You'll Never Look at Your Dell Desktop the Same Way Again
Without a doubt, the [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/163200/will_the_nettop_kill_the_traditional_desktop.html|desktop PC is falling out of favor|Will the Nettop Kill the Traditional Desktop?]] as the world gravitates to equally powerful laptops and ultraportables. But some people out there will never turn in their towers of power: [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/135092/in_pictures_weird_and_wonderful_pc_case_mods.html|case modders|In Pictures: Weird and Wonderful PC Case Mods]]. Members of this PC subculture are all about breaking away from boring black (or beige) boxes and building creations that better suit their individual personalities.
And I'm not talking about slapping a few decals on the side of the box. (Or even [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/163052/how_to_build_a_pc_the_interactive_geek_tech_video.html|building a PC|'How to Build a PC,' the Interactive Geek Tech Video]] from standard parts.) These people have taken their PCs to the extreme by packing components into antiques, toy figurines, and even custom cases assembled from the ground up. Underneath the hood, these works of genius have powerful processors, wild graphics cards, and gigantic storage capacities.
This slide show of inspiring modding madness features disc-eating robots, nuclear reactors, steampunk specialties, and a project by deconstructionist modders who prefer to have no case at all.
So, what do you do on your weekends?