World's Most Outrageous PC Cases

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Hardware, desktops, slideshow

We have PCs packed into pianos, barbecue grills, gas pumps, and whisky bottles--and that doesn't even scratch the surface. Check out these 20 wild, working pieces of PC art.

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You'll Never Look at Your Dell Desktop the Same Way Again

Without a doubt, the desktop PC is falling out of favor as the world gravitates to equally powerful laptops and ultraportables. But some people out there will never turn in their towers of power: case modders. Members of this PC subculture are all about breaking away from boring black (or beige) boxes and building creations that better suit their individual personalities.

And I'm not talking about slapping a few decals on the side of the box. (Or even building a PC from standard parts.) These people have taken their PCs to the extreme by packing components into antiques, toy figurines, and even custom cases assembled from the ground up. Underneath the hood, these works of genius have powerful processors, wild graphics cards, and gigantic storage capacities.

This slide show of inspiring modding madness features disc-eating robots, nuclear reactors, steampunk specialties, and a project by deconstructionist modders who prefer to have no case at all.

So, what do you do on your weekends?

Republished with permission from PC World. (View original version.)

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