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In Pictures: Kalinka! Modding Between Moscow And Siberia

Go East!

Modding is an activity with a very wide definition and spectrum--and it is absolutely not just about blinking lights and fans. Some of the things the Russian enthusiasts in the following pages have managed to erect actually have hands and feet. Some designs are anything but serious, and others reveal a true mastery in the field of low-temperature sheet metal deformation.

No, this trash can does not hold a PC. It is a PC.

This Garbage Container Doesn't Hold Garbage

Open the top cover and you’ll see that there is no witchcraft involved. It's a micro-ATX platform…

This Garbage Container Doesn't Hold Garbage

... and a clean, compact interior.

This Garbage Container Doesn't Hold Garbage

It has an opening for plastic waste--in disc form.

Perfect Beer Cooling

Clearly, this crate has been abused...

A PC In A Crate of Beer

...how else would you explain the ten missing beer bottles?

A Chernerobyl-Inspired Case

This is what a PC looks like when a father working in a nuclear power plant disassembles part of it every day to bring home.

Grandma's Radio

This funny case could be grandma's radio.

Map Modding

A map on your PC? If it was not a map of Russia, a laptop would probably have been big enough.

A True Green PC?

A typical case…

Green Power PC, For Sure.

...of green power.

  • nevertell
    I hate these kind of articles, nothing useful, nothing interesting. And surely, I am going to get "thumbed down"....
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  • One thing is certain...
    The Russians are NVIDIA's fanboy...
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  • killerclick
    greghomeIf I ever had the trash can case, my mom would stuff it with yesterdays dinner thinking it's a real trash can ,and if I had the rusty case, mom would throw it away,with the grandma radio, moms would hide it thinking it's one of her antics
    Yeah, you live with your mom. Congrats.
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  • liquidsnake718
    I see that PC (BECKS) as more of a beerwarmer than a PC cooler! What a waste of beer! THese articles are actually interesting because not all should be just benchmarks, reviews, and newbriefs.
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  • liquidsnake718
    the grandmas radeo seems interesting and like an antique, im sure it houses an atom and an ion
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  • liquidsnake718the grandmas radeo seems interesting and like an antique, im sure it houses an atom and an ion

    are you sure thats not contain the good old pentium or pentium 2???
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  • nevertell
    chronous87One thing is certain...The Russians are NVIDIA's fanboy...In Russia, it is cold as, well, not hell, so they love the extra heating features of the fermi cards. Some of them even use liquid heat transfer so they can have hot water all over the house.
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  • cmartin011
    the hammer is a symbol of old Germany (Nazi) and was used in Pink Floyd the wall
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  • barmaley
    nevertellIn Russia, it is cold as, well, not hell, so they love the extra heating features of the fermi cards. Some of them even use liquid heat transfer so they can have hot water all over the house.
    Well, it is actually pretty hot in there right now:
    http://climateprogress.org/2010/07/26/record-heat-wave-russia-new-york-times/

    But then again, it could be BECAUSE of all of those Nvidia cards they like to use so much :)
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  • thermalsig
    That Doom 3 case mod was done a long way from Russia. It's beautiful, but the credit belongs with the builder.
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=802808
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