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Top 6 Geekiest PC Case Mods

You might have a machine with monster specs but there are people who go one step ahead and make their PCs actually look like a monster and those who do that are truly…well, geeks. Here is a list of the 5 geekiest PC cases that really say something of the owner.

No 6. The Ultimate PC by Fredrick Perman

Six powerful computers, all consolidated into one awesome-looking wall-mounted case, this is what this PC mod is all about. This case doesn’t have a top and sides to add some ventilation. It also houses a battery of six and upward-blowing LED-lit fans to keep everything cool. The case also has a speaker attached to it.

Here is what Perman had to say about the case:

The inner back of the casing was covered in sheets of diamond plate, the frame is aluminum and the cover is a custom cut sheet of acrylic.

We left the bottom, top and both sides open for ventilation. We mounted 6 LED fans inside the casing blowing upwards (since heat rises).

We added 10 X 12″ Blue Cathode light strips hidden behind the aluminum frame.

We originally had 6 Intel Pentium 4 processors on the motherboards, which were later updated to Intel Dual Core processors.

We excluded the PCI/AGP graphic cards and used the internal motherboard graphic processor to save space in the case. There were no need for extra strength [sic] graphic processors anyways, simply processor speed and RAM.

We wall mounted a 15″ LCD screen, along with a keyboard and track ball. We built the 8 port KVM switch into the wall (which also controlled our file server and phone server on the opposite side of the wall — our server room).

No 5. TIE Fighter by David Barry

This TIE Fighter took first place on the Science Fiction Case Mod Contest in 2005. This is actually a combination of two things; the PC case and the table, or you could say the table itself is the PC case. This mod is a scale model of a Star Wars TIE Fighter. It took 4 months and 300 dollars for David Barry to complete this PC case. Here is what he had to say about the case: “The wood cutout allowed me to divide the cockpit into two chambers. The front chamber includes a FlexATX motherboard and an Athlon XP 1800+. All other components, including an 80GB hard drive, the power supply, and a CD ROM drive that pops out the bottom, are fitted into the rear chamber. The green laser canons on the front of the cockpit are the power-on and HDD activity LEDs. Power and reset buttons are built into a side panel. Red LEDs light up the interior of the case. A 12cm fan draws air out of both chambers.”

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