Desktop desktop PC case: Most innovative and funcitonal PC case ever

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 8:25
Posted in category Cool Gadgets, Cool Stuff

Gamers often take great pride in their rigs as they pour equally large amounts of time and money into them. While a painting is an artists way to express himself to the world in which he lives, much the same is the custom PC case to a gamer. One long year ago, Popular Mechanics made the bold claim that they were going to build the baddest most kick ass computer case that eyes had ever gazed upon. Their creation one year later is nothing short of cool. While it isn’t “flashy” per say, it will no doubt make you do a double take and stop to admire the inner workings of a computer again. The full specs including descriptions and pictures are right inside.

Introducing the Desktop Desktop Computer featuring:

  • 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor
  • 4 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 RAM
  • (2) 300GB 10,000RPM VelociRaptor HDDs
    (1) GeForce GTX 280 graphics card
  • Antex kilowatt power supply
  • Glycol liquid cooling system

Whew! That is quite the screamer. While the specs aren’t all completely maxed out, particularly the graphics card, this PC will no doubt destroy just about any task your throw at it save for extreme high end gaming.

As far as physical construction of the desk goes, two very large pieces of Acrylic bolted to a custom aluminum frame mean this beast won’t be running away from you anytime soon. Besides the large air space inside the desk chamber as well as that liquid cooling system meandering its way through the silicon valley, you can expect temps to stay nice and comfortably cool. Bringing up the rear of the feature set comes by way of a custom-built Synaptics touchpad built right into the desk. While it really isn’t too useful, it nonetheless adds a coolness factor to the coolest computer desk ever. Not only is this PC fast, it looks good and is actually functional.

1. The desk surface was constructed by Danger Den of two sandwiched, laser-cut layers of clear acrylic bolted to an aluminum frame.

2. A half-gallon of glycol runs through 15 feet of Tygon tubing and a radiator, cooling the processors.

3. To support our Times Square lighting, we used an Antec TruePower Quattro kilowatt power supply.

4. Two 300-GB 10,000-rpm VelociRaptor hard drives handle storage.

5. Synaptics engineered us this one-of-a-kind, flush-mounted touchpad with an integrated proximity sensor and light. 6. At the heart of our system is XFX’s 790i Ultra SLI motherboard, outfitted with 4 GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 RAM and a 3.0-GHz Intel Core 2 Quad processor.

7. This worthless 15-inch custom PCI-E cable did not work—so we replaced it.

8. We cooled our PaLit GeForce GTX 280 graphics card with Danger Den’s Tieton water block.

9. Seven fans circulate air within the desk—and 13 bright-blue neon lights blind the user at the desk.

10. Ejecting up from the desk surface is a Sony BDU-X10S Blu-ray drive.

So the next time you feel like bragging about your setup, just remember who the real masters are.

Source: Gizmodo, Popular Mechanics

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