The TIE Fighter
The completed mod.
Side View of the TIE Fighter
This view shows the motherboard before the desk was attached
The TIE Fighter in the Dark
Athlon Hamster PC
There's a real hamster living in this case -- and he's been there for a few years now. Before you get any crazy ideas about building one yourself, the creator did inform us, "The case is starting to stink."
Thought We Were Kidding?
Don't worry -- we've already informed PETA.
Fresh Off the Production Line
The only thing left to add is the top of the chassis.
A Star is Born
Aww, not camera shy at all.
Li'l Buddy even has her own PC to play with.
The Sangaku Case Mod
It's a fusion of computer technology with Japanese the furniture-making tradition. Sangaku translates to "mathematics tablet" in Japanese
The Back of the Sangaku
The back panel was custom cut out of 1/4-inch plexiglass along with the system for holding the cards in, which was cut from 1/8-inch clear plexiglass
The R2-D2 Case Mod
R2-D2 attentively sitting at the desk.
Turning on R2
A look at the floppy drive, ports, fan speed button, and the power button.
A model posing with the bike
My wife posing with the object that kept me away from her for too many hours
Computer Bike gas tank & handlebars
Note the intricate circuit trace pattern and the integrated clock.
NESPC: Fully Loaded
NESPC: Back View
The Wall Crawler PC
Wall Crawler: Intel Outside
Mirage: Best of Both Worlds
Nvidia and ATI, MAC and PC, Windows and Linux, all tied together with water-cooling and hand cut acrylic
Mirage: Head On
I Screen, You Screen
This college-bound entrant included multiple mods, including a home-built rheobus, a scroll-out 5.6" LCD, and a top-mounted 8.5" Touch LCD screen -- a blast when you're playing Solitaire instead of studying for mid-terms.
The 800Mhz Teddy Bear
This cutie was a gift for its creator's girlfriend.
The whole rig came in under $800. Not bad for a first-time effort!
Used every day to surf the Web and write e-mail, this custom-rigged case houses an early-edition AMD K6 20GB hard drive running Windows XP. Molded onto the top is a laser-fired quartz crystal that's wired to the hard drive.
We think it looks like a deep-sea probe, but its friends call it "R2D2 with a tattoo."
No, It's Not a Gumball Machine
This custom-made rig is quite compact (check out the phone for comparision) and sports copper waterblocks for water-cooling, half-inch diameter silicon tubes, and an Abit VP6 Dual PIII motherboard.
What depth are we at now, Captain?
Do you have to drop in a quarter every time you want to boot up?
This baby took almost 800 man-hours to construct. It houses an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard and Lite-On CD-RW and OptoRite DVD+/-RW drives (accessible through the coin slot).
Lord Vader, Your Case is Ready
Mostly polished acrylic and metal, this smooth and sleek rig will bring that damnable Rebel Alliance to its knees.
That is one big cooling fan.
You Modded My Battleship!
This entry is actually made from a replica of the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, complete with sequenced runway lights.
Say cheese--there's a Web cam mounted inside the skull's eye.
This contestant really wanted to capture the look of an authentic Japanese pagoda, so he made his case out of made out of rice paper and traditional ash and cherry wood.
The Videophone Star
With his son in another state, this entrant wanted to build a PC with easy-to-use videophone capability. The LCD screen is located inside the clear acrylic case to "protect it from enthusiastic fingers."