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This Concrete PC Case is a Work of Art

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 39 comments

Industrial but elegant.

That blinged-out IdeaPad we saw earlier is flashy, but flashy isn't everyone's cup of tea. For those who enjoy a more industrial look (and only plan on moving their computer with the help of Žydrūnas Savickas), we've got the Concretronic from modder and Best Case Scenario forums user D.Heiße.

D.Heiße's creation is definitely special, but when you read how he did it, it becomes even more impressive. D.Heiße made the case using a single layer of concrete, which he accomplished by fashioning a complex frame out of steel sheeting and welding rods. The mod is D.Heiße's entry for a mod contest that asks that finished entries have PSU visible to the user. For this reason, the plexi-glass windows you see in the photos were also included in his custom-made framing.

Making the frame alone took D.Heiße two months. Unfortunately, he doesn't divulge how long it took to get the finished result, which is absolutely amazing looking by the way. Certain details, like the concrete buttons on the front and the SSD and HDD covers on the back, give an indication as to how long this project must have taken. Consider us blown away.

Check out D.Heiße's full post on The Best Case Scenario forum for pictures of the all the nitty-gritty procedures.

Source: Best Case Scenario via Gizmodo

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    Parsian , November 20, 2010 6:19 PM
    lol my GF wouldnt be able to throw it out of the window. INSTANT WIN!!!
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    BeCoolBro , November 20, 2010 6:02 PM
    This great to carry to lan parties;p
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    tacoslave , November 20, 2010 6:32 PM
    BeCoolBroThis great to carry to lan parties;p


    but if you did you'd be buff in no time
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    Gin Fushicho , November 20, 2010 5:59 PM
    Gorgeous. I'd love to have one, though I'm worried my parts may get scratched up.
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    ecnovaec , November 20, 2010 6:01 PM
    wow that's incredible... and probably heavy
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    BeCoolBro , November 20, 2010 6:02 PM
    This great to carry to lan parties;p
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    jskilnyk , November 20, 2010 6:04 PM
    I'm kind of curious on how much that thing weighs. But, I bet you don't have to worry anything damaging it though.
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    Parsian , November 20, 2010 6:19 PM
    lol my GF wouldnt be able to throw it out of the window. INSTANT WIN!!!
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    jhansonxi , November 20, 2010 6:19 PM
    jskilnykI'm kind of curious on how much that thing weighs. But, I bet you don't have to worry anything damaging it though.
    Concrete is brittle. It has excellent compression strength but is not so good with other stresses. Regardless, this case is still impressive.
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    joytech22 , November 20, 2010 6:19 PM
    Are the power buttons concrete as well? (first picture)
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    Superwack , November 20, 2010 6:20 PM
    I probably won't be taking this to my next LAN party...
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    nebun , November 20, 2010 6:25 PM
    not bad...how heavy
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    warmon6 , November 20, 2010 6:27 PM
    jskilnykI'm kind of curious on how much that thing weighs. But, I bet you don't have to worry anything damaging it though.


    +1
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    tacoslave , November 20, 2010 6:32 PM
    BeCoolBroThis great to carry to lan parties;p


    but if you did you'd be buff in no time
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    davewolfgang , November 20, 2010 7:25 PM
    You wouldn't have to worry about any thieves stealing it. Although they might try to sue for getting a hernia when they tried......
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    nforce4max , November 20, 2010 7:29 PM
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist%27s_shit

    If that is art then so is this. o.O yuk!

    http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?cgroupid=999999961&workid=27330&tabview=text&texttype=10
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    drapple , November 20, 2010 8:22 PM
    Nice job. A raw steal/aluminium metal finish for the panels instead of white would have been more in line with the industrial look and a little simple graffiti on the concrete would finish it.
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    firebee1991 , November 20, 2010 8:23 PM
    BeCoolBroThis great to carry to lan parties;p

    I guarantee that it won't get stolen.
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    Travis Beane , November 20, 2010 8:28 PM
    nforce4maxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist%27s_shitIf that is art then so is this. o.O yuk! http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/Vie [...] exttype=10

    I really, really wish I didn't follow those links...
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    ionut19 , November 20, 2010 9:49 PM
    Flintstones PC! I like the design.
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    devorakman112 , November 20, 2010 10:33 PM
    if the flinsontes had a computer, this is what it looked like...
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    house70 , November 20, 2010 10:33 PM
    ..this is the greatest thing i have ever seen...
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    wotan31 , November 20, 2010 10:52 PM
    I want a concrete laptop.
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