Case modder extraordinaire Josh Kroger on Reddit used an actual bourbon barrel for his latest computer build, and it just might be the classiest one yet. To make this happen, the barrel was first disassembled, the sides of the staves shaved to flatten them out to use as side panels, and then the metal straps recycled as accent pieces, that’s not to mention the countless hours of sawing as well as hand filing to get the wooden parts to fit perfectly together. Read more to see the entire build process and for additional information.
You probably haven’t seen a custom PC quite like the “Big O”. Created to celebrate the company’s 10-year anniversary, this custom-built machine is not only a high end PC, but also crams an Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro and a Nintendo Switch, all into a single computer. On the PC side of things, it boasts an MSI MEG Z390 GODLIKE motherboard, Intel Core i9-9900K 8-Core Processor with 5 GHz Turbo Boost, NVIDIA TITAN RTX 24GB GDDR6 graphics card, two Samsung EVO NVMe 2TB sticks, a Seagate Barracuda 14TB hard drive, and 64GB of Corsair’s Dominator Platinum RGB RAM. Read more for a hands-on video preview and additional information.
After a period in Early Access, PC Building Simulator has officially launched on Steam for $19.99. It’s exactly as it sounds, and includes vendors like NVIDIA, Deepcool, Thermaltake, as well as an extensive list of available options and configurations for players looking to simulate real-world builds as closely as possible. Players can run their own PC repair workshop and take care of everything from simple diagnosis and upgrades to creating custom builds that any gamer would love to own with real-world parts from manufacturing partners such as AMD, ASUS, CORSAIR, Deepcool, EVGA, Fractal Design, GIGABYTE, MSi, NVIDIA, NZXT, Razer, Thermaltake and more, complete with simulation benchmarking software 3DMark. Read more for an in-depth look and additional information.
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Xforma’s MBX MKII PC case is limited edition and can be customized to your liking, but at a hefty price, should you opt for a top-of-the-line model, like Linus. This particular configuration features a Strider Platinum 1000W PSU, two NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, a Gigabyte GA- X99 SOC Champion motherboard, EKWB cooling components, Mod-One custom sleeved cables, and an Aqua Computer Aquaero 6 PRO Thermal Controller. Continue reading for another video and more information.
With Avengers: Infinity War out in theaters now, it’s only fitting that we showcase an incredible, yet fully-functional, computer shaped like Thor’s hammer. Not much is known about its internals, but the case’s lights can change color at the push of a button with varying intensity. However, we do know that the case does not enough room for a discrete graphics card. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a door blaster that lets you breach a door quietly in seconds.
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”.
Desktop computers are slowly being phased out in favor of tablets and laptops, but for those who prefer the larger displays, along with the power, here are a few cool computer cases / mods to get you inspired. Starting off, we have a custom Imperial Walker AT-AT computer case that boasts plenty of LED lighting to set the mood in a dark room. Continue reading for more.
At first glance, this looks like the rear of a standard Lamborghini Gallardo, but upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that it’s just a model, one that’s been transformed into a fully-functional computer. It was built by Cooler Master forum member “reapervon” for a contest. Continue reading for more pictures.
2014 is almost here, and it’s always good to take a trip down memory lane, or at least in the PC modding arena. In the future, everyone could make the transition to laptops, tablets and smartphones, so there’s no better time to recap some of the strangest, as well as the coolest, PC case mods to hit the internet over the years. Continue reading for more.
At first glance, this may look computer-generated, but it’s actually a fully-functional PC that looks to be pulled straight from one of The Matrix films due to it being pieced together with random parts. Featuring a DSLR camera, mini green army men, a space shuttle, palm tree, and even a tank-shaped mouse for good measure. Continue reading for more.