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FIFA 10 PC Case Mod Merges Grilling, Gaming

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 20 comments

A case mod that may force you to cook some meat in the back yard.

At first the FIFA 10 PC case mod looked like an April Fool's joke, sporting what seemed to be a backyard BBQ grill somehow housing an Intel-based PC. But after close inspection of the images, this PC-in-a-grill seemed genuine on the surface, and apparently was featured at the German Case Modding Championship. Still, don't let this mod fool you: it doesn't really cook meat.

According to the German FIFA Online website, the PC aspect features an Asus Socket 775 motherboard, Intel's Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of Corsair TwinX RAM, and AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870. The PC also contains a possible 1TB HDD (the site said 1GB but that seemed too small), a DVD burner, and a wireless mouse and keyboard that's jazzed up to fit the overall FIFA 10 theme. Microsoft's new Windows 7 Home Edition rounds out this highly unusual package.

As for USB ports, HDMI, and the rig's power connection, the images didn't provide any real detail. But in appearance alone, the case mod lights up with red neon rods as if there's an actual flame within the cooker's "pit." The modders even threw on a few fake pieces of meat just to give it that extra, authentic backyard grill feeling. Hopefully they didn't incorporate any kind of burnt meat smell... that would just be maddening after a few hours.

If your PC looked like a BBQ grill, would you be more inclined to eat throughout the day?

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    dtemple , April 2, 2010 2:43 AM
    But can it cook crysteak?
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    polly the parrot , April 2, 2010 2:29 AM
    If they had a Fermi SLI, then they could really cook the meat! Or at least heat it up.
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    HansVonOhain , April 2, 2010 2:23 AM
    Wow. O.O Some people are surely creative. So, can it cook the BBQ? hehe
  • 20 Hide
    polly the parrot , April 2, 2010 2:29 AM
    If they had a Fermi SLI, then they could really cook the meat! Or at least heat it up.
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    lauxenburg , April 2, 2010 2:37 AM
    Socket 775? Apparently EA didn't get the message about gee...some like 775 passed away and has been buried for almost a year! 4870 what happened to the almighty 5870?

    Can't ask for everything.
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    lauxenburg , April 2, 2010 2:37 AM
    Wouldn't that get hot?
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    dtemple , April 2, 2010 2:43 AM
    But can it cook crysteak?
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    jerfle , April 2, 2010 3:33 AM
    lauxenburgWouldn't that get hot?


    Not if he water cooled it.
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    JohnnyLucky , April 2, 2010 3:33 AM
    Case modders can really get creative. I've seen some really wild stuff at case mod sites.
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    reprotected , April 2, 2010 3:34 AM
    Your doing it all wrong. Fermi is doing it right. Anyone up for a demotivational poster?
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    SneakySnake , April 2, 2010 4:03 AM
    looks cool, but kinda strange that they picked Fifa 10 as the game to mod it for. The game isn't available on PC
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    PhunkySKunk , April 2, 2010 4:05 AM
    SneakySnakelooks cool, but kinda strange that they picked Fifa 10 as the game to mod it for. The game isn't available on PC

    i was playing it earlier on my pc?
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    bp 4575 , April 2, 2010 6:53 AM
    An LCD under the lid would be pretty sweet
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    RazberyBandit , April 2, 2010 6:55 AM
    This is how true Geeks tail-gate!
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    chefboyeb , April 2, 2010 7:08 AM
    Yessir.... Throw two 480s in there and lets get things cooking...
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    Anonymous , April 2, 2010 3:09 PM
    I'm with chefboyeb, They should at least get a pair of 480s on SLI, place all the heat exhaust to one area with smoke chips, and at least turn the thing into a smoker.
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    sliem , April 2, 2010 3:19 PM
    Yea, if it was real, it'd have big problem with grease and smoke.
    Stupid mod.
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    OvrClkr , April 2, 2010 4:00 PM
    lol at teh LGA 775...

    I guess if you are going to cook on it you would not want an i5 to go to waste...
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    builderbobftw , April 2, 2010 4:16 PM
    Just but a Femi card in it and you have a REAL grill!
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    HavoCnMe , April 2, 2010 4:41 PM
    They found all the parts on craigslist....
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    borisof007 , April 2, 2010 7:36 PM
    dtempleBut can it cook crysteak?


    I lol'd
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    beachbod , April 3, 2010 7:53 AM
    I made a computer in a life-size house mod once.