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Pentagram PC

Part 2: 20 Crazy And Unique Case Mods
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Pentagram PC

This case mod looks both a little cool and a little creepy at the same time.

Magnus Persson, the creator behind the Pentagram mod, used a Via EPIA EX1500G motherboard, 1 GB of Corsair Dominator PC2-8500 memory, a 250 GB Seagate hard drive, a 120 W power supply, and a Matrix Orbital GX display mounted in the center of the neon star.

Despite its unique look, the rig was designed to be mounted on the living room wall (although it does have legs, too), offering Internet access and digital content to the TV. The whole case is made from layered, 5 mm acrylic sheets. Persson used 26 sheets in total made of A.C. Ryan acrylic 50 cm x 50 cm panels, 13 of which are green, while the rest are black.

"My choice of the pentagram as the inspiration for this case is not based on any religious beliefs at all--I am an absolute hardcore atheist," Persson said.

He details the entire construction process here, showing how he created the star's neon circular mount and installed the hardware.

"I set out to make a unique HTPC case that I was actually going to use, and in the end I got exactly what I wanted. I haven’t seen any case like this before, and that’s nice--with each build it gets harder and harder to come up with something original," Persson said. "But with a wall-mounted, pentagram-shaped HTPC, I think I managed to do something that hasn’t been done before."

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  • 17 Hide
    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 ;) 
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    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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