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Intel Shows Off the Best Core i7, i5 Case Mods

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So... would this be a best case scenario?

We all love a good case mod, and so does Intel. In fact, the chipmaker challenged the mod community to come up with the greatest case mods ever using Core i7 and Core i5 parts (though some made it through using previous generation parts).

Intel set up the challenge to all enthusiasts in Belgium, Canada, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States – and now we know all the winning entries.

The image below has a sampling of the winners, but the full details of each system can be found here.

 

Interestingly, we reported on the U.S. winner's entry in an earlier story. Congrats!

Those with the best mods will receive gift cards worth up to US $1,500; Intel processors; an Intel Atom processor-based netbook; a Flip HD pocket camcorder; a 160GB Intel solid-state drive and other prizes.

Tell us which one is your favorite!

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    Socnom , December 17, 2009 8:40 PM
    Needs more cow bell.
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    frozenlead , December 17, 2009 7:44 PM
    I wish I had that much time.
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    imspecial , December 17, 2009 7:56 PM
    I agree with you on that one frozen

    Some of those are pretty neat, others could use some more creativity. But seeing that I didn't make one, who am I to judge.
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    Honis , December 17, 2009 8:12 PM
    The United Kingdom one gets some major style points, but I'm a sucker for white on black.

    Why he needs that many fans in a water cooled system is beyond me though. Maybe it doubles as an airplane engine?
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    Socnom , December 17, 2009 8:40 PM
    Needs more cow bell.
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    Socnom , December 17, 2009 8:46 PM
    Needs more cow bell
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    wayneepalmer , December 17, 2009 9:07 PM
    I like the Mission-style table. THAT would go really well in my living room.

    Any idea if the builder will market these?

    Seriously...with so many folks going towards having flat panels TV's using the PC drive as a DVD or surfing the web from their couch, having a really nice PC stand that matches styles with the major PC configurations in mini-tower and full case sizes would be a big seller.
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    Shadow703793 , December 17, 2009 9:20 PM
    What? No link to the actual contest results?!?!?
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    Shadow703793 , December 17, 2009 9:48 PM
    Shadow703793What? No link to the actual contest results?!?!?

    Here's the link: http://www.intelcorechallenge.com/
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    elel , December 18, 2009 1:58 AM
    Funny to see how the style varies by area.
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    Marcus Yam , December 18, 2009 2:12 AM
    Shadow703793What? No link to the actual contest results?!?!?

    O RLY?!?!?!?

    "The image below has a sampling of the winners, but the full details of each system can be found here."

    Looks like a link to me.
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    rambo117 , December 18, 2009 3:27 AM
    I really liked that T-600 styled case. looks pretty intimidating :) 
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    IronRyan21 , December 18, 2009 4:12 AM
    SocnomNeeds more cow bell.


    Laughed my ass off.

    +10 to Socnom
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    anamaniac , December 18, 2009 5:16 AM
    HonisThe United Kingdom one gets some major style points, but I'm a sucker for white on black.Why he needs that many fans in a water cooled system is beyond me though. Maybe it doubles as an airplane engine?

    Agreed. That's a very sexy mod.
    Most of them were beautiful. =D
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    Silmarunya , December 18, 2009 6:25 AM
    Nice. Belgium gets the people price, go go go! To be serious though, I think there were better contesters out there. The one that looks like a table. Great for putting your cup of tea/coffee :p 
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    Hiniberus , December 18, 2009 2:00 PM
    Wouldn't like to spill my coffee if I were to use it though... Unless they actually do something to protect it from liquids/crumbs.

    Next thing I'd need would be a fridge, oven and microwave and the only reason I'd need to get out of my chair would be to sleep and very few other reasons hahaha
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    Shadow703793 , December 18, 2009 3:54 PM
    Marcus YamO RLY?!?!?!?"The image below has a sampling of the winners, but the full details of each system can be found here."Looks like a link to me.

    Hmm... that's weird. Cause there's wasn't a link last time I checked. With all these bugs on this website I'm not surprised.
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    eddieroolz , December 19, 2009 3:20 AM
    All that for a mere netbook and SSD.

    You can give so much more, Intel, especially when you've got AMD by the throat.
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    Shadow703793 , December 19, 2009 8:03 PM
    eddieroolzAll that for a mere netbook and SSD. You can give so much more, Intel, especially when you've got AMD by the throat.

    Quote:
    The winners will receive gift cards worth up to US $1,500; Intel processors; an Intel® Atom™ processor-based netbook; a Flip* HD pocket camcorder; a 160GB Intel solid-state drive and other prizes.

    http://www.intelcorechallenge.com/contest-details.cfm
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    Aneesh@4GHz , January 9, 2010 1:52 PM
    oh ya,i like that