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This Isn't A PC, It's a Robotic Monster

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 28 comments

This PC mod looks like something ripped out of The Matrix.

Russian website Casemods.ru is featuring a beast of a machine called “Monster,” a custom PC mod pulling its overall design from cyberpunk-themed science-fiction. The layout reportedly took over 5 years of planning using AutoCAD 3D and was constructed in the bedroom, as the corner balcony provided the necessary space. Visually it’s overwhelming and impressive at the same time, earning its well-deserved "Monster" title.

Unfortunately actual specs weren’t provided; however based on the modder’s pictures, the Slim-ATX chassis housing the PC components seems to consume only 25-percent of the whole setup. The modder said that his favorite part was the "control panel" consisting of three door peepholes, a furniture hinge, an antennae splitter, cable clamps, plumbing bolts and heating coils, all held up on a table lamp bracket.

Structurally, Monster is comprised of three sections: the lower, middle, and upper.  The lower portion comprises of arms made from wall brackets to hold the LCDs, eleven antennae couplers, air hoses, the UPS unit and more.  As for the top, it contains the ceiling mount, a bracket for installing the system unit, the actual PC (aka "victim"), and an old trash can for CD storage. The middle section, nicknamed "ridge monster," contains the power supply, water cooling and more.

Head here to see the full image gallery and the Russian translation--it’s quite impressive.

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    matchboxmatt , October 23, 2010 8:00 PM
    I think that any PC with Vista still on it can be classified as a monster.
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    eklipz330 , October 23, 2010 8:04 PM
    GLaDOS says hello
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    matchboxmatt , October 23, 2010 8:00 PM
    I think that any PC with Vista still on it can be classified as a monster.
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    eklipz330 , October 23, 2010 8:04 PM
    GLaDOS says hello
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    LATTEH , October 23, 2010 8:32 PM
    lol this thing is pretty cool
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    christop , October 23, 2010 8:32 PM
    Cool mod!
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    nebun , October 23, 2010 8:40 PM
    waste of time if it can't play Crysis
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    klavis , October 23, 2010 8:41 PM
    Very creative, but not a look I'd want in my house.
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    nforce4max , October 23, 2010 10:01 PM
    matchboxmattI think that any PC with Vista still on it can be classified as a monster.


    Hahaha -.- stares at two of my machines.

    42% overclock
    6 hard drives
    loads of fans
    GTX460
    8GB ram

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    stiehl , October 23, 2010 10:12 PM
    matchboxmattI think that any PC with Vista still on it can be classified as a monster.


    thats true but what makes you think it runs vista?
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    liveonc , October 23, 2010 10:25 PM
    More motor, less wire, please... This thing looks more like life support then a muscle car. I can't call it retro, futuristic, masculine, sophisticated, or thought-through, but I can call it confused.
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    tacoslave , October 23, 2010 10:46 PM
    looks retarded
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    warmon6 , October 23, 2010 10:55 PM
    matchboxmattI think that any PC with Vista still on it can be classified as a monster.


    Could just be my eyes playing tricks again but i think i see Blown up icons on the task bar that looks awfully like Windows 7 icons. Like said, it could be just me ;) 
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    castle songbird , October 23, 2010 11:31 PM
    it looks...cancerous.
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    the_krasno , October 24, 2010 1:16 AM
    Look closely at the picture, it is running windows 7 :) 

    That is one hell of a mod job! Hats off!
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    vittau , October 24, 2010 1:18 AM
    warmon6Could just be my eyes playing tricks again but i think i see Blown up icons on the task bar that looks awfully like Windows 7 icons. Like said, it could be just me
    And I see a huge "Windows 7" written on the wallpaper. :p 
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    d1rtyju1c3 , October 24, 2010 1:26 AM
    Sweet, this is one mod i like, it is totally different than anything else I have seen.
    Out of the ordinary for sure, but cool.
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    Parsian , October 24, 2010 1:38 AM
    that is awesome... its a mixture of stuff you seen in HL2, the beloved GLaDOS and MATRIX
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    DSpider , October 24, 2010 2:50 AM
    I don't understand why TH resizes the pictures. 533 x 400 just doesn't cut it for me. I'm using a 19" 1280x1024 monitor. Maybe if I had a 800x600 screen... I just had to login and say I WANT THE MOFO DETAIL! WTH! We're approaching 2011, 3TB drives are here. Come on!


    Anyway. Had to visit the site for my fix. Now I'm calm. :p 

    The case is pretty cool, even tho many parts are just for show not serving any particular function... I would've probably used two 16:9 monitors, one standing vertically. And a custom theme and definitely not a "WINDOWS 7" wallpaper, lol.
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    Rock_n_Rolla , October 24, 2010 5:11 AM
    Kinda like Johnny Mnemonic / Matrix movie ,.. A mix of grudge, fallout setting in some secluded area. Is nice to get the feeling of it.
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    spectrewind , October 24, 2010 7:24 AM
    klavisVery creative, but not a look I'd want in my house.


    No kidding. Same for the garage...
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    Cryio , October 24, 2010 8:33 AM
    That's Vista with a Windows 7 wallpaper. Fail...
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