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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.

Popular Mechanics' liquid-cooled Muscle PC desk

Popular Mechanics teamed up with Danger Den to create the ultimate desk mod for the June 2009 issue of Popular Mechanics.

This desktop is all about muscle. It sports a 3.0Ghz Intel Quad Core 2 processor; two 300GB, 10,000rpm hard drives; a PaLit GeForce GTX 280 graphics card; a custom-made, flush-mounted touchpad from Synaptics, and a Blu-ray drive that ejects up from the desktop surface. Seven fans keep this monster from overheating, and Popular Mechanics threw in 13 neon lights to illuminate the desk.

Photo: Popular Mechanics

The Mercedes LAN Truck

There are case mods, and then there are truck mods. Nicknamed the LAN Truck, this little number was built by an unknown modder who used a Tamiya 1/14th Mercedes Benz truck model and packed an MSI Mega 651 PC inside.

The LAN Truck sports a 2.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a 7in touchscreen and a PlayStation 2 adaptor. The LAN Truck was featured at the 2005 CeBit conference in Hanover, Germany.

Photo: Lantruck.com

NEXT PAGE: EA FIFA '06 case

  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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