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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 box. PCs have been packed into everything from pianos and petrol pumps to whisky bottles. We've rounded up to 20 most unusual PC cases.

Futurama's Bender

This computer can't chain-smoke or guzzle beer like its cartoon inspiration, but this crazy mod can gobble up DVDs and CDs thanks to the DVD-ROM drive behind those shiny white teeth. The Bender case is the work of a modding genius from Norway.

We couldn't find information on the processor for this cartoon caper, but the device sports a VIA EPIA-M 10000 mini-ITX motherboard, one 120GB hard drive, and four additional external 250GB hard drives connected via FireWire.

Photo: Wymenfan.com

Katsuya Matsumura's Close Combat

This is another Matsumura special, made for the July 2002 issue of Monthly PC-DIY. This monstrosity, which stands around 6ft tall, sports a 900MHz AMD Duron processor, 128MB RAM, and a 20.5GB hard drive.

It isn't superpowerful, but how could we leave it out? It's a 6ft-tall robot!

Photo: Katsuya Matsumura

NEXT PAGE: Dean Liou's DialupPC

  1. A PC case can be more than just a box
  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
  10. A 1904 grand piano case


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