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Tom's Hardware's Top 40 Steampunk Computer Mods From Pinterest

Tom's Hardware's Top 40 Steampunk Computer Mods From Pinterest
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Where Steam Meets Silicon

We chose this image to kick things off because it so perfectly sums up what steampunk is all about.

While there are many different styles and flavors of steampunk, from the works of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells to BioShock and Final Fantasy, the essential elements are nearly universal: brass, gears, and steam.

With so many great images of steampunk mods on Pinterest, we had to narrow down the field to just computer mods. Enthusiasts have modded everything from R2-D2 to entire homes. Today, we have the best of the computer mods, from all-in-ones to USB sticks, and everything in-between.

Art By: Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski
Source: Biolinia

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    amuffin , June 13, 2012 5:30 AM
    KICK @SS!
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    oddlyinsane , June 13, 2012 7:49 AM
    I know right...cant believe people can be stuffed with these sorts of things...
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    mayankleoboy1 , June 13, 2012 9:51 AM
    the picture in the first slide is the best of all.
    can we have more pictures like that ?
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    jaquith , June 13, 2012 11:38 AM
    True Artists all of them! Not my thing but I can certainly appreciate the extreme talent and craftsmanship.
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    jonpaul37 , June 13, 2012 1:00 PM
    Cool pics, lost me at "Pinterest" though...
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    andrewcarr , June 13, 2012 1:47 PM
    Is it just me or does anyone else think everything is hideous and you wouldn't ever want it?
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    lamorpa , June 13, 2012 2:24 PM
    andrewcarrIs it just me or does anyone else think everything is hideous and you wouldn't ever want it?

    It's just you.
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    lamorpa , June 13, 2012 2:25 PM
    How come the pictures are so low res? HD is called for here.
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    dotaloc , June 13, 2012 2:41 PM
    how are some of these things UNDER a desk??? you gotta showcase that kinda craftsmanship!
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    mcd023 , June 13, 2012 2:55 PM
    the shower one is perfect for WOW players!
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    g-unit1111 , June 13, 2012 4:04 PM
    I have to say I've always been a fan of 1920's era designs and I love the Archbishop and the Romantic Mac Mini.
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    Tab54o , June 13, 2012 4:15 PM
    The archbishop was specifically made to browse little boy kiddie porn.
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    Tab54o , June 13, 2012 4:18 PM
    The alchemist is awesome
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    chewy62 , June 13, 2012 5:09 PM
    You guys should see Neil Peart's most recent drumkit if you like steampunk this much.
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    JohnnyLucky , June 13, 2012 6:11 PM
    Not my cup of tea but the rigs do look kond of cool.
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    teddymines , June 13, 2012 7:23 PM
    I think it would be cool to build one where the gauges responded to load or temp, steam pressure vented occasionally, the "furnace" glowed as more power was called for, and gears and cams moved. Imagine having to stoke the furnace with a bellows to squeeze a few more MHz out of your rig during a critical battle.
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    ddan49 , June 13, 2012 11:18 PM
    They should mod some components to look steampunk now. A steampunk CPU cooler... now what would THAT look like? ;) 
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    g-unit1111 , June 14, 2012 12:15 AM
    ddan49They should mod some components to look steampunk now. A steampunk CPU cooler... now what would THAT look like?


    It'd probably look like Doc Brown's giant refrigerator in Back To The Future Part III. :lol: 
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    Anonymous , June 14, 2012 10:49 AM
    aw, man... can't believe you didn't include that touchscreen one! http://needsmoresteam.com/category/steampunk-computer/
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    hannibal , June 14, 2012 10:54 PM
    Some of these would benefit from UI mod. Normal windows desktop just don't look nice on these. Some gothic theme would be nice!
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