sniper fan grill and military toggle switches, external roll cages and a custom air-brushed mural. Our own Evan Ackerman thought his newly built custom-PC was the best thing of last year, but I beg to differ. His has neither an integrated mini cooler or a rotating gun.
Not that I’m suggesting you try it out, naturally. But if you had to ensure something – or someone – slept for a very long time with the fishes, Modder D. Heisse’s concrete PC mod is heavy enough to do the job. Made from a single layer of concrete, Heisse wrapped it around plexiglass windows, welding rods and steel sheets, to keep the computer internals safe and secure.
2. AT-AT Walker
Created by Asphiax, the AT-AT PC houses a Zotax Z68 ITX motherboard, an Intel Core i7-2600K processor, a Sapphire 76870 graphics card, 8GB of RAM and some sick fiery LEDs.
1. Homemade Computer from Scratch
The CPU in Steve’s Big Mess O’ Wires (BMOW) computer uses dozens of hand wired logic chips, so he didn’t go all the way by using discreet components. To do that, it would probably have filled his house. Still, what he built involved a massive amount of work that took years to complete. The resulting CPU won’t exactly win a performance test against an Intel Core i7, but his 8-bit creation can run all sorts of real programs in Basic.