This PC case mod, designed by Peter Edge, was made of case fans, Dexian shelving, nylon cable ties, terminal blocks, nylon motherboard mounts, backplane blanks, wire, and screws.
Inside, the modder packed an MSI MS-6540 motherboard mounted with an Intel Pentium 4 3 GHz Prescott processor. It also featured 512 MB of DDR-400 RAM, a 40 GB ATA hard drive, and a 36x CD-ROM optical drive.
Did we mention that it was covered in fans? Lots of them. As in, 70 8 cm case fans. The reasoning behind this monstrosity? To keep the innards cool.
"This was as much an art project as it was a case mod," the modder said here. "I intended it to be indicative of the work I do, the things I see and work with every day, and I also put an interesting spin on a common concern in the hardcore PC-user community. Or you could say that is all a load of bollocks and I just thought it would be a cool thing to do--perhaps a little from both columns."
He added that the project took around three weeks to reach its current state. "The case is still largely intact, but shelved until I can get my hands on some half-decent hardware and have a bunch of time up my sleeve," Edge said.