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January 18, 2007 8:06:56 PM

Hello Everyone!

I'm looking for some truely uniquely designed prebuilt cases, stuff that doesn't look like your standard tower, desktop, or cube. Lian Li's Memorial gets the nod from its unique shape, as does Thermaltak's Mozart TX, but I'm looking for something even more unique.

MORE UNIQUE! This will be difficult for a few of you brand fans, because I'll probably tear you appart for recommending a high-quality very nice TRADITIONAL case. I'm looking for completely non-traditional suggestions.

Is there anyone who's not affraid to help?

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January 19, 2007 12:06:18 AM

There were some cases that were show cased at CES but my advice would be for you to mod or build your own if you are that serious about unique. Even if you found something unique now, in around a year 10,000 other people will have it.
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January 19, 2007 12:27:50 AM

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There were some cases that were show cased at CES but my advice would be for you to mod or build your own if you are that serious about unique.


That would provide me with a TRADITIONAL case with a bunch of holes and trash glued to it.

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Even if you found something unique now, in around a year 10,000 other people will have it.


That's just what I'm looking for. Your suggestions?
January 19, 2007 12:33:34 AM

Wow, my post shot so far over your head that I had to edit the first sentence. I'm looking for prebuilt cases that are unique in the industry. That means unique compared to other prebuilt cases. Let's see if I can put this to you gently: I mentioned a couple unique prebuilt case designs, and you diverted to a nice homemade wooden case an a poorly cut briefcase-style homemade case.

So which AVAILABLE PREBUILT stands out from other AVAILABLE PREBUILT'S as visually unique to that model?
January 19, 2007 12:47:15 AM

LOL. I just remembered those threads off the top of my head and how often am I going to get to reference them? :lol:  One thing is for certain though, they are... unique. Besides, you already mentioned the memorial. That's about as far out as I know of. *shrug*
January 19, 2007 12:54:02 AM

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Wow, my post shot so far over your head that I had to edit the first sentence. I'm looking for prebuilt cases that are unique in the industry. That means unique compared to other prebuilt cases. Let's see if I can put this to you gently: I mentioned a couple unique prebuilt case designs, and you diverted to a nice homemade wooden case an a poorly cut briefcase-style homemade case.

So which AVAILABLE PREBUILT stands out from other AVAILABLE PREBUILT'S as visually unique to that model?



Being a jerk won't help you get more/better replies.... he was just trying to be helpful.
January 19, 2007 1:00:15 AM

Maybe you could ask some friends? At least you bumped the post up, that will allow others with more ideas to read it.
January 19, 2007 1:02:10 AM

Hello Featherstone!

I warned everyone that I'd be a jerk to OT suggestions, so which unique designs do you know about?
January 19, 2007 1:28:51 AM

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Hello Featherstone!

I warned everyone that I'd be a jerk to OT suggestions, so which unique designs do you know about?


Actually you just warned people that you'd tear apart ideas that were too traditional. At least I had the good sense to err in the other direction. But technically, I wasn't warned. Perhaps it is because I tend to work with a lot of New Yorkers, but I didn't even take your comments as being jerk-like. But now that you've clarified that it was your intention, perhaps this would be a good time to point out that "appart" typically has but one p and "affraid" normally has but one f. :wink:
January 19, 2007 1:40:40 AM

shhhh, talk like that gets threads highjacked (sp) :p 
January 19, 2007 2:48:54 AM

All of those seem pretty traditional to me. I think he's looking for something like...

"What the heck is that??"

"Oh, that's my new computer..."

"that's a computer? It looks more like a ... than a computer!"

"yeah, pretty cool huh?"

As far as retail cases go, I think you're out of luck. There isn't really anthing more unique than a case with a big "transformer" on the front or a tiny cube shaped MiniATX. If your want more unique than that, I think you have to build your own.
January 19, 2007 2:49:43 AM

This article is the only good info I could find about PYPE computer cases.
PYPE Invasion iX Case
I think this is the manufactures site. http://www.invasion.fr/ Well good luck buying one, and im not sure if it can be bought as a case only. (I cant read french.)
January 19, 2007 3:01:26 AM

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This article is the only good info I could find about PYPE computer cases.
PYPE Invasion iX Case
I think this is the manufactures site. http://www.invasion.fr/ Well good luck buying one, and im not sure if it can be bought as a case only. (I cant read french.)


We have a winner! That is interesting.
January 19, 2007 3:10:43 AM

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All of those seem pretty traditional to me. I think he's looking for something like...

"What the heck is that??"

"Oh, that's my new computer..."

"that's a computer? It looks more like a ... than a computer!"

"yeah, pretty cool huh?"

As far as retail cases go, I think you're out of luck. There isn't really anthing more unique than a case with a big "transformer" on the front or a tiny cube shaped MiniATX. If your want more unique than that, I think you have to build your own.


i thought by unique he meant ugly. so i found ugly cases.
January 19, 2007 3:11:40 AM

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All of those seem pretty traditional to me. I think he's looking for something like...

"What the heck is that??"

"Oh, that's my new computer..."

"that's a computer? It looks more like a ... than a computer!"

"yeah, pretty cool huh?"



You're right! Of course I made an exception for the Lian Li Memorial because you actually look twice before realizing it's a computer, and the Thermaltake Mozart TX because it looks more like some kind of weird mini-server than a PC, but I was using those as the minimum requirement.

Thanks for the clarification.
January 19, 2007 3:18:54 AM

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This article is the only good info I could find about PYPE computer cases.
PYPE Invasion iX Case
I think this is the manufactures site. http://www.invasion.fr/ Well good luck buying one, and im not sure if it can be bought as a case only. (I cant read french.)


Great stuff! Too bad they don't sell cases separately!
January 19, 2007 3:20:50 AM

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i thought by unique he meant ugly. so i found ugly cases.


Hey, the Ventos could easily pass for an "air purifier", they might be a consideration...though they are a little too "8x17" ish.
January 19, 2007 3:55:21 AM

Great news! Now for a U.S. dealer!
January 19, 2007 5:55:01 AM

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well, i guess you'd appreciate this...

http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2005/10/19/wmd_g-gnome/...


Great concept and certainly looks less like a cardboard package than the octagonal case available retail, but I'm more interested in the X-Shaped enclosure.

At a minimum, the octagonal enclosure should have a finish that shows its metalic nature.
January 19, 2007 6:16:31 PM

The Fatal1ty FC-ZE1 from Zalman looks pretty cool... literally.
January 19, 2007 7:11:34 PM

Yeh, it proves how far you can go to accessorize a standard case design, but it unfortunately still looks like a PC.

More suggestions please!
January 19, 2007 7:38:04 PM

You can only go so far and still have a pc thats functional. Everythings being based off a predetermined format (atx, btx matx etc.)

No matter what you want to do, youre still basically dealing with a large rectangle when it comes to having your components connected. Thats why most cases all look the same. They all have to conform to the same basic form. They aren't going to sell alot of cases if they stray too far from that form and start making people do odd things with their components to get them to work like run a 4 foot long sata cable or something like that.

At best you can get something like the asus vento or the lian li memorial which is basically a rectangle at heart, but hidden inside a different shape. Ive seen some sphere shaped pcs here and there but they were all custom.

If you really want something original, build it yourself. thats the only way you're going to find something truly unique.
January 19, 2007 8:00:05 PM

Hmm... well it's been a long time now hasn't it Crashman. I haven't seen you on the Forumz for like forever.

Now, a unique case? I know they're not in the US AND they're not in business anymore, but would a Soldam case be of any interest? Just thought I'd throw that out there. I think apt143 knows a lot more about them than I do so let's see if he stops by.
January 19, 2007 8:04:15 PM

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If you really want something original, build it yourself. thats the only way you're going to find something truly unique.


What a cop-out. We've already seen an X-shaped PC that's basically two rectangles. You can make different PC's look like all sorts of things so long as they have the space.
January 19, 2007 8:38:46 PM

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If you really want something original, build it yourself. thats the only way you're going to find something truly unique.


What a cop-out. We've already seen an X-shaped PC that's basically two rectangles. You can make different PC's look like all sorts of things so long as they have the space.

You want something "original" yet you want someone to make it for you. A mass produced case isn't original. Unless you consider having the exact same thing as 1000's of other people original.

Most of those "original" cases are 1-shots built for exhibitions or contests. There arent going to be many mass produced cases that push the boundaries of case construction.

Saying to build it yourself isn't a cop out. Wanting something unique and interesting, yet wanting someone else to do all the work for you is.
January 19, 2007 8:47:11 PM

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You want something "original" yet you want someone to make it for you. A mass produced case isn't original. Unless you consider having the exact same thing as 1000's of other people original.


Hey jerkoff, I already explained the situation in great detail. Unique to that model. Unique to that company. No other company produces something similar. I even used one of the examples someone else provided, so don't give me your bullsit.

If I said I need several designs that were unique to the industry, and I needed several hundred of each, maybe you'd "get it". But methinks you already understand the question and simply wish to cause trouble.

My plea goes out to everyone else who has idea, since Grifter33 seems intent on trolling.
January 19, 2007 9:22:52 PM

Well I've done some searching but I really don't think that you're going to find something that unique.

I have however found a very good site where they do custom computer modding. http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/index.php take a look and maybe they can make something for you.
a b ) Power supply
January 19, 2007 9:51:30 PM

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Yeh, it proves how far you can go to accessorize a standard case design, but it unfortunately still looks like a PC.

More suggestions please!


Maybe you should look at Aerocool's Lubic PC kits:

http://www.aerocool.us/aerocool-files-v3/lubic/academy.htm

Then you can make whatever you want.

a b ) Power supply
January 19, 2007 9:58:33 PM

There's also the "Ultimate UFO" or whatever on Xoxide:

January 19, 2007 9:58:59 PM

Great ones for sure labdog, er, verndewd, but obtaining a few hundred might be a problem. WTF is the deal with those prices, should I go into the custom wooden case business?
January 19, 2007 10:26:59 PM

I see your point. [/bad joke]
-cm
January 19, 2007 10:39:24 PM

You should check MNPCTech.com then, those guys can mod some cases.
January 20, 2007 7:16:27 PM

Seen it, hoping someone knows of a U.S. vender.
January 21, 2007 3:41:02 AM

you seem to want an x shaped case.
maybe with rounded edges?

if so would you be willing to do a little modding?
January 21, 2007 4:04:06 AM

i could make one out of aluminum, 1/8 inch probably.
a 6x6 sheet or so would probably work?

cut it and weld it.

but i wouldnt know how crashman would mount the hardware.
i.e. if he wanted a side fan in the center of the X.
or in the top of the front of the x.
and it doesnt have to stand up, it could lay on its side.

there are a lot of different ways.
it could be as wide as a standard computer but with the sides of the x
clear plastic or even glass.
one side would have to be solid for the mobo.

so i wouldnt know know where to thread screw holes for the
components.
that would depend on the end user as to what and where he/she wanted the fans,psu,filters if any.
January 21, 2007 4:08:55 AM

i could weld the (stack of dimes) type of weld
or polish them like cannondale does thier mtb frames.

around the edges i mean.

and of course it could be painted any color.

but crashman seems to want a production style case.
this would be like the circular case we talked about or like tool,s case.
January 21, 2007 4:09:13 AM

Modding is for nerds,
It's for geeks,
It's for nerds.

If you want to mod your case,
I'll have Verndewd smash your face.
If you're thinking 'bout a mod,
You're a stupid bloody sod.

Modding is for nerds,
It's for geeks,
It's for nerds.

If you modify the box,
Sirheck's knife will cut your c*ock.
If you change your compy's look,
You've made it in the "Retard Book".

Modding is for nerds,
It's for geeks,
It's for nerds.

Grifter don't be dumb,
Celewign's got a gun.



It's terrible, I know, but I wrote it at 1:05 A.M. on a Saturday night.
-cm
January 21, 2007 4:23:49 AM

you ok there buddy 8O

been sniffin a little too much thermalpaste :p 
January 21, 2007 4:29:03 AM

vern its past your bed time.
DONT REPLY back to me as you will get me too thinking more about making some kind of frankenstien case like the last one. :evil: 

which i have no time for :twisted:
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