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Skeleton

Part 2: 20 Crazy And Unique Case Mods
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The Skeleton mod, created by Bryant Baker of Roswell, Georgia, was one of the many winners in a case-mod contest conducted back in 2006.

As an HVAC tech by trade, Baker decided to use materials from his day job and to mold everything using only a hammer. Most of what you see used in the mod is bronze-brazed, hammer-beaten copper, but the skeleton beast's skull is comprised of bronze-brazed, silver plating.

As for the skeleton's spine, that's all refrigerant piping he beat into shape, manually forming "bones." The "on" and "reset" switches are from defective setback thermostats.

"This is my attempt to show off the inside of a computer in a fashion that complements and supports these basic computer components aesthetically," Baker said. "It took about three weeks to assemble and every dime that I got for it came from a birthday gift from my wife--$600.00. This is my main and only computer that I use every day."

As for the specs, the skeleton rig has an Asus M2NPV-VM motherboard with an AMD 64 Athlon 3500+ processor. It also has 1 GB of DDR2-667 RAM and GeForce 6150 integrated graphics.

The rig's DVD-RW optical drive and 300 GB hard drive are suspended from the spine. When the DVD writer or hard drive powers up or goes into "seek" mode, the skull face actually jiggles. Nice.

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    stm1185 , August 6, 2010 6:30 AM
    They all seem kind of ugly; except the bottle of Scotch.
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    Minus_i7 , August 6, 2010 3:20 PM
    A 480 SLI setup could make the toaster one functional.
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  • 5 Hide
    Tamz_msc , August 6, 2010 6:17 AM
    If I sit on that toilet, then there will be hot air blowing over my you-know-what.
  • 17 Hide
    stm1185 , August 6, 2010 6:30 AM
    They all seem kind of ugly; except the bottle of Scotch.
  • 3 Hide
    Greg_77 , August 6, 2010 7:02 AM
    The bottle of scotch is my favorite. The mannequin cases freak me out lol ;) 
  • 2 Hide
    rohitbaran , August 6, 2010 7:13 AM
    First case mod was.... yuk!
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    TheStealthyOne , August 6, 2010 7:47 AM
    A fun challenge would be to go to a dumpster, close your eyes, pick any piece of junk at random, and build a system around it. That pizza box rig is impressive lol.
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    babybeluga , August 6, 2010 8:29 AM
    xtc28These are cool but impracticle. I wish mine could be added to a list like this. Its unfinishished work but nearly complete. You be the judge!http://i691.photobucket.com/albums [...] 0_1719.jpghttp://i691.photobucket.com/albums [...] 0_1717.jpg


    Uh...Mounting a computer is not a 'case mod'... -1
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    Lewis57 , August 6, 2010 11:01 AM
    Number 11 was my favourite, it actually made me laugh. I thought I had too many fans in my pc...
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    anamaniac , August 6, 2010 11:16 AM
    The second I read the word 'hellraiser', I wanted to Alt F4...
    xtc28These are cool but impracticle. I wish mine could be added to a list like this. Its unfinishished work but nearly complete. You be the judge!http://i691.photobucket.com/albums [...] 0_1719.jpghttp://i691.photobucket.com/albums [...] 0_1717.jpg

    I'll admit, that's a cool looking setup (I was going to build a wooden one similar for my eyefinity setup, but finances said no), but certainly not a case mod.
    hardcore gaming rig with a SSD an three monitors on one side, and storage server rocking 8x2TB RAID5 on the other with a single monitor?
  • 0 Hide
    Toddosan , August 6, 2010 12:37 PM
    lol this is such a flash back to when case modding first started!!
  • 0 Hide
    Fetal , August 6, 2010 12:56 PM
    I LIKE IT. i like like like it.
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    d0gr0ck , August 6, 2010 1:06 PM
    Lewis57Number 11 was my favourite, it actually made me laugh. I thought I had too many fans in my pc...

    Guess he never had a problem with his P4 running hot...
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    nforce4max , August 6, 2010 1:09 PM
    I don't like most of them since they seam just to have poor taste even for a modder except for the whiskey bottle and the piano. The Pizza box was fitting and quite original. The satanic one however I do not like at all.
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    Spanky Deluxe , August 6, 2010 1:23 PM
    While I wouldn't exactly want (m)any of those sitting on my desk, I can certainly understand the hard work it must have taken to create them. My own case mod might not look like much (http://yfrog.com/jtimg0130kj) but it took a whole weekend of dremmelling and splicing and resulted in many cut fingers - if that's what mine took then I can only imagine what these more complex looking ones entailed.
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    WyomingKnott , August 6, 2010 1:29 PM
    My PC has two slots that accept bare SATA drives. Give me the toaster, and I'll put those at the bottom of two of the toast slot. Imagine - "Time to toast this drive," and put it into the toaster.
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    swell9 , August 6, 2010 1:56 PM
    That case covered with fans deserves a better cpu and a more powerful gpu.
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    mindless728 , August 6, 2010 2:36 PM
    A few of them are pretty good, most i wouldn't want as a case though

    About the fan case, just imagine how loud that would be, not only do you have 70 fans, but no side panels or anything to dampen the sound, @d0gr0ck i hope the P4 didn't get hot with that case

    personally i am just getting into painting cases, and i don't mean just spray paint and be done, the whole nine yards (sand,prime,paint,wet sand,clear coat)
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    tburns1 , August 6, 2010 3:02 PM
    As much as enthusiasts like thier PCs ...it's high time somone made a case out of a sex doll ...
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    JohnnyLucky , August 6, 2010 3:12 PM
    I liked the toaster pc. Now if it could only make coffee...
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    Minus_i7 , August 6, 2010 3:20 PM
    A 480 SLI setup could make the toaster one functional.
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