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The Amazing (Real) Pocketbike PC Case Mod

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 48 comments

Too bad you can't really ride it anymore.

We all love a good case mod. Some of our favorite case mods involve things that weren't meant to hold computers in the first place, such as a pocketbike that can hit 110 km/h.

17-year-old "Saibot" from Canada took an old pocketbike and gutted it to accept a full Intel Core i7-based system. The impressive project took 12 days of work spread over five months.

The best part of his mod was that he documented the entire process with pictures, transforming a furry bike into an amazing pocketbike PC complete with lighting effects. The user can still actually sit on the bike, but with no engine, it's not going anywhere.

Specs:

Corsair TX750watt PSU
Intel i7 920 d0 batch# 3845b260
Asus p6t
OCZ 6gb DDR3-1800 @ 8-8-8-26
XFX 8800 GTS (my 9800 gtx+ died)
1x WD 500gb HDD
1x Samsung 1tb HDD
Furry pocket bike
True120 + tricool
Lots of lights and led fans.

Check out his build in full detail here. (Yes, we know that this mod is from nearly a year ago, but true coolness is timeless.)

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    sirmorluk , September 1, 2010 1:27 PM
    Sure you guys can laugh but I can tell you nothing beats the feel of 2.6 Ghz of raw multicore hyperthreaded power between your legs.
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    nforce4max , September 1, 2010 1:04 PM
    Amazing now how fast does it go? :p 
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    pangedit , September 1, 2010 1:14 PM
    Who owns a furry bike? LOL
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    back_by_demand , September 1, 2010 1:14 PM
    ulysses35Does it play Crysis ?

    With an 8800 GTS, probably not very well
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    wishmaster12 , September 1, 2010 1:14 PM
    does it run on gas?lol
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    elbert , September 1, 2010 1:16 PM
    Now he needs to replace the windshield with an LCD. A few moto racing games and this would be amazing.
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    coleipoo , September 1, 2010 1:18 PM
    Yo dawg, we gave you a PC in your bike so you can play games while you pretend to ride bike.
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    back_by_demand , September 1, 2010 1:20 PM
    I thought that was a can of Mountain Dew at first and was going to comment that the guy is now double-geek cool.

    Zooming in it's Canada Dry Ginger Ale.

    Epic Fail.
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    sirmorluk , September 1, 2010 1:27 PM
    Sure you guys can laugh but I can tell you nothing beats the feel of 2.6 Ghz of raw multicore hyperthreaded power between your legs.
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    Camikazi , September 1, 2010 1:30 PM
    pangeditWho owns a furry bike? LOL

    Seems like the person who modded the furry bike did.
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    jomofro39 , September 1, 2010 1:38 PM
    His system's bottleneck is the muffler. And I wonder how his RAM timing interferes with his ignition timing :-/
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    zaixionito , September 1, 2010 1:57 PM
    Aww, I was expecting a tiny computer built into a drivable bicycle. :p  Guess that that would be too hard.
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    Socnom , September 1, 2010 2:28 PM
    Hm. Seems like all he needs to do now is mount a projector to the front and mod a keyboard/mouse and he has a complete system.
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    monteis , September 1, 2010 2:41 PM
    wow, this would make it so much easier to move your computer to and from lan parties. you can just roll it there and roll it back
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    phoenix777 , September 1, 2010 2:46 PM
    a fast vehicle converted to a fast computer. woot
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    harth13 , September 1, 2010 2:55 PM
    Cool. let's ride the internet
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    back_by_demand , September 1, 2010 3:07 PM
    Interesting, I have seen comments editted or deleted for inflamatory content when they have racist or homophobic content, or links to terrorist sites etc, but I have never seen a comment deleted before because it contained the phrase "can it play crysis" as was done for Ulysses35.

    Moderator control freak?

    Expect this comment to be deleted soon as well, Tom's is no longer a place of free expression, the increase of forum mods has turned the place into a Police State.

    By all means allow the forum posters to thumb down the comment beyond -4 so it is hidden - but unilateral deletion? OTT and you know it.
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    thechief73 , September 1, 2010 3:24 PM
    Very Creative to say the least... I hope his ride was broken-down before he just gutted the thing LOL.

    Second Pic 7/27/2006. Isnt that a little dated to have an i7-920? Or is there a Flux Capacitor in there too LMAO. I wanna see that baby hit 88MPH!
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    aford10 , September 1, 2010 3:31 PM
    Quote:
    Interesting, I have seen comments editted or deleted for inflamatory content when they have racist or homophobic content, or links to terrorist sites etc, but I have never seen a comment deleted before because it contained the phrase "can it play crysis" as was done for Ulysses35.

    Moderator control freak?

    Expect this comment to be deleted soon as well, Tom's is no longer a place of free expression, the increase of forum mods has turned the place into a Police State.

    By all means allow the forum posters to thumb down the comment beyond -4 so it is hidden - but unilateral deletion? OTT and you know it.


    One of the editors put out an article not too long ago, telling people to stop with the 'can it play crisis' comments. If someone does it, and it's reported, we'll remove it.

    It's not like it's a real thought out and ground breaking comment, that's going to contribute to any sort of conversation piece.
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    jsc , September 1, 2010 3:33 PM
    Speaking of "riding the internet", let's build a PC in a surfboard and ...
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    warezme , September 1, 2010 3:51 PM
    I dunno, throw an alienware laptop in a backpack and jump on a Honda 1000RR would have been more practical and faster but his is still a cool mod.
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