Not all PC cases are just for looks or function as computers , as you’ll see in this list. Did we miss any? If so, please leave us a comment.
Thermaltake MiniFridge Mod
Inventgeek transformed this otherwise normal looking computer tower into a fully functional mini fridge/soda dispenser. All it took was around 30 minutes of hacking and $200 in parts. Tools used include screwdrivers, pliers, knives, glues, and wire cutters.
From the article: ” This was a really fun project to do. I recently brought it fully loaded to a LAN party with a bunch of my fellow geeks. At first I let them guess at what it was. First impressions were that it was a water cooled computer. But when they saw that there was no mob installed through the IO shield they were all stumped. So I plugged it in and popped open the front and with a solid sounding ‘Ka-Thunk’ a Caffeinated cold one was waiting for all night consumption.”
Dew Mod – The Ultimate Gaming Machine
If you like the idea of having a Mountain Dew dispenser built in to your PC, check out the Dew Mod. Tyler Carlton took apart an old soda system and crammed it into a custom built case. On the inside, you’ll find an AMD Athlon 4800+ X2 processor, 2GB of OCZ Platinum DDR 3200, Dual GeForce 7800 GTXs, WD Raptor 75GB 10,000 RPM hard drive, and a LiteScribe DVD-RW.
From the article: “In a desperate attempt to alleviate the aforementioned problems, I sat down with my friends and concocted the ultimate gaming machine. Unfortunately, unable to overcome the challenges of bio breaks and real life (without taking steps we would rather not go into at this time) we had to settle for the version 1.0 of the ultimate gaming machine. Hence, the idea of the Dew Mod was devised.”
Extreme modder René G from Germany invested $3,000 and put in over 80 hours of work to complete this impressive “Espresso Computer”.
The system can make a cup of high quality espresso every 40 seconds. That would mean that in the course of a day, 2,160 cups of coffee could theoretically be brewed, providing the coffee beans were continually refilled
A student at North Carolina State University modded his PC case “with 18 in. of PVC pipe, wood chips and a water bottle for his pet, L’il Buddy.” [Source]