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Custom Star Destroyer houses a full gaming PC

Custom Star Destroyer houses a full gaming PC

Earlier this year MSI announced a new modding contest. Dubbed the “MSI PRO MOD SEASON 3,” those that participate have a chance to win some pretty big gaming PC prizes. While I have only seen one entry thus far, it's the clear winner in my book.

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The Dead Rise: Macintosh SE/30 Brought Back to Life

The Dead Rise: Macintosh SE/30 Brought Back to Life

Hackers delight. Using a Seagate Dockstar, some USB 2.0 ports, 128MB of RAM, and a small Linux server running a 1.2GHz ARM processor, YouTube user Spritetm has brought a Mac SE/30 back to wonderful, wonderful life. It runs a Mac emulator and works as a server. The floppy drive also works, reading SD cards mounted on floppy-shaped protoboard enclosures instead of the original 3.5" discs.

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Mini Motorcycle Turned Into Computer Case

Mini Motorcycle Turned Into Computer Case

When it comes to casemods, we've seen plenty. And while most of them are pretty awesome in their own right, it's tough to say that we've seen any really unique ones. Today marks a day when we can officially cross that little dream off of our list of dreams. Because, as you can see from the image below, that looks exactly like a motorcycle that should have been destined for something like a real-world TRON, but it's really an amazing computer case.

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NZXT Phantom Full Tower Chassis Unveiled, Available This September

NZXT Phantom Full Tower Chassis Unveiled, Available This September

Remember how NZXT said they weren't going out of business? Looks like they were telling the truth, because the company has just announced a brand new full tower chassis for all you power PC gamers out there. It's definitely one of the more interesting looking chassis we've seen in awhile, and it comes in a few color choices, too. NZXT's saying that this is their most elegant and intelligent chassis designed ever constructed, and considering their plethora of previous models released over the years, that's a pretty bold statement.

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Warhammer case mod is best evah!

Warhammer case mod is best evah!

If there were an award for the best case mod in the history of case mods, the person who designed this Warhammer Dreadnought case would be a shoe in. This thing is simply awesome in its detail and I want it.

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New Xbox 360 torn down and modded

New Xbox 360 torn down and modded

The new Xbox 360 was unveiled officially during E3 this week on somewhere a geek has already modded it and torn the thing down for us to ogle. Does anyone else out there really want to call this thing the Xbox 360 Slim?

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Chumby Tux: everyone needs a touchscreen penguin

Chumby Tux: everyone needs a touchscreen penguin

One day we'll stop posting Chumby case-mods, but nothing cheers up a cold Sunday like a touchscreen penguin.  Modder Ankorite took one of the Chumby guts kits from the MAKE store and squeezed it into a penguin Christmas toy, producing a battery-powered widget and internet radio Tux.

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Stargate Pyramid HTPC case-mod is motorized marvel [Video]

Stargate Pyramid HTPC case-mod is motorized marvel [Video]

We've featured some impressive case-mods on these pages before now, but I think this has to be one of my favorites.  The handiwork of Gup from techPowerUp!, the Stargate-themed pyramid HTPC has a motorized top-section that lifts to reveal an LCD with custom graphics.

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Ben Heck Atari 800 laptop casemod mk3 is best yet [Video]

Ben Heck Atari 800 laptop casemod mk3 is best yet [Video]

Be still my beating retro heart.  Ben Heck has been flexing his awesome mod-skills and produced this incredible Atari 800 laptop casemod, replete with hearing-aid-beige casing, authentic keyboard - which pops-up at an angle - and front-loading cartridge slot.

Video demo after the cut

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NZXT’s Lexa S Gaming Chassis Is Too Good To Pass Up for PC Gamers

NZXT’s Lexa S Gaming Chassis Is Too Good To Pass Up for PC Gamers

Modifying cases for PCs isn't a new thing, especially when it comes to gaming on a PC. Those long nights in front of the monitor are not only bad for your eyes, but also for that standard PC you may have cramped up underneath your desk. That's where getting a new case comes in, and frankly, there's not much better of a manufacturer to do it, than NZXT. We've covered them a few times in the past, and each time we are equally impressed in the quality of their products. This time around, the Lexa S manages to surprise us yet again.

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