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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.

Dave Veloz's Steampunked Mac Mini

Modder Dave Veloz wanted an extra-special wedding gift for his bride, so he transformed a keyboard, monitor, and Mac Mini into an incredibly detailed 19th-century-style computer. Everything about this mod screams craftsmanship, but making the Mac Mini body look like a metal tea tin really stands out.

Photo: Dave Veloz

Sevilorcio's R2-D2

The smart and sensible Star Wars droid is a favourite subject for case modders, but few have crafted one like Sevilorcio's.

This R2 unit was built from a bare-bones Asus P5LD2-VM motherboard, and sports a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 processor, an ATI Radeon X800 XL graphics processor, a 300GB hard drive, and two USB ports.

But the best feature is the webcam, which pops up out of R2's head; it's useful for video chat, but it also comes in handy when you're on the lookout for fresh Bantha tracks.

Photo: Sevilorcio

NEXT PAGE: A Doom 3 inspired 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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