Star Wars R2-D2
We couldn't do a case mod story without covering some type of Star Wars-themed contraption now, could we?
While it's highly unlikely this R2-D2 PC can serve drinks or shoot jolts of electricity on a whim, this build merits a second look at least. Frenk Janse built Artoo's innards using an old redundant PC equipped with an Intel Pentium 4 clocked at 2.8 GHz, 768 MB of RAM, and a 64 MB Nvidia GeForce MX 400 graphics card.
Believe it or not, this droid started out as an old stainless-steel garbage can. The modder also custom fit another chassis to hold the hardware.
The entire process was pre-planned using a set of blueprints. In the end, the modder constructed a near-identical replica that sports a working Webcam, a rotating antenna, an HD LED, and various smaller lights in the head. The main body also houses the CPU's fan control, the PC fans, and a slot for a DVD disc. The legs carry the droid's speakers and blue lights emit from the feet.
Unfortunately, Artoo doesn't actually move or turn its head, but the droid does make random beeps much like its sci-fi movie counterpart. So how much did it cost to make this PC mod? $120. Not too shabby.