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Pictures: The 20 most unusual PC cases

A PC case can be more than just a box


When it comes to computer cases, you don't have to be stuck with a boring grey box. PCs have been packed into everything from pianos and petrol pumps to whisky bottles. We've rounded up the 20 most unusual PC cases.

Frank Macon's John Deere petrol pump

The John Deere petrol pump was created by Frank Macon. His mod was a weekly winner during ExtremeTech's 2007 Case Mod Contest.

Macon's petrol-pump PC sports a 1.83GHz AMD Athlon processor and 512MB of RAM. The pump has green LED fans to match the John Deere colour scheme, and - to give the mod a dose of realism - Macon turned the gas pump's handle into the on/off switch.

Pull the handle forward to give your computer some gas; pull it back, and the computer shuts down.

Photo: Frank Macon, via ExtremeTech

Katsuya Matsumura's Miss Kana

Japanese modder Katsuya Matsumura's Miss Kana case mod was featured in the May 2004 edition of Monthly PC-DIY, and inspired by drawings by Kanna Higashi. Matsumura ultimately decided to name this manga mod after Higashi, while dropping an 'n' from her name.

Miss Kana, which is made of painted styrene foam and sculpted clay on a frame constructed of vinyl chloride pipes, has a 1GHz VIA C3 Nehemiah processor and a 12GB laptop hard drive. The PC parts are located in Miss Kana's back and hair.

What Miss Kana lacks in substance, she makes up for in style.

Photo: Katsuya Matsumura

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  2. John Deere petrol pump
  3. The Hulk and a BBQ
  4. Futurama's Bender
  5. Dean Liou's DialupPC
  6. A liquid-cooled muscle PC desk
  7. EA FIFA '06 case
  8. A Steampunked Mac Mini and R2-D2
  9. A Doom 3 inspired case
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