15 crazy PC case mods

Bored with your old beige box? These enterprising modders have you covered. Gorgeous, unwieldy, and rarely pragmatic, here are 15 cases that blur the line between workhorse and work of art.

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ThinkTank 2.0

Of course, mineral oil is not the only liquid one can use to cool one’s system, immersion-style. Modder BrainEater here shows off a submersion concept that uses pure alcohol (anhydrous isopropanol) to drop the system’s average temperature to a theoretical minus-80 degrees Celsius.

The ThinkTank 2.0 is impractical for a number of reasons--besides being a design that puts PC components in an extremely flammable liquid, the machine consumes roughly 50 pounds' worth of dry ice for every 4 to 8 hours of operation. But obscene cost and extreme danger are all part of the fun, right?

Photo: BrainEater, at [H]ard|Forum.

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