Media PC, 19th-century style
James Onscotch's elaborate Oil PC Steampunk Media Immersion Computer started life as an Asus motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 processor, an Nvidia 8800GT video card and a 320GB SATA hard drive. Built inside a clear plastic tank, the Ubuntu system is bathed in oil that runs through a cooler on top that resembles an old-fashioned radiator.
Trimmed in wood with brass supports, the case has switches, pipes, valves and radio tubes, adding to the system's Industrial Revolution ambiance. On the other hand, its futuristic AeroCool temperature monitor screen makes the immersion PC look like it emerged from a rip in the fabric of techno-time.